49 days in Mexico Itinerary

49 days in Mexico Itinerary

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49 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Cluj-Napoca
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  18 h 15 min
1
Cancun
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Tulum
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Chichen Itza
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Merida
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  6 h
5
Palenque
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h 45 min
6
Cuernavaca
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Puebla
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
8
Mexico City
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
9
San Miguel de Allende
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  4 h 30 min
10
Puerto Vallarta
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
11
Mazatlan
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  6 h
12
Cabo San Lucas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
13
Guadalajara
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
14
Oaxaca
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
15
Cozumel
— 3 nights
Fly:  23 h 45 min
End: Cluj-Napoca

4
nights
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.
Cancun is known for nightlife, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, take in the pleasant sights at Av Kukulkan, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Interactive Aquarium, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cancun online tour itinerary planner.

Cluj-Napoca, Romania to Cancun is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 7 hours. In March, Cancun is much hotter than Cluj-Napoca - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 5:
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Swim with Dolphins
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Zipline

3
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tulum: Playa del Carmen (Fernando Rodriguez & Xcaret). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos, and browse the exhibits of Balam Art On Feathers.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tulum trip planner.

Getting from Cancun to Tulum by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Tulum

Theme Parks Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Playa del Carmen
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 8:
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Climbing Tours

2
nights
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 9th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Plataforma de Venus, contemplate the waterfront views at Cenote Ik kil, then explore the fascinating underground world of Balankanche Cave, and finally Head underground at Cenote Yokdzonot. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza, explore the ancient world of La Iglesia, explore the ancient world of Temple of the Big Tables, explore the ancient world of Temple of the Bearded Man, then delve into the distant past at The Ossuary, and finally explore the ancient world of Las Monjas.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Chichen Itza travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tulum to Chichen Itza takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Tulum in March; daily highs in Chichen Itza reach 38°C and lows reach 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Merida.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cenote Yokdzonot, Dzibichaltun
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 10:
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Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Dzibichaltun ©
Dzibichaltun

3
nights
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.
Step out of Merida to go to Uxmal and see Uxmal, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Ruta Puuc, delve into the distant past at Dzibilchaltún, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Grande, and see the interesting displays at Gran Museo del Mundo Maya.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Merida day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Chichen Itza to Merida takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Chichen Itza in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Merida, with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Merida

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Uxmal
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 13:
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Uxmal ©
Uxmal
Ruta Puuc ©
Ruta Puuc
Plaza Grande ©
Plaza Grande

2
nights
Palenque

Palenque
Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): get to know the resident critters at Aluxes Palenque, admire the sheer force of Cascadas de Misol-Ha, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Santo Domingo, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Welib Ja Waterfalls.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Palenque holiday site.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Merida to Palenque in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Merida to Palenque is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cuernavaca.

Things to do in Palenque

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Cascadas de Misol-Ha
Cascadas de Misol-Ha
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque ©
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque
Aluxes ©
Aluxes

2
nights
Cuernavaca

Cuernavaca ©
Cuernavaca is the capital and largest city of the state of Morelos in Mexico. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Zocalo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Prisca de Taxco, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Casa de Las Lagrimas o Casa Figueroa.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cuernavaca online trip builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Palenque to Cuernavaca takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Puebla.

Things to do in Cuernavaca

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Taxco
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Santa Prisca de Taxco ©
Santa Prisca de Taxco
Robert Brady Museum ©
Robert Brady Museum
Archaeological Zone of Xochicalco ©
Archaeological Zone of Xochicalco

2
nights
Puebla

Puebla ©
Recognized as a World Heritage Site thanks to its photogenic colonial buildings, Puebla remains one of Mexico's top destinations for architecture enthusiasts.
Change things up with a short trip to Tonantzintla in San Andres Cholula (about 34 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Puebla Cathedra, get to know the resident critters at Africam Safari, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Santo Domingo (Iglesia de Santo Domingo), and take a stroll through Zocalo.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Puebla online travel planner.

Getting from Cuernavaca to Puebla by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Cuernavaca in March, with highs in Puebla at 30°C and lows at 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Tonantzintla
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 20:
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Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario) ©
Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario)
Puebla Cathedra ©
Puebla Cathedra
Tonantzintla ©
Tonantzintla

4
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
When in Mexico City, make a side trip to see Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan, approximately San Juan Teotihuacan away. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo, and explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Mexico City journey maker website.

Traveling by bus from Puebla to Mexico City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Mexico City can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 24:
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then look for gifts at Colors, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the collection at Biblioteca Pública de San Miguel de Allende, then browse for treasures at Fabrica La Aurora, and then get to know the fascinating history of El Jardin.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Miguel de Allende trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Mexico City to San Miguel de Allende by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. March in San Miguel de Allende sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Tours Outdoors Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel ©
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel
El Jardin ©
El Jardin

3
nights
Puerto Vallarta

Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Change things up with a short trip to Vallarta Botanical Gardens in Cabo Corrientes (about 58 minutes away). The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Vallarta day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, taxi, and flight from San Miguel de Allende to Puerto Vallarta takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Miguel de Allende in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Puerto Vallarta, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mazatlan.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Vallarta Botanical Gardens, Marietas Islands
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Malecon Boardwalk ©
Malecon Boardwalk
Zipline

3
nights
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.
Mazatlan is known for historic sites, adventure, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mazatlan Cathedral, meet the residents at Acuario Mazatlan, don't miss a visit to Malecon, and kick back and relax at Stone Island (Isla de las Piedras).

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mazatlan day trip planning site.

Drive from Puerto Vallarta to Mazatlan in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Mazatlan, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Mazatlan

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 2:
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Zipline
Mazatlan Cathedral ©
Mazatlan Cathedral
Old Mazatlan ©
Old Mazatlan

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Church of Saint Luke and then explore the striking landscape at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Chileno Beach, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, then take in the exciting artwork at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art, and finally fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cabo San Lucas vacation planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Mazatlan to Cabo San Lucas in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; 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 5th (Sun), you're off to Guadalajara.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
La Turquesa Jewelry and Art ©
La Turquesa Jewelry and Art
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas ©
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas
Chileno Beach ©
Chileno Beach

3
nights
Guadalajara

Guadalajara ©
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.
Guadalajara is known for historic sites, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Instituto Cultural Cabanas, view the masterpieces at Del Corazon de la Tierra- Gallery, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Acuario Michin Guadalajara, and pause for some serene contemplation at Guadalajara Cathedral.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Guadalajara driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Cabo San Lucas to Guadalajara takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cabo San Lucas to Guadalajara. When traveling from Cabo San Lucas in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Guadalajara, with highs around 36°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Tlaquepaque
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Acuario Michin Guadalajara ©
Acuario Michin Guadalajara
Instituto Cultural Cabanas ©
Instituto Cultural Cabanas
Expiatory Temple ©
Expiatory Temple

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nights
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.
Oaxaca is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, examine the collection at Museo de Filatelia de Oaxaca, A.C., explore the ancient world of Monte Alban, and don't miss a visit to Zocalo.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Oaxaca trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Guadalajara to Oaxaca takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in April, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Santa Maria del Tule
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman ©
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman
Monte Alban ©
Monte Alban
Hierve el Agua ©
Hierve el Agua

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nights
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: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get outside with Mr Sanchos Beach Club Cozumel, see the vivid underwater world at Palancar Reef, and find something for the whole family at Discover Mexico Park Cozumel.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cozumel day trip planning website.

You can fly from Oaxaca to Cozumel in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Oaxaca to Cozumel is 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Oaxaca in April: highs in Cozumel hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors Theme Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Discover Mexico Park Cozumel ©
Discover Mexico Park Cozumel
San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site ©

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