26 days in Mexico & Havana Itinerary

26 days in Mexico & Havana Itinerary

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Mexico City, Mexico
— 5 nights
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Puebla, Mexico
— 3 nights
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Taxco, Mexico
— 2 nights
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Morelia, Mexico
— 2 nights
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Guadalajara, Mexico
— 4 nights
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Cancun, Mexico
— 1 night
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Valladolid, Mexico
— 2 nights
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Cancun, Mexico
— 1 night
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Havana, Cuba
— 4 nights
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Mexico City, Mexico

— 5 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Museo del Templo Mayor. Get some historical perspective at Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 and Zocalo. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Museo Frida Kahlo, step into the grandiose world of Chapultepec Castle, take a stroll through Historic Center (Centro Historico), and stop by Coyoacan.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mexico City sightseeing planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Mexico City is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. When traveling from Rio de Janeiro in November, plan for slightly colder days in Mexico City, with highs around 26°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to take a shuttle to Puebla.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trip

Puebla, Mexico

— 3 nights

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.
Appreciate the collections at Museo Amparo and Museo de Artes Populares. Get some cultural insight at Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario) and Museo Jose Luis Bello y Gonzales. Change things up with these side-trips from Puebla: Zona Arqueológica de Cholula (in San Pedro Cholula) and San Andres Cholula (Tonantzintla & Museo Regional de Cholula). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Puebla Cathedra, see the interesting displays at Casa de la Musica de Viena en Puebla, make a trip to Zocalo, and steep yourself in history at Pasaje Historico del 5 de Mayo.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Puebla trip builder website.

You can take a bus from Mexico City to Puebla in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or drive; or take a bus. In November in Puebla, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Taxco.

Things to do in Puebla

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Taxco, Mexico

— 2 nights
Taxco de Alarcón is a small city and administrative center of a Taxco de Alarcón Municipality located in the Mexican state of Guerrero. On the 10th (Sun), make a trip to Zocalo, examine the collection at Casa Humboldt, examine the collection at Museo Casa de Las Lagrimas o Casa Figueroa, then stop by Mercado Central, then see the interesting displays at Silver Museum (Museo de la Plateria), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Prisca de Taxco.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Taxco trip planner.

Getting from Puebla to Taxco by car takes about 3 hours. In November, Taxco is somewhat warmer than Puebla - with highs of 31°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Morelia.

Things to do in Taxco

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Morelia, Mexico

— 2 nights
Morelia is a city and municipality in the north central part of the state of Michoacán in central Mexico. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario de Guadalupe y Exconvento de San Diego, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Alfredo Zalce (MACAZ), then see the interesting displays at Museo del Dulce, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Morelia, and finally wander the streets of Centro Historico de Morelia. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Centro Cultural Clavijero, admire the natural beauty at Jardin de las Rosas, then make a trip to Acueducto de Morelia, and finally stop by Museo Michoacano de las Artesanias.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Morelia day trip app.

Traveling by car from Taxco to Morelia takes 5 hours. Traveling from Taxco in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Morelia, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Guadalajara.

Things to do in Morelia

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Guadalajara, Mexico

— 4 nights

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 a sense of the local culture at Museo Pantaleon Panduro and Museo Panteon de Belen. You'll explore and learn at Instituto Cultural Cabanas and Del Corazon de la Tierra- Gallery. Explore Guadalajara's surroundings by going to Guachimontones (in Teuchitlan) and Malecon de Chapala (in Chapala). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Jalisco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo Expiatorio del Santisimo Sacramento, admire the striking features of Teatro Degollado, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Sacred Art.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Guadalajara attractions planner.

You can take a bus from Morelia to Guadalajara in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Guadalajara sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Cancun.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Cancun, Mexico

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village, then examine the collection at Mayan Museum of Cancun, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de la Santisima Trinidad.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cancun road trip app.

Fly from Guadalajara to Cancun in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Guadalajara to Cancun. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Guadalajara in November, with highs in Cancun at 33°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Valladolid.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Valladolid, Mexico

— 2 nights

Sultana of the East

One of the gateways to the ruins of Chichen Itza, Valladolid boasts plenty of historic charm and offers a range of tourist-oriented services that ensure pleasant holidays in this area.
On the 19th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Casa de los Venados, see the interesting displays at Museo de Ropa Etnica de Mexico - Murem, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo y Ex Convento de Santiago Domingo, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Zaci, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de la Candelaria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Palacio Municipal, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Xkeken, then contemplate the waterfront views at Cenote Samula, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of San Bernardino of Siena.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Valladolid trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by shuttle from Cancun to Valladolid takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Cancun in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Valladolid, with lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Cancun.

Things to do in Valladolid

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Cancun, Mexico

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): kick back and relax at Playa Delfines, take in the exciting artwork at Antaras Onix, and then see the interesting displays at Museo del Automovil Antiguo del Sureste.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cancun online vacation planner.

You can take a shuttle from Valladolid to Cancun in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Cancun when traveling from Valladolid in November, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Havana.

Things to do in Cancun

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Havana, Cuba

— 4 nights

Rome of the Caribbean

Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Malecón of Havana and Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon). Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Havana and Castillo de la Real Fuerza. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional de Belas Artes de Cuba, admire the striking features of Havana Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Catedral.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Havana trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Cancun to Havana takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Cancun in November, expect little chillier with lows of 21°C in Havana. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

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.