30 days in Mexico Itinerary

30 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Mexico City
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Guanajuato
— 6 nights
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Mexico City
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Villahermosa
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Palenque
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Catazaja
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Bacalar
— 5 nights
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Cancun
— 9 nights
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Mexico City

— 5 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Museo Nacional de Antropologia, Bosque de Chapultepec and Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Museo del Templo Mayor.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Mexico City online trip maker.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Mexico City is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Copenhagen in December, expect nights in Mexico City to be somewhat warmer, around 9°C, while days are much hotter, around 26°C. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Guanajuato.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 17 — 22:

Guanajuato

— 6 nights
Recognized as a World Heritage Site, Guanajuato spills over hilly terrain in central Mexico, luring visitors with its pleasant tree-shaded plazas and friendly sidewalk cafes.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Templo de la Compania de Jesus Oratorio de San Felipe Neri and Iglesia de San Diego.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Guanajuato trip planner.

You can fly from Mexico City to Guanajuato in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, daily temperatures in Guanajuato can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. On the 28th (Tue), you're off to Mexico City.

Things to do in Guanajuato

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 28:

Mexico City

City of Palaces

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Mexico City trip planner.

Fly from Guanajuato to Mexico City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. On the 28th (Tue), you're off to Villahermosa.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:

Villahermosa

Villahermosa is the capital and largest city of the Mexican state of Tabasco, and the municipal seat of the Centro municipality. To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Villahermosa online trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Mexico City to Villahermosa with the Route module. When traveling from Mexico City in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Villahermosa, with highs around 32°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 23°C. You will leave for Palenque on the 29th (Wed).

Things to do in Villahermosa

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:

Palenque

— 1 night
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Zona Arqueologica de Palenque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica de Palenque.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Palenque trip planner.

You can drive from Villahermosa to Palenque in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Catazaja.

Things to do in Palenque

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:
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Catazaja

Catazajá is a town and one of the 122 Municipalities of Chiapas, in southern Mexico. To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Catazaja trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Palenque to Catazaja takes an hour. You'll set off for Bacalar on the 30th (Thu).

Things to do in Catazaja

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:

Bacalar

— 5 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. Bacalar is known for nature, adventure, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Fuerte San Felipe Bacalar.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bacalar trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Catazaja to Bacalar takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Catazaja to Bacalar is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 24°C. You will leave for Cancun on the 5th (Wed).

Things to do in Bacalar

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 5:
Highlights from your trip

Cancun

— 9 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.
Cancun is known for nightlife, wildlife, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: play a few rounds at Playa Mujeres Golf Club.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cancun itinerary planning tool.

Take a bus from Bacalar to Cancun in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Bacalar in January, you will find days in Cancun are slightly colder (31°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). On the 14th (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Golf
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 14:
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Mexico travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling
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.

Guanajuato travel guide

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Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Churches
Granary of the Republic
With well over a third of its area suitable for agriculture, Guanajuato remains the "Granary of the Republic" as a major producer of corn, beans, sorghum, barley, and wheat. A tour of Guanajuato allows you to trace the "Bicentennial Route," originally followed by an insurgent army led by Miguel Hidalgo, one of the leaders of Mexican struggle for independence. Other popular things to do in Guanajuato include exploring historical haciendas and mines, attending local festivals, and visiting the state's thriving cities. Start in the World Heritage-listed eponymous capital, known for its cobblestoned streets, pleasant plazas, and unusual underground roadways.