60 days in Mexico Itinerary

60 days in Mexico Itinerary

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60 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
1
Mexico City
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Puebla
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Palenque
— 4 nights
bus:  6​h
4
Bacalar
— 4 nights
5
Tulum
— 7 nights
6
Cancun
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Cozumel
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
8
Cabo San Lucas
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
9
Puerto Vallarta
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
10
Guadalajara
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
11
San Miguel de Allende
— 6 nights
End: Mexico City

5
nights
Mexico City

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cuernavaca (Spanish Language Institute - Day Course & Robert Brady Museum) and Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 (in San Juan Teotihuacan). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, make a trip to Museo Frida Kahlo, explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Mexico City itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Mexico City. In September in Mexico City, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Puebla.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Cuernavaca, Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 25:
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Food Tours
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Puebla: Tonantzintla (in San Andres Cholula), San Pedro Cholula (Zona Arqueológica de Cholula & La monarca) and Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala (in Tlaxcala). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario), admire the masterpieces at Museo Jose Luis Bello y Gonzales, get lost in a book at Biblioteca Palafoxiana, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Basilica de Puebla.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Puebla road trip tool .

Traveling by bus from Mexico City to Puebla takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

San Pedro Cholula, Popocatepetl, Volcan La Malinche, Chalcatzingo, Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario) ©
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Tonina in Ocosingo (about 2 hours away). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Zona Arqueologica de Palenque, admire the sheer force of Cascada de Roberto Barrios, examine the collection at Museo de Sitio de Palenque "Alberto Ruz Lhuillier", and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Aluxes Palenque.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Palenque itinerary website .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Puebla to Palenque in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bacalar.

Things to do in Palenque

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Tonina
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 4:
Highlights from your plan
Agua Azul Waterfalls ©
Agua Azul Waterfalls
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque ©
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque
Cascada de Roberto Barrios ©
Cascada de Roberto Barrios

4
nights
Bacalar

Bacalar ©
Bacalar is the municipal seat and largest city in Bacalar Municipality (until 2011 a part of Othón P. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bacalar: Zona Arqueológica de Xpuhil (in Xpujil Town), Dzibanche (in Chetumal) and Mahahual (Maya Chan Beach & Scuba & Snorkeling). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bacalar, get a taste of life in the country at Num Ka'an Ranch, and delve into the distant past at Pyramid of the Masks.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bacalar trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Palenque to Bacalar takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Palenque to Bacalar is 1 hour. In October, daytime highs in Bacalar are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Tulum.

Things to do in Bacalar

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mahahual, Zona Arqueológica de Xpuhil, Pyramid of the Masks, Dzibanche
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Bacalar ©
Lake Bacalar
Zona Arqueológica de Xpuhil ©
Zona Arqueológica de Xpuhil
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tulum: Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba), Chichen Itza (Plataforma de Venus & Chichen Itza) and Playa del Carmen (Xcaret Park, Quinta Avenida, & more). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, make a trip to Casita Xaman, Head underground at Cenotes Sac Actun, and explore the activities along Gran Cenote.

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You can take a bus from Bacalar to Tulum in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. When traveling from Bacalar in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Tulum: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Cancun.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Chichen Itza, Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Explore Cancun's surroundings by going to Isla Mujeres (Playa Norte, Punta Sur, & more). There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and play a few rounds at Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cancun online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Tulum to Cancun by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cozumel.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Isla Mujeres
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur

6
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.
Cozumel is known for wildlife, outdoors, theme parks, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the gorgeous colors at Palancar Reef, 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 see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cozumel trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cancun to Cozumel takes 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Cozumel are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Cozumel

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Scuba & Snorkeling
Chankanaab Reef ©
Chankanaab Reef

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.
Step out of Cabo San Lucas with an excursion to Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach) in San Jose del Cabo--about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, tour the pleasant surroundings at Chileno Beach, and take in the exciting artwork at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cabo San Lucas route builder app .

Getting from Cozumel to Cabo San Lucas by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cozumel to Cabo San Lucas due to the time zone difference. October in Cabo San Lucas sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach)
Find places to stay Oct 27 — Nov 2:
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Puerto Vallarta: Art in Amber (in Bucerias) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Sayulita). And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Boardwalk, step off the mainland to explore Marietas Islands, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Vallarta trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. In November, daily temperatures in Puerto Vallarta can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Guadalajara.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Marietas Islands, Art in Amber
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Malecon Boardwalk ©
Malecon Boardwalk
Marietas Islands ©
Marietas Islands

5
nights
Guadalajara

Guadalajara ©
One of Mexico's cultural hubs, Guadalajara represents the home of mariachi music and hosts numerous large-scale events, ranging from international film festivals to celebrated book fairs.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Guadalajara: Tequila Tres Mujeres (in Amatitan) and Tequila (La Fortaleza, La Cata Tequila Tasting Room, & more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Instituto Cultural Cabanas, admire the natural beauty at Bosque Colomos, get a sense of history and politics at Palacio de Gobierno, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

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You can fly from Puerto Vallarta to Guadalajara in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta in November, expect nights in Guadalajara to be colder, around 11°C, while days are little chillier, around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Museums Parks Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Tlaquepaque, Tequila, Tequila Tres Mujeres, TOM Guadalajara
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Instituto Cultural Cabanas ©
Instituto Cultural Cabanas
Museo Pantaleon Panduro ©
Museo Pantaleon Panduro
Acuario Michin ©
Acuario Michin

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 (Historic Center of Santiago de Queretaro, Museo de Arte Sacro Queretaro, & more) and Guanajuato (Museo del Pueblo de Guanajuato, Alhondiga de Granaditas, & more). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, stroll around El Charco del Ingenio, browse the collection at Biblioteca Pública de San Miguel de Allende, and make a trip to Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Miguel de Allende road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Guadalajara to San Miguel de Allende takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in November, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Queretaro City, Guanajuato
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery ©
Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel ©
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel
El Jardin ©
El Jardin

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