60 days in Mexico Itinerary

60 days in Mexico Itinerary

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60 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Izmir, Turkey
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Cancun
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Tulum
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Cozumel
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  7​h
4
Palenque
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  4​h 45​min
5
Puebla
— 4 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
6
Mexico City
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
7
Acapulco
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  4​h 30​min
8
San Miguel de Allende
— 5 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Puerto Vallarta
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
10
Mazatlan
— 5 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  6​h
11
Cabo San Lucas
— 7 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Izmir, Turkey

5
nights
Cancun

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.
Get in touch with nature at National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos and Shark Diving. Explore hidden gems such as Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Spas. Get out of town with these interesting Cancun side-trips: IBEROSTAR PARAISO BEACH GOLF CLUB (in Playa Paraiso) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Puerto Morelos). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado, explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueológica El Meco, buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village, and fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cancun trip site .

Izmir, Turkey to Cancun is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Izmir to Cancun is minus 8 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Izmir in January: high temperatures in Cancun hover around 31°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Puerto Morelos, IBEROSTAR PARAISO BEACH GOLF CLUB, Zona Arqueológica El Meco
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National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos ©
Shark Diving
IBEROSTAR PARAISO BEACH GOLF CLUB ©
IBEROSTAR PARAISO BEACH GOLF CLUB

6
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.
Head to MiNiAtUrE art Gallery and Sfer IKfor plenty of shopping. Escape the urban bustle at Climbing Tours and Scuba & Snorkeling. Change things up with these side-trips from Tulum: Ek Balam (in Ek Balam Village) and Chichen Itza (The Ossuary, Temple of the Bearded Man, & more). The adventure continues: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Santa Cruz, get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos, and explore the activities along Cenote Car Wash.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tulum trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Cancun to Tulum by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Tulum can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Chichen Itza, Scuba & Snorkeling, Ek Balam, Cenote Santa Cruz
Find places to stay Jan 27 — Feb 2:
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Ek Balam
Ek Balam

6
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Mayan Cacao Company and Galo Art Studio. Discover out-of-the-way places like Palancar Reef and El Paso del Cedral Reef. And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see the vivid underwater world at Yucab Reef, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Isla de Cozumel.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cozumel tour builder app .

Traveling by car from Tulum to Cozumel takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in February, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
San Francisco Reef ©
San Francisco Reef

4
nights
Palenque

Palenque ©
Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Zona Arqueologica de Palenque and Museo de Sitio de Palenque "Alberto Ruz Lhuillier". Popular historic sites such as Tonina and Iglesia Santo Domingo are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Playas de Catazaja in Catazaja (about 40 minutes away). There's more to do: admire the sheer force of Agua Azul Waterfalls and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aluxes Palenque.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Palenque trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Cozumel to Palenque by combination of flight and bus takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Cozumel to Palenque is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Puebla.

Things to do in Palenque

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tonina, Playas de Catazaja
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 12:
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Zona Arqueologica de Palenque ©
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque
Agua Azul Waterfalls ©
Agua Azul Waterfalls
Cascadas de Misol-Ha
Cascadas de Misol-Ha

4
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.
For shopping fun, head to Talavera de la Luz or La Gran Fama. Popular historic sites such as Puebla Cathedra and Centro Historico de Tlaxcala are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Museo Nacional del Titere in Huamantla (about 1h 10 min away). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Zocalo, explore the ancient world of Cantona Archaeological Ruins, delve into the lush surroundings at Rancho San Martin Lavanda, and pause for some serene contemplation at Templo San Francisco Acatepec.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Puebla road trip site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Palenque to Puebla takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. February in Puebla sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Centro Historico de Tlaxcala, Museo Nacional del Titere, Templo San Francisco Acatepec
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Templo San Francisco Acatepec ©
Templo San Francisco Acatepec
Puebla Cathedra ©
Puebla Cathedra
Zocalo ©
Zocalo

5
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Palacio de Bellas Artes. Do some cultural sightseeing at Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 and Museo Memoria y Tolerancia. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Frida Kahlo, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, explore the ancient world of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and take a stroll through La Condesa.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Mexico City vacation maker app .

Traveling by bus from Puebla to Mexico City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. February in Mexico City sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Acapulco.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 21:
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

5
nights
Acapulco

Acapulco ©
Probably one of Mexico's best-known beach resorts, Acapulco came into prominence in the mid-20th century, when it became a getaway for Hollywood movie starts and European millionaires.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Barra Vieja Beach and La Quebrada. Museum-lovers will get to explore Fuerte De San Diego and House of Culture. Step out of Acapulco to go to Tierra Colorada and see Zona Arqueologica de Tehuacalco, which is approximately 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de la Paz (Chapel of Peace), stroll through Campamento Tortuguero Playa Hermosa, kick back and relax at Barra de Coyuca, and view the masterpieces at Galeria Las Brisas.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Acapulco trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Mexico City to Acapulco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Mexico City in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Acapulco, with highs around 38°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Acapulco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Zona Arqueologica de Tehuacalco, Playa Ventura
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 26:
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Barra Vieja Beach ©
Barra Vieja Beach
La Quebrada ©
La Quebrada
Capilla de la Paz (Chapel of Peace) ©

5
nights
San Miguel de Allende

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.
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel and Santuario de Jesus Nazareno are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Historic Center of Santiago de Queretaro and Temple of Carmen. Change things up with these side-trips from San Miguel de Allende: Casa Museo Jose Alfredo Jimenez (in Dolores Hidalgo) and Pena de Bernal (in Bernal). There's still lots to do: pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Fabrica La Aurora, take in the spiritual surroundings of Oratorio of San Felipe Neri, take in the pleasant sights at El Mirador, and look for gifts at Abrazos San Miguel.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our San Miguel de Allende tour planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Acapulco to San Miguel de Allende takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Acapulco in February, expect nights in San Miguel de Allende to be cooler, around 11°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Pena de Bernal, Historic Center of Santiago de Queretaro, Casa Museo Jose Alfredo Jimenez, Temple of Carmen, Santuario de Jesus Nazareno
Find places to stay Feb 26 — Mar 2:
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Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel ©
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel
Fabrica La Aurora ©
Fabrica La Aurora
Casa Museo Jose Alfredo Jimenez ©
Casa Museo Jose Alfredo Jimenez

5
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.
Visit Old Vallarta and Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe for their historical value. Head to Galleria Dante and Ro'Wo Galeriafor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Puerto Vallarta: Galeria Coppelia (in El Tuito) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Sayulita). Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, explore the world behind art at OPC Oficina de Proyectos Culturales, and wander the streets of Olas Altas.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Puerto Vallarta online sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight from San Miguel de Allende to Puerto Vallarta in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Miguel de Allende in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Puerto Vallarta, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Mazatlan.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Swim with Dolphins, Kayaking & Canoeing, Galeria Coppelia
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 7:
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
nights
Mazatlan

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo Arqueologia and Escarabajo Azul Galeria de Arte. Step out of the city life by going to Kayaking & Canoeing and Zipline. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Plaza Machado, step off the mainland to explore Stone Island (Isla de las Piedras), play a few rounds at Estrella Del Mar Golf Course, and take a stroll through Old Mazatlan.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Mazatlan trip itinerary website .

Getting from Puerto Vallarta to Mazatlan by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Vallarta to Mazatlan is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta in March, Mazatlan is little chillier at night with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Mazatlan

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Plaza Machado ©
Plaza Machado
Kayaking & Canoeing
Zipline

7
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Parroquia San Jose. Appreciate the collections at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art and Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Cabo San Lucas: Cabo Pulmo Marine Preserve (in Cabo Pulmo) and Todos Santos (Playa Los Cerritos & Tortugueros Las Playitas). There's lots more to do: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, push the limits with an extreme tour, kick back and relax at Santa Maria Beach, and ride a horse along Cuadra San Francisco.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cabo San Lucas day trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Mazatlan to Cabo San Lucas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Mazatlan in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in Cabo San Lucas. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

San Jose del Cabo, Todos Santos, Cuadra San Francisco, Cabo Pulmo Marine Preserve
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 19:
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Shark Diving
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Santa Maria Beach ©
Santa Maria Beach

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