36 days in North America Itinerary

36 days in North America Itinerary

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Merida
— 8 nights
Drive
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Valladolid
— 1 night
Shuttle
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Tulum
— 3 nights
Drive to Calica, Ferry to Cozumel
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Cozumel
— 2 nights
Ferry
5
Playa del Carmen
— 1 night
Taxi to Playa Tortugas, Ferry to Isla Mujeres
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Isla Mujeres
— 1 night
Ferry
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Cancun
— 1 night
Drive
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Rio Lagartos
— 1 day
Drive
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Merida
— 1 night
Fly
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Mexico City
Drive
11
San Juan Teotihuacan
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tula de Allende Municipality
— 3 nights
Drive
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Puebla
— 1 night
Drive
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Cuernavaca
— 3 nights
Drive
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Angangueo
— 1 night
Drive
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Los Azufres
— 1 night
Drive
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Morelia
— 1 night
Drive
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Patzcuaro
— 1 night
Drive
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Uruapan
— 1 night
Drive
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Angahuan
— 1 day
Drive
21
Morelia
— 1 night
Fly
22
Mexico City
— 1 night
Fly
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Merida
— 1 day

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Merida

— 8 nights
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Hacienda Yaxcopoil, Circuito Ojo de Agua Baldiosera, Playa Norte Celestun, and other attractions. Do some cultural sightseeing at Uxmal and Museo Casa Montejo. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Dzibilchaltún and Mayapan Archaeological Zone. Change things up with these side-trips from Merida: Zona Arqueologica de Sayil (in Sayil), Ticul (Iglesia San Antonio De Padua & EcoMuseo del Cacao) and Museo de Las Momias de Santa Elena (in Santa Elena). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Merida, see the interesting displays at Gran Museo del Mundo Maya, explore the ancient world of Oxkintok, and steep yourself in history at Xcambo.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Merida day trip app.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Licenciado Manuel Crescencio Rejon Int Airport. In January, daytime highs in Merida are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Valladolid.

Things to do in Merida

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Valladolid

— 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Templo y Ex Convento de Santiago Domingo, Museo de Ropa Etnica de Mexico - Murem, Xkopek Parque Apicola, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): stroll through Xkopek Parque Apicola, examine the collection at Museo de Ropa Etnica de Mexico - Murem, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de la Candelaria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo y Ex Convento de Santiago Domingo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of San Bernardino of Siena, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de San Servasio.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Valladolid vacation site.

You can drive from Merida to Valladolid in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Merida in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Valladolid, with lows of 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to catch the shuttle to Tulum.

Things to do in Valladolid

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Tulum

— 3 nights
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Two Eyes Cenote, Tulum Archaeological Site, Las Pinturas, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica de Muyil, delve into the distant past at Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, explore the ancient world of Nohoch Mul, then explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, then explore the ancient world of Las Pinturas, and finally explore the galleries of SFER IK Museion. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Xcaret.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Tulum online visit planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Valladolid to Tulum takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive; or take a bus. In January, Tulum is a bit cooler than Valladolid - with highs of 78°F and lows of 66°F. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Tue) before leaving for Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Cozumel

— 2 nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Punta Sur Eco Beach Park, The Mayan Cacao Company, Playa El Cielo, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Sur Eco Beach Park and then kick back and relax at Playa El Cielo. On the next day, examine the collection at The Mayan Cacao Company, find something for the whole family at Discover Mexico Park Cozumel, then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Miguel Church (Iglesia de San Miguel), and finally stroll through Punta Morena.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cozumel trip app.

Getting from Tulum to Cozumel by combination of car and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, daytime highs in Cozumel are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Cozumel

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Playa del Carmen

— 1 night
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
You've added Chikin Ha, Nuestra Senora del Carmen Catholic Church, Ecopark Kantun Chi, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Nuestra Senora del Carmen Catholic Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Chikin Ha, explore the fascinating underground world of Ecopark Kantun Chi, then delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueologica Playa del Carmen, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Parque Los Fundadores.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Playa del Carmen vacation maker site.

Ride a ferry from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen in 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Isla Mujeres.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Isla Mujeres

— 1 night
Tiny municipal seat of an eponymous island, each season Isla Mujeres swells to bursting with international tourists coming here to swim, snorkel, dive, fish, and sail.
Punta Sur has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): explore the ancient world of Punta Sur.

Plan my day in Isla Mujeres using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Playa del Carmen to Isla Mujeres takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. In January, daily temperatures in Isla Mujeres can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Cancun

— 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Playa Chacmool as well as Holbox Island. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): kick back and relax at Playa Chacmool and then head off the coast to Holbox Island.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cancun itinerary maker website.

Traveling by ferry from Isla Mujeres to Cancun takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. January in Cancun sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rio Lagartos.

Things to do in Cancun

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Rio Lagartos

— 1 day
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): stroll through Parque Natural Ria Lagartos.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rio Lagartos online route maker.

Drive from Cancun to Rio Lagartos in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Merida.

Things to do in Rio Lagartos

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Merida

— 1 night
To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Merida trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Rio Lagartos to Merida takes 3 hours. You'll set off for Mexico City on the 25th (Mon).

Things to do in Merida

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Mexico City

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Mexico City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Merida to Mexico City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Merida to Mexico City is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Merida in January, expect nights in Mexico City to be colder, around 44°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 69°F. You'll set off for San Juan Teotihuacan on the 25th (Mon).

Things to do in Mexico City

Tours · Museums · Nightlife · Parks

San Juan Teotihuacan

— 3 nights
Home to perhaps the most impressive of Mexico's archaeological sites, San Juan Teotihuacan provides easy access to the World Heritage-listed "City of Gods," the largest pre-Columbian urban center in the Americas.
Your day by day itinerary now includes El Chico National Park as well as La Barca de La Fe. Visit Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 and Palacio de Tepantitla for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at Museo miniaturas castillo de Dragones and Museo De Los Murales Teotihuacanos - Beatriz de La Fuente. Get out of town with these interesting San Juan Teotihuacan side-trips: Cuartel De Arte (in Pachuca), Museo de Medicina Laboral Nicolas Zavala (in Mineral del Monte) and Parroquia del Divino Salvador (in Malinalco). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Piramide de la Serpiente Emplumada, delve into the distant past at Ex Convent of Acolman, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Texcoco -La Inmaculada Concepcion, and take in the dramatic natural features at Prismas Basalticos.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Juan Teotihuacan day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Mexico City to San Juan Teotihuacan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tula de Allende Municipality.

Things to do in San Juan Teotihuacan

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Tula de Allende Municipality

— 3 nights
You've now added Grutas Tolantongo to your itinerary. On the 29th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Tula Toltec Archaeological Ruins and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grutas Tolantongo. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Village of Tepotzotlan and then soothe aching muscles at Sanacion Temazcal.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Tula de Allende Municipality driving holiday app.

Traveling by car from San Juan Teotihuacan to Tula de Allende Municipality takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Puebla.

Things to do in Tula de Allende Municipality

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Puebla

— 1 night

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.
On the 31st (Sun), see the interesting displays at Museo Jose Luis Bello y Zetina, examine the collection at Museo Regional de la Revolucion Mexicana Casa de Los Hermanos Serdan, then revel in the low prices at La Gran Fama, and finally wander the streets of Zocalo. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Ex-Convento de San Gabriel, explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueológica de Cholula, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tonantzintla, then pause for some serene contemplation at Templo San Francisco Acatepec, then look for gifts at Uriarte Talavera, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Museo Viviente.

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Traveling by car from Tula de Allende Municipality to Puebla takes 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Puebla are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can catch the bus to Cuernavaca.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cuernavaca

— 3 nights
Cuernavaca is the capital and largest city of the state of Morelos in Mexico. Discover out-of-the-way places like Xochicalco and Spanish Language Institute - Day Course. Museum-lovers will get to explore Robert Brady Museum and La tallera Siqueiros. Go for a jaunt from Cuernavaca to Tequesquitengo to see Playa La Virgen about 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Piramides de Teopanzolco, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de San Jose El Calvario, and examine the collection at Museo de Arte Indigena Contemporaneo.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cuernavaca road trip planner.

Take a bus from Puebla to Cuernavaca in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Puebla in February; daily highs in Cuernavaca reach 85°F and lows reach 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Angangueo.

Things to do in Cuernavaca

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Beaches

Side Trips

Angangueo

— 1 night
Angangueo is a town and municipality located in far eastern Michoacán state in central Mexico noted for its history of mining and its location in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Parker House (Casa Parker), tour the pleasant surroundings at Mariposa Monarca, then look and learn at El Rosario Monarch Butterfly Preserve, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Angangueo road trip planning website.

Drive from Cuernavaca to Angangueo in 4 hours. Traveling from Cuernavaca in February, expect nights in Angangueo to be colder, around 36°F, while days are slightly colder, around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Los Azufres.

Things to do in Angangueo

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Los Azufres

— 1 night
To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Los Azufres sightseeing tool.

You can drive from Angangueo to Los Azufres in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Angangueo in February, expect Los Azufres to be a bit warmer, temps between 82°F and 46°F. You will leave for Morelia on the 6th (Sat).

Things to do in Los Azufres

Theme Parks · Spas

Morelia

— 1 night
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 6th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Morelia, then wander the streets of Centro Historico de Morelia, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario de Guadalupe y Exconvento de San Diego, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santa Rosa de Lima.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Morelia trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Los Azufres to Morelia in 2 hours. In February, daytime highs in Morelia are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Patzcuaro.

Things to do in Morelia

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Patzcuaro

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): get impressive views of The Stirrup Volcano (Volcan del Estribo Grande), explore the ancient world of Tzintzuntzan Archaeological Zone, take an in-depth tour of Centro de Interpretacion Ruta Don Vasco, then admire the landmark architecture of House of Eleven Patios (Casa de los Once Patios), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Templo de la Compania de Jesus.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Patzcuaro online route builder.

Drive from Morelia to Patzcuaro in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Uruapan.

Things to do in Patzcuaro

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Uruapan

— 1 night
Uruapan is the second largest city in the Mexican state of Michoacán. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): head outdoors with Parque Nacional Barranca del Cupatitzio, then take an in-depth tour of Telares Uruapan, then stroll through Presa Santa Catarina, and finally steep yourself in history at Zona Arqueologica Tingambato.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Uruapan trip planner.

You can drive from Patzcuaro to Uruapan in 1.5 hours. February in Uruapan sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Angahuan.

Things to do in Uruapan

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Angahuan

— 1 day
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): contemplate the geological forces at Paricutin Volcano and then pause for some serene contemplation at Antigua Iglesia de San Juan Parangaricutiro.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Angahuan trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Uruapan to Angahuan takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in February, and nighttime lows around 51°F. On the 9th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Morelia.

Things to do in Angahuan

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Morelia

— 1 night
On the 10th (Wed), gain insight at Conservatorio de las Rosas, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Morelia, then wander the streets of Centro Historico de Morelia, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santa Rosa de Lima.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Morelia trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Angahuan to Morelia in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Angahuan in February, you will find days in Morelia are a bit warmer (82°F), and nights are slightly colder (46°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mexico City.

Things to do in Morelia

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Mexico City

— 1 night

City of Palaces

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Mexico City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Morelia to Mexico City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Morelia in February: highs in Mexico City hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 48°F. On the 11th (Thu), you're off to Merida.

Things to do in Mexico City

Tours · Museums · Nightlife · Parks

Merida

— 1 day
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Popular and then admire the masterpieces at Museo Fernando Garcia Ponce Macay.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Merida road trip planning tool.

Getting from Mexico City to Merida by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mexico City to Merida due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mexico City in February, expect Merida to be somewhat warmer, temps between 90°F and 66°F.

Things to do in Merida

Museums

Michoacan travel guide

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