45 days in Mexico & Guatemala Itinerary

45 days in Mexico & Guatemala Itinerary

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45 days in Mexico & Guatemala Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem, Israel
+2
bus + train + Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Acapulco, Mexico
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Mazatlan, Mexico
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h 15​min
4
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
— 5 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Mexico City, Mexico
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Cozumel, Mexico
— 6 nights
+3
taxi + ferry + foot + bus:  2​h 15​min
7
Tulum, Mexico
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Chichen Itza, Mexico
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
9
Cancun, Mexico
— 5 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
10
Antigua, Guatemala
— 3 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + bus:  20​h 30​min
End: Jerusalem, Israel

5
nights
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Puerto Vallarta ©
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
You'll get in some beach time at Bucerias and Playa de los Muertos. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Zona Romantica and The Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe. There's still lots to do: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, take a leisurely stroll along Puerto Vallarta's El Malecon Boardwalk, head outdoors with Bahía de Banderas, and step off the mainland to explore Isla Cuale.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Vallarta trip maker tool .

Jerusalem, Israel to Puerto Vallarta is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of bus, train, and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, train, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Jerusalem to Puerto Vallarta is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Jerusalem in March, you will find days in Puerto Vallarta are somewhat warmer (31°C), and nights are much warmer (20°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Acapulco.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Bucerias
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Bucerias ©
Bucerias
Playa de los Muertos ©
Playa de los Muertos
Swim with Dolphins

5
nights
Acapulco, Mexico

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.
Visiting Barra Vieja Beach and Playa Revolcadero will get you outdoors. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa Pie de la Cuesta and Playa Condesa. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Icacos, take in the dramatic natural features at La Quebrada, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capilla de la Paz (Chapel of Peace), and look for gifts at La Isla Acapulco Shopping Village.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Acapulco itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Puerto Vallarta to Acapulco takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Mazatlan.

Things to do in Acapulco

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Barra Vieja Beach ©
Barra Vieja Beach
Playa Pie de la Cuesta ©
Playa Pie de la Cuesta
Playa Condesa ©
Playa Condesa

3
nights
Mazatlan, Mexico

Mazatlan ©
Fine beaches remain a top reason to take a trip to Mazatlan, a developed resort city with a high concentration of hotels and restaurants.
Get a sense of the local culture at Old Mazatlan and Immaculate Conception Cathedral. Angela Peralta Theater (Teatro Angela Peralta) and El Faro Lighthouse will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Playa Olas Altas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Brujas, and head off the coast to Stone Island (Isla de las Piedras).

Take the guesswork out of planning a Mazatlan vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Acapulco to Mazatlan in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Acapulco to Mazatlan due to the time zone difference. In March, daytime highs in Mazatlan are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Mazatlan

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Playa Olas Altas ©
Playa Olas Altas
Playa Las Gaviotas ©
Playa Las Gaviotas
Stone Island (Isla de las Piedras) ©

5
nights
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Cabo San Lucas ©
One of Mexico's premier vacation spots, Cabo San Lucas lures pleasure seekers with its trendy restaurant scene, raucous nightlife, and, of course, picture-perfect beaches.
Shop till you drop at Arte de Origen and Feinstein Jewelry. We've included these beaches for you: Chileno Beach and Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa del Amor, tour the pleasant surroundings at Medano Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas (Lands End), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de San Lucas.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cabo San Lucas online route planner .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Mazatlan to Cabo San Lucas in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Mazatlan in April since evenings lows in Cabo San Lucas dip to 23°C. On the 8th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach)
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Cabo Sailing Ocean Adventures ©
Cabo Sailing Ocean Adventures
Playa del Amor ©
Playa del Amor
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas (Lands End) ©

5
nights
Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Visit Museo del Templo Mayor and Zocalo for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia) and Palacio de Bellas Artes. Go for a jaunt from Mexico City to San Juan Teotihuacan to see Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Frida Kahlo Museum, get a sense of history and politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), delve into the distant past at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Mexico City trip maker .

Getting from Cabo San Lucas to Mexico City by combination of bus, taxi, and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cabo San Lucas to Mexico City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cabo San Lucas in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Mexico City, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Mexico City

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan
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Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Museo del Templo Mayor ©
Museo del Templo Mayor

6
nights
Cozumel, Mexico

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Discover Mexico Cozumel Park and San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Cozumel Pearl Farm. There's still lots to do: stroll through Playa Palancar, get your game on at Clear Lounge Cozumel, stop by Diamonds International, and take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Isla de Cozumel.

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

You can fly from Mexico City to Cozumel in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Mexico City to Cozumel is 1 hour. Traveling from Mexico City in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Cozumel, with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Playa Palancar ©
Playa Palancar
Faro Celerain Ecological Reserve ©
Faro Celerain Ecological Reserve

5
nights
Tulum, Mexico

Tulum ©
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Ruins of Tulum and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Playa Paraiso and Xel-Ha. Step out of Tulum to go to Akumal and see Akumal Beach, which is approximately 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, enjoy the sand and surf at Mayan Beach, explore the activities along Casa Cenote, and explore the fascinating underground world of Grand Cenote.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Tulum travel route planning website .

You can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus from Cozumel to Tulum in 2.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Tulum are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Tulum

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Adventure

Side Trips

Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, Xel-Ha, Akumal Beach
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Ruins of Tulum ©
Ruins of Tulum
Xel-Ha ©
Xel-Ha
Playa Paraiso ©
Playa Paraiso

1
night
Chichen Itza, Mexico

Chichen Itza ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): delve into the distant past at El Castillo and then make a trip to Chichen Itza.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Chichen Itza online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Tulum to Chichen Itza in 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Tulum in April; daily highs in Chichen Itza reach 39°C and lows reach 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

#Historic Sites
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
El Castillo ©
El Castillo

5
nights
Cancun, Mexico

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.
Visit Playa Delfines and Playa Tortugas for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at La Isla Shopping Village and The Beach Club. Take a break from Cancun with a short trip to Playa Norte in Isla Mujeres, about 1h 05 min away. Spend the 27th (Fri) in unforgettable company with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. There's more to do: hunt for treasures at Mercado 28 and look for gifts at Plaza Las Americas.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cancun trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Chichen Itza to Cancun in 2.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Chichen Itza in April, with highs in Cancun at 34°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Antigua.

Things to do in Cancun

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trip

Playa Norte
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Playa Delfines ©
Playa Delfines
Playa Norte ©
Playa Norte
Swim with Dolphins

3
nights
Antigua, Guatemala

Antigua ©
The former capital of Guatemala and a World Heritage Site, Antigua retains its colonial charm and remains one of the most visited destinations in the country.
Popular historic sites such as Convento de las Capuchinas and Casa Popenoe are in your itinerary. For shopping fun, head to Nim Po't Centro de Textiles Tradicionales or La Casa del Algodon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Antigua: Guatemala City (Museo Popol Vuh, Mercado Central, & more). There's much more to do: look for gifts at Casa de Artes, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced, get impressive views of Volcán Pacaya, and admire the masterpieces at Casa Santo Domingo Museums.

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Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Cancun to Antigua takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cancun to Antigua, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cancun in April, expect Antigua to be little chillier, temps between 31°C and 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Antigua

#Historic Sites, #Shopping, #Museums

Side Trip

Guatemala City
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Convento de las Capuchinas ©
Convento de las Capuchinas
Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums

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