36 days in Mexico Itinerary

36 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Merida
— 8 nights
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Valladolid
— 1 night
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Bacalar
— 1 night
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Tulum
— 2 nights
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Cozumel
— 2 nights
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Playa del Carmen
— 1 night
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Isla Mujeres
— 1 night
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Cancun
— 1 night
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Merida
— 1 night
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Mexico City
— Few hours
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San Juan Teotihuacan
— 2 nights
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Tula de Allende Municipality
— 4 nights
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Puebla
— 2 nights
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Cuernavaca
— 2 nights
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Toluca
— 2 nights
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Angangueo
— 3 nights
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Mexico City
— 2 nights
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Merida
— Few hours

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Merida

Merida
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.
To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Merida driving holiday site.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Licenciado Manuel Crescencio Rejon Int Airport. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in January, and nighttime lows around 65°F. You'll set off for Valladolid on the 15th (Fri).

Things to do in Merida

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 15:

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Valladolid

Valladolid

Sultana of the East

One of the gateways to the ruins of Chichen Itza, Valladolid boasts plenty of historic charm and offers a range of tourist-oriented services that ensure pleasant holidays in this area.
To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Valladolid trip planner.

You can drive from Merida to Valladolid in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Merida in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 72°F in Valladolid. On the 16th (Sat), you're off to Bacalar.

Things to do in Valladolid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours
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Bacalar

Bacalar
Bacalar is the municipal seat and largest city in Bacalar Municipality (until 2011 a part of Othón P. To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bacalar online tour itinerary maker.

Getting from Valladolid to Bacalar by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Valladolid in January, plan for little chillier nights in Bacalar, with lows around 65°F. On the 17th (Sun), you're off to Tulum.

Things to do in Bacalar

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 17:

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Tulum

Tulum
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tulum trip itinerary planner.

Take a shuttle from Bacalar to Tulum in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Bacalar in January, plan for little chillier days in Tulum, with highs around 78°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 66°F. You will leave for Cozumel on the 19th (Tue).

Things to do in Tulum

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 19:

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Cozumel

Cozumel
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.
To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cozumel tour builder.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Tulum to Cozumel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. January in Cozumel sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 66°F at night. On the 21st (Thu), you're off to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 21:

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Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Playa del Carmen road trip tool.

Traveling by ferry from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen takes 1.5 hours. January in Playa del Carmen sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 66°F at night. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll travel to Isla Mujeres.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 22:

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Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres
Tiny municipal seat of an eponymous island, each season Isla Mujeres swells to bursting with international tourists coming here to swim, snorkel, dive, fish, and sail.
To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Isla Mujeres sightseeing planning website.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Playa del Carmen to Isla Mujeres takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, daytime highs in Isla Mujeres are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. You will leave for Cancun on the 23rd (Sat).

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

Find places to stay Jan 22 — 23:

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Cancun

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.
For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cancun road trip planning website.

Getting from Isla Mujeres to Cancun by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. In January, daytime highs in Cancun are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. On the 24th (Sun), you'll travel to Merida.

Things to do in Cancun

Find places to stay Jan 23 — 24:

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Merida

Merida
To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Merida trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Cancun to Merida takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. You'll set off for Mexico City on the 25th (Mon).

Things to do in Merida

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 25:

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Mexico City

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Murales de Diego Rivera en la Secretaria de Educacion Publica, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mexico City tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Merida to Mexico City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Merida to Mexico City is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Merida in January, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Mexico City: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 44°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Juan Teotihuacan.

Things to do in Mexico City

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Walking tours
Zocalo
Zocalo

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San Juan Teotihuacan

San Juan Teotihuacan ©
Home to perhaps the most impressive of Mexico's archaeological sites, San Juan Teotihuacan provides easy access to the World Heritage-listed "City of Gods," the largest pre-Columbian urban center in the Americas.
To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our San Juan Teotihuacan visit planner.

Traveling by car from Mexico City to San Juan Teotihuacan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Tula de Allende Municipality.

Things to do in San Juan Teotihuacan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 25 — 27:
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Ex Convent of Acolman ©
Ex Convent of Acolman
Palacio de Tepantitla ©
Palacio de Tepantitla

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Tula de Allende Municipality

Tula de Allende Municipality ©
Step out of the city life by going to Cascadas de Tixhinu and Cascadas De La Concepcion. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tula Toltec Archaeological Ruins and Village of Tepotzotlan. Take a break from Tula de Allende Municipality with a short trip to Sanacion Temazcal in Jilotepec, about 48 minutes away.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tula de Allende Municipality tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Juan Teotihuacan to Tula de Allende Municipality takes 1.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Sun) before leaving for Puebla.

Things to do in Tula de Allende Municipality

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 27 — 31:
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Village of Tepotzotlan ©
Village of Tepotzotlan
Cascadas de Tixhinu ©
Cascadas de Tixhinu

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Puebla

Puebla ©

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.
Visit Zona Arqueológica de Cholula and Puebla Cathedra for their historical value. Head to La Gran Fama and Uriarte Talaverafor plenty of shopping. Go for a jaunt from Puebla to San Andres Cholula to see Tonantzintla about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Zocalo, contemplate the long history of Pasaje Historico del 5 de Mayo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Santo Domingo (Iglesia de Santo Domingo), and take in the history at Secret Convent of Santa Monica.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Puebla trip planner.

You can drive from Tula de Allende Municipality to Puebla in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. January in Puebla sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 41°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Cuernavaca.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 2:
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Zona Arqueológica de Cholula ©
Zona Arqueológica de Cholula
Zocalo ©
Zocalo
Puebla Cathedra ©
Puebla Cathedra

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Cuernavaca

Cuernavaca ©
Cuernavaca is the capital and largest city of the state of Morelos in Mexico. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): delve into the distant past at Piramides de Teopanzolco, then take a stroll around Centro Cultural Teopanzolco, then test the waters at Spa Orlane by Las Mananitas, and finally examine the collection at La tallera Siqueiros. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Playa La Virgen, then delve into the distant past at Xochicalco, then examine the collection at Museo de Arte Indigena Contemporaneo, and finally contemplate the long history of Robert Brady Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cuernavaca trip planner.

Getting from Puebla to Cuernavaca by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Puebla in February; daily highs in Cuernavaca reach 85°F and lows reach 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Toluca.

Things to do in Cuernavaca

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Piramides de Teopanzolco ©
Piramides de Teopanzolco
Xochicalco ©
Xochicalco
Robert Brady Museum ©
Robert Brady Museum

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Toluca

Toluca ©
Toluca, officially called Toluca de Lerdo, is the state capital of State of Mexico as well as the seat of the Municipality of Toluca. On the 5th (Fri), stroll through Piedra Herrada Sanctuary, then delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueologica Teotenango, and then take an in-depth tour of Museo de Antropologia e Historia. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Arte en barro taller familiar, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado de Artesanias de Metepec, pause for some serene contemplation at Ex Convento Franciscano San Juan Bautista, examine the collection at Museo Del Barro, then get engrossed in the history at Museo del Alfenique de Toluca, and finally look for gifts at La Vaquita Negra Del Portal.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Toluca trip planning tool.

You can drive from Cuernavaca to Toluca in 2 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Cuernavaca in February: highs in Toluca hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Angangueo.

Things to do in Toluca

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 4 — 6:
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Museo Virreinal de ZInacantepec ©
Museo Virreinal de ZInacantepec
Piedra Herrada Sanctuary ©
Piedra Herrada Sanctuary
Museo de Antropologia e Historia ©
Museo de Antropologia e Historia

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Angangueo

Angangueo ©
Angangueo is a town and municipality located in far eastern Michoacán state in central Mexico noted for its history of mining and its location in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve. Let the collections at El Rosario Monarch Butterfly Preserve and Parker House (Casa Parker) capture your imagination. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve and La Reserva de la Biosfera Mariposa Monarca. Go for a jaunt from Angangueo to Tocuaro to see Traditional Purepecha Mask Maker Felipe Horta about 42 minutes away. There's more to do: stroll through Mariposa Monarca.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Angangueo road trip planner.

Drive from Toluca to Angangueo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, daytime highs in Angangueo are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Angangueo

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 6 — 9:
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Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve ©
Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve
Mariposa Monarca ©
Mariposa Monarca

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Mexico City

Mexico City ©

City of Palaces

Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museo Memoria y Tolerancia, admire the masterpieces at Franz Mayer Museum (Museo Franz Mayer), then admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Popular, then walk around Alameda Central, and finally explore the world behind art at Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso.

Before you visit Mexico City, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Angangueo to Mexico City by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Angangueo in February, Mexico City is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Merida.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 11:
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Museo Memoria y Tolerancia ©
Museo Memoria y Tolerancia
Franz Mayer Museum (Museo Franz Mayer) ©
Franz Mayer Museum (Museo Franz Mayer)
Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso ©
Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso

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Merida

Merida
To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Merida online holiday maker.

Getting from Mexico City to Merida by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mexico City to Merida. Traveling from Mexico City in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Merida: highs are around 90°F and lows about 66°F.

Things to do in Merida

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 12:

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