20 days in Mexico Itinerary

20 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Morelia
— 6 nights
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Acapulco
— 2 nights
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Morelia
— 4 nights
Fly to Cancun, Ferry to Isla Mujeres
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Isla Mujeres
— 2 nights
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Cancun
— 3 nights
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Morelia

Morelia is a city and municipality in the north central part of the state of Michoacán in central Mexico. Appreciate the collections at Telares Uruapan and Museo Ex Convento de San Agustin de San Pablo. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Catedral de Morelia and Planetario de Morelia. Get out of town with these interesting Morelia side-trips: Museo Antiguo Convento Franciscano De Santa Ana de Tzintzuntzan (in Tzintzuntzan), National Museum of the Copper (in Santa Clara del Cobre) and Museo Mina Dos Estrellas (in Tlalpujahua). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Centro Cultural Clavijero, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Guadalupe Sanctuary, make a trip to The Aqueduct, and wander the streets of Centro Historico de Morelia.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Morelia trip planner.

Mexico City to Morelia is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Mexico City in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Morelia, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Acapulco.

Things to do in Morelia

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 4 — 10:

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Acapulco

Probably one of Mexico's best-known beach resorts, Acapulco came into prominence in the mid-20th century, when it became a getaway for Hollywood movie starts and European millionaires.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): kick back and relax at Barra Vieja Beach and then kick back and relax at Playa Revolcadero. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Capilla de la Paz (Chapel of Peace) and then see the interesting displays at Fuerte De San Diego.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Acapulco day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Morelia to Acapulco takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Morelia in January, expect nights in Acapulco to be much hotter, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Morelia.

Things to do in Acapulco

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 12:

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Morelia

Do some cultural sightseeing at Centro de Interpretacion Ruta Don Vasco and Casa Natal de Morelos. Appreciate the collections at Museo de Celaya Historia Regional and Museo de las Momias de Celaya. Change things up with these side-trips from Morelia: House of Eleven Patios (Casa de los Once Patios) (in Patzcuaro), San Francisco Bola del Agua (in Celaya) and Parque Nacional Barranca del Cupatitzio (in Uruapan). See some other sides of Morelia: deepen your understanding at Conservatorio de las Rosas and admire the local landmark of Callejon del Romance.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Morelia trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Acapulco to Morelia takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Acapulco in January: highs in Morelia hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Isla Mujeres.

Things to do in Morelia

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 12 — 16:

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Punta Sur and Captain Dulche's Museum. There's lots more to do: stroll through Playa Norte, make a trip to El Centro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Del Sagrado Corazon, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Isla Brewing Company.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Isla Mujeres trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Morelia to Isla Mujeres in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Morelia to Isla Mujeres is 1 hour. Traveling from Morelia in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much warmer in Isla Mujeres, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 19:

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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Mayan Museum of Cancun and Museo de Ropa Etnica de Mexico - Murem. Get some cultural insight at Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá and 3D Museum of Wonders. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cancun: Akumal Beach (in Akumal) and Choco-Story Valladolid (in Valladolid). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Playa Delfines, browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and view the masterpieces at Galeria Balance Cancun.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cancun journey planner.

You can ride a ferry from Isla Mujeres to Cancun in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. In January in Cancun, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 19 — 23:

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.