41 days in Mexico Itinerary

41 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Mexico City
— 5 nights
2
Acapulco
— 2 nights
3
Puerto Escondido
— 1 night
4
Oaxaca
— 3 nights
5
Veracruz
— 1 night
6
Palenque
— 3 nights
7
Campeche
— 2 nights
8
Merida
— 2 nights
9
Cancun
— 4 nights
10
Monterrey
— 2 nights
11
Leon
— 2 nights
12
San Miguel de Allende
— 3 nights
13
Guadalajara
— 2 nights
14
Puerto Vallarta
— 3 nights
15
La Paz
— 2 nights
16
Mexico City
— 3 nights

5
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mexico City: San Juan Teotihuacan (Museo De Los Murales Teotihuacanos - Beatriz de La Fuente, Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5, &more). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo, explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor, and admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Mexico City journey builder tool.

Bogota, Colombia to Mexico City is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bogota to Mexico City due to the time zone difference. In May, Mexico City is somewhat warmer than Bogota - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Acapulco.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

San Juan Teotihuacan
Highlights from your plan
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

2
nights
Acapulco

Acapulco ©
Probably one of Mexico's best-known beach resorts, Acapulco came into prominence in the mid-20th century, when it became a getaway for Hollywood movie starts and European millionaires.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Capilla de la Paz (Chapel of Peace), examine the collection at Fuerte De San Diego, thenexplore the striking landscape at La Quebrada, and finally don't miss a visit to Zocalo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): take a stroll through Punta Diamante and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Revolcadero.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Acapulco travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Mexico City to Acapulco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mexico City in May: high temperatures in Acapulco hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Puerto Escondido.

Things to do in Acapulco

Neighborhoods Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Punta Diamante ©
Punta Diamante
Capilla de la Paz (Chapel of Peace) ©
Capilla de la Paz (Chapel of Peace)
Fuerte De San Diego ©
Fuerte De San Diego

1
night
Puerto Escondido

Puerto Escondido ©
Puerto Escondido is a small port and tourist center in the municipality of San Pedro Mixtepec Distrito 22 in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): kick back and relax at Playa Zicatela, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico Universidad del Mar campus, and then stroll through Playa Bacocho.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Escondido trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Acapulco to Puerto Escondido takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Acapulco in May, plan for little chillier days in Puerto Escondido, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Puerto Escondido

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Playa Zicatela ©
Playa Zicatela
Playa Bacocho ©
Playa Bacocho
Jardin Botanico Universidad del Mar campus ©

3
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.
On the 31st (Sun), admire the striking features of Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, and then examine the collection at Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de la Soledad, thensteep yourself in history at Mercado Benito Juárez, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Ethnobotanical Garden, and finally examine the collection at Museo de Filatelia de Oaxaca, A.C..

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Oaxaca trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Escondido to Oaxaca takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Puerto Escondido in May since evenings lows in Oaxaca dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Veracruz.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman ©
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption ©
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption
Basilica de la Soledad ©
Basilica de la Soledad

1
night
Veracruz

Veracruz ©
Veracruz, officially known as Heroica Veracruz, is a major port city and municipality on the Gulf of Mexico in the Mexican state of Veracruz. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Malecon, thenget up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Acuario de Veracruz, and then see the interesting displays at Museum of the City. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of San Juan de Ulua, thenlearn about all things military at Museo Naval Mexico, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at El Colibri de la Antigua Granja de Cocodrilos.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Veracruz trip planner.

You can drive from Oaxaca to Veracruz in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Oaxaca in June, Veracruz is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Veracruz

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Acuario de Veracruz ©
Acuario de Veracruz
San Juan de Ulua ©
San Juan de Ulua
Museo Naval Mexico ©
Museo Naval Mexico

3
nights
Palenque

Palenque ©
Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE.
Palenque is known for nature, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueologica de Palenque, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascadas de Misol-Ha, stroll through Aluxes, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Santo Domingo.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Palenque trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Veracruz to Palenque takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Campeche.

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
Cascadas de Misol-Ha
Cascadas de Misol-Ha

2
nights
Campeche

Campeche ©
Campeche holidays draw a growing number of visitors interested in discovering a historical fairyland that stands in stark contrast with Cancun and the Maya Rivera on the opposite side of the Peninsula.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): examine the collection at Fuerte-Museo San Miguel, take in the spiritual surroundings of Zona Arquelogica Edzna, and then take an in-depth tour of Centro Cultural "El Palacio" (Museo de Fortificaciones, Comercio y Navegación). On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Campeche, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Campeche Waterfront Promenade, thenmake a trip to Casa No. 6, and finally wander the streets of Centro Historico de San Francisco de Campeche.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Campeche journey maker tool.

You can drive from Palenque to Campeche in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Palenque to Campeche due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Campeche can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Merida.

Things to do in Campeche

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Fuerte-Museo San Miguel
Highlights from your plan
Zona Arquelogica Edzna ©
Zona Arquelogica Edzna
Fuerte-Museo San Miguel ©
Fuerte-Museo San Miguel

2
nights
Merida

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Paseo de Montejo, delve into the distant past at Dzibilchaltún, and then browse for treasures at Anacronia Antiguedades. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Plaza Grande, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Merida Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Yucátan, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia El Jesus,Tercera Orden, thenexamine the collection at Gran Museo del Mundo Maya, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Posheria Merida.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Merida trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Campeche to Merida in 2.5 hours. In June in Merida, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Merida

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Dzibilchaltún ©
Dzibilchaltún
Gran Museo del Mundo Maya ©
Gran Museo del Mundo Maya
Plaza Grande ©
Plaza Grande

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cancun: Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba) and Xkopek Parque Apicola (in Valladolid). The adventure continues: browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de la Santisima Trinidad, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Interactive Aquarium.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cancun trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Merida to Cancun in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. While traveling from Merida, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Cancun, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Monterrey.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, Xkopek Parque Apicola
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá

2
nights
Monterrey

Monterrey ©
An industrial powerhouse and a major transportation hub close to the Texas border, Monterrey offers visitors a blend of culture, art, and history.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Gran Plaza o Macroplaza, walk around Parque Ecologico Chipinque, and then get great views at Cerro del Obispado. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Paseo de Santa Lucia, walk around Parque Fundidora, and then admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Contemporaneo (MARCO).

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Monterrey online travel route planner.

Fly from Cancun to Monterrey in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Leon.

Things to do in Monterrey

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Parque Fundidora ©
Parque Fundidora
Parque Ecologico Chipinque ©
Parque Ecologico Chipinque
Paseo de Santa Lucia ©
Paseo de Santa Lucia

2
nights
Leon

Leon ©
León is the most populous city and municipality in the Mexican state of Guanajuato. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Arco Triunfal de la Calzada de los Heroes, thensee the interesting displays at Museo de Arte E Historia de Guanajuato, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo expiatorio del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Basilica De Nuestra Madre Santisima De La Luz, take a stroll around Forum Cultural Guanajuato, thenget up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Acuario del Bajio, and finally experience the excitement of Enigma Rooms.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Leon online travel planner.

Explore your travel options from Monterrey to Leon with the Route module. In June, daytime highs in Leon are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Leon

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Museo de Arte E Historia de Guanajuato ©
Museo de Arte E Historia de Guanajuato
Enigma Rooms ©
Enigma Rooms

3
nights
San Miguel de Allende

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.
San Miguel de Allende is known for historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, walk around Parque Benito Juarez, and gain insight at Sazon.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Miguel de Allende road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Leon to San Miguel de Allende takes 2.5 hours. June in San Miguel de Allende sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Guadalajara.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Museums Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fabrica La Aurora ©
Fabrica La Aurora
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel ©
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel
Sazon ©
Sazon

2
nights
Guadalajara

Guadalajara
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Del Corazon de la Tierra- Gallery, observe the fascinating underwater world at Acuario Michin Guadalajara, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Guadalajara Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Aranzazu Temple, see the interesting displays at Museum of Sacred Art, thenexplore the world behind art at Palacio de Gobierno, and finally see the interesting displays at Instituto Cultural Cabanas.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Guadalajara online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from San Miguel de Allende to Guadalajara takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Guadalajara when traveling from San Miguel de Allende in June, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Instituto Cultural Cabanas
Instituto Cultural Cabanas
Palacio de Gobierno ©
Palacio de Gobierno
Acuario Michin Guadalajara ©
Acuario Michin Guadalajara

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Puerto Vallarta

Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Venture out of the city with trips to Punta de Mita (Punta Mita Golf Course & Stand-Up Paddleboarding). The adventure continues: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take in the spiritual surroundings of Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, stop by LOD - The Bright Dawn, and head off the coast to Marietas Islands.

Plan my day in Puerto Vallarta using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Guadalajara to Puerto Vallarta by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Puerto Vallarta when traveling from Guadalajara in June, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Punta de Mita, Marietas Islands
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Malecon Boardwalk ©
Malecon Boardwalk
Marietas Islands ©
Marietas Islands

2
nights
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.
On the 27th (Sat), get outside with HarkerBoard co., take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Balandra Beach. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Caktu Souvenirs, thenstep off the mainland to explore Isla Espiritu Santo, and then make a trip to Kiosco del Malecon.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the La Paz tour itinerary website.

You can fly from Puerto Vallarta to La Paz in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Puerto Vallarta to La Paz due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Puerto Vallarta in June, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in La Paz: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Isla Espiritu Santo ©
Isla Espiritu Santo
Balandra Beach ©
Balandra Beach

3
nights
Mexico City

On the 29th (Mon), indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, thenexamine the collection at Museo Soumaya, and then look for gifts at Tout Chocolat. On the next day, make a trip to Reloj Chino de Bucareli, get to know the fascinating history of Historic Center (Centro Historico), and then examine the collection at Museo Memoria y Tolerancia.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Mexico City online travel route builder.

Traveling by flight from La Paz to Mexico City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from La Paz to Mexico City due to the time zone difference. While traveling from La Paz, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in Mexico City, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Museo Casa Luis Barragan ©
Museo Casa Luis Barragan
Historic Center (Centro Historico) ©
Historic Center (Centro Historico)

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