55 days in Mexico Itinerary

55 days in Mexico Itinerary

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55 days in Mexico Itinerary

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
5
Mexico City
— 6 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
6
Puebla
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Palenque
— 4 nights
+4
bus + foot + Fly + taxi + bus:  7​h 15​min
8
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
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 water activities, nature, adventure, beaches, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Cuadra San Francisco, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Solmar, put a fun spin on your tour with A-maze-in Cabo Race, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cabo San Lucas trip planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight, taxi, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Cabo San Lucas due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in March; daily highs in Cabo San Lucas reach 31°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time 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
Fishing Charters & Tours

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, nature, adventure, beaches, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Playa Olas Altas, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, enjoy the sea views from El Faro Lighthouse, and get outside with Mazatlan Surf School.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Mazatlan vacation planner.

Getting from Cabo San Lucas to Mazatlan by combination of bus, taxi, and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Cabo San Lucas in April since evenings lows in Mazatlan dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Mazatlan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Zipline
Playa Olas Altas ©
Playa Olas Altas
Mazatlan Cathedral ©
Mazatlan Cathedral

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Puerto Vallarta: Nuevo Vallarta Beach (in Nuevo Vallarta), Vallarta Botanical Gardens (in Cabo Corrientes) and Bucerias (Mega Comercial Mexicana & Art in Amber). There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Puerto Vallarta's El Malecon Boardwalk, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and don't miss a visit to Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Vallarta itinerary maker app .

Getting from Mazatlan to Puerto Vallarta by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Mazatlan in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Puerto Vallarta, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can 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.
Get out of town with these interesting San Miguel de Allende side-trips: Queretaro City (La Pena de Bernal, Templo y ex-convento de la Santa Cruz de los Milagros, & more) and Guanajuato (Alhondiga de Granaditas, Museo Exhacienda San Gabriel de Barrera, & more). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, browse the collection at Biblioteca Pública de San Miguel de Allende, gain insight at Instituto Allende, and browse for treasures at Fabrica La Aurora.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Miguel de Allende itinerary planner .

Getting from Puerto Vallarta to San Miguel de Allende by combination of flight, taxi, and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta in April, plan for slightly colder nights in San Miguel de Allende, 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 Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Guanajuato, Queretaro City
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 22:
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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.
Mexico City is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, shopping, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Museum of Anthropology, delve into the lush surroundings at Chapultepec Park, explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, and explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Mexico City online vacation planner .

Drive from San Miguel de Allende to Mexico City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from San Miguel de Allende in April: highs in Mexico City hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Puebla.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5, Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 28:
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Food Tours
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to San Pedro Cholula (La monarca, Zona Arqueológica de Cholula, & more) and Murals of the Government Palace (in Tlaxcala). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Santa Maria Tonantzintla, examine the collection at Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo), take in the spiritual surroundings of Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario), and explore the world behind art at Museo Jose Luis Bello y Gonzales.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Puebla trip planning app .

Drive from Mexico City to Puebla in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Puebla when traveling from Mexico City in April, with lows around 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, Tonantzintla, Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala, Kabah
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 4:
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Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario) ©
Tonantzintla
Tonantzintla
Puebla Cathedra ©
Puebla Cathedra

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 with an excursion to Tonina in Ocosingo--about 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Palenque ruinas, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascadas de Misol-Ha, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aluxes Ecoparque, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Santo Domingo.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Palenque travel planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Puebla to Palenque takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow 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
Cascada de Roberto Barrios ©
Cascada de Roberto Barrios

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, then explore the ancient world of El Castillo, and then explore the striking landscape at Cenote Ik kil. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of La Iglesia, explore the ancient world of The Ossuary, explore the ancient world of Temple of the Bearded Man, then wander the streets of Felipe Carrillo Puerto, then delve into the distant past at Dzibichaltun, and finally Head underground at Cenote Yokdzonot.

To see more things to do and tourist information, go to the Chichen Itza day trip website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Palenque to Chichen Itza takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In May, daytime highs in Chichen Itza are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Yucatan Peninsula, Cenote Yokdzonot
Find places to stay May 8 — 10:
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Tulum side-trips: Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba), Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve (in Sian Ka'an) and Playa del Carmen (Xcaret Park & Quinta Avenida). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 11th (Sat) at Xel-Ha. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Ruins of Tulum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, don't miss a visit to Plastic Flamingo, and take in the exciting artwork at MiNiAtUrE art Gallery.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tulum itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Chichen Itza to Tulum takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Chichen Itza in May, expect Tulum to be slightly colder, temps between 34°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
Find places to stay May 10 — 16:
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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 adventure, outdoors, nature, water activities, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, get a new perspective on nature at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, put a fun spin on your tour with The Amazing Cozumel Race, and get in on the family fun at Discover Mexico Park Cozumel.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cozumel tour planning app .

Traveling by combination of bus, ferry, and taxi from Tulum to Cozumel takes 2.5 hours. In May in Cozumel, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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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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