59 days in Mexico Itinerary

59 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Drive
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Cancun
— 4 nights
Fly
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Cozumel
— 6 nights
Ferry to Playa del Carmen, Fly to Oaxaca
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Oaxaca
— 5 nights
Drive
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Puebla
— 4 nights
Shuttle
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Mexico City
— 5 nights
Fly
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Mazatlan
— 3 nights
Fly
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La Paz
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cabo San Lucas
— 6 nights
Fly
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Puerto Vallarta
— 5 nights
Fly
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San Miguel de Allende
— 6 nights
Fly
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Merida
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tulum
— 6 nights
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Cancun — 4 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Shark Diving and Food Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cancun: Isla Mujeres (Punta Sur, Women's Beading Cooperative, &more) and Puerto Morelos (Croco Cun, National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos, &more). Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Escenica, buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village, and see the interesting displays at Mayan Museum of Cancun.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cancun online road trip planner.

Playa del Carmen to Cancun is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can fly to Cozumel.
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Cozumel — 6 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Paradise Beach Cozumel and Chankanaab Adventure Beach Park. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Cozumel Pearl Farm, head outdoors with The Money Bar Beach Club, explore the gorgeous colors at Palancar Reef, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cozumel trip planner.

You can fly from Cancun to Cozumel in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Oaxaca.
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Oaxaca — 5 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zona Arqueologica de Monte Alban and Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman. Venture out of the city with trips to Gracias a Dios Mezcal (in Santiago Matatlan) and Zona Arqueologica de Mitla (in San Pablo Villa de Mitla). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Hierve el Agua, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Etnobotanico de Oaxaca, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de Nuestra Senora de la Soledad, and examine the collection at Museo de Filatelia de Oaxaca, A.C..

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Oaxaca trip planner.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Cozumel to Oaxaca in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Cozumel to Oaxaca, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cozumel in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Oaxaca, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Puebla.
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Puebla — 4 nights

City of Angels

Recognized as a World Heritage Site thanks to its photogenic colonial buildings, Puebla remains one of Mexico's top destinations for architecture enthusiasts.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Zocalo and Africam Safari. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Puebla: Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala (in Tlaxcala), San Andres Cholula (Tonantzintla & Museo Regional de Cholula) and Zona Arqueológica de Cholula (in San Pedro Cholula). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Puebla Cathedra, see the interesting displays at Museo de Arte Popular Santa Rosa de Lima, stroll through Museo Viviente, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Acuario Michin Puebla.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Puebla trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Oaxaca to Puebla takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Oaxaca in October; daily highs in Puebla reach 28°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can catch the shuttle to Mexico City.
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Mexico City — 5 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chapultepec Castle and Historic Center (Centro Historico). Venture out of the city with trips to San Juan Teotihuacan (Palacio de Tepantitla, Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5, &more). There's much more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, don't miss a visit to Paseo de la Reforma, explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, and get engrossed in the history at Memory and Tolerance Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Mexico City sightseeing tool.

Take a shuttle from Puebla to Mexico City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Mexico City are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Mazatlan.
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Mazatlan — 3 nights

Pacific Pearl

Fine beaches remain a top reason to take a trip to Mazatlan, a developed resort city with a high concentration of hotels and restaurants.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Zipline and Plaza Machado. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Malecon de Mazatlan, stop by AD jewelry store, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and take a stroll through Old Mazatlan.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Mazatlan travel planner.

You can fly from Mexico City to Mazatlan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mexican Pacific Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mexico City in October: high temperatures in Mazatlan hover around 38°C and lows are around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to La Paz.
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Find places to stay Oct 27 — 30:

La Paz — 4 nights

It's no coincidence that La Paz means "peace" in Spanish, as this tourist center with a small-town vibe offers a tranquil atmosphere and blissfully pleasant weather throughout the year.
Step off the beaten path and head to Isla Espiritu Santo and Balandra Beach. And it doesn't end there: cast your line with a fishing tour, make a trip to Malecon, get a taste of life in the country at Rancho Cactimar Desert & Sea Eco-Ranch, and get outside with Playa El Tecolote (Tecolote Beach).

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the La Paz visit site.

Getting from Mazatlan to La Paz by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In October, daytime highs in La Paz are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cabo San Lucas.
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Cabo San Lucas — 6 nights

One of Mexico's premier vacation spots, Cabo San Lucas lures pleasure seekers with its trendy restaurant scene, raucous nightlife, and, of course, picture-perfect beaches.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cabo Dolphins by Cabo Adventures and Marina Cabo San Lucas. Get out of town with these interesting Cabo San Lucas side-trips: San Jose del Cabo (Parroquia San Jose, Plaza Mijares, &more). There's lots more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, push the limits with an extreme tour, kick back and relax at Playa del Amor, and take in the dramatic natural features at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Cabo San Lucas vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from La Paz to Cabo San Lucas by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from La Paz in November: highs in Cabo San Lucas hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Puerto Vallarta.
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Puerto Vallarta — 5 nights

Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Beer Tastings & Tours and Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Change things up with these side-trips from Puerto Vallarta: Vallarta Botanical Gardens (in Cabo Corrientes) and Punta Mita Golf Course (in Punta de Mita). The adventure continues: make a trip to El Centro, get to know the fascinating history of Zona Romantica, take a leisurely stroll along Muelle de Playa Los Muertos, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Vallarta online holiday maker.

Traveling by flight from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. The time zone changes from Mexican Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. November in Puerto Vallarta sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to San Miguel de Allende.
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San Miguel de Allende — 6 nights

A relatively small town in central Mexico, relaxed San Miguel de Allede offers an ideal setting for visitors in search of a bit of history and a great deal of photogenic architecture.
Explore hidden gems such as Jardin de la Union and Monumento al Pipila. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Miguel de Allende: Queretaro City (Museo de Arte Sacro, Convento de Santa Clara, &more), Viñedos La Redonda (in Ezequiel Montes) and Basilica de la Virgen de los Dolores de Soriano (in Colon). Saddle up on the 17th (Thu) and explore with a tour on horseback. There's much more to do: gain interesting insight with a heritage tour, don't miss a visit to El Jardin, stroll around El Charco del Ingenio, and examine the collection at Museo del Pueblo de Guanajuato.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Miguel de Allende visit planning website.

Getting from Puerto Vallarta to San Miguel de Allende by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Puerto Vallarta in November, plan for slightly colder days in San Miguel de Allende, with highs around 29°C, while nights are colder with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can fly to Merida.
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Merida — 4 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Uxmal and Hacienda Sotuta de Peon. Venture out of the city with trips to Convento de San Antonio de Padua (in Izamal), Yucatan Snook (in Chuburna) and Cenote Ik kil (in Chichen Itza). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Paseo de Montejo, contemplate the long history of Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Yucátan, examine the collection at Gran Museo del Mundo Maya, and delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueologica de Kabah.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Merida itinerary planner.

You can fly from San Miguel de Allende to Merida in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Miguel de Allende to Merida due to the time zone difference. In November, Merida is a bit warmer than San Miguel de Allende - with highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tulum.
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Tulum — 6 nights

The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Step off the beaten path and head to Skydiving and Ek Balam. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tulum: Playa del Carmen (Xaman Ha Aviary, Xcaret, &more), X'Canche Cenote (in Ek Balam Village) and Akumal (Scuba & Snorkeling & Yal-ku Lagoon). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, don't miss a visit to Tulum Tower, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and admire the masterpieces at Mystika Immersive.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Tulum trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Merida to Tulum in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. When traveling from Merida in November, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Tulum: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive back home.
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Mexico travel guide

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Tailor-made for anyone seeking that traditional sun-and-sand experience, Mexico vacations allow visitors to explore nearly 10,000 km (6,200 mi) of picturesque coastlines. Idyllic beaches and favorable year-round weather aside, this diverse country with a rich pre-Colombian history allows tourists a chance to discover a fascinating cuisine, numerous archaeological sites, state-of-the-art museums, colonial-era haciendas, and outstanding examples of 21st-century architecture. Most visitors get to know the country by its cities, but if you want a well-rounded Mexico tour, spend some time exploring its jungles, cloud forests, Caribbean reefs, snowcapped volcanoes, vast deserts, and tranquil lagoons. Life is lived outdoors in Mexico, so wherever you go, don't forget to dine alfresco and stroll the country's colonial streets.
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