21 days in North America Itinerary

21 days in North America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico trip itinerary planner

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Mexico City
— 3 nights
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San Miguel de Allende
— 3 nights
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Guadalajara
— 3 nights
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Puerto Vallarta
— 3 nights
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Merida
— 3 nights
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Tulum
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Mexico City

— 3 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take a stroll through Coyoacan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): make a trip to Museo Frida Kahlo, then admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, and then take an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional de Antropologia.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Mexico City tour itinerary builder.

Asuncion, Paraguay to Mexico City is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Asuncion to Mexico City. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Asuncion in October: high temperatures in Mexico City hover around 26°C and lows are around 14°C. On the 30th (Tue), you'll travel to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 27 — 30:

San Miguel de Allende

— 3 nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at El Jardin and Museo de las Momias de Guanajuato. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Miguel de Allende: Guanajuato (Museo Regional de Guanajuato Alhondiga de Granaditas & Monumento al Pipila) and Vinedos Cuna de Tierra (in Dolores Hidalgo). There's much more to do: trot along with a tour on horseback, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Fabrica La Aurora, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and stop by Dulces Regionales EL Papalote.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Miguel de Allende trip maker site.

You can travel from Mexico City to San Miguel de Allende in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Mexico City in October, you will find days in San Miguel de Allende are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can fly to Guadalajara.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 2:

Guadalajara

— 3 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.
Get some historical perspective at Templo Expiatorio del Santisimo Sacramento and Basilica de Zapopan. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Instituto Cultural Cabanas and Museo de Arte Huichol Wixarica. Get out of town with these interesting Guadalajara side-trips: Malecon de Ajijic (in Ajijic) and Zona Arqueologica Teuchitlan o Guachimontones (in Teuchitlan). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Guadalajara Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Teatro Degollado, walk around Parque Metropolitano de Guadalajara, and take in the exciting artwork at Tlaquepaque and Tonala Artisans Tour.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Guadalajara route planner.

Traveling by bus from San Miguel de Allende to Guadalajara takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. November in Guadalajara sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can fly to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 2 — 5:

Puerto Vallarta

— 3 nights
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Centro Historico. Take a break from the city and head to Zipline and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Step out of Puerto Vallarta with an excursion to Nuevo Vallarta Beach in Nuevo Vallarta--about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, stop by Tierra Huichol, and get to know the fascinating history of Zona Romantica.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Vallarta trip planner.

Traveling by journey from Guadalajara to Puerto Vallarta takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. When traveling from Guadalajara in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Puerto Vallarta, with highs around 35°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Merida.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 5 — 8:

Merida

— 3 nights
Yucatan's busy capital, Merida remains a mid-sized urban center offering an impressive list of cultural activities, eclectic nightlife, and a chance to see tropical examples of French and Italian architecture.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Uxmal and Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Yucátan. Do some cultural sightseeing at Zona Arqueologica de Kabah and Cathedral de Merida. Change things up with these side-trips from Merida: Cenotes Cuzama (in Cuzama) and Grutas de Calcehtok (in Calcehtok). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Mayapan Archaeological Zone, admire the striking features of Paseo de Montejo, explore the ancient world of Dzibilchaltún, and see the interesting displays at Gran Museo del Mundo Maya.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Merida trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Puerto Vallarta to Merida by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta to Merida, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, daytime highs in Merida are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Merida

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 8 — 11:

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Tulum Archaeological Site and Art Gallery Miniature. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Paradise Beach and Akumal Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tulum: Playa del Carmen (Xcaret & Quinta Avenida), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Cozumel) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Mayan Beach, don't miss a visit to Plastic Flamingo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Caleta Tankha Beach, and explore the activities along Gran Cenote.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tulum journey tool.

Traveling by bus from Merida to Tulum takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Merida in November, you will find days in Tulum are little chillier (32°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 11 — 15: