46 days in Mexico Itinerary

46 days in Mexico Itinerary

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46 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Moscow
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Cancun
— 5 nights
2
Tulum
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Cozumel
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  7​h
4
Palenque
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
5
Puebla
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
6
Mexico City
— 5 nights
7
San Miguel de Allende
— 4 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
8
Mazatlan
— 4 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  6​h
9
Cabo San Lucas
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
10
Puerto Vallarta
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Moscow

5
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cancun: Isla Mujeres (Playa Norte & Punta Sur) and Spas (in Puerto Morelos). And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, contemplate the long history of El Rey Archaeological Zone, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Delfines, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Tortugas.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cancun trip planning website .

Moscow, Russia to Cancun is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 8 hours. In December, Cancun is much hotter than Moscow - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tulum.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Isla Mujeres, Spas
Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 1:
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Swim with Dolphins
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok ©
Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tulum: Chichen Itza (Plataforma de Venus & Chichen Itza), Playa del Carmen (Quinta Avenida, Xcaret Park, & more) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, explore the fascinating underground world of Gran Cenote, tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach, and get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Tulum trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Cancun to Tulum in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Chichen Itza, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 6:
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Xcaret Park ©
Xcaret Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
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.
Cozumel is known for wildlife, outdoors, theme parks, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable tour with Tours, take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, get outside with Water Spout, and put a fun spin on your tour with The Amazing Cozumel Race.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cozumel trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Tulum to Cozumel takes 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Cozumel

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 11:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Discover Mexico Park Cozumel ©
Discover Mexico Park Cozumel
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel ©
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel

3
nights
Palenque

Palenque ©
Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE.
Palenque is known for nature, historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica de Palenque, don't miss a visit to Iglesia Santo Domingo, admire the sheer force of Cascada de Roberto Barrios, and get to know the resident critters at Aluxes Palenque.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Palenque day trip website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Cozumel to Palenque in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Puebla.

Things to do in Palenque

Parks Nature Museums
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Agua Azul Waterfalls ©
Agua Azul Waterfalls
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque ©
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque

3
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.
Explore Puebla's surroundings by going to Zona Arqueológica de Cholula (in San Pedro Cholula), Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala (in Tlaxcala) and Tonantzintla (in San Andres Cholula). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Basilica de Puebla, see the interesting displays at Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo), contemplate the geological forces at Popocatepetl, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico de las Cactaceas.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Puebla online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Palenque to Puebla by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In January in Puebla, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

San Pedro Cholula, Tonantzintla, Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala, Popocatepetl
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 17:
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Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario) ©
Catedral Basilica de Puebla ©
Catedral Basilica de Puebla

5
nights
Mexico City

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Explore Mexico City's surroundings by going to Spanish Language Institute - Day Course (in Cuernavaca) and Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 (in San Juan Teotihuacan). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, and explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Mexico City online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by bus from Puebla to Mexico City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in January, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5, Spanish Language Institute - Day Course
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

4
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.
Explore San Miguel de Allende's surroundings by going to Alhondiga de Granaditas (in Guanajuato) and Queretaro City (Convento de Santa Clara & Room Escape Games). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, get engrossed in the history at Museo Histórico Casa de Allende, see the interesting displays at Museo La Esquina, and stop by Colors.

Make your San Miguel de Allende itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Mexico City to San Miguel de Allende in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. January in San Miguel de Allende sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Mazatlan.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Queretaro City, Alhondiga de Granaditas
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 26:
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Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery ©
Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel ©
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel
El Charco del Ingenio ©
El Charco del Ingenio

4
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.
Mazatlan is known for historic sites, nature, adventure, beaches, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Playa Olas Altas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Las Gaviotas, don't miss a visit to Malecon, and step off the mainland to explore Stone Island (Isla de las Piedras).

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Mazatlan tour itinerary planner.

Getting from San Miguel de Allende to Mazatlan by combination of bus, taxi, and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Miguel de Allende to Mazatlan is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from San Miguel de Allende in January; daily highs in Mazatlan reach 32°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Mazatlan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 30:
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Playa Olas Altas ©
Playa Olas Altas
Mazatlan Cathedral ©
Mazatlan Cathedral
Old Mazatlan ©
Old Mazatlan

5
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.
Take a break from Cabo San Lucas with a short trip to Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery in San Jose del Cabo, about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, make a trip to Tomas Spangler Photography Gallery, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cabo San Lucas online trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Mazatlan to Cabo San Lucas in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. When traveling from Mazatlan in January, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Cabo San Lucas: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 4:
Highlights from your plan
La Turquesa Jewelry and Art ©
La Turquesa Jewelry and Art
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas ©
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas
Fishing Charters & Tours

4
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.
Take a break from Puerto Vallarta with a short trip to Vallarta Botanical Gardens in Cabo Corrientes, about 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk, appreciate the extensive heritage of Zona Romantica, step off the mainland to explore Marietas Islands, and get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

Plan a Puerto Vallarta trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta due to the time zone difference. In February, daytime highs in Puerto Vallarta are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Vallarta Botanical Gardens, Marietas Islands
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Malecon Boardwalk ©
Malecon Boardwalk
Marietas Islands ©
Marietas Islands

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