42 days in North America Itinerary

42 days in North America Itinerary

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Mexico City
— 30 nights
Fly
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Oaxaca
— 3 nights
Fly
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Tulum
— 2 nights
Drive to Calica, Ferry to Cozumel
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Cozumel
— 3 nights
Fly
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Puerto Vallarta
— 3 nights
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Mexico City — 30 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Step out of the city life by going to Bosque de Chapultepec and Flying Pictures Mexico. Appreciate the collections at Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Museo del Templo Mayor. Change things up with these side-trips from Mexico City: Rio subterraneo Chontalcoatlan (in Cacahuamilpa), Valle de Bravo (Velo de Novia Waterfall & Piedra Herrada Sanctuary) and Cuernavaca (Archaeological Zone of Xochicalco, Robert Brady Museum, &more). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, step into the grandiose world of Chapultepec Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and see the interesting displays at Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Mexico City holiday planner.

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major aiports are Licenciado Benito Juarez International Airport, Querétaro Intercontinental Airport and Santa Lucía Air Force Base / Felipe Angeles International Airport. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Oaxaca.
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Oaxaca — 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueologica de Monte Alban 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: make a trip to Hierve el Agua and then trek along Pueblos Mancomunados.

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You can fly from Mexico City to Oaxaca in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mexico City in November: highs in Oaxaca hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time for the flight to Tulum.
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Tulum — 2 nights

The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
On the 3rd (Thu), explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica de Coba, then explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, then browse the exhibits of Balam Art On Feathers, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery Miniature. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos and then enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tulum driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Oaxaca to Tulum in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Oaxaca to Tulum due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Oaxaca in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Tulum, with lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cozumel.
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Cozumel — 3 nights

Thanks to the island's outstanding scuba diving and snorkeling options, Cozumel tourism sector remains a major employer and the main source of income for this Caribbean getaway.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then explore the ancient world of San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Playa Palancar Cozumel Beach Club and then delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueológica del Cedral.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cozumel trip itinerary maker site.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Tulum to Cozumel in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. In December, daytime highs in Cozumel are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Puerto Vallarta.
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Puerto Vallarta — 3 nights

Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, get to know the fascinating history of Zona Romantica, and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Dante and then kick back and relax at Los Muertos Beach.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Puerto Vallarta online trip planner.

Fly from Cozumel to Puerto Vallarta in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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