33 days in Mexico Itinerary

33 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Drive
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San Miguel de Allende
— 4 nights
Drive
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Puebla
— 5 nights
Fly to Cancun, Bus to Valladolid
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Valladolid
— 2 nights
Drive
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Merida
— 4 nights
Fly
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Oaxaca
— 5 nights
Fly
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Cabo San Lucas
— 4 nights
Drive
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Loreto
— 3 nights
Drive
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La Paz
— 4 nights
Fly

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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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Horseback Riding Tours and El Charco del Ingenio. Explore San Miguel de Allende's surroundings by going to Guanajuato (University of Guanajuato, Jardin de la Union, &more). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of El Jardin, get engrossed in the history at Museo Histórico Casa de Allende, make a trip to Santuario De Jesús Nazareno de Atotonilco, and admire the landmark architecture of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Miguel de Allende tour itinerary site.

Guadalajara to San Miguel de Allende is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. In December in San Miguel de Allende, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Puebla.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Tours · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

5
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Puebla Cathedra and Street of Candies. Venture out of the city with trips to Zona Arqueológica de Cholula (in San Pedro Cholula), Escalinatas De Los Heroes (in Tlaxcala) and Tonantzintla (in San Andres Cholula). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Cantona Archaeological Ruins, tour the pleasant surroundings at Piedras Encimadas, get lost in a book at Biblioteca Palafoxiana, and see the interesting displays at Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo).

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Puebla online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Miguel de Allende to Puebla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. December in Puebla sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Valladolid.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites · Museums · Trails · Parks

Side Trips

2
nights
Valladolid

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Casa de los Venados and Cenote Xkeken. Venture out of the city with trips to Ek Balam (in Ek Balam Village) and Chichen Itza (Chichen Itza, Temple of the Bearded Man, &more). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Plaza e Parque Francisco Canton, examine the collection at Museo de Ropa Etnica de Mexico - Murem, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo y Ex Convento de Santiago Domingo.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Valladolid travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Puebla to Valladolid takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Puebla to Valladolid is 1 hour. Traveling from Puebla in December, expect nights in Valladolid to be much warmer, around 28°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Merida.

Things to do in Valladolid

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

4
nights
Merida

Yucatan's busy capital, Merida remains a mid-sized urban center offering an impressive list of cultural activities, eclectic nightlife, and a chance to see tropical examples of French and Italian architecture.
Step off the beaten path and head to Dzibilchaltún and Gran Museo del Mundo Maya. When in Merida, make a side trip to see Convento de San Antonio de Padua in Izamal, approximately Izamal away. There's still lots to do: wander the wide-open spaces of Hacienda Sotuta de Peon, delve into the distant past at Mayapan Archaeological Zone, admire the striking features of Plaza Grande, and contemplate the long history of Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Yucátan.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Merida journey planner.

You can drive from Valladolid to Merida in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Valladolid in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Merida, with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Merida

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

5
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Andador de Macedonia Alcala and Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca. Step out of Oaxaca with an excursion to Yagul in Tlacolula--about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Zocalo, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Benito Juárez, see the interesting displays at Oaxaca Textile Museum, and explore the world behind art at Rufino Tamayo Museum of Pre-Hispanic Art.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Oaxaca journey site.

Getting from Merida to Oaxaca by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Merida to Oaxaca is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Merida in December, with highs in Oaxaca at 33°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

4
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shark Diving and Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Cabo San Lucas: San Jose del Cabo (Spas, Enrique Bascon, Galeria de Arte, &more). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Solmar, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and view the masterpieces at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cabo San Lucas travel route planner.

Getting from Oaxaca to Cabo San Lucas by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Oaxaca to Cabo San Lucas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Oaxaca in January, you will find days in Cabo San Lucas are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (20°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Loreto.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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Loreto

Loreto is a city in and municipal seat of Loreto Municipality, located on the Gulf of California in eastern Baja California Sur state, Mexico.The city of 14,724 people is located about 350km north of La Paz, the capital of Baja California Sur state.HistoryLoreto was the first Spanish colonial settlement of the Viceroyalty of New Spain on the Baja California Peninsula.The town was founded in 1697 by Jesuit missionaries, who found a steady spring of fresh water on this site, as the Misión Nuestra Señora de Loreto. Step off the beaten path and head to Misión San Francisco Javier de Viggé-Biaundó and Dolphin & Whale Watching. There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Bahia de Loreto, examine the collection at Museo de las Misiones de Baja California, make a trip to Malecon, and explore the galleries of Richard Jackson Photo Galeria.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Loreto road trip tool.

Getting from Cabo San Lucas to Loreto by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from Cabo San Lucas in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°C in Loreto. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Loreto

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fishing Charters & Tours and La Paz Cathedral. There's still lots to do: get outside with Playa El Tecolote (Tecolote Beach), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of Caktu Souvenirs, and head off the coast to Isla Espiritu Santo.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your La Paz trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Loreto to La Paz by car takes about 4.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in La Paz can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Mexico travel guide

4.5
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.

Yucatan travel guide

4.6
Ruins · Geologic Formations · Architectural Buildings
A trip to Yucatan reveals a place that caters to the more tranquil of travelers interested in seeing Mexico away from big crowds and modern resorts. A good alternative for anyone disinclined to visit Cancun or Cabo San Lucas, this part of the country boasts numerous historical and natural attractions, including pristine mangrove forests, quaint colonial-era towns, and a string of unspoiled beaches on the Gulf of Mexico. Most visitors begin their tour of Yucatan in Merida, the under-the-radar state capital considered one of Mexico's safest and architecturally significant cities. From there, you're just a drive away from hundreds of Mayan ruins, proof that organized humans lived here as long ago as 800 BCE.

Baja California travel guide

4.2
Swim with Dolphins · Fishing Charters & Tours · Beaches
A vacation in Baja California lets you discover one of the world's longest peninsulas, home to some of the most dramatic landscapes in Mexico. The area often feels like the middle of nowhere and boasts a relaxed and friendly atmosphere unmatched by the country's more popular tourist destinations. From vast deserts and dormant volcanoes, to old mission towns and rugged canyons, Baja California offers a wealth of outdoor activities guaranteed to meet the expectations of the most demanding of visitors. A tour of Baja California reveals a place still largely unspoiled by mass tourism, where it's possible to hike, camp, surf, sail, and go on deep-sea fishing expeditions without rubbing shoulders with thousands of other tourist.