48 days in Mexico Itinerary

48 days in Mexico Itinerary

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48 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Vienna
Fly:  15 h
1
Cancun
— 4 nights
Shuttle:  2 h
2
Tulum
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Cozumel
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Mexico City
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
San Juan Teotihuacan
— 2 nights
+3
Bus + Subway + Foot + Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
Acapulco
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
7
Puerto Vallarta
— 5 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
8
Mazatlan
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  6 h
9
Cabo San Lucas
— 6 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
10
Oaxaca
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
11
Puerto Escondido
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  25 h
End: Vienna

4
nights
Cancun

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.
Escape the urban bustle at National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos and Xcacel Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at El Rey Archaeological Zone and Guadalupe Chapel. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cancun: Puerto Morelos (Shark Diving & Nature & Wildlife Tours) and Fishing Charters & Tours (in Isla Mujeres). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueológica El Meco, appreciate the history behind Monumento a los Ninos Heroes, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Vienna, Austria to Cancun is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Vienna to Cancun, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Vienna in April: high temperatures in Cancun hover around 34°C and lows are around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tulum.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Puerto Morelos, Isla Mujeres, Zona Arqueológica El Meco
Highlights from your plan
National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos ©
Shark Diving
Zona Arqueológica El Meco ©
Zona Arqueológica El Meco

5
nights
Tulum

The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos and Art Gallery Miniature. You'll get in some beach time at La Playa Xpuha and Paradise Beach. There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Cenotes Sac Actun, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the activities along Casa Cenote, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tulum trip app .

You can drive from Cancun to Tulum in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Tulum are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

La Playa Xpuha, Cenote Santa Cruz
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
La Playa Xpuha ©
La Playa Xpuha

5
nights
Cozumel

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.
Get some cultural insight at The Mayan Cacao Company and Galo Art Studio. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cozumel Pearl Farm and Paseo El Cedral Reef. The adventure continues: explore the gorgeous colors at El Paso del Cedral Reef, relax in the rural setting at Rancho Universo Heal a Horse Cozumel Horse Sanctuary Non-Profit Organization, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and stroll through Playa de San Martin.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cozumel day trip tool .

You can drive from Tulum to Cozumel in 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Cozumel can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cozumel

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
El Paso del Cedral Reef ©
El Paso del Cedral Reef
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
The Mayan Cacao Company ©
The Mayan Cacao Company

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.
Square of the Three Cultures and Iglesia de San Francisco will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museo Nacional del Virreinato and Museo Nacional de la Acuarela. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Museo Nacional de San Carlos, take an in-depth tour of Museo de Sitio Teotihuacan, have fun and explore at Museo Trick Eye, and explore the world behind art at Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporaneo.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Mexico City tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Cozumel to Mexico City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cozumel to Mexico City due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Cozumel in May: high temperatures in Mexico City hover around 30°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to San Juan Teotihuacan.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Museo Nacional del Virreinato
Highlights from your plan
Museo Nacional de la Acuarela ©
Museo Nacional de la Acuarela
Museo Nacional del Virreinato ©
Museo Nacional del Virreinato
Museo Nacional de San Carlos ©
Museo Nacional de San Carlos

2
nights
San Juan Teotihuacan

San Juan Teotihuacan ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Ex Convent of Acolman, then don't miss a visit to Convento Agustino, then stop by Galeria Media Luna, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Teotihuacan Pyramids. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): head outdoors with Flying Pictures Mexico and then explore the ancient world of Palacio de Tepantitla.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Juan Teotihuacan planner .

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 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Acapulco.

Things to do in San Juan Teotihuacan

Historic Sites Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Galeria Media Luna, Ex Convent of Acolman, Convento Agustino
Highlights from your plan
Ex Convent of Acolman ©
Ex Convent of Acolman
Teotihuacan Pyramids ©
Teotihuacan Pyramids
Palacio de Tepantitla ©
Palacio de Tepantitla

5
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Playa Ventura and Playa Pichilingue. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Zona Arqueologica de Tehuacalco and House of Culture. Step out of Acapulco with an excursion to Museo La Avispa in Chilpancingo de los Bravo--about 2 hours away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Barra de Coyuca, play a few rounds at Tres Vidas Club de Golf, explore the galleries of Galeria Las Brisas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Campamento Tortuguero Playa Hermosa.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from San Juan Teotihuacan to Acapulco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Acapulco are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Acapulco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Zona Arqueologica de Tehuacalco, Playa Ventura, Museo La Avispa
Highlights from your plan
Campamento Tortuguero Playa Hermosa ©
Museo La Avispa ©
Museo La Avispa
House of Culture ©
House of Culture

5
nights
Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta ©
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Step out of the city life by going to Kayaking & Canoeing and Scuba & Snorkeling. Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Old Vallarta. Change things up with these side-trips from Puerto Vallarta: Museo Casa Tequilera (in Bucerias), Galeria Coppelia (in El Tuito) and Playa De Los Muertos (in Sayulita). Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Galleria Dante, take in the exciting artwork at Sergio Bustamante, make a trip to Glass Gallery EM, and learn about all things military at The Museo Naval. Puerto Vallarta.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Puerto Vallarta trip maker site .

You can fly from Acapulco to Puerto Vallarta in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Acapulco in May, you will find days in Puerto Vallarta are a bit cooler (34°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Mazatlan.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Sayulita, Galeria Coppelia, Museo Casa Tequilera
Highlights from your plan
Old Vallarta ©
Old Vallarta
Kayaking & Canoeing
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Copala and Iglesia De Nuestra Senora Del Rosario. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Arqueologia and Nidart. The adventure continues: get outside with Venados Baseball Club, stop by Onilikan, stroll through Playa Olas Altas, and admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Mazatlan.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Mazatlan trip itinerary app .

Getting from Puerto Vallarta to Mazatlan by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Vallarta to Mazatlan is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 22°C in Mazatlan. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Mazatlan

Outdoors Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Iglesia De Nuestra Senora Del Rosario
Highlights from your plan
Playa Olas Altas ©
Playa Olas Altas
Iglesia De Nuestra Senora Del Rosario ©
Copala ©
Copala

6
nights
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.
Visit Playa Los Cerritos and Santa Maria Beach for some beach relaxation. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Parroquia San Jose and Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Cabo Pulmo Marine Preserve (in Cabo Pulmo) and San Jose del Cabo (Fishing Charters & Tours, Bill Olvera, & more). The adventure continues: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, examine the collection at Museo de Historia Natural, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and get outside with Cabo Dolphins by Cabo Adventures.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cabo San Lucas day trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Mazatlan to Cabo San Lucas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Cabo San Lucas can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

San Jose del Cabo, Cabo Pulmo Marine Preserve, Playa Los Cerritos
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Fishing Charters & Tours
Playa Los Cerritos ©
Playa Los Cerritos

2
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.
Yagul and Convento de San Jeronimo will appeal to history buffs. Visiting Playa Del Amor and Coyote Aventuras will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oaxaca: Zona Arqueologica Zaachila (in Zaachila) and Workshop of Jacobo and Maria Angeles (in San Martin Tilcajete). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Temple Tlacochahuaya, take in the exciting artwork at Voces de Copal, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de la Compania de Jesus.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Oaxaca road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Cabo San Lucas to Oaxaca takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cabo San Lucas to Oaxaca. While traveling from Cabo San Lucas, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Oaxaca, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Puerto Escondido.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Workshop of Jacobo and Maria Angeles, Playa Del Amor, Yagul, Zona Arqueologica Zaachila
Highlights from your plan
Coyote Aventuras ©
Coyote Aventuras
Playa Del Amor ©
Playa Del Amor
Zona Arqueologica Zaachila ©
Zona Arqueologica Zaachila

3
nights
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 3rd (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico Universidad del Mar campus and then examine the collection at Centro Mexicano de la Tortuga. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Playa Coral, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then stroll through Santuario La Escobilla.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Escondido holiday planning app .

You can fly from Oaxaca to Puerto Escondido in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Oaxaca in June since evenings lows in Puerto Escondido dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Escondido

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Mazunte
Highlights from your plan
Playa Marinero ©
Playa Marinero
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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