44 days in Mexico Itinerary

44 days in Mexico Itinerary

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44 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Izmir, Turkey
Fly:  24​h
1
Cabo San Lucas
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  6​h
2
Mazatlan
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Puerto Vallarta
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  4​h 30​min
4
San Miguel de Allende
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Acapulco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Mexico City
— 4 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
7
Puebla
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Palenque
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  7​h
9
Cozumel
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Tulum
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
11
Cancun
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Izmir, Turkey

4
nights
Cabo San Lucas

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.
Take a break from Cabo San Lucas with a short trip to Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach) in San Jose del Cabo, about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: cast your line with a fishing tour, kick back and relax at Medano Beach, fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Solmar.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cabo San Lucas travel planner .

Izmir, Turkey to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Izmir to Cabo San Lucas is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Izmir in January, expect nights in Cabo San Lucas to be somewhat warmer, around 20°C, while days are warmer, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Mazatlan.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cuadra San Francisco, Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach)
Highlights from your plan
Cuadra San Francisco ©
Cuadra San Francisco
Fishing Charters & Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
nights
Mazatlan

Mazatlan ©
Fine beaches remain a top reason to take a trip to Mazatlan, a developed resort city with a high concentration of hotels and restaurants.
Mazatlan is known for historic sites, adventure, nature, beaches, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Olas Altas, make a trip to Malecon, wander the streets of Old Mazatlan, and admire the striking features of Mazatlan Cathedral.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Mazatlan road trip planning site .

Getting from Cabo San Lucas to Mazatlan by combination of flight and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Mazatlan when traveling from Cabo San Lucas in January, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Mazatlan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Playa Olas Altas ©
Playa Olas Altas
Mazatlan Cathedral ©
Mazatlan Cathedral
Old Mazatlan ©
Old Mazatlan

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.
Go for a jaunt from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo Corrientes to see Vallarta Botanical Gardens about 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk, step off the mainland to explore Marietas Islands, explore the galleries of Galleria Dante, and get to know the fascinating history of Zona Romantica.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Vallarta trip planner .

Traveling by car from Mazatlan to Puerto Vallarta takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Mazatlan to Puerto Vallarta, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mazatlan in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Puerto Vallarta, with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Marietas Islands, Vallarta Botanical Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Zipline
Food Tours

4
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, parks, museums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, browse for treasures at Fabrica La Aurora, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Jardin, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Miguel de Allende trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, taxi, and bus from Puerto Vallarta to San Miguel de Allende takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Puerto Vallarta in January; daily highs in San Miguel de Allende reach 27°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Acapulco.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Museums Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery ©
Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel ©
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel
El Charco del Ingenio ©
El Charco del Ingenio

3
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.
Acapulco is known for nature, beaches, scenic drive, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla de la Paz (Chapel of Peace), take in the dramatic natural features at La Quebrada, don't miss a visit to Mural Diego Rivera, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Barra Vieja Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Acapulco tour itinerary website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from San Miguel de Allende to Acapulco in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Miguel de Allende, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Acapulco, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Acapulco

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Barra Vieja Beach ©
Barra Vieja Beach
Capilla de la Paz (Chapel of Peace) ©
Fuerte De San Diego ©
Fuerte De San Diego

4
nights
Mexico City

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Step out of Mexico City with an excursion to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan--about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, explore the historical opulence of Chapultepec Castle, explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, and contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe.

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Traveling by flight from Acapulco to Mexico City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Acapulco in January, with highs in Mexico City at 24°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Puebla.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

3
nights
Puebla

Puebla ©
Recognized as a World Heritage Site thanks to its photogenic colonial buildings, Puebla remains one of Mexico's top destinations for architecture enthusiasts.
Change things up with these side-trips from Puebla: Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala (in Tlaxcala) and Tonantzintla (in San Andres Cholula). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Puebla Cathedra, tour the pleasant surroundings at Museo Viviente, get lost in a book at Biblioteca Palafoxiana, and steep yourself in history at Popocatepetl.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Puebla tour itinerary builder website .

Take a bus from Mexico City to Puebla in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Puebla are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala, Templo San Francisco Acatepec, Tonantzintla, Popocatepetl
Highlights from your plan
Puebla Cathedra ©
Puebla Cathedra
Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo) ©
Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo)

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, zoos & aquariums, museums, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueologica de Palenque, admire the sheer force of Cascadas de Misol-Ha, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Santo Domingo, and meet the residents at Aluxes Palenque.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Palenque trip planning site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Puebla to Palenque in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Palenque

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

3
nights
Cozumel

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.
Cozumel is known for wildlife, outdoors, theme parks, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the ancient world of San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Faro Celerain Ecological Reserve.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Palenque to Cozumel takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Palenque to Cozumel. In February, daily temperatures in Cozumel can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Discover Mexico Park Cozumel ©
Discover Mexico Park Cozumel
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel ©
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tulum: Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba), Chichen Itza (in Chichen Itza) and Playa del Carmen (Xcaret, Scuba & Snorkeling, & more). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, look for gifts at Kaahal Home Tulum, head outdoors with Samula Cenote, and take in the exciting artwork at MiNiAtUrE art Gallery.

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Getting from Cozumel to Tulum by car takes about 2.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cancun.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Chichen Itza, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
Highlights from your plan
Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Scuba & Snorkeling
Zipline

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cancun: Isla Mujeres (Isla Brewing Company, Punta Sur, & more). There's much more to do: browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, don't miss a visit to El Parque de las Palapas, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cancun online sightseeing planner .

Drive from Tulum to Cancun in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Isla Mujeres
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Zipline
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur

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