31 days in North America Itinerary

31 days in North America Itinerary

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Merida
— 6 nights
Drive
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Campeche
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ciudad del Carmen
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Villahermosa
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Tuxtla Gutierrez
— 2 nights
Drive
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Huatulco
— 2 nights
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Oaxaca
— 3 nights
Drive
8
Puebla
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ixmiquilpan
— 1 night
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Toluca
— 3 nights
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Mexico City
— 3 nights
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Merida — 6 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Cenote Ik kil, Chichen Itza, Gran Museo del Mundo Maya, and other attractions. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Dzibilchaltún and Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Yucátan. You'll explore and learn at Casa Museo Montes Molina and La Sala Art Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Merida side-trips: Mucuyche (Cenote Kankirixche & Cenotes Hacienda Mucuyche), Choco Story uxmal (in Uxmal) and Celestun (Circuito Ojo de Agua Baldiosera & Hacienda Chunchucmil). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral de Merida, pause for some photo ops at Monumento a la Patria, make a trip to Ruta Puuc, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Merida travel planning tool.

Denver, USA to Merida is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Denver to Merida, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Denver in October, with highs in Merida at 91°F and lows at 72°F. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Campeche.
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Campeche — 3 nights

Campeche holidays draw a growing number of visitors interested in discovering a historical fairyland that stands in stark contrast with Cancun and the Maya Rivera on the opposite side of the Peninsula.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Fuerte-Museo San Miguel and Campeche Archaeological Museum, Fort San Miguel. Your inner history buff will appreciate Zona Arquelogica Edzna and Puerta de Tierra. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Campeche Tarpon, take an in-depth tour of Maya Architecture Museum, Baluarte de la Soledad, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Campeche, and get impressive views of Volcan de los Murcielagos.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Campeche travel planning website.

Drive from Merida to Campeche in 2.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Ciudad del Carmen.
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Ciudad del Carmen — 2 nights

Ciudad del Carmen is a city in the southwest of the Mexican state of Campeche. To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ciudad del Carmen visit website.

Drive from Campeche to Ciudad del Carmen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Campeche in November, expect nights in Ciudad del Carmen to be somewhat warmer, around 75°F, while days are little chillier, around 83°F. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Tue) before leaving for Villahermosa.
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Villahermosa — 2 nights

Villahermosa is the capital and largest city of the Mexican state of Tabasco, and the municipal seat of the Centro municipality. Get a sense of the local culture at Parque Museo La Venta and Museo de Historia de Tabasco (Casa de los Azulejos). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Museo Regional de Antropologia Carlos Pellicer Camara, get outside with Grutas de Cocona, delve into the distant past at Comalcalco Pyramids, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Yumka.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Villahermosa trip itinerary website.

Getting from Ciudad del Carmen to Villahermosa by car takes about 3 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Ciudad del Carmen in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Villahermosa, with lows of 70°F. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Thu) before leaving for Tuxtla Gutierrez.
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Tuxtla Gutierrez — 2 nights

Tuxtla Gutiérrez is the capital and the largest city of the Mexican southeast state of Chiapas. On the 11th (Fri), admire the local landmark of La Pila, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Embarcadero Cañón Del Sumidero, then explore the stunning scenery at Miradores Canon del Sumidero, then see the interesting displays at Museo del Cafe de Chiapas, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo de la Ciudad de Tuxtla Gutierrez.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tuxtla Gutierrez trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Villahermosa to Tuxtla Gutierrez by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November in Tuxtla Gutierrez, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Huatulco.
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Huatulco — 2 nights

A short flight from Mexico City, scenic Huatulco features nine picture-perfect bays on the Pacific coast.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): stop by Museo de Artesanías de Oaxaca and then stroll through Playa La Entrega. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): indulge your senses at Agave Fields, delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueologica Bocana del Rio Copalita, and then explore the activities along Santa Cruz Bay.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Huatulco travel route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Tuxtla Gutierrez to Huatulco takes 7 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Tuxtla Gutierrez in November since evenings lows in Huatulco dip to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can 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.
Hierve el Agua has been added to your itinerary. On the 15th (Tue), delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueologica de Monte Alban and then get in touch with nature with Coyote Aventuras. On the next day, explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica de Mitla and then make a trip to Hierve el Agua.

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Fly from Huatulco to Oaxaca in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Huatulco in November, Oaxaca is much colder at night with lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Puebla.
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Puebla — 3 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Museo Viviente as well as Popocatepetl. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Puebla Cathedra and Zocalo.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Puebla road trip planner.

Drive from Oaxaca to Puebla in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Oaxaca in November, expect Puebla to be a bit cooler, temps between 74°F and 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ixmiquilpan.
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Ixmiquilpan — 1 night

Ixmiquilpan is a city and one of the 84 municipalities of Hidalgo, in central-eastern Mexico. To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ixmiquilpan trip planner.

You can drive from Puebla to Ixmiquilpan in 3.5 hours. You'll set off for Toluca on the 21st (Mon).
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Toluca — 3 nights

Toluca, officially called Toluca de Lerdo, is the state capital of State of Mexico as well as the seat of the Municipality of Toluca. Visit Catedral de Toluca and Portales de Toluca for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo Virreinal de ZInacantepec and Museo de la Inquisicion. Get out of town with these interesting Toluca side-trips: Valle de Bravo (Parasailing & Paragliding, Cascadas Velo de Novia, &more). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Museo del Alfenique, get impressive views of Nevado de Toluca, and admire the masterpieces at Museo de la Acuarela.

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Traveling by car from Ixmiquilpan to Toluca takes 3.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Mexico City.
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Mexico City — 3 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Zocalo. Visit Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 and Historic Center (Centro Historico) for their historical value. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Chapultepec Castle, walk around Alameda Central, admire the striking features of Jardin Centenario, and make a trip to Paseo de la Reforma.

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Drive from Toluca to Mexico City in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Mexico City when traveling from Toluca in November, with lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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