52 days in Mexico Itinerary

52 days in Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico holiday planner
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Fly
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Cancun
— 6 nights
Ferry
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Isla Mujeres
— 1 night
Ferry to Puerto Juárez, Fly to Cozumel
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Cozumel
— 6 nights
Ferry to Calica, Drive to Tulum
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Tulum
— 6 nights
Drive
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Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Drive
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Merida
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ciudad del Carmen
— 1 night
Fly
8
Mexico City
— 5 nights
Fly
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Oaxaca
— 5 nights
Drive
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Puebla
— 5 nights
Fly
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Puerto Vallarta
— 4 nights
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Cabo San Lucas
— 6 nights
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Cancun — 6 nights

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.
Mayan Museum of Cancun and Galeria Balance Cancun will appeal to museum buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Shark Diving and National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos. Step out of Cancun to go to Playa Paraiso and see IBEROSTAR PARAISO BEACH GOLF CLUB, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado, kick back and relax at Playa Delfines, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and stroll through Playa Chacmool.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cancun travel route planning site.

London, UK to Cancun is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from London in October, expect Cancun to be much warmer, temps between 35°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Isla Mujeres.
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Isla Mujeres — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Punta Sur and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

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Traveling by ferry from Cancun to Isla Mujeres takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in October, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cozumel.
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Cozumel — 6 nights

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 in touch with nature at Scuba Life Cozumel and Columbia Reef. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel and Zona Arqueológica del Cedral. Spend the 23rd (Sat) in the pleasant surroundings of Cozumel Pearl Farm. There's lots more to do: see the vivid underwater world at Santa Rosa Wall, get in on the family fun at Chankanaab Adventure Beach Park, get outside with Paradise Beach Cozumel, and laugh and play at Discover Mexico Park Cozumel.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cozumel tour itinerary maker app.

Getting from Isla Mujeres to Cozumel by combination of ferry and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. October in Cozumel sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Tulum.
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Tulum — 6 nights

The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Relax by the water at Paradise Beach and Parque Los Fundadores. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ek Balam and Scuba & Snorkeling. Step out of Tulum with an excursion to Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá in Coba--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, Head underground at Cenotes Sac Actun, explore the activities along Gran Cenote, and shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Tulum driving holiday planning site.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Cozumel to Tulum takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Chichen Itza.
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Chichen Itza — 1 night

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 31st (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Cenote Ik kil and then delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Chichen Itza online travel planner.

You can drive from Tulum to Chichen Itza in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Tulum in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 29°C in Chichen Itza. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Merida.
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Merida — 4 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Uxmal and Gran Museo del Mundo Maya. Your inner history buff will appreciate Dzibilchaltún and Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Yucátan. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral de Merida, contemplate the long history of Zona Arqueologica de Kabah, delve into the distant past at Mayapan Archaeological Zone, and see the interesting displays at Museo de la Gastronomia Yucateca.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Merida day trip tool.

You can drive from Chichen Itza to Merida in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Merida when traveling from Chichen Itza in October, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ciudad del Carmen.
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Ciudad del Carmen — 1 night

Ciudad del Carmen is a city in the southwest of the Mexican state of Campeche. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Carmen and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta San Julian.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ciudad del Carmen online tour planner.

You can drive from Merida to Ciudad del Carmen in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. While traveling from Merida, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Ciudad del Carmen, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mexico City.
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Mexico City — 5 nights

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Popular historic sites such as Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 and Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chapultepec Castle and Palacio de Bellas Artes. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo, take a stroll through Historic Center (Centro Historico), and browse the exhibits of Museo Frida Kahlo.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Mexico City day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ciudad del Carmen to Mexico City. Traveling from Ciudad del Carmen to Mexico City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Ciudad del Carmen in November, plan for slightly colder days in Mexico City, with highs around 26°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to fly to Oaxaca.
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Oaxaca — 5 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.
Popular historic sites such as Zona Arqueologica de Monte Alban and Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca and Museo de Sitio Casa Juárez. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Oaxaca Textile Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coyote Aventuras, explore the world behind art at Museo de los Pintores Oxaquenos, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de Nuestra Senora de la Soledad.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Oaxaca road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Oaxaca takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mexico City in November: highs in Oaxaca hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Puebla.
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Puebla — 5 nights

Recognized as a World Heritage Site thanks to its photogenic colonial buildings, Puebla remains one of Mexico's top destinations for architecture enthusiasts.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Zona Arqueológica de Cholula and Puebla Cathedra. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Amparo and Museo Casa del Mendrugo. When in Puebla, make a side trip to see Tonantzintla in San Andres Cholula, approximately San Andres Cholula away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Zocalo, pause for some serene contemplation at Templo San Francisco Acatepec, get a new perspective on nature at Museo de la Evolucion Puebla (Museum of Evolution Puebla), and get engrossed in the history at Fort of Guadalupe Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Puebla attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Oaxaca to Puebla takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Oaxaca in November, things will get little chillier in Puebla: highs are around 27°C and lows about 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Puerto Vallarta.
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Puerto Vallarta — 4 nights

Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Popular historic sites such as Centro Historico and Zona Romantica are in your itinerary. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Nuevo Vallarta Beach will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and head off the coast to Marietas Islands.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Puerto Vallarta online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Puebla to Puerto Vallarta in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Puebla in November, expect nights in Puerto Vallarta to be warmer, around 25°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 35°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Cabo San Lucas.
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Cabo San Lucas — 6 nights

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.
Relax by the water at Chileno Beach and Playa del Amor. La Turquesa Jewelry and Art and Enrique Bascon, Galeria de Arte are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Sillvermoon Gallery in San Jose del Cabo (about 40 minutes away). There's much more to do: get outside with Cabo Dolphins by Cabo Adventures, explore the striking landscape at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, go for a stroll along the water at Marina Cabo San Lucas, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cabo San Lucas trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas is minus 1 hour. In November, daily temperatures in Cabo San Lucas can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Mexico travel guide

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Tailor-made for anyone seeking that traditional sun-and-sand experience, Mexico vacations allow visitors to explore nearly 10,000 km (6,200 mi) of picturesque coastlines. Idyllic beaches and favorable year-round weather aside, this diverse country with a rich pre-Colombian history allows tourists a chance to discover a fascinating cuisine, numerous archaeological sites, state-of-the-art museums, colonial-era haciendas, and outstanding examples of 21st-century architecture. Most visitors get to know the country by its cities, but if you want a well-rounded Mexico tour, spend some time exploring its jungles, cloud forests, Caribbean reefs, snowcapped volcanoes, vast deserts, and tranquil lagoons. Life is lived outdoors in Mexico, so wherever you go, don't forget to dine alfresco and stroll the country's colonial streets.
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