60 days in Puerto Vallarta, Oaxaca & Cancun Itinerary

60 days in Puerto Vallarta, Oaxaca & Cancun Itinerary

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Puerto Vallarta
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Oaxaca
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Cancun
— 28 nights
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Puerto Vallarta — 20 nights

Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Change things up with these side-trips from Puerto Vallarta: Vallarta Botanical Gardens (in Cabo Corrientes), Tailwind Outdoor Co. (in San Francisco) and Sayulita Bird Watching Tours, West Mexico (in Sayulita). Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and enjoy the sand and surf at Los Muertos Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Vallarta trip itinerary maker website.

Indianapolis, USA to Puerto Vallarta is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Indianapolis in December, with highs in Puerto Vallarta at 82°F and lows at 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Oaxaca.
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Oaxaca — 11 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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Oaxaca: Tlacolula (Capilla Del Senor De Tlacolula & Yagul). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, take an in-depth tour of Zona Arqueologica de Monte Alban, examine the collection at Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca, and sample some tasty brews at Oaxaca Profundo Sessions.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Oaxaca journey planner.

Getting from Puerto Vallarta to Oaxaca by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Oaxaca, with lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Cancun.
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Cancun — 28 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cancun: Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba), Playa del Carmen (Xaman Ha Aviary, Xcaret, &more) and Valladolid (Suytun Cenote, Iglesia De San Servacio, &more). Spend the 29th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Delfines, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Norte, and explore the ancient world of Punta Sur.

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Getting from Oaxaca to Cancun by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Oaxaca to Cancun, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Oaxaca in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 66°F in Cancun. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
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