59 days in Mexico Itinerary

59 days in Mexico Itinerary

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59 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  23 h
1
Cabo San Lucas
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
La Paz
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
3
Puerto Vallarta
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  8 h
4
Mahahual
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Tulum
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Cozumel
— 7 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Isla Mujeres
— 4 nights
Drive:  45 min
8
Cancun
— 6 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h
9
Merida
— 6 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h 30 min
10
Oaxaca
— 4 nights
Fly:  23 h 45 min
End: Sydney

6
nights
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.
Kids will enjoy Playa del Amor and Bay of Cabo San Lucas. Take a break from the city and head to Shark Diving and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Explore Cabo San Lucas' surroundings by going to Todos Santos (Playa Los Cerritos, Galeria Logan, & more), San Jose del Cabo (Sillvermoon Gallery, Casa Dahlia Gallery, & more) and Playa San Pedrito (in El Pescadero). And it doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, explore by horseback at Cuadra San Francisco, kick back and relax at Santa Maria Beach, and get a taste of the local shopping with La Turquesa Jewelry and Art.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cabo San Lucas travel itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 17 hours traveling from Sydney to Cabo San Lucas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in May, expect Cabo San Lucas to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to La Paz.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

San Jose del Cabo, Todos Santos, Playa San Pedrito, Cuadra San Francisco
Find places to stay May 1 — 7:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Shark Diving
Playa Los Cerritos ©
Playa Los Cerritos

5
nights
La Paz

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Balandra Beach and Ensenada Grande. Bring the kids along to Balandra Beach and Playa Migrino. The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, look for gifts at Galeria Casa Parra, head off the coast to Archipielago Revillagigedo, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

Before you visit La Paz, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Cabo San Lucas to La Paz by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from Cabo San Lucas, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in La Paz, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in La Paz

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Isla Los Islotes, Playa Migrino, Balandra Beach
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Balandra Beach ©
Balandra Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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.
Get some cultural insight at Zona Romantica and Old Vallarta. Let the collections at Galeria Coppelia and Puerto Vallarta Art Walk (Start Point) capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Sayulita), Punta de Mita (Fishing Charters & Tours & Punta Mita Golf Course) and Destiladeras Beach (in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle). There's lots more to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, get interesting insight from Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Nuevo Vallarta Beach, and step off the mainland to explore Marietas Islands.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Vallarta trip site .

Getting from La Paz to Puerto Vallarta by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from La Paz to Puerto Vallarta, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from La Paz in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Puerto Vallarta, with highs around 34°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Mahahual.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Nuevo Vallarta, Punta de Mita, Cabo Corrientes, Marietas Islands, Majahuitas Beach
Find places to stay May 12 — 19:
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Nuevo Vallarta Beach ©
Nuevo Vallarta Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Playa Las Animas ©
Playa Las Animas

2
nights
Mahahual

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Lake Bacalar. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Maya Chan Beach and Yaya Beach. Step out of Mahahual with an excursion to Zona Arqueologica De Chaachoben in Chacchoben--about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Tours, explore the gorgeous colors at Banco Chinchorro, look for gifts at Diamonds International, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Mahahual journey planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Puerto Vallarta to Mahahual in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Vallarta to Mahahual due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Puerto Vallarta, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Mahahual, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Mahahual

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Zona Arqueologica De Chaachoben, Diamonds International, Lake Bacalar
Find places to stay May 19 — 22:
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Lake Bacalar ©
Lake Bacalar
Scuba & Snorkeling
Banco Chinchorro ©
Banco Chinchorro

7
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.
Casa de los Venados and MiNiAtUrE art Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Climbing Tours and Aktun Chen. Get out of town with these interesting Tulum side-trips: Akumal (Akumal Monkey Sanctuary & Rescued Animals & Scuba & Snorkeling), Puerto Aventuras (Xpu-ha Beach & Ecopark Kantun Chi) and La Playa Xpuha (in Xpu-Ha). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Gran Cenote, head outdoors with Ziggy Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and enjoy the sand and surf at Mayan Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tulum travel route planner .

Drive from Mahahual to Tulum in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Mahahual in May, things will get slightly colder in Tulum: highs are around 34°C and lows about 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Akumal, Puerto Aventuras, Casa de los Venados, Labna-Ha Magic Mayan World
Find places to stay May 22 — 29:
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Gran Cenote ©
Gran Cenote
Shark Diving
La Playa Xpuha ©
La Playa Xpuha

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Punta Sur Eco Beach Park and Playa Palancar. Kids will appreciate attractions like Paradise Beach Cozumel and Playa de San Martin. There's much more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Palancar Reef, take in the dramatic natural features at El Paso del Cedral Reef, learn something new at Discover Mexico Park Cozumel, and partake in some friendly competition at The Amazing Cozumel Race.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cozumel trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Tulum to Cozumel in 2.5 hours. May in Cozumel sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Isla Mujeres.

Things to do in Cozumel

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

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Punta Sur and Captain Dulche's Museum. Attractions like Playa Norte and Playa Lancheros make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, identify plant and animal life at El Farito, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

Before you visit Isla Mujeres, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Cozumel to Isla Mujeres takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur
Isla Mujeres Trips ©
Isla Mujeres Trips
Playa Norte ©
Playa Norte

6
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shark Diving and Spas. Do your shopping at Galeria Balance Cancun and Casa de Cultura Cancun. Venture out of the city with trips to Iberostar Golf Club Playa Paraiso (in Playa Paraiso) and Puerto Morelos (National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos & Croco Cun Zoo). There's still lots to do: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, see the interesting displays at Mayan Museum of Cancun, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Chacmool, and indulge your taste buds at Hacienda Tequila Cancun.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cancun trip itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Isla Mujeres to Cancun takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. June in Cancun sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Merida.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Puerto Morelos, IBEROSTAR PARAISO BEACH GOLF CLUB, Zona Arqueológica El Meco
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 15:
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Shark Diving
National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos ©
IBEROSTAR PARAISO BEACH GOLF CLUB ©
IBEROSTAR PARAISO BEACH GOLF CLUB

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.
Shop till you drop at Galeria Tataya and Galeria La Eskalera. Kids will appreciate attractions like Celestun Wildlife Refuge and Celestun. Change things up with these side-trips from Merida: Chichen Itza (Las Monjas, The Ossuary, & more), Cenote Yaal Utzil (in Abala) and Cenote Kankirixche (in Mucuyche). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Uxmal, take in the exciting artwork at La Sala Art&Design Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Jaltun Parque Recreativo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of El Atrio del Convento de Izamal.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Merida online day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Cancun to Merida takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. When traveling from Cancun in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Merida, with highs around 41°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Merida

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chichen Itza, Celestun, Yucatan Peninsula, Mirador de Muna, Uxmal
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 21:
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Convento de San Antonio de Padua ©
Convento de San Antonio de Padua
Uxmal ©
Uxmal
Merida Cathedral ©
Merida Cathedral

4
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.
Bring the kids along to Playa La Bocana and Museo Infantil de Oaxaca. Do some cultural sightseeing at Monte Alban and Mercado Benito Juárez. Venture out of the city with trips to Santa Ana Zegache Church (in Santa Ana Zegache), Ex-Convento de Santo Domingo (in Ocotlan de Morelos) and Workshop of Jacobo and Maria Angeles (in San Martin Tilcajete). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, examine the collection at Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca, get a taste of the local shopping with La Mano Magica, and view the masterpieces at Voces de Copal.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Oaxaca trip planner .

Getting from Merida to Oaxaca by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Merida to Oaxaca, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Merida in June: high temperatures in Oaxaca hover around 34°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Teotitlan del Valle, Tlacolula, Santa Maria de la Asuncion, Zona Arqueologica Zaachila, Santa Ana Zegache Church
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 26:
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Monte Alban ©
Monte Alban
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman ©
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman
Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca ©
Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca

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