38 days in North America Itinerary

38 days in North America Itinerary

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Mexico City
— 22 nights
Shuttle
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Puebla
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Oaxaca
— 2 nights
Bus
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Puerto Escondido
— 2 nights
Fly
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Merida
— 3 nights
Shuttle
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Valladolid
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Holbox Island
— 2 nights
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Cancun
— 2 nights

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Mexico City — 22 nights

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mexico City: San Juan Teotihuacan (Balloon Rides & Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5), Cuernavaca (Archaeological Zone of Xochicalco & Robert Brady Museum) and Zona Arqueologica Malinalco (in Malinalco). Spend the 19th (Sat) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. Next up on the itinerary: learn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, delve into the lush surroundings at Bosque de Chapultepec, and get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Mexico City road trip planner.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiports are Licenciado Benito Juarez International Airport, Querétaro Intercontinental Airport and Santa Lucía Air Force Base / Felipe Angeles International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in March, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can take a shuttle to Puebla.
Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods
Side Trips
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 27:

Puebla — 2 nights

Recognized as a World Heritage Site thanks to its photogenic colonial buildings, Puebla remains one of Mexico's top destinations for architecture enthusiasts.
On the 27th (Sun), stroll around Zocalo and then pause for some serene contemplation at Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museo Amparo and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Puebla Cathedra.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Puebla trip website.

Take a shuttle from Mexico City to Puebla in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Puebla, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Oaxaca.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 27 — 29:

Oaxaca — 2 nights

Capital city of the eponymous state, Oaxaca relies heavily on its colonial charm, its core a maze of tree-shaded alleys flanked by photogenic mansions, government buildings, and old churches.
On the 29th (Tue), pick up some new knowledge with La Casa de las Artesanias de Oaxaca, examine the collection at Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica de Monte Alban, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de Nuestra Senora de la Soledad, and then make a trip to Zocalo.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Oaxaca tour itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Puebla to Oaxaca takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Puebla in March: high temperatures in Oaxaca hover around 36°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can fly to Puerto Escondido.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Classes
Find places to stay Mar 29 — 31:

Puerto Escondido — 2 nights

Puerto Escondido is a small port and tourist center in the municipality of San Pedro Mixtepec Distrito 22 in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Escondido trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Oaxaca to Puerto Escondido takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Oaxaca in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Puerto Escondido, with lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Merida.
Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 2:

Merida — 3 nights

Yucatan's busy capital, Merida remains a mid-sized urban center offering an impressive list of cultural activities, eclectic nightlife, and a chance to see tropical examples of French and Italian architecture.
Merida is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Paseo de Montejo, stop by B&G Atelier, examine the collection at Gran Museo del Mundo Maya, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral de Merida.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Merida trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Escondido to Merida takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puerto Escondido to Merida, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Puerto Escondido in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Merida, with highs around 43°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. On the 5th (Tue), you'll travel to Valladolid.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Valladolid — 2 nights

One of the gateways to the ruins of Chichen Itza, Valladolid boasts plenty of historic charm and offers a range of tourist-oriented services that ensure pleasant holidays in this area.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia De San Servacio and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Xkeken. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): make a trip to Palacio Municipal, then delve into the distant past at Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, and then Head underground at Cenote Zaci.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Valladolid trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Merida to Valladolid in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. While traveling from Merida, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Valladolid, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 30°C. You'll set off for Holbox Island on the 7th (Thu).
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Side Trip
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Holbox Island — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Holbox Island. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Yalahau Lagoon and then kick back and relax at Playa Punta Cocos.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Holbox Island trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Valladolid to Holbox Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In April, Holbox Island is a bit cooler than Valladolid - with highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to do a combination of to Cancun.
Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 9:

Cancun — 2 nights

Few destinations in Mexico dazzle visitors quite like Cancun, a modern resort town filled with glitzy hotels sitting on picturesque and well-developed Caribbean beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. Keep things going the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Delfines.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cancun trip itinerary maker tool.

Explore your travel options from Holbox Island to Cancun with the Route module. April in Cancun sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C at night.
Outdoors · Shopping · Beaches · Spas
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 11: