59 days in Mexico Itinerary

59 days in Mexico Itinerary

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59 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Savannah
+3
Fly + foot + bus + ferry:  9​h
1
Isla Mujeres
— 3 nights
ferry + taxi:  2​h 30​min
2
Valladolid
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Mahahual
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Tulum
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Cozumel
— 7 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
6
La Paz
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Cabo San Lucas
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Puerto Vallarta
— 6 nights
9
Oaxaca
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
10
Merida
— 6 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Savannah

3
nights
Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres ©
Tiny municipal seat of an eponymous island, each season Isla Mujeres swells to bursting with international tourists coming here to swim, snorkel, dive, fish, and sail.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Playa Lancheros and El Farito. Get in touch with nature at Playa Norte and Speed Boats Tours. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Punta Sur, examine the collection at Captain Dulche's Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Del Sagrado Corazon.

To see where to stay and tourist information, use the Isla Mujeres travel itinerary planner.

Savannah, USA to Isla Mujeres is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight, bus, and ferry. You can also do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Savannah in January, expect nights in Isla Mujeres to be warmer, around 66°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Valladolid.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Playa Lancheros ©
Playa Lancheros
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur
Playa Norte ©
Playa Norte

6
nights
Valladolid

Valladolid
One of the gateways to the ruins of Chichen Itza, Valladolid boasts plenty of historic charm and offers a range of tourist-oriented services that ensure pleasant holidays in this area.
Attractions like Xkopek Parque Apicola and Cenote Agua Dulce make great kid-friendly stops. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ek Balam and Casa de los Venados. Venture out of the city with trips to Ek Balam (in Temozon), Parque Natural Ria Lagartos (in Rio Lagartos) and Chichen Itza (El Castillo, La Iglesia, & more). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario de los Santos Reyes, explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote X'Keken, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ecopark Xtut, and explore the ancient world of Kinichna.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Valladolid trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Isla Mujeres to Valladolid takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In February, Valladolid is somewhat warmer than Isla Mujeres - with highs of 87°F and lows of 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Mahahual.

Things to do in Valladolid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Chichen Itza, Yucatan Peninsula, Temozon, Parque Natural Ria Lagartos, Ek Balam
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Ek Balam
Ek Balam
Parque Natural Ria Lagartos ©
Parque Natural Ria Lagartos
Ek Balam ©
Ek Balam

3
nights
Mahahual

A growingly popular destination on Mexico's Caribbean coast, for most of its history Mahahual remained a tiny fishing village well off the beaten path.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and Spas & Wellness. Visiting Maya Chan Beach and Lake Bacalar will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Tony's Pizza on the Beach and stop by Diamonds International.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Mahahual route planning website .

You can drive from Valladolid to Mahahual in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Mahahual when traveling from Valladolid in February, with lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Mahahual

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lake Bacalar, Diamonds International
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Lake Bacalar ©
Lake Bacalar

7
nights
Tulum

The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Step off the beaten path and head to Climbing Tours and Scuba & Snorkeling. Step out of the city life by going to Grand Cenote and Sac Actun. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tulum: Playa del Carmen (Cenote Chikin Ha & Nuestra Senora del Carmen Catholic Church), La Playa Xpuha (in Xpu-Ha) and Aktun Chen (in Akumal). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Playa Paraiso, identify plant and animal life at LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park, get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos, and shop like a local with MiNiAtUrE art Gallery.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Tulum online trip planner .

You can drive from Mahahual to Tulum in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Mahahual, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Tulum, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Aktun Chen, La Playa Xpuha
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Climbing Tours
La Playa Xpuha ©
La Playa Xpuha
LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park ©
LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park

7
nights
Cozumel

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.
Get in touch with nature at Columbia Reef and Playa Punta Chiqueros. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Santa Rosa Wall and Discover Mexico Park Cozumel. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Palancar Reef, put a fun spin on your tour with The Amazing Cozumel Race, tour the depths of the sea with a submarine tour, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Cozumel online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, ferry, and taxi from Tulum to Cozumel takes 2.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Santa Rosa Wall ©
Santa Rosa Wall
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Columbia Reef ©
Columbia Reef

5
nights
La Paz

It's no coincidence that La Paz means "peace" in Spanish, as this tourist center with a small-town vibe offers a tranquil atmosphere and blissfully pleasant weather throughout the year.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Balandra Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Step out of the city life by going to Isla Espiritu Santo and Balandra Beach. Step out of La Paz to go to Los Barriles and see Scuba & Snorkeling, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, make a trip to Malecon, pause for some photo ops at Dove of Peace Monument, and get outside with HarkerBoard co..

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our La Paz driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Cozumel to La Paz in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cozumel to La Paz. Traveling from Cozumel in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in La Paz, with lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Balandra Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling, Playa Migrino
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Balandra Beach ©
Balandra Beach
Isla Espiritu Santo ©
Isla Espiritu Santo

7
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like San Jose del Cabo Church and Whimsical Cabo. Appreciate the collections at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art and 100 % Mexico Hecho a Mano. Step out of Cabo San Lucas with an excursion to Exotic Fishing Cabo in San Jose del Cabo--about 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: stroll through Playa del Amor, take in the waterfront activity at Marina Cabo San Lucas, ride a horse along Cuadra San Francisco, and take a tour by water with Cabo Sailing Ocean Adventures.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cabo San Lucas online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from La Paz to Cabo San Lucas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from La Paz in March, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Cabo San Lucas: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 67°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

San Jose del Cabo, Cuadra San Francisco
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Playa del Amor ©
Playa del Amor
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Cabo Sailing Ocean Adventures ©
Cabo Sailing Ocean Adventures

6
nights
Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta ©
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Peyote People and Sergio Bustamante. Get some cultural insight at Zona Romantica and FireWorks. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Puerto Vallarta: Nuevo Vallarta Beach (in Nuevo Vallarta) and Punta Mita Golf Course (in Punta de Mita). And it doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Vallarta trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, taxi, and 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 March, daytime highs in Puerto Vallarta are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Nuevo Vallarta, Marietas Islands, Punta Mita Golf Course
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Nuevo Vallarta Beach ©
Nuevo Vallarta Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
nights
Oaxaca

Oaxaca ©
Capital city of the eponymous state, Oaxaca relies heavily on its colonial charm, its core a maze of tree-shaded alleys flanked by photogenic mansions, government buildings, and old churches.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Monte Alban and Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca. Do some cultural sightseeing at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman and Ex-Convento de Santo Domingo. Change things up with these side-trips from Oaxaca: Chapel of Silver (in Tlacolula) and Casa Don Taurino (in Teotitlan del Valle). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Rufino Tamayo Museum of Pre-Hispanic Art, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Benito Juárez, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Convento de San Jeronimo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de la Soledad.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Oaxaca trip maker website .

You can fly from Puerto Vallarta to Oaxaca in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Puerto Vallarta in March: highs in Oaxaca hover around 88°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Merida.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Capilla Del Senor De Tlacolula, Ex-Convento de Santo Domingo, Casa Don Taurino
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Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman ©
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman
Monte Alban ©
Monte Alban
Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca ©
Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca

6
nights
Merida

Merida ©
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Uxmal and Manglares de San Crisanto. Popular historic sites such as Dzibilchaltún and Merida Cathedral are in your itinerary. Explore Merida's surroundings by going to Cenote Yaal Utzil (in Abala), Zona Arqueologica de Oxkintok (in Maxcanu) and Cenote Kankirixche (in Mucuyche). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Mangroves of Dzinitun, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Jesus, admire the masterpieces at Museo Fernando Garcia Ponce Macay, and steep yourself in history at Palacio del Gobernador (Governor's Palace).

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Merida day trip planner .

Getting from Oaxaca to Merida by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Oaxaca in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Merida, with lows around 69°F. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Merida

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Celestun, Manglares de San Crisanto, Zona Arqueologica de Oxkintok, Cenote Yaal Utzil, Cenote Kankirixche
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Uxmal ©
Uxmal
Dzibilchaltún ©
Dzibilchaltún
Merida Cathedral ©
Merida Cathedral

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