52 days in Mexico Itinerary

52 days in Mexico Itinerary

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52 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  13​h
1
Tulum
— 13 nights
Taxi + Ferry:  2​h 45​min
2
Isla Mujeres
— 9 nights
Travel:  3​h 45​min
3
Holbox Island
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
4
Mahahual
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Bacalar
— 10 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
6
Mazunte
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Buenos Aires

13
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tulum: Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba), Playa del Carmen (Gaston Charo Art Gallery Playa del Carmen, Xcaret Park, & more) and Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve (in Sian Ka'an). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, stroll through Paradise Beach, kick back and relax at Akumal Beach, and steep yourself in history at Ek Balam.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tulum trip website .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Tulum is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Buenos Aires to Tulum, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in October: high temperatures in Tulum hover around 34°C and lows are around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Isla Mujeres.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Chichen Itza, Akumal, Ek Balam, Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Scuba & Snorkeling

9
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Isla Mujeres: Puerto Morelos (The Kay Club & Tequila Factory Cancun). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Punta Sur, pause for some serene contemplation at PARROQUIA INMACULADA CONCEPCIÓN, kick back and relax at Playa Norte, and sample the tasty concoctions at Isla Brewing Company.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Isla Mujeres trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Tulum to Isla Mujeres takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in October, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Holbox Island.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Puerto Morelos
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Playa Norte ©
Playa Norte
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur
Shark Diving

5
nights
Holbox Island

Holbox Island ©
Spend the 30th (Wed) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Holbox Island itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Isla Mujeres to Holbox Island. In October, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Mahahual.

Things to do in Holbox Island

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Holbox Island ©
Holbox Island
Papa Rana Holbox Logo Shop ©
Papa Rana Holbox Logo Shop
Kayaking & Canoeing

6
nights
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.
Step out of Mahahual to go to Xcalak and see Parque Nacional de Arrecifes, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Maya Chan Beach, cast your line with a fishing tour, cool off at Maya, Lost Mayan Kingdom, and explore the gorgeous colors at Banco Chinchorro.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Mahahual vacation planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Holbox Island to Mahahual. November in Mahahual sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Bacalar.

Things to do in Mahahual

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Parque Nacional de Arrecifes
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Banco Chinchorro ©
Banco Chinchorro
Maya, Lost Mayan Kingdom ©
Maya, Lost Mayan Kingdom

10
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: Chetumal (Dzibanche, Planetario yook' ol kaab, & more), Zona Arqueologica De Chaachoben (in Chacchoben) and Zona Arqueológica de Xpuhil (in Xpujil Town). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bacalar, head outdoors with Stromatolites in Bacalar Rapids, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and explore the ancient world of Pyramid of the Masks.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bacalar road trip app .

Getting from Mahahual to Bacalar by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mazunte.

Things to do in Bacalar

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chetumal, Zona Arqueológica de Xpuhil, Kinichna, Zona Arqueologica De Chaachoben, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Lake Bacalar ©
Lake Bacalar
Zona Arqueológica de Xpuhil ©
Zona Arqueológica de Xpuhil
Pyramid of the Masks ©
Pyramid of the Masks

5
nights
Mazunte

Mazunte ©
Get out of town with these interesting Mazunte side-trips: Garden of Elia Martinez (in Pluma Hidalgo) and Bahia Estacahuite (in Puerto Angel).

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Mazunte trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bacalar to Mazunte. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bacalar to Mazunte due to the time zone difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mazunte

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Puerto Angel, Garden of Elia Martinez, Playa Zipolite
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Punta Cometa ©
Punta Cometa
Hridaya Yoga ©
Hridaya Yoga
Playa Zipolite ©
Playa Zipolite

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