28 days in Mexico Itinerary

28 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Palenque
— 1 night
2
Bacalar
— 1 night
3
Cancun
— 2 nights
4
Queretaro City
— 2 nights
5
San Miguel de Allende
— 2 nights
6
San Luis Potosi
— 3 nights
7
Chichen Itza
— 2 nights
8
Tulum
— 2 nights
9
Calakmul
— 2 nights
10
Oaxaca
— 2 nights
11
San Cristobal de las Casas
— 2 nights
12
Tuxtla Gutierrez
— 3 nights

1
night
Palenque

Palenque ©
Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): stroll through Aluxes, thendelve into the distant past at Zona Arqueologica de Palenque, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascadas de Misol-Ha. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Agua Azul Waterfalls.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Palenque road trip planning site.

Guadalajara to Palenque is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bacalar.

Things to do in Palenque

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Agua Azul Waterfalls ©
Agua Azul Waterfalls
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque ©
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque
Aluxes ©
Aluxes

1
night
Bacalar

Bacalar ©
Bacalar is the municipal seat and largest city in Bacalar Municipality (until 2011 a part of Othón P. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and then explore the activities along Lake Bacalar.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bacalar trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Palenque to Bacalar takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Palenque to Bacalar, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to take a shuttle to Cancun.

Things to do in Bacalar

Nature Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Lake Bacalar ©
Lake Bacalar
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

2
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.
On the 20th (Mon), browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, thenstop by Tattooarte, thentake a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally don't miss a visit to El Parque de las Palapas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Monumento a los Ninos Heroes, contemplate the long history of Zona Arqueologica El Rey, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cancun online journey planner.

Take a shuttle from Bacalar to Cancun in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bacalar in July, you will find days in Cancun are a bit cooler (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Queretaro City.

Things to do in Cancun

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Zipline

2
nights
Queretaro City

Queretaro City ©
With a World Heritage-listed town center, Queretaro offers plenty of colonial charm appealing to visitors looking to add a bit of history and culture to their vacation.
Take a break from Queretaro City with a short trip to Finca Sala Vive by Freixenet Mexico in Ezequiel Montes, about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Peña de Bernal, ponder the world of politics at Casa de La Corregidora, steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Santa Rosa de Viterbo.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Queretaro City road trip website.

Fly from Cancun to Queretaro City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cancun to Queretaro City. Traveling from Cancun in July, you will find days in Queretaro City are little chillier (°C), and nights are cooler (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Queretaro City

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Finca Sala Vive by Freixenet Mexico
Highlights from your plan
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Peña de Bernal ©
Peña de Bernal
Museo de Arte Sacro ©
Museo de Arte Sacro

2
nights
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo La Esquina and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

Planning San Miguel de Allende trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Drive from Queretaro City to San Miguel de Allende in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in San Miguel de Allende, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Luis Potosi.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Tours Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel ©
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel
Fabrica La Aurora ©
Fabrica La Aurora

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nights
San Luis Potosi

San Luis Potosi ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Centro de las Artes de San Luis Potosi Centenario, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of San Luis Potosi, and then don't miss a visit to Plaza de Aranzazu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo Del Ferrocarril Jesus Garcia Corona, examine the collection at Museo Laberinto, and then stroll around Parque Tangamanga.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Luis Potosi vacation website.

Traveling by car from San Miguel de Allende to San Luis Potosi takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in San Luis Potosi

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museo Laberinto ©
Museo Laberinto
Plaza de Aranzazu ©
Plaza de Aranzazu

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Temple of the Big Tables, delve into the distant past at The Ossuary, delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza, thenexplore the ancient world of Temple of the Bearded Man, thenHead underground at Cenote Yokdzonot, and finally explore the ancient world of La Iglesia. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Plataforma de Venus, take in the dramatic natural features at Cenote Ik kil, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Balankanche Cave, and finally explore the activities along Cenote Kax Ek.

To find out how to plan a trip to Chichen Itza, use our trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from San Luis Potosi to Chichen Itza. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Luis Potosi to Chichen Itza. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Luis Potosi in July: highs in Chichen Itza hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cenote Yokdzonot, Cenote Kax Ek
Highlights from your plan
Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Cenote Yokdzonot ©
Cenote Yokdzonot

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): view the masterpieces at Balam Art On Feathers, thentake in panoramic vistas at Tulum Tower, thenexplore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, and finally shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Xcaret.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Tulum online trip builder.

Getting from Chichen Itza to Tulum by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Chichen Itza in July, things will get little chillier in Tulum: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Calakmul.

Things to do in Tulum

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Xcaret
Highlights from your plan
Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Climbing Tours

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nights
Calakmul

Calakmul ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): explore the ancient world of Calakmul.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Calakmul attractions planner.

You can drive from Tulum to Calakmul in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. You will leave for Oaxaca on the 4th (Tue).

Things to do in Calakmul

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Calakmul
Highlights from your plan
Calakmul ©
Calakmul

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nights
Oaxaca

Oaxaca ©
Capital city of the eponymous state, Oaxaca relies heavily on its colonial charm, its core a maze of tree-shaded alleys flanked by photogenic mansions, government buildings, and old churches.
Oaxaca is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, delve into the distant past at Monte Alban, admire the natural beauty at Ethnobotanical Garden, and stop by Antiga by VM.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Oaxaca tour itinerary builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Calakmul to Oaxaca. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Calakmul to Oaxaca due to the time zone difference. August in Oaxaca sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Cristobal de las Casas.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman ©
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman
Monte Alban ©
Monte Alban
Basilica de la Soledad ©
Basilica de la Soledad

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nights
San Cristobal de las Casas

San Cristobal de las Casas ©
San Cristóbal de las Casas, also known by its native Tzotzil name, Jovel, is a town and municipality located in the Central Highlands region of the Mexican state of Chiapas. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): walk around Parque, take an in-depth tour of Asociacion Cultural Na Bolom, thenexamine the collection at Templo de Santo Domingo, and finally explore the galleries of Enzue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museo del Ambar, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de San Cristobal de Las Casas, and then see the interesting displays at Steps in San Cristobal.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read San Cristobal de las Casas day trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Oaxaca to San Cristobal de las Casas takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Oaxaca in August: high temperatures in San Cristobal de las Casas hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Tuxtla Gutierrez.

Things to do in San Cristobal de las Casas

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Templo de Santo Domingo ©
Templo de Santo Domingo
Museo del Ambar ©
Museo del Ambar
Catedral de San Cristobal de Las Casas ©
Catedral de San Cristobal de Las Casas

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nights
Tuxtla Gutierrez

Tuxtla Gutierrez
Tuxtla Gutiérrez is the capital and the largest city of the Mexican southeast state of Chiapas. On the 10th (Mon), make a trip to Chiapa de Corzo, thenexplore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica Chiapa de Corzo, thentake in breathtaking views at Embarcadero Cañón Del Sumidero, and finally ponder the design of La Pila. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoologico Miguel Alvarez del Toro, make a trip to Parque Morelos Bicentenario, thenwalk around Parque de la Marimba, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de San Marcos.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tuxtla Gutierrez trip planner.

Drive from San Cristobal de las Casas to Tuxtla Gutierrez in an hour. In August in Tuxtla Gutierrez, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tuxtla Gutierrez

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Chiapa de Corzo
Highlights from your plan
Embarcadero Cañón Del Sumidero
Embarcadero Cañón Del Sumidero
Miradores Canon del Sumidero ©
Miradores Canon del Sumidero
Parque de la Marimba ©
Parque de la Marimba

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