19 days in Mexico Itinerary

19 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Fly to Licenciado Benito Juarez International Airport, Drive to Cuernavaca
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Cuernavaca
— 3 nights
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Mexico City
— 4 nights
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Guadalajara
— 3 nights
Fly
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Cancun
— 6 nights
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Cuernavaca

— 3 nights
Cuernavaca is the capital and largest city of the state of Morelos in Mexico. Discover out-of-the-way places like Archaeological Zone of Xochicalco and Xochicalco. Do some cultural sightseeing at Robert Brady Museum and Chalcatzingo. Change things up with these side-trips from Cuernavaca: Malinalco (Parroquia del Divino Salvador & Museo Vivo) and Playa La Virgen (in Tequesquitengo). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Piramides de Teopanzolco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de San Jose El Calvario, and see the interesting displays at La tallera Siqueiros.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cuernavaca trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to Cuernavaca is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Cuernavaca is minus 6 hours. Traveling from London in July, expect nights in Cuernavaca to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cuernavaca

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 18:

Mexico City

— 4 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Visit Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana) and Iglesia de San Cosme y San Damian for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museo de Arte Popular and Museo Nacional De Arte. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Estatua Ecuestre de Carlos IV, and explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Mexico City road trip planning website.

Drive from Cuernavaca to Mexico City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cuernavaca in July, things will get slightly colder in Mexico City: highs are around 27°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Guadalajara.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 22:

Guadalajara

— 3 nights

Pearl of the West

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Templo Expiatorio del Santisimo Sacramento and Guadalajara Cathedral. Discover out-of-the-way places like Instituto Cultural Cabanas and Parish of St. Peter the Apostle. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario de Nuestra Senora de la Soledad, take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo de San Agustin, admire the landmark architecture of Rectoria de la Universidad de Guadalajara, and see the interesting displays at Museo Panteon de Belen.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Guadalajara road trip planning app.

Fly from Mexico City to Guadalajara in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Mexico City in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Guadalajara: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 19°C at night. On the 25th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Cancun.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 25:

Cancun

— 6 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.
Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado and Catedral de la Santisima Trinidad will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at La Isla Shopping Village and Zona Arqueologica El Rey. Change things up with these side-trips from Cancun: La Playa Xpuha (in Xpu-Ha) and Playa del Carmen (Riviera Maya, Skydiving, &more). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Playa Langosta, stroll through Playa Chacmool, let little ones run wild at Malecon Kids, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cancun visit planner.

Getting from Guadalajara to Cancun by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Guadalajara to Cancun due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Guadalajara in July, with highs in Cancun at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 31:

Mexico travel guide

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Ruins · Beaches · Landmarks
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.