55 days in Mexico Itinerary

55 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Cabo San Lucas
— 4 nights
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Puerto Vallarta
— 4 nights
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Puebla
— 5 nights
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Cancun
— 5 nights
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Cozumel
— 5 nights
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Tulum
— 7 nights
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Bacalar
— 4 nights
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Palenque
— 4 nights
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Mexico City
— 5 nights
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San Miguel de Allende
— 5 nights
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Guadalajara
— 4 nights

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Parroquia San Jose and La Turquesa Jewelry and Art. Escape the urban bustle at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas and Cabo Pulmo Marine Preserve. There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Maria Beach, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cabo San Lucas trip itinerary planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to Mexican Pacific Standard Time is minus 19 hours. Traveling from Auckland in September, things will get much warmer in Cabo San Lucas: highs are around 35°C and lows about 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 26 — 30:
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Shark Diving
Santa Maria Beach ©
Santa Maria Beach
Parroquia San Jose ©
Parroquia San Jose

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Puerto Vallarta

Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at El Centro and OPC Oficina de Proyectos Culturales. Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Swim with Dolphins. Change things up with these side-trips from Puerto Vallarta: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Sayulita) and Playa Las Animas (in Cabo Corrientes). Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, head off the coast to Isla Cuale, view the masterpieces at Elements of Design, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Vallarta.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Vallarta travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Puebla.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 5:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
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Puebla

Puebla ©

City of Angels

Recognized as a World Heritage Site thanks to its photogenic colonial buildings, Puebla remains one of Mexico's top destinations for architecture enthusiasts.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario) and Zocalo. Popular historic sites such as Puebla Cathedra and Church of Santo Domingo (Iglesia de Santo Domingo) are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Puebla: Volcan La Malinche (in Huamantla), Tlaxcala (Santuario de las Luciernagas & Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Ocotlan) and Tonantzintla (in San Andres Cholula). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo San Francisco Acatepec, explore the ancient world of Cacaxtla - Xochitécatl, stop by Talavera de la Luz, and steep yourself in history at Barrio del Artista.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Puebla trip planner.

You can fly from Puerto Vallarta to Puebla in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Puerto Vallarta in October: highs in Puebla hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 5 — 10:
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Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario) ©
Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario)
Puebla Cathedra ©
Puebla Cathedra
Zocalo ©
Zocalo

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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.
Head to La Isla Shopping Village and Tattooartefor some retail therapy. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado and Zona Arqueológica El Meco. Venture out of the city with trips to IBEROSTAR PARAISO BEACH GOLF CLUB (in Playa Paraiso) and Puerto Morelos (National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos & Shark Diving). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cancun day trip planner.

You can fly from Puebla to Cancun in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puebla to Cancun, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Puebla, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Cancun, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Golf

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 10 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Shark Diving
National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos ©
National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos

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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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Cozumel Pearl Farm will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Galo Art Studio and Museo de la Isla de Cozumel. There's still lots to do: explore the gorgeous colors at El Paso del Cedral Reef, stop by Sergio's Silver from Taxco, delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueológica del Cedral, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise (Paraiso) Reef.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cozumel trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cancun to Cozumel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
El Paso del Cedral Reef ©
El Paso del Cedral Reef
San Francisco Reef ©
San Francisco Reef

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Shark Diving and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at La Playa Xpuha and Mayan Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Convent of San Bernardino of Siena (in Valladolid), Chichen Itza (in Chichen Itza) and Ek Balam (in Ek Balam Village). There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Santa Cruz, delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, stroll through LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park, and take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery Miniature.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tulum trip planner.

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. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can take a shuttle to Bacalar.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 20 — 27:
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Shark Diving
Ek Balam
Ek Balam

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Bacalar

Bacalar is the municipal seat and largest city in Bacalar Municipality (until 2011 a part of Othón P. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Maya Chan Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Zona Arqueológica de Xpuhil and Dzibanche. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Pyramid of the Masks and look for gifts at Diamonds International.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Bacalar vacation builder app.

You can take a shuttle from Tulum to Bacalar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Tulum, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bacalar, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 26°C. On the 31st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Palenque.

Things to do in Bacalar

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 27 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Maya Chan Beach ©
Maya Chan Beach
Zona Arqueológica de Xpuhil ©
Zona Arqueológica de Xpuhil

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Palenque

Palenque ©
Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE.
Get outdoors at Cascadas de Misol-Ha and Agua Azul Waterfalls. Do some cultural sightseeing at Zona Arqueologica de Palenque and Iglesia Santo Domingo. Get out of town with these interesting Palenque side-trips: Tonina (in Ocosingo) and Playas de Catazaja (in Catazaja). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Welib Ja Waterfalls and see the interesting displays at Museo de Sitio de Palenque "Alberto Ruz Lhuillier".

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Palenque trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Bacalar to Palenque in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Palenque

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 4:
Highlights from your plan
Cascada de Roberto Barrios ©
Cascada de Roberto Barrios
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque ©
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque
Agua Azul Waterfalls ©
Agua Azul Waterfalls

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Mexico City

Mexico City ©

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Step off the beaten path and head to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 and Piramide de la Serpiente Emplumada. Popular historic sites such as Zocalo and Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe are in your itinerary. Step out of Mexico City with an excursion to Tula Toltec Archaeological Ruins in Tula de Allende Municipality--about 1h 50 min away. There's much more to do: learn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, see the interesting displays at Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan, don't miss a visit to Museo Frida Kahlo, and get a taste of the local shopping with Polanco.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Mexico City trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Palenque to Mexico City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Mexico City

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 4 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan ©
Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fabrica La Aurora and Historic Center of Santiago de Queretaro. Your inner history buff will appreciate Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel and Temple of Carmen. Explore San Miguel de Allende's surroundings by going to Mina Cinco Senores (in Mineral de Pozos), Queretaro City (Teatro de la Republica & Casa de La Corregidora) and Santuario de Jesus Nazareno (in Atotonilco). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo de Nuestra Senora de la Salud, get curious at Museo de Astronomia Prehispanica, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de la Concepcion, and view the masterpieces at Mr Poster.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Miguel de Allende online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Mexico City to San Miguel de Allende in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in San Miguel de Allende are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Guadalajara.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Historic Sites · Nature · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 9 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel ©
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel
Fabrica La Aurora ©
Fabrica La Aurora
Mina Cinco Senores ©
Mina Cinco Senores

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Guadalajara

Guadalajara ©

Pearl of the West

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.
Get some cultural insight at Expiatory Temple and Iglesia La Luz del Mundo. Panteon de Belen and Aranzazu Temple will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Guadalajara to go to Tequila and see La Cata Tequila Tasting Room, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Instituto Cultural Cabanas, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Chapala, and take a peaceful walk through Bosque de la Primavera.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Guadalajara itinerary planning app.

You can drive from San Miguel de Allende to Guadalajara in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 14 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Bosque de la Primavera ©
Bosque de la Primavera
Expiatory Temple ©
Expiatory Temple
Instituto Cultural Cabanas
Instituto Cultural Cabanas

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