60 days in Mexico Itinerary

60 days in Mexico Itinerary

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60 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Puerto Vallarta
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Mexico City
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Cozumel
— 9 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Cancun
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Tulum
— 9 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Mahahual
— 4 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  9​h 15​min
7
La Paz
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Cabo San Lucas
— 7 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Auckland

7
nights
Puerto Vallarta

Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Get outdoors at Kayaking & Canoeing and Nuevo Vallarta Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Playa Las Animas and Los Muertos Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Puerto Vallarta: Punta de Mita (Stand-Up Paddleboarding & Punta Mita Golf Course). There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Vallarta online driving holiday planner .

Auckland, New Zealand to Puerto Vallarta is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 18 hours. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Auckland in October: highs in Puerto Vallarta hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Nuevo Vallarta, Punta de Mita, Kayaking & Canoeing, Marietas Islands, Playa Las Animas
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Nuevo Vallarta Beach ©
Nuevo Vallarta Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

7
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Take a break from the city and head to Bosque de Chapultepec and Ride MB Motorcycle Rental Mexico. Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 and Historic Center (Centro Historico) will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mexico City: Cuernavaca (Robert Brady Museum & Archaeological Zone of Xochicalco), Puebla (Church of Santo Domingo (Iglesia de Santo Domingo) & Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario)) and Palacio de Tepantitla (in San Juan Teotihuacan). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Chapultepec Castle, take a stroll through Coyoacan, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, and explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Mexico City planner .

Fly from Puerto Vallarta to Mexico City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Puerto Vallarta in October, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Mexico City: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

San Juan Teotihuacan, Cuernavaca, Puebla
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Chapultepec Castle ©
Chapultepec Castle
Historic Center (Centro Historico) ©

9
nights
Cozumel

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Palancar Reef and Punta Sur Eco Beach Park. Popular historic sites such as Chabad of Cozumel and San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: explore the gorgeous colors at Columbia Reef, stroll through San Francisco Reef, explore the striking landscape at Santa Rosa Wall, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Cozumel day trip site .

Getting from Mexico City to Cozumel by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Mexico City in October, expect Cozumel to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cancun.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Santa Rosa Wall ©
Santa Rosa Wall
Columbia Reef ©
Columbia Reef

8
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Shark Diving and National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos. Visit Playa Delfines and Playa Tortugas for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Isla Mujeres (Punta Sur & Guadalupe Chapel) and IBEROSTAR PARAISO BEACH GOLF CLUB (in Playa Paraiso). And it doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and see the interesting displays at Mayan Museum of Cancun.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cancun trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Cozumel to Cancun takes 3 hours. In November in Cancun, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Isla Mujeres, National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos, IBEROSTAR PARAISO BEACH GOLF CLUB
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Shark Diving
National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos ©
Dolphin & Whale Watching

9
nights
Tulum

The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore hidden gems such as Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Paradise Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Tulum: Playa del Carmen (Zipline, Off-Road Tours, & more), Chichen Itza (Plataforma de Venus & Chichen Itza) and Ek Balam (in Ek Balam Village). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, Head underground at Gran Cenote, take in the exciting artwork at MiNiAtUrE art Gallery, and stroll through Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Tulum itinerary planner.

Drive from Cancun to Tulum in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Tulum can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mahahual.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Chichen Itza, Ek Balam, Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, Aktun Chen
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Maya Chan Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. When in Mahahual, make a side trip to see Lake Bacalar in Bacalar, approximately 1h 30 min away. It doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the Mahahual trip planner.

You can drive from Tulum to Mahahual in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tulum in November: highs in Mahahual hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Mahahual

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Bacalar, Fishing Charters & Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Lake Bacalar ©
Lake Bacalar

6
nights
La Paz

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.
Get outdoors at Balandra Beach and Kayaking & Canoeing. Relax by the water at Balandra Beach and Ensenada Grande. There's much more to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Migrino, take a leisurely stroll along Playa El Tecolote (Tecolote Beach), and head outdoors with HarkerBoard co..

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our La Paz trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Mahahual to La Paz by combination of bus and flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Mahahual to La Paz due to the time zone difference. In November, daytime highs in La Paz are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Los Cabos, Isla Los Islotes, Balandra Beach
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Fishing Charters & Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

7
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Shark Diving and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Step off the beaten path and head to Bay of Cabo San Lucas and Dolphin & Whale Watching. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Maria Beach, ride a horse along Cuadra San Francisco, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and stroll through Chileno Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cabo San Lucas attractions site .

Traveling by car from La Paz to Cabo San Lucas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from La Paz in November, plan for little chillier days in Cabo San Lucas, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Cuadra San Francisco
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Shark Diving
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Santa Maria Beach ©
Santa Maria Beach

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