56 days in Mexico Itinerary

56 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Start: Portland
Fly:  10 h 30 min
1
Mexico City
— 20 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Cozumel
— 11 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
3
Guadalajara
— 14 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Mexico City
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
San Juan Teotihuacan
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 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.
Appreciate the collections at Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Museo Memoria y Tolerancia. Escape the urban bustle at La Condesa and Playa La Virgen. Change things up with these side-trips from Mexico City: Zona Arqueologica de Yautepec (in Yautepec), Catedral de Toluca (in Toluca) and Puebla (Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo), Estrella de Puebla, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take a stroll through San Angel, admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, and see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional De Arte.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Mexico City online vacation maker.

Portland, USA to Mexico City is an approximately 10.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. While traveling from Portland, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Mexico City, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Puebla, Cuernavaca, Zona Arqueologica de Yautepec, Playa La Virgen, Catedral de Toluca
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Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo

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.
Relax by the water at Playa El Cielo and Playa de San Martin. Shop till you drop at Sergio's Silver from Taxco and Galo Art Studio. And it doesn't end there: explore the gorgeous colors at Paradise (Paraiso) Reef, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yucab Reef, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and get outside with Buccanos Grill & Beach Club Cozumel.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cozumel trip planner.

You can fly from Mexico City to Cozumel in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Mexico City to Cozumel, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Mexico City in July, with highs in Cozumel at 86°F and lows at 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Guadalajara.

Things to do in Cozumel

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
El Mirador ©
El Mirador
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Magic Top Museum and Instituto Cultural Cabanas. Explore hidden gems such as Expiatory Temple and Casa Sauza. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Guadalajara: Tequila (La Cata Tequila Tasting Room, Destileria La Rojena, &more), Amatitan (Tequila Herradura & Jalisco en Globo) and Malecon de Jocotepec (in Jocotepec). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Guachimontones, buy something for everyone on your list at La Gran Plaza Fashion Mall, hunt for treasures at Tonala Craft Market, and examine the collection at Ceramic Museum (Museo Regional de la Ceramica).

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Guadalajara online trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Cozumel to Guadalajara in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cozumel to Guadalajara. Traveling from Cozumel in August, expect Guadalajara to be a bit cooler, temps between 80°F and 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can 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 ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mercado de Coyoacan. Step off the beaten path and head to Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan and Robert Brady Museum. Shop till you drop at Centro Santa Fe and Oasis Coyoacan. Step out of Mexico City to go to Cuernavaca and see River Rafting & Tubing, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. See even more of Mexico City: delve into the distant past at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), see the interesting displays at Museo Trick Eye, explore the world behind art at Franz Mayer Museum (Museo Franz Mayer), and take an in-depth tour of Museo Casa Luis Barragan.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mexico City trip planner.

Getting from Guadalajara to Mexico City by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Guadalajara in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Mexico City: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to drive to San Juan Teotihuacan.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cuernavaca
Highlights from your plan
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.
Let the collections at Museo de Sitio Mina la Dificultad and Museo de Medicina Laboral Nicolas Zavala capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 and Ex Convent of Acolman. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Juan Teotihuacan: Panteon Ingles (in Mineral del Monte) and Tochatlaco (in Zempoala). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Palacio de Tepantitla, admire the masterpieces at Museo De Los Murales Teotihuacanos - Beatriz de La Fuente, look for gifts at Galeria Media Luna, and contemplate the long history of Convento Agustino.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Juan Teotihuacan online trip builder.

Getting from Mexico City to San Juan Teotihuacan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in San Juan Teotihuacan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Mineral del Monte, Ex Convent of Acolman, Convento Agustino, Tochatlaco, Galeria Media Luna
Highlights from your plan
Tochatlaco ©
Tochatlaco
Ex Convent of Acolman ©
Ex Convent of Acolman

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