60 days in Mexico Itinerary

60 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Fly
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Cozumel
— 6 nights
Ferry to Playa del Carmen, Fly to Oaxaca
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Oaxaca
— 5 nights
Drive
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Puebla
— 5 nights
Fly
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Puerto Vallarta
— 6 nights
Drive
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Mazatlan
— 4 nights
Bus to Culiacán, Fly to San Jose Cabo
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Cabo San Lucas
— 6 nights
Fly
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San Miguel de Allende
— 5 nights
Drive
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Mexico City
— 6 nights
Fly
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Palenque
— 3 nights
Drive
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Calakmul
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chichen Itza
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tulum
— 9 nights
Fly

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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, learn something new at Discover Mexico Park Cozumel, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cozumel Pearl Farm, and see the vivid underwater world at Palancar Reef.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cozumel trip planner.

Exeter, UK to Cozumel is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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5
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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: take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Etnobotanico, and appreciate the views at Oaxaca Cooking Classes La Cocina Oaxaquena.

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Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Cozumel to Oaxaca takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cozumel to Oaxaca due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cozumel in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Oaxaca, with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Puebla.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Parks · Historic Sites · Classes · Tours

Side Trip

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Puebla

City of Angels

Recognized as a World Heritage Site thanks to its photogenic colonial buildings, Puebla remains one of Mexico's top destinations for architecture enthusiasts.
Get out of town with these interesting Puebla side-trips: Zona Arqueológica de Cholula (in San Pedro Cholula), Tonantzintla (in San Andres Cholula) and Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala (in Tlaxcala). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario), pause for some serene contemplation at Puebla Cathedra, tour the pleasant surroundings at Museo Viviente, and meet the residents at Africam Safari.

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You can drive from Oaxaca to Puebla in 4 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. In December, Puebla is little chillier than Oaxaca - with highs of 26°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 12 — 17:

6
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Puerto Vallarta: Art in Amber (in Bucerias) and Vallarta Botanical Gardens (in Cabo Corrientes). And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk, take in the spiritual surroundings of Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, explore the striking landscape of Los Arcos, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Vallarta route maker app.

Getting from Puebla to Puerto Vallarta by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Puebla, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Puerto Vallarta, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Mazatlan.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 17 — 23:

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Mazatlan

Pacific Pearl

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: kick back and relax at Playa Olas Altas, admire the striking features of Mazatlan Cathedral, stroll through Playa Las Gaviotas, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Acuario Mazatlan.

For photos and more tourist information, use the Mazatlan trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Puerto Vallarta to Mazatlan in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mexican Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Mazatlan when traveling from Puerto Vallarta in December, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Mazatlan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 27:

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to San Jose del Cabo (Mi Casa Azul Art Gallery, Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, go for a stroll along the water at Medano Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Luke, and ride a horse along Cuadra San Francisco.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cabo San Lucas holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Mazatlan to Cabo San Lucas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or drive. Traveling from Mazatlan in December, expect nights in Cabo San Lucas to be somewhat warmer, around 21°C, while days are slightly colder, around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 2:

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting San Miguel de Allende side-trips: Queretaro City (Historic Center of Santiago de Queretaro & Convento de Santa Clara). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, don't miss a visit to Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery, stroll around El Charco del Ingenio, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Miguel de Allende trip website.

Getting from Cabo San Lucas to San Miguel de Allende by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mexican Pacific Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Cabo San Lucas in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of 9°C in San Miguel de Allende. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Mexico City.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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.
Take a break from Mexico City with a short trip to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan, about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: learn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor, see the interesting displays at Museo Frida Kahlo, and delve into the lush surroundings at Bosque de Chapultepec.

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Traveling by car from San Miguel de Allende to Mexico City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. When traveling from San Miguel de Allende in January, plan for slightly colder days in Mexico City, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 7 — 13:

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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: don't miss a visit to Zona Arqueologica de Palenque, admire the sheer force of Cascada de Roberto Barrios, tour the pleasant surroundings at Aluxes, and get insight into ancient worlds with an archaeology tour.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Palenque journey app.

Fly from Mexico City to Palenque in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Calakmul.

Things to do in Palenque

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 16:

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Calakmul

On the 17th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Museo de Naturaleza y Arqueologia de Calakmul and then explore the ancient world of Calakmul. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Reserva de la Biosfera de Calakmul.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Calakmul planner.

Getting from Palenque to Calakmul by car takes about 6 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Palenque to Calakmul. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Calakmul

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 16 — 18:

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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 19th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Temple of the Bearded Man, explore the ancient world of The Ossuary, then delve into the distant past at Las Monjas, then steep yourself in history at Chichen Itza, and finally explore the ancient world of Plataforma de Venus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Cenote Kax Ek, then Head underground at Cenote Yokdzonot, then explore the activities along Cenote Ik kil, and finally explore the ancient world of La Iglesia.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Chichen Itza trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Calakmul to Chichen Itza takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In January, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 18 — 20:

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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 (Xcaret, Zipline, &more), Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve (in Sian Ka'an) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, explore and take pictures at Tulum Tower, tour the pleasant surroundings at Punta Laguna Nature Reserve, and Head underground at Cenote Car Wash.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tulum trip maker tool.

Getting from Chichen Itza to Tulum by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Chichen Itza in January: high temperatures in Tulum hover around 30°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 20 — 29:

Mexico travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Beaches · Landmarks
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.