28 days in Mexico Itinerary

28 days in Mexico Itinerary

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28 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Santiago
Fly:  11 h
1
Cancun
— 7 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
2
Guadalajara
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Guanajuato
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
4
San Miguel de Allende
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Monterrey
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
6
Merida
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Chichen Itza
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h
8
Tulum
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  12 h 45 min
End: Santiago

7
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Punta Sur and El Rey Archaeological Zone. Escape the urban bustle at Playa Delfines and La Isla Shopping Village. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cancun: Palancar Reef (in Cozumel) and Isla Mujeres (Guadalupe Chapel, Playa Norte, & more). The adventure continues: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Tortugas, play a few rounds at Moon Palace Golf Course, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Santiago, Chile to Cancun is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Santiago to Cancun, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Cancun can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Guadalajara.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Isla Mujeres, Palancar Reef
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Swim with Dolphins
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village

6
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.
Expiatory Temple and Palacio de Gobierno will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Bosque El Centinela and Magdalena Jalisco Mexico. Venture out of the city with trips to Destileria La Rojena (in Tequila), Guachimontones (in Teuchitlan) and El Diente (in Zapopan). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Instituto Cultural Cabanas, see a show at Teatro Degollado, get to know the fascinating history of Romantic Lake Chapala, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Guadalajara Cathedral.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Guadalajara trip website .

Getting from Cancun to Guadalajara by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Cancun to Guadalajara is minus 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Cancun in October: high temperatures in Guadalajara hover around 31°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Guanajuato.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Zapopan, Magdalena Jalisco Mexico, Guachimontones, Destileria La Rojena
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Expiatory Temple ©
Expiatory Temple
Instituto Cultural Cabanas ©
Instituto Cultural Cabanas
Guachimontones ©
Guachimontones

1
night
Guanajuato

Guanajuato ©
Recognized as a World Heritage Site, Guanajuato spills over hilly terrain in central Mexico, luring visitors with its pleasant tree-shaded plazas and friendly sidewalk cafes.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Diego Rivera Museum and Home (Museo Casa Diego Rivera), examine the collection at Museo de las Momias de Guanajuato, and then get engrossed in the history at Alhondiga de Granaditas.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Guanajuato trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Guadalajara to Guanajuato takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. November in Guanajuato sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Guanajuato

Museums Historic Sites
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Alhondiga de Granaditas ©
Alhondiga de Granaditas
Museo de las Momias de Guanajuato ©
Museo de las Momias de Guanajuato

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Marquesa de Mancera, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museo La Esquina, then take in the exciting artwork at Mr Poster, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of El Jardin.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Miguel de Allende road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Guanajuato to San Miguel de Allende takes an hour. In November, daytime highs in San Miguel de Allende are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Monterrey.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Historic Sites Spas Museums
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Horseback Riding Tours
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel ©
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel
El Jardin ©
El Jardin

4
nights
Monterrey

Monterrey ©
An industrial powerhouse and a major transportation hub close to the Texas border, Monterrey offers visitors a blend of culture, art, and history.
Paseo de Santa Lucia and Carapan are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Grutas de Bustamante and Grutas de Garcia will get you outdoors. Step out of Monterrey to go to Saltillo and see Museo del Desierto, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museo del Acero Horno 3, make a trip to Gran Plaza o Macroplaza, and take an in-depth tour of Museo del Dulce.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Monterrey travel route planner.

Getting from San Miguel de Allende to Monterrey by combination of bus, taxi, and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Merida.

Things to do in Monterrey

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Grutas de Bustamante, Museo del Desierto
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Grutas de Bustamante ©
Grutas de Bustamante
Paseo de Santa Lucia ©
Paseo de Santa Lucia
Museo del Desierto ©
Museo del Desierto

3
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.
On the 11th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Casa Museo Montes Molina. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Merida Cathedral, explore the ancient world of Dzibilchaltún, and then delve into the distant past at Uxmal.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Merida trip site .

Traveling by flight from Monterrey to Merida takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. November in Merida sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Merida

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Mangroves of Dzinitun, Uxmal
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Celestun ©
Celestun
Uxmal ©
Uxmal
Mangroves of Dzinitun ©
Mangroves of Dzinitun

1
day
Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza ©
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 14th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Yokdzonot, explore the striking landscape at Cenote Ik kil, explore the ancient world of Temple of the Bearded Man, don't miss a visit to Chichen Itza, then explore the ancient world of Plataforma de Venus, and finally explore the ancient world of The Ossuary.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Chichen Itza trip planning tool .

You can drive from Merida to Chichen Itza in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Merida in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 29°C in Chichen Itza. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cenote Yokdzonot
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Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Temple of the Bearded Man ©
Temple of the Bearded Man

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Paradise Beach. Popular historic sites such as Tulum Archaeological Site and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Gran Cenote, get a taste of the local shopping with Sfer IK, view the masterpieces at MiNiAtUrE art Gallery, and take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos.

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

Traveling by car from Chichen Itza to Tulum takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Chichen Itza in November since evenings lows in Tulum dip to 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Scuba & Snorkeling
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá

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