60 days in Mexico Itinerary

60 days in Mexico Itinerary

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60 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Wellington
Fly:  25​h
1
Cancun
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Cozumel
— 9 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Tulum
— 8 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Mahahual
— 4 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  8​h
5
Zihuatanejo
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Puerto Vallarta
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
La Paz
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Cabo San Lucas
— 8 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Wellington

7
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Contoy Adventures. Explore hidden gems such as Cenote Chikin Ha and Dolphinaris Riviera Maya Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cancun: Playa del Carmen (Spas & Wellness, Cenote Chaak Tun, & more), Puerto Morelos (Croco Cun Zoo & National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos) and Playa Lancheros (in Isla Mujeres). It doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Tours and kick back and relax at Playa Delfines.

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Wellington, New Zealand to Cancun is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. Traveling from Wellington to Cancun, you'll gain 17 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Wellington in September: high temperatures in Cancun hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Cancun

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Puerto Morelos, Contoy Adventures, Playa Lancheros
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Contoy Adventures ©
Contoy Adventures
National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos ©
Scuba & Snorkeling

9
nights
Cozumel

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Palancar Reef and Paradise Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Fishing Charters & Tours. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 12th (Fri) at Isla Pasion. The adventure continues: explore the gorgeous colors at Santa Rosa Wall, look for all kinds of wild species at Tunich Reef, kick back and relax at Punta Sur Eco Beach Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Chen Rio.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cozumel road trip planning tool .

You can fly from Cancun to Cozumel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In October in Cozumel, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Santa Rosa Wall ©
Santa Rosa Wall
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Columbia Reef ©
Columbia Reef

8
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Xel-Ha and Sac Actun. Explore hidden gems such as Grand Cenote and Swim with Dolphins. Change things up with these side-trips from Tulum: Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve (in Sian Ka'an), Akumal (Yal-ku Lagoon & Aktun Chen) and La Playa Xpuha (in Xpu-Ha). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Paraiso, get outside with Cenote Tak Be Ha, stroll through Akumal Beach, and view the masterpieces at MiNiAtUrE art Gallery.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tulum trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Cozumel to Tulum by combination of taxi, ferry, and bus takes about 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Tulum are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can take a bus to Mahahual.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Akumal, Punta Soliman Beach, Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, Swim with Dolphins, Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret
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Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret ©
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret
La Playa Xpuha ©
La Playa Xpuha

4
nights
Mahahual

A growingly popular destination on Mexico's Caribbean coast, for most of its history Mahahual remained a tiny fishing village well off the beaten path.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Maya Chan Beach and Mahahual Beach. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Lake Bacalar. Go for a jaunt from Mahahual to Xcalak to see Parque Nacional de Arrecifes about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: get outside with Tony's Pizza on the Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, have fun at Hotel El Caballo Blanco Day Pass, and stop by Colleen's Magnetic Jewelry.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Mahahual road trip site .

Traveling by bus from Tulum to Mahahual takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Tulum in October, expect nights in Mahahual to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Zihuatanejo.

Things to do in Mahahual

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Parque Nacional de Arrecifes, Lake Bacalar
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 26:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Lake Bacalar ©
Lake Bacalar
Mahahual Beach ©
Mahahual Beach

6
nights
Zihuatanejo

Zihuatanejo ©
Together with the adjecent town of Ixtapa, coastal Zihuatanejo remains one of southwestern Mexico's major tourist destinations.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Playa la Ropa and Playa Larga. Visit Playa Blanca and Playa Buenavista for some beach relaxation. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Playa Quieta, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa el Palmar, identify plant and animal life at Ayotlcalli Rescue and Conservation Center, and step off the mainland to explore Ixtapa Island (Isla Ixtapa).

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Zihuatanejo travel route site .

You can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight from Mahahual to Zihuatanejo in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In October in Zihuatanejo, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Zihuatanejo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ixtapa, Playa Buenavista, Ayotlcalli Rescue and Conservation Center
Find places to stay Oct 26 — Nov 2:
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Playa la Ropa ©
Playa la Ropa
Ixtapa Island (Isla Ixtapa) ©
Ixtapa Island (Isla Ixtapa)
Playa Las Gatas ©
Playa Las Gatas

6
nights
Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta ©
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nuevo Vallarta Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Visit Platanitos Playa Beach and Boca de Tomatlan Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore Puerto Vallarta's surroundings by going to Majahuitas Beach (in Majahuitas), Playa Colomitos (in Boca de Tomatlan) and Playa Las Animas (in Cabo Corrientes). Next up on the itinerary: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, get to know the fascinating history of Zona Romantica, kick back and relax at Playa de los Muertos, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

Before you visit Puerto Vallarta, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Zihuatanejo to Puerto Vallarta in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Puerto Vallarta sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Nuevo Vallarta, Boca de Tomatlan, Playa Las Animas, Majahuitas Beach, Platanitos Playa Beach
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 9:
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Nuevo Vallarta Beach ©
Nuevo Vallarta Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins

7
nights
La Paz

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Balandra Beach and Isla Espiritu Santo. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Balandra Beach and Playa Migrino. Take a break from La Paz with a short trip to Scuba & Snorkeling in Los Barriles, about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Ensenada Grande, stroll through Playa El Coromuel, don't miss a visit to Malecon, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our La Paz journey planner.

You can fly from Puerto Vallarta to La Paz in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Vallarta to La Paz is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Puerto Vallarta in November since evenings lows in La Paz dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Balandra Beach, Playa Migrino, Scuba & Snorkeling
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 16:
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Isla Espiritu Santo ©
Isla Espiritu Santo
Balandra Beach ©
Balandra Beach

8
nights
Cabo San Lucas

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.
Relax by the water at Chileno Beach and Cannery Beaches. Explore hidden gems such as Playa del Amor and Spas & Wellness. There's still lots to do: stroll through Medano Beach, kick back and relax at Pedregal, contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Cabo San Lucas, and choose your vessel at Pisces Yachts.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cabo San Lucas holiday planning website .

Traveling by car from La Paz to Cabo San Lucas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler 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 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Eclectic Array San Jose
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 24:
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Chileno Beach ©
Chileno Beach
Santa Maria Beach ©
Santa Maria Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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