55 days in Mexico Itinerary

55 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  22 h 30 min
1
Cabo San Lucas
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  6 h
2
Mazatlan
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
3
Puerto Vallarta
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  4 h 30 min
4
San Miguel de Allende
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Mexico City
— 6 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
6
Puebla
— 6 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 45 min
7
Palenque
— 4 nights
+3
Bus + Fly + Taxi + Bus:  7 h 15 min
8
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
9
Tulum
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
10
Cozumel
— 6 nights
Fly:  19 h 30 min
End: Tel Aviv

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.
Cabo San Lucas is known for wildlife, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Solmar, steep yourself in history at Church of Saint Luke, and explore the galleries of Golden Cactus Gallery.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cabo San Lucas tour builder.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 22.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Cabo San Lucas. Traveling from Tel Aviv in March, expect Cabo San Lucas to be somewhat warmer, temps between 31°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mazatlan.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cuadra San Francisco
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A-maze-in Cabo Race ©
A-maze-in Cabo Race
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas ©
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas
Playa del Amor ©
Playa del Amor

4
nights
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, adventure, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Playa Olas Altas, head outdoors with Venados Baseball Club, get to know the fascinating history of Plaza Machado, and make a trip to Malecon.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mazatlan trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Cabo San Lucas to Mazatlan takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Cabo San Lucas in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Mazatlan, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Mazatlan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Zipline
Playa Olas Altas ©
Playa Olas Altas
Malecon ©
Malecon

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Puerto Vallarta: Nuevo Vallarta Beach (in Nuevo Vallarta), Vallarta Botanical Gardens (in Cabo Corrientes) and Bucerias (Mega Comercial Mexicana & Art in Amber). And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Boardwalk, kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, get to know the fascinating history of Zona Romantica, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Vallarta trip planner.

You can drive from Mazatlan to Puerto Vallarta in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mexican Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Mazatlan in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Puerto Vallarta, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Bucerias, Marietas Islands, Nuevo Vallarta Beach, Vallarta Botanical Gardens
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Malecon Boardwalk ©
Malecon Boardwalk
Zipline

6
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from San Miguel de Allende: Queretaro City (Peña de Bernal, Templo y ex-convento de la Santa Cruz de los Milagros, &more) and Guanajuato (Alhondiga de Granaditas, Museo Ex-Hacienda San Gabriel de Barrera, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, make a trip to Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery, and appreciate the extensive heritage of El Jardin.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Miguel de Allende online trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus from Puerto Vallarta to San Miguel de Allende in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in San Miguel de Allende when traveling from Puerto Vallarta in April, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Mexico City.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Guanajuato, Queretaro City
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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

6
nights
Mexico City

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Change things up with a short trip to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan (about 1h 15 min away). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, see the interesting displays at Museo Frida Kahlo, and delve into the distant past at Museo del Templo Mayor.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Mexico City trip app.

You can drive from San Miguel de Allende to Mexico City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. When traveling from San Miguel de Allende in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Mexico City: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Puebla.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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Food Tours
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo

6
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Puebla: Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala (in Tlaxcala), San Pedro Cholula (La monarca, Zona Arqueológica de Cholula, &more) and Tonantzintla (in San Andres Cholula). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Templo San Francisco Acatepec, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Santo Domingo (Iglesia de Santo Domingo), tour the pleasant surroundings at Museo Viviente, and explore the world behind art at Museo Jose Luis Bello y Gonzales.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Puebla trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Mexico City to Puebla takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Mexico City in April, Puebla is slightly colder at night with lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Puebla

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Pedro Cholula, Kabah, Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala, Tonantzintla
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Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario) ©
Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario)
Templo San Francisco Acatepec ©
Templo San Francisco Acatepec
Tonantzintla ©
Tonantzintla

4
nights
Palenque

Palenque ©
Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE.
Step out of Palenque to go to Ocosingo and see Tonina, which is approximately 2h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Zona Arqueologica de Palenque, stroll through Aluxes, take in the dramatic scenery at La Asuncion, and explore the activities along Agua Clara.

To find out how to plan a trip to Palenque, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Puebla to Palenque takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Palenque

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tonina
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Agua Azul Waterfalls ©
Agua Azul Waterfalls
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque ©
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque
Aluxes ©
Aluxes

1
night
Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza ©
Featuring the largest archeological site of the ancient Mayan civilization, Chichen Itza remains one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cenote Ik kil. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of La Iglesia, delve into the distant past at The Ossuary, explore the ancient world of Temple of the Bearded Man, wander the streets of Felipe Carrillo Puerto, then explore the ancient world of Dzibichaltun, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Yokdzonot.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Chichen Itza day trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Palenque to Chichen Itza takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, daily temperatures in Chichen Itza can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Yucatan Peninsula, Cenote Yokdzonot
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
Dzibichaltun ©
Dzibichaltun

6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Playa del Carmen (Xcaret & Quinta Avenida), Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve (in Sian Ka'an) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, look for gifts at La Llorona, Head underground at Cenote Taak Bi Ha, and kick your exploration up a notch at Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Tulum attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Chichen Itza to Tulum takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Chichen Itza in May, with highs in Tulum at 34°C and lows at 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret, Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret ©
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret

6
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, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, head outdoors with Mr Sanchos Beach Club Cozumel, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Rosa Wall, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Palancar.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cozumel trip planner.

Drive from Tulum to Cozumel in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in May, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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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

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