60 days in Mexico Itinerary

60 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Cancun
— 3 nights
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Valladolid
— 4 nights
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Tulum
— 4 nights
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Bacalar
— 3 nights
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Palenque
— 3 nights
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Comitan
— 3 nights
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San Cristobal de las Casas
— 3 nights
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Puerto Escondido
— 6 nights
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Oaxaca
— 6 nights
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Tehuacan
— 3 nights
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Puebla
— 3 nights
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Mexico City
— 7 nights
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Guadalajara
— 6 nights
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Cancun — 3 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Playa Marlin. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cancun: Puerto Morelos (Alma Libre Bookstore, Spas, &more). There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Escenica, stroll around Tres Rios Ecopark, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Interactive Aquarium.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cancun trip planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Cancun is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Dublin to Cancun due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Dublin in February; daily highs in Cancun reach 32°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Valladolid.
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Valladolid — 4 nights

Sultana of the East

One of the gateways to the ruins of Chichen Itza, Valladolid boasts plenty of historic charm and offers a range of tourist-oriented services that ensure pleasant holidays in this area.
Explore hidden gems such as Ek Balam and Museo de Ropa Etnica de Mexico. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Valladolid: Chichen Itza (Las Monjas, The Ossuary, &more). There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at Casa de los Venados, take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo y Ex Convento de Santiago Domingo, explore the engaging exhibits at Choco-Story Valladolid, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia De San Servacio.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Valladolid planning site.

Drive from Cancun to Valladolid in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Cancun in February, with highs in Valladolid at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can catch the shuttle to Tulum.
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Tulum — 4 nights

The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Explore hidden gems such as Cenotes Sac Actun and Climbing Tours. Go for a jaunt from Tulum to Puerto Aventuras to see Xpu-ha Beach about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, look for gifts at Amore Latino Tulum, and explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tulum day trip planning website.

Getting from Valladolid to Tulum by shuttle takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Valladolid in February, expect Tulum to be a bit cooler, temps between 31°C and 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bacalar.
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Bacalar — 3 nights

Bacalar is the municipal seat and largest city in Bacalar Municipality (until 2011 a part of Othón P. Blanco Municipality) in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, about 40km north of Chetumal, at 18° 40' 37" N, 88° 23' 43" W. In the 2010 census the city had a population of 11,084 people. Step off the beaten path and head to Lake Bacalar and Stromatolites in Bacalar Rapids. Step out of Bacalar to go to Chetumal and see Zona Arqueologica de Dzibanche - Kinichna, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Fuerte San Felipe Bacalar, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and explore the activities along Cenote Cocalitos.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bacalar trip tool.

You can drive from Tulum to Bacalar in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. While traveling from Tulum, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Bacalar, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Palenque.
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Palenque — 3 nights

Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE. The World Heritage-listed remnants of this settlement seem little changed by the passage of time and represent one of Mexico's finest examples of Mayan architecture.
Step off the beaten path and head to Zona Arqueologica de Palenque and Iglesia Santo Domingo. There's more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Agua Azul Waterfalls and examine the collection at Museo de Sitio de Palenque "Alberto Ruz Lhuillier".

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You can drive from Bacalar to Palenque in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Comitan.
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Comitan — 3 nights

Comitán is the fourth-largest city in the Mexican state of Chiapas. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cascada El Chiflon and Las 3 Tzimoleras. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Hermila Dominguez de Castellanos, make a trip to Pueblo Magico - Kiosko, Zocalo y Calles Del Centro de la Ciudad, take an in-depth tour of Museo Arqueologico de Comitan, and delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueologica de Chinkultic.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Comitan road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Palenque to Comitan takes 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to San Cristobal de las Casas.
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San Cristobal de las Casas — 3 nights

San Cristóbal de las Casas, also known by its native Tzotzil name, Jovel, is a town and municipality located in the Central Highlands region of the Mexican state of Chiapas. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in breathtaking views at Embarcadero Cañón Del Sumidero, then examine the collection at Templo de Santo Domingo, and then stop by Bazarte - Vistiendo Arte Con História. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then walk around El Arcotete Parque Ecoturístico, then walk around Parque, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Jtatik Samuel.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Cristobal de las Casas trip planner.

Getting from Comitan to San Cristobal de las Casas by car takes about 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in San Cristobal de las Casas can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Puerto Escondido.
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Puerto Escondido — 6 nights

Puerto Escondido is a small port and tourist center in the municipality of San Pedro Mixtepec Distrito 22 in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Playa Zicatela and Playa Carrizalillo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Puerto Escondido: Mazunte (Centro Mexicano de la Tortuga, Punta Cometa, &more), Playa Zipolite (in Zipolite) and Bahia Estacahuite (in Puerto Angel). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Playa Coral, stroll through Playa Bacocho, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and look for gifts at Central Surf Shop.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Puerto Escondido holiday planner.

You can fly from San Cristobal de las Casas to Puerto Escondido in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Cristobal de las Casas in March, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Puerto Escondido: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can fly to Oaxaca.
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Zona Arqueologica de Monte Alban and Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman. Change things up with a short trip to Yagul in Tlacolula (about 48 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa La Bocana, steep yourself in history at Convento de Cuilapam, hike along Coyote Aventuras, and stroll through Pueblos Mancomunados.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Oaxaca trip planner.

Fly from Puerto Escondido to Oaxaca in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puerto Escondido in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Oaxaca, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tehuacan.
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Tehuacan — 3 nights

Tehuacán is the second largest city in the Mexican state of Puebla, nestled in the Southeast Valley of Tehuacán, bordering the states of Oaxaca and Veracruz. Explore hidden gems such as Tehuacan-Cuicatlan Biosphere Reserve and Parque Juarez. Get out of town with these interesting Tehuacan side-trips: Orizaba (BiOri & Catedral De San Miguel Arcangel). The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at Museo Penafiel, delve into the distant past at Archealogic Zone of Tehuacan Viejo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Tehucan.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tehuacan trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Oaxaca to Tehuacan takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Puebla.
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Puebla — 3 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario) and Puebla Cathedra. When in Puebla, make a side trip to see Museo Regional de Cholula in San Andres Cholula, approximately San Andres Cholula away. And it doesn't end there: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Acuario Michin Puebla, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de los Ferrocarriles Mexicanos, and stroll around Parque Paseo de los GIgantes.

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Drive from Tehuacan to Puebla in 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Mexico City.
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Mexico City — 7 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Murales de Diego Rivera en la Secretaria de Educacion Publica and Memory and Tolerance Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mexico City: Zona Arqueologica Malinalco (in Malinalco) and Piramide de la Serpiente Emplumada (in San Juan Teotihuacan). And it doesn't end there: learn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, see the interesting displays at Museo Frida Kahlo, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Popular.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Mexico City tour itinerary builder app.

You can take a shuttle from Puebla to Mexico City in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March in Mexico City, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Guadalajara.
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Guadalajara — 6 nights

Pearl of the West

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Templo Expiatorio del Santisimo Sacramento and Instituto Cultural Cabanas. Explore Guadalajara's surroundings by going to Destileria La Rojena (in Tequila) and Chapala (Plaza de Chapala & Lake Chapala). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Guadalajara Cathedral, make a trip to Plaza de la Liberacion, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and explore the world behind art at MUSA Museo de las Artes Universidad de Guadalajara.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Guadalajara online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Mexico City to Guadalajara in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mexico City in April: highs in Guadalajara hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly 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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