31 days in Mexico Itinerary

31 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Oaxaca
— 7 nights
2
San Cristobal de las Casas
— 6 nights
3
Mexico City
— 2 nights
4
Barra de Navidad
— 3 nights
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
6
Sayulita
— 6 nights
7
Puerto Vallarta
— 3 nights

7
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.
Explore Oaxaca's surroundings by going to Zona Arqueologica Zaachila (in Zaachila) and Mitla (in San Pablo Villa de Mitla). There's lots more to do: hike along Coyote Aventuras, make a trip to Andador de Macedonia Alcala, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de la Soledad, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Oaxaca Brewing Company.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Oaxaca journey planner.

San Francisco, USA to Oaxaca is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and tram. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 2 hours. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Oaxaca, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Cristobal de las Casas.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Santa Maria del Tule, Zona Arqueologica Zaachila, Mitla
Highlights from your plan
Coyote Aventuras ©
Coyote Aventuras
Monte Alban ©
Monte Alban
Basilica de la Soledad ©
Basilica de la Soledad

6
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. Change things up with these side-trips from San Cristobal de las Casas: Embarcadero Cañón Del Sumidero (in Chiapa de Corzo), Tuxtla Gutierrez (Zoologico Miguel Alvarez del Toro, Chiapa de Corzo, &more) and Tonina (in Ocosingo). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cascada El Chiflon, take an in-depth tour of Asociacion Cultural Na Bolom, see the interesting displays at Templo de Santo Domingo, and stop by Artisan2you.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Cristobal de las Casas travel planner.

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. Traveling from Oaxaca in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Cristobal de las Casas, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in San Cristobal de las Casas

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tuxtla Gutierrez, Cascada El Chiflon, Cementerio de San Juan Chamula, Embarcadero Cañón Del Sumidero, Tonina
Highlights from your plan
Cascada El Chiflon ©
Cascada El Chiflon
Tonina ©
Tonina
Templo del Carmen ©
Templo del Carmen

2
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), thenexplore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, thentake an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional de Antropologia, and finally make a trip to Museo Frida Kahlo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): wander the streets of Coyoacan, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Mexico City day trip planning app.

Getting from San Cristobal de las Casas to Mexico City by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, Mexico City is little chillier than San Cristobal de las Casas - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Barra de Navidad.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo

3
nights
Barra de Navidad

Barra de Navidad ©
Barra de Navidad is a small town located on the western coastline of the Mexican state of Jalisco.The town of Barra de Navidad (Christmas Sandbar) with a population of 7000+ is a small farming and fishing community located on the east end of the Bahía de Navidad, 60 km north of Manzanillo. On the 10th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Tenacatita Beach, stroll through Cocodrilario La Manzanilla, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Melaque. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Cuastecomates Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa La Boquita.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Barra de Navidad sightseeing site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mexico City to Barra de Navidad. Traveling from Mexico City in November, you will find days in Barra de Navidad are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are much hotter (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Barra de Navidad

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Cocodrilario La Manzanilla, Cuastecomates Beach, Playa La Boquita
Highlights from your plan
Melaque ©
Melaque
Cocodrilario La Manzanilla ©
Cocodrilario La Manzanilla
Tenacatita Beach ©
Tenacatita Beach

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Isla de Coral (in Rincon de Guayabitos), Jaltemba Equine Education Project (J.E.E.P.) (in La Penita de Jaltemba) and Playa Chacala (in Chacala).

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Francisco attractions planner.

You can drive from Barra de Navidad to San Francisco in 5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sayulita.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rincon de Guayabitos, Pacific Coast, Jaltemba Equine Education Project (J.E.E.P.), Playa Chacala
Highlights from your plan
Isla de Coral ©
Isla de Coral
Lo de Perla Jungle Garden ©
Lo de Perla Jungle Garden
Los Ayala Beach ©
Los Ayala Beach

6
nights
Sayulita

Sandy beaches, good surfing, and affordable dining draw an increasing number of tourists to vacation in Sayulita, a smaller and less hectic alternative to nearby Puerto Vallarta.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sayulita: Nuevo Vallarta Beach (in Nuevo Vallarta) and Bucerias (Isabel Silver Jewelry, Museo Casa Tequilera, &more). Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Marietas Islands, browse the exhibits of A Broken Art Mosaic Gallery, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sayulita journey planning site.

Sayulita is just a short distance from San Francisco. In November in Sayulita, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Sayulita

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Bucerias, Punta de Mita, Nuevo Vallarta Beach, A Broken Art Mosaic Gallery, Marietas Islands
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Marietas Islands ©
Marietas Islands
Spas & Wellness

3
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.
Puerto Vallarta is known for wildlife, nightlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, stop by Sucesos Art-Wear Boutique, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Vallarta trip maker.

Drive from Sayulita to Puerto Vallarta in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Zipline
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe ©
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe

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