47 days in Mexico Itinerary

47 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Cabo San Lucas
— 4 nights
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Puerto Vallarta
— 6 nights
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San Miguel de Allende
— 5 nights
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Mexico City
— 6 nights
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Oaxaca
— 5 nights
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Palenque
— 3 nights
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Cancun
— 5 nights
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Chichen Itza
— 1 night
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Tulum
— 6 nights
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Cozumel
— 5 nights

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Cabo San Lucas

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cabo San Lucas: San Jose del Cabo (Spas & Wellness, Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, kick back and relax at Playa del Amor, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Solmar, and ride a horse along Cuadra San Francisco.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cabo San Lucas road trip site.

Houston, USA to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mexican Pacific Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Houston in November, expect Cabo San Lucas to be a bit warmer, temps between 82°F and 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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Cuadra San Francisco ©
Cuadra San Francisco
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas ©
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas
Swim with Dolphins

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Puerto Vallarta

Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Get out of town with these interesting Puerto Vallarta side-trips: El Buzo (in Bucerias), Galeria Tanana (in Sayulita) and Punta Mita Golf Course (in Punta de Mita). Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Boardwalk, fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, head outdoors with Bahía de Banderas, and head off the coast to Marietas Islands.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Vallarta trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta due to the time zone difference. In November, daytime highs in Puerto Vallarta are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

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Food Tours
Malecon Boardwalk ©
Malecon Boardwalk
Zipline

5
nights
San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel de Allende ©
A relatively small town in central Mexico, relaxed San Miguel de Allede offers an ideal setting for visitors in search of a bit of history and a great deal of photogenic architecture.
Venture out of the city with trips to Guanajuato (Don Quixote Iconographic Museum (Museo Iconografico del Quijote) & Alhondiga de Granaditas) and Queretaro City (Casa de La Corregidora, Exxi MX, &more). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, view the masterpieces at Josefina Membrila Fine Art, make a trip to Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery, and deepen your understanding at Sazon.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Miguel de Allende online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Puerto Vallarta to San Miguel de Allende by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, San Miguel de Allende is slightly colder than Puerto Vallarta - with highs of 74°F and lows of 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Mexico City.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Side Trips

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Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery ©
Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel ©
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel
Taste of San Miguel ©
Taste of San Miguel

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Mexico City side-trips: San Juan Teotihuacan (Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 & Teotihuacan Pyramids). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional de Antropologia, steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, browse the exhibits of Museo del Templo Mayor, and don't miss a visit to Zocalo.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Mexico City travel route builder.

You can drive from San Miguel de Allende to Mexico City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December in Mexico City, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 10 — 16:
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Food Tours
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo

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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.
Spend the 19th (Sat) behind the viewfinder with Mezcal Educational Tours. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, make a trip to Andador de Macedonia Alcala, hike along Coyote Aventuras, and explore the ancient world of Monte Alban.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Oaxaca journey maker app.

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Oaxaca takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mexico City in December: highs in Oaxaca hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Tours · Parks · Historic Sites · Classes

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 16 — 21:
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Coyote Aventuras ©
Coyote Aventuras
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman ©
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman
Monte Alban ©
Monte Alban

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Palenque

Palenque ©
Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE.
Palenque is known for nature, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueologica de Palenque, admire the sheer force of Cascada de Roberto Barrios, examine the collection at Museo de Sitio de Palenque "Alberto Ruz Lhuillier", and make a trip to Iglesia Santo Domingo.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Palenque trip maker tool.

Getting from Oaxaca to Palenque by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Palenque

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
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Aluxes ©
Aluxes
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque ©
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque

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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.
Explore Cancun's surroundings by going to Punta Sur (in Isla Mujeres) and Rancho Bonanza (in Puerto Morelos). Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado 28, don't miss a visit to El Parque de las Palapas, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Interactive Aquarium.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cancun journey maker tool.

Getting from Palenque to Cancun by combination of bus and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December, daytime highs in Cancun are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Tours · Golf · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 29:
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Swim with Dolphins
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok ©
Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok

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Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza ©
Featuring the largest archeological site of the ancient Mayan civilization, Chichen Itza remains one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza, then explore the striking landscape at Cenote Ik kil, and then Head underground at Cenote Yokdzonot.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Chichen Itza road trip site.

You can drive from Cancun to Chichen Itza in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. December in Chichen Itza sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:
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Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Cenote Yokdzonot ©
Cenote Yokdzonot

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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.
Explore Tulum's surroundings by going to Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba), Playa del Carmen (Xcaret & Quinta Avenida) and Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve (in Sian Ka'an). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Punta Laguna Nature Reserve, and take in the exciting artwork at Balam Art On Feathers.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tulum tour itinerary maker.

Getting from Chichen Itza to Tulum by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Chichen Itza in December: high temperatures in Tulum hover around 80°F and lows are around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 5:
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret ©
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret

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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.
Cozumel is known for wildlife, outdoors, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the gorgeous colors at Santa Rosa Wall, visit a coastal fixture at Punta Molas Faro, and explore the world behind art at Galo Art Studio.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cozumel driving holiday planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 10:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Discover Mexico Park Cozumel ©
Discover Mexico Park Cozumel
Columbia Reef ©
Columbia Reef

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