14 days in Mexico Itinerary

14 days in Mexico Itinerary

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14 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Culiacan
Drive:  8​h 15​min
1
Sayulita
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Guadalajara
— 1 night
3
Acapulco
— 1 night
4
Oaxaca
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
5
San Cristobal de las Casas
— 2 nights
6
Palenque
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  6​h
7
Cancun
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Culiacan

1
night
Sayulita

Sandy beaches, good surfing, and affordable dining draw an increasing number of tourists to vacation in Sayulita, a smaller and less hectic alternative to nearby Puerto Vallarta.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): get outside with Sayulita Beach, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then stop by Tiendita Hola Sayulita. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with A Broken Art and then step off the mainland to explore Marietas Islands.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sayulita tour planner .

Culiacan to Sayulita is an approximately 8-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Culiacan to Sayulita due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Culiacan, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Sayulita, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Guadalajara.

Things to do in Sayulita

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Marietas Islands, A Broken Art
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Marietas Islands ©
Marietas Islands
Sayulita Beach ©
Sayulita Beach

1
night
Guadalajara

Guadalajara ©
One of Mexico's cultural hubs, Guadalajara represents the home of mariachi music and hosts numerous large-scale events, ranging from international film festivals to celebrated book fairs.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Romantic Lake Chapala, see the interesting displays at Instituto Cultural Cabanas, then pause for some serene contemplation at Guadalajara Cathedral, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Expiatory Temple.

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You can drive from Sayulita to Guadalajara in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Sayulita in July, things will get little chillier in Guadalajara: highs are around 31°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Acapulco.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Historic Sites Museums
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Expiatory Temple ©
Expiatory Temple
Guadalajara Cathedral ©
Guadalajara Cathedral
Romantic Lake Chapala ©
Romantic Lake Chapala

1
night
Acapulco

Acapulco ©
Probably one of Mexico's best-known beach resorts, Acapulco came into prominence in the mid-20th century, when it became a getaway for Hollywood movie starts and European millionaires.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): kick back and relax at Barra Vieja Beach and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Capilla de la Paz (Chapel of Peace).

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Acapulco journey planner.

Getting from Guadalajara to Acapulco by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Guadalajara in July: high temperatures in Acapulco hover around 40°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Acapulco

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Barra Vieja Beach ©
Barra Vieja Beach
Capilla de la Paz (Chapel of Peace) ©

2
nights
Oaxaca

Oaxaca ©
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman and Monte Alban. Basilica de la Soledad and Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Yagul (in Tlacolula) and Mitla (in San Pablo Villa de Mitla). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, don't miss a visit to Tule Tree, and hike along Pueblos Mancomunados.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Oaxaca trip builder website .

You can fly from Acapulco to Oaxaca in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Acapulco in July, things will get slightly colder in Oaxaca: highs are around 34°C and lows about 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to San Cristobal de las Casas.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Tule Tree, Mitla, Yagul
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Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman ©
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman
Monte Alban ©
Monte Alban

2
nights
San Cristobal de las Casas

San Cristobal de las Casas ©
San Cristóbal de las Casas, also known by its native Tzotzil name, Jovel, is a town and municipality located in the Central Highlands region of the Mexican state of Chiapas. On the 3rd (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Juan Bautista, take an in-depth tour of Na Bolom Cultural Centre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Guadalupe Church, then examine the collection at Templo de Santo Domingo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo del Carmen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): examine the collection at Museo del Ambar, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de San Cristobal de Las Casas, then see the interesting displays at Centro de Textiles del Mundo Maya, and finally make a trip to Chiapa de Corzo.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the San Cristobal de las Casas online trip builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Oaxaca to San Cristobal de las Casas takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Oaxaca in August, things will get somewhat warmer in San Cristobal de las Casas: highs are around 38°C and lows about 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Palenque.

Things to do in San Cristobal de las Casas

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chiapa de Corzo, Church of St. Juan Bautista
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Templo de Santo Domingo ©
Templo de Santo Domingo
Templo del Carmen ©
Templo del Carmen
Museo del Ambar ©
Museo del Ambar

1
night
Palenque

Palenque ©
Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE.
On the 5th (Mon), delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueologica de Palenque, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Santo Domingo, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Agua Azul Waterfalls.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Palenque attractions planner.

Traveling by bus from San Cristobal de las Casas to Palenque takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Palenque

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Zona Arqueologica de Palenque ©
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque
Agua Azul Waterfalls ©
Agua Azul Waterfalls
Iglesia Santo Domingo ©
Iglesia Santo Domingo

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nights
Cancun

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.
La Isla Shopping Village and Iglesia de Cristo Rey are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Swim with Dolphins and Parasailing & Paragliding will get you outdoors. Step out of Cancun to go to Isla Mujeres and see Punta Sur, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Delfines, pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado, and steep yourself in history at El Rey Archaeological Zone.

To see where to stay and tourist information, refer to the Cancun journey planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Palenque to Cancun in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Palenque to Cancun. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Punta Sur
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Swim with Dolphins
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Playa Delfines ©
Playa Delfines

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