56 days in Mexico Itinerary

56 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  7 h
1
Mexico City
— 20 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4 h 30 min
2
Cozumel
— 11 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Guadalajara
— 14 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Mexico City
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
San Juan Teotihuacan
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
End: Mexico City

20
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Archaeological Zone of Xochicalco and National Palace (Palacio Nacional). You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museo de Arte Popular and Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso. Change things up with a short trip to Tepozteco in Tepoztlan (about 1h 25 min away). There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, and pause for some photo ops at Monumento y Museo de la Revolucion.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Mexico City day trip planning app.

Los Angeles, USA to Mexico City is an approximately 7- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Mexico City is 2 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, things will get a bit cooler in Mexico City: highs are around 74°F and lows about 56°F. You will leave for Cozumel on the 30th (Thu).

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Tepozteco, Archaeological Zone of Xochicalco
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Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso ©
Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

11
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Mayan Cacao Company and San Miguel Church (Iglesia de San Miguel). Get some historical perspective at Punta Molas Faro and San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at San Francisco Reef, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the dramatic natural features at El Paso del Cedral Reef, and kick back and relax at Playa El Cielo.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cozumel online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Mexico City to Cozumel by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Mexico City to Cozumel is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Mexico City in July; daily highs in Cozumel reach 86°F and lows reach 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Guadalajara.

Things to do in Cozumel

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Chankanaab Reef ©
Chankanaab Reef
El Paso del Cedral Reef ©
El Paso del Cedral Reef
San Francisco Reef ©
San Francisco Reef

14
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.
Expiatory Temple and Romantic Lake Chapala will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Magic Top Museum and Ceramic Museum (Museo Regional de la Ceramica). Venture out of the city with trips to Malecon de Jocotepec (in Jocotepec), Tequila (La Cata Tequila Tasting Room, Destileria La Rojena, &more) and Amatitan (Tequila Herradura & Jalisco en Globo). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Guachimontones, browse the eclectic array of goods at Tonala Craft Market, delve into the lush surroundings at Bosque de la Primavera, and stroll the grounds of Panteon de Belen.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Guadalajara day trip site.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Cozumel to Guadalajara in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Cozumel to Guadalajara, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Cozumel in August; daily highs in Guadalajara reach 80°F and lows reach 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Tequila, Zapopan, Tlaquepaque, Ajijic, Amatitan
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Expiatory Temple ©
Expiatory Temple
Guachimontones ©
Guachimontones
Panteon de Belen ©
Panteon de Belen

7
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
You've now added Mercado de Coyoacan to your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan and Franz Mayer Museum (Museo Franz Mayer). Museo del Templo Mayor and Museo Casa Luis Barragan will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Mexico City's surroundings by going to Cuernavaca (Robert Brady Museum & River Rafting & Tubing). Explore Mexico City further: explore the historical opulence of Chapultepec Castle, examine the collection at Museo Diego Rivera Anahuacalli, buy something for everyone on your list at Oasis Coyoacan, and have fun and explore at Museo Trick Eye.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Mexico City trip planning site.

You can fly from Guadalajara to Mexico City in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. When traveling from Guadalajara in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mexico City: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Juan Teotihuacan.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cuernavaca
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Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan ©
Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan
Museo del Templo Mayor ©
Museo del Templo Mayor
Franz Mayer Museum (Museo Franz Mayer) ©
Franz Mayer Museum (Museo Franz Mayer)

3
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo de Sitio Mina la Dificultad and Museo de Medicina Laboral Nicolas Zavala. Discover out-of-the-way places like Tochatlaco and Museo De Los Murales Teotihuacanos - Beatriz de La Fuente. Step out of San Juan Teotihuacan to go to Mineral del Monte and see Panteon Ingles, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5, make a trip to Convento Agustino, and stop by Galeria Media Luna.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Juan Teotihuacan vacation site.

Drive from Mexico City to San Juan Teotihuacan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 3rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in San Juan Teotihuacan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Mineral del Monte, Ex Convent of Acolman, Convento Agustino, Galeria Media Luna, Tochatlaco
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Tochatlaco ©
Tochatlaco
Ex Convent of Acolman ©
Ex Convent of Acolman

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