60 days in Mexico Itinerary

60 days in Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico route planner

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Cancun
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Isla Mujeres
— 1 night
Ferry to Puerto Juárez, Fly to Cozumel
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Cozumel
— 6 nights
Ferry to Calica, Drive to Tulum
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Tulum
— 7 nights
Drive
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Chichen Itza
— 1 night
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Mahahual
— 2 nights
Bus to Catazajá, Taxi to Palenque
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Palenque
— 3 nights
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Oaxaca
— 6 nights
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Mexico City
— 7 nights
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Puerto Vallarta
— 7 nights
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La Paz
— 5 nights
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Cabo San Lucas
— 8 nights
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Cancun

— 5 nights
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.
Head to La Isla Shopping Village and Mercado 28for plenty of shopping. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mayan Museum of Cancun and Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado. Explore Cancun's surroundings by going to Puerto Morelos (Scuba & Snorkeling, National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos, &more) and IBEROSTAR PARAISO BEACH GOLF CLUB (in Playa Paraiso). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Playa Delfines, observe the fascinating underwater world at Interactive Aquarium, stroll through Playa Tortugas, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cancun route maker website.

Izmir, Turkey to Cancun is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 8 hours. While traveling from Izmir, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Cancun, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Isla Mujeres.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 1 — 6:

Isla Mujeres

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Del Sagrado Corazon, delve into the distant past at Punta Sur, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Isla Mujeres sightseeing planner.

Getting from Cancun to Isla Mujeres by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 7:

Cozumel

— 6 nights
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.
San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site and Galo Art Studio Cozumel Art are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Paradise Beach Cozumel and Columbia Reef. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Punta Sur Eco Beach Park, learn more about the world around you at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, get outside with The Money Bar Beach Club, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Cozumel visit site.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Isla Mujeres to Cozumel in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in February, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 13:

Tulum

— 7 nights
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
We've included these beaches for you: Paradise Beach and Akumal Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tulum Archaeological Site and Balam Art On Feathers. Change things up with these side-trips from Tulum: Ek Balam (in Ek Balam Village), Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba) and La Playa Xpuha (in Xpu-Ha). Spend the 17th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Cenotes Sac Actun, stop by Kaahal Home Tulum, enjoy the sand and surf at Mayan Beach, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tulum trip maker website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Cozumel to Tulum takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 13 — 20:

Chichen Itza

— 1 night
Featuring the largest archeological site of the ancient Mayan civilization, Chichen Itza remains one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza, explore the ancient world of The Ossuary, delve into the distant past at Temple of the Bearded Man, explore the ancient world of Las Monjas, then explore the activities along Cenote Ik kil, and finally delve into the distant past at La Iglesia.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Chichen Itza online trip maker.

Getting from Tulum to Chichen Itza by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Tulum in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Chichen Itza: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Mahahual.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 21:

Mahahual

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Maya Chan Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): look for gifts at Diamonds International and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mahahual Beach.

To see ratings and other tourist information, refer to the Mahahual online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Chichen Itza to Mahahual takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Chichen Itza in February, expect a bit cooler with lows of 23°C in Mahahual. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Mahahual

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 21 — 23:

Palenque

— 3 nights
Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE.
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque and Museo de Sitio de Palenque "Alberto Ruz Lhuillier" are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Agua Azul Waterfalls and Aluxes Palenque. Step out of Palenque with an excursion to Playas de Catazaja in Catazaja--about 40 minutes away. There's more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Cascadas de Misol-Ha and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Santo Domingo.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Palenque trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Mahahual to Palenque takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Palenque

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 23 — 26:

Oaxaca

— 6 nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at Monte Alban and Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman. Head to Mercado Benito Juárez and Galeria omar Hernandezfor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oaxaca: Teotitlan del Valle (Casa Don Taurino, Porfirio Gutierrez, &more). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Oaxaca Textile Museum, take in the exciting artwork at La Mano Magica, trek along Coyote Aventuras, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Oaxaca attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Palenque to Oaxaca takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 26 — Mar 4:

Mexico City

— 7 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Let the collections at Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Museo del Templo Mayor capture your imagination. Discover out-of-the-way places like Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 and Coyoacan. Step out of Mexico City with an excursion to Piramide de la Serpiente Emplumada in San Juan Teotihuacan--about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, contemplate the long history of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and see the interesting displays at Museo Soumaya.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Mexico City tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Oaxaca to Mexico City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. When traveling from Oaxaca in March, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Mexico City: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 4 — 11:

Puerto Vallarta

— 7 nights
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Zona Romantica. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Vallarta and Puerto Vallarta Art Walk (Start Point). Get out of town with these interesting Puerto Vallarta side-trips: Kayaking & Canoeing (in Sayulita), Vallarta Botanical Gardens (in Cabo Corrientes) and Bucerias (A Broken Art, Bucerias Art Gallery, &more). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Nuevo Vallarta Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Demetro, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and wander the streets of El Centro.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Vallarta journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Mexico City in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Puerto Vallarta, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Museums · Shopping · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 11 — 18:

La Paz

— 5 nights
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 discover tucked-away gems like Balandra Beach and Balandra Beach. Shop till you drop at Tamal Gallery and Artesanias Cuauhtemoc. There's still lots to do: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, head off the coast to Isla Espiritu Santo, stroll through Ensenada Grande, and don't miss a visit to Malecon.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our La Paz tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Puerto Vallarta to La Paz by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mexican Pacific Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Puerto Vallarta, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in La Paz, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in La Paz

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 18 — 23:

Cabo San Lucas

— 8 nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as Parroquia San Jose and Church of Saint Luke are in your itinerary. For shopping fun, head to La Turquesa Jewelry and Art or Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cabo San Lucas: San Jose del Cabo (Sillvermoon Gallery, Enrique Bascon, Galeria de Arte, &more). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Playa del Amor, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, stroll through Chileno Beach, and go for a stroll along the water at Marina Cabo San Lucas.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cabo San Lucas road trip app.

You can drive from La Paz to Cabo San Lucas in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. While traveling from La Paz, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Cabo San Lucas, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 23 — 31:

Mexico travel guide

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Ruins · Beaches · Landmarks
Tailor-made for anyone seeking that traditional sun-and-sand experience, Mexico vacations allow visitors to explore nearly 10,000 km (6,200 mi) of picturesque coastlines. Idyllic beaches and favorable year-round weather aside, this diverse country with a rich pre-Colombian history allows tourists a chance to discover a fascinating cuisine, numerous archaeological sites, state-of-the-art museums, colonial-era haciendas, and outstanding examples of 21st-century architecture. Most visitors get to know the country by its cities, but if you want a well-rounded Mexico tour, spend some time exploring its jungles, cloud forests, Caribbean reefs, snowcapped volcanoes, vast deserts, and tranquil lagoons. Life is lived outdoors in Mexico, so wherever you go, don't forget to dine alfresco and stroll the country's colonial streets.