55 days in Mexico Itinerary

55 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Fly
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Cancun
— 6 nights
Fly
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Cozumel
— 7 nights
Ferry to Calica, Drive to Tulum
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Tulum
— 8 nights
Drive
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Ek Balam Village
— 1 night
Drive
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Uxmal
— 1 night
Drive to Licenciado Manuel Crescencio Rejon Int Airport, Fly to Oaxaca
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Oaxaca
— 6 nights
Fly
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Mexico City
— 8 nights
Fly to Tampico, Taxi to Ciudad Valles
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Ciudad Valles
— 2 nights
Taxi to Tampico, Fly to La Paz
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La Paz
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cabo San Lucas
— 9 nights
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Bristol

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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.
For shopping fun, head to La Isla Shopping Village or Galeria Balance Cancun. Visit Punta Sur and Zona Arqueologica El Rey for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cancun: Puerto Morelos (National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos & Zipline) and Gladys Galdamez's Isla Mujeres (in Isla Mujeres). There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, examine the collection at Mayan Museum of Cancun, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Interactive Aquarium.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Cancun trip planner.

Bristol, UK to Cancun is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bristol to Cancun is minus 5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Cancun can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can fly to Cozumel.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

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Cozumel

— 7 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba Life Cozumel and Palancar Reef. Visiting Santa Rosa Wall and The Money Bar Beach Club will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: see the vivid underwater world at Columbia Reef, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, learn more about the world around you at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, and delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueológica del Cedral.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cozumel trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Cancun to Cozumel in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. October in Cozumel sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature
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Tulum

— 8 nights
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Popular historic sites such as Tulum Archaeological Site and Chichen Itza are in your itinerary. Relax by the water at Paradise Beach and Parque Los Fundadores. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tulum: Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve (in Sian Ka'an), Playa del Carmen (Vidrio Soplado Mexicano & Gaston Charo Art Gallery Playa del Carmen) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). Spend the 27th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Aktun Chen, make a trip to Tulum Tower, explore the fascinating underground world of Gran Cenote, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Tulum road trip planning app.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Cozumel to Tulum in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. In October, daytime highs in Tulum are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Ek Balam Village.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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Ek Balam Village

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at X'Canche Cenote and then contemplate the long history of Ek Balam.

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Getting from Tulum to Ek Balam Village by car takes about 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Tulum in November since evenings lows in Ek Balam Village dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Uxmal.

Things to do in Ek Balam Village

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Uxmal

— 1 night
On the 4th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Uxmal.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Uxmal trip maker app.

You can drive from Ek Balam Village to Uxmal in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Ek Balam Village in November, Uxmal is little chillier at night with lows of 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Thu) before leaving for Oaxaca.

Things to do in Uxmal

Historic Sites
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Oaxaca

— 6 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Zona Arqueologica de Monte Alban and Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman. Zona Arqueologica de Mitla and Mercado Benito Juárez are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Oaxaca's surroundings by going to Isaac Vasquez Studio (in Teotitlan del Valle) and Workshop of Jacobo and Maria Angeles (in San Martin Tilcajete). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca, take in the exciting artwork at Voces de Copal, get a taste of the local shopping with Galeria omar Hernandez, and hike along Coyote Aventuras.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Oaxaca trip tool.

Explore your travel options from Uxmal to Oaxaca with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Uxmal to Oaxaca is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Uxmal in November, expect little chillier with lows of 13°C in Oaxaca. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Mexico City.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Trails

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Mexico City

— 8 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 and Museo del Templo Mayor will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Coyoacan. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Chapultepec Castle, admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, take a peaceful walk through Bosque de Chapultepec, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mexico City trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Oaxaca to Mexico City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. When traveling from Oaxaca in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Mexico City, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ciudad Valles.

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Ciudad Valles

— 2 nights
Ciudad Valles is the second-largest city in the Mexican state of San Luis Potosí. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Tamtoc Archaeological Site.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ciudad Valles online trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Mexico City to Ciudad Valles in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Ciudad Valles

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

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La Paz

— 5 nights
It's no coincidence that La Paz means "peace" in Spanish, as this tourist center with a small-town vibe offers a tranquil atmosphere and blissfully pleasant weather throughout the year.
Get outdoors at Balandra Beach and Playa El Tecolote (Tecolote Beach). You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fishing Charters & Tours and Isla Espiritu Santo. There's more to do: make a trip to Malecon.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read La Paz trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Ciudad Valles to La Paz in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ciudad Valles to La Paz due to the time zone difference. In November, daytime highs in La Paz are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. On the 25th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cabo San Lucas.

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Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Cabo San Lucas

— 9 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Chileno Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cabo Dolphins by Cabo Adventures and Medano Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cabo San Lucas: San Jose del Cabo (Sillvermoon Gallery, Enrique Bascon, Galeria de Arte, &more) and Playa Los Cerritos (in Todos Santos). There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa del Amor, take in the exciting artwork at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art, and take in the dramatic natural features at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cabo San Lucas trip planning site.

Drive from La Paz to Cabo San Lucas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from La Paz in November: highs in Cabo San Lucas hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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Mexico travel guide

4.5
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.