16 days in Mexico Itinerary

16 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Puerto Vallarta
— 2 nights
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San Miguel de Allende
— 2 nights
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Mexico City
— 5 nights
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Tulum
— 5 nights
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Puerto Vallarta

— 2 nights
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Puerto Vallarta is known for wildlife, adventure, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Boardwalk, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Puerto Vallarta trip planning website.

Los Angeles, USA to Puerto Vallarta is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in February, things will get a bit warmer in Puerto Vallarta: highs are around 80°F and lows about 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

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San Miguel de Allende

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): stroll around El Charco del Ingenio, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then don't miss a visit to El Jardin. On the next day, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Fabrica La Aurora, and then admire the striking features of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Miguel de Allende road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Vallarta to San Miguel de Allende takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta in February, San Miguel de Allende is little chillier at night with lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Mexico City.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Spas · Shopping · Museums · Parks
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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.
Step out of Mexico City to go to San Juan Teotihuacan and see Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, wander the streets of Historic Center (Centro Historico), see the interesting displays at Museo Frida Kahlo, and don't miss a visit to Zocalo.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Mexico City travel route site.

Traveling by car from San Miguel de Allende to Mexico City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In February in Mexico City, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can fly to Tulum.

Things to do in Mexico City

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Tulum

— 5 nights
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Venture out of the city with trips to Playa del Carmen (Xcaret, Zipline, &more) and Cozumel (Museo de la Isla de Cozumel & Scuba & Snorkeling). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, contemplate the waterfront views at Gran Cenote, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and stroll through Punta Laguna Nature Reserve.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tulum itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Tulum takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mexico City to Tulum. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Mexico City in February since evenings lows in Tulum dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Mexico travel guide

4.5
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.

Guanajuato travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Churches
Granary of the Republic
With well over a third of its area suitable for agriculture, Guanajuato remains the "Granary of the Republic" as a major producer of corn, beans, sorghum, barley, and wheat. A tour of Guanajuato allows you to trace the "Bicentennial Route," originally followed by an insurgent army led by Miguel Hidalgo, one of the leaders of Mexican struggle for independence. Other popular things to do in Guanajuato include exploring historical haciendas and mines, attending local festivals, and visiting the state's thriving cities. Start in the World Heritage-listed eponymous capital, known for its cobblestoned streets, pleasant plazas, and unusual underground roadways.