60 days in Mexico & Peru Itinerary

60 days in Mexico & Peru Itinerary

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
— 5 nights
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
— 6 nights
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San Juan Teotihuacan, Mexico
— 5 nights
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Mexico City, Mexico
— 7 nights
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Puebla, Mexico
— 5 nights
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Oaxaca, Mexico
— 5 nights
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Palenque, Mexico
— 3 nights
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Xpujil Town, Mexico
— 2 nights
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Chichen Itza, Mexico
— 1 night
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Tulum, Mexico
— 6 nights
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Lima, Peru
— 4 nights
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
Train to Ollantaytambo, Bus to Cusco
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Cusco, Peru
— 7 nights
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

— 5 nights
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Galeria Olinala are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at Galeria Colectika and 4D Art Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Puerto Vallarta: Vallarta Botanical Gardens (in Cabo Corrientes) and Museo Casa Tequilera (in Bucerias). There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

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Denver, USA to Puerto Vallarta is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Denver to Puerto Vallarta, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Denver in April, expect Puerto Vallarta to be much hotter, temps between 82°F and 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to fly to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Tours · Museums · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

— 6 nights
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo La Esquina and Museo Ex-Hacienda San Gabriel de Barrera. Get some cultural insight at Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel and Museo Regional de Guanajuato Alhondiga de Granaditas. Get out of town with these interesting San Miguel de Allende side-trips: Queretaro City (Galeria Libertad, Museo de Arte Sacro, &more), Guanajuato (Museo del Pueblo de Guanajuato, Taller Elpinchegrabador, &more) and Santuario de Jesus Nazareno (in Atotonilco). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of El Jardin, browse the exhibits of Mr Poster, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia San Rafael o Santa Escuela de Cristo, and get lost in a book at Biblioteca Pública de San Miguel de Allende.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Miguel de Allende online day trip planner.

You can fly from Puerto Vallarta to San Miguel de Allende in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta in April, plan for little chillier nights in San Miguel de Allende, with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to fly to San Juan Teotihuacan.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Juan Teotihuacan, Mexico

— 5 nights
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 appreciate Museo de Sitio Mina la Dificultad and Museo de Medicina Laboral Nicolas Zavala. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 and Teotihuacan Pyramids. Get out of town with these interesting San Juan Teotihuacan side-trips: Tochatlaco (in Zempoala), Panteon Ingles (in Mineral del Monte) and Parroquia del Divino Salvador (in Malinalco). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Piramide de la Serpiente Emplumada, delve into the distant past at Ex Convent of Acolman, make a trip to Zona Arqueologica de Tula, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Immaculate Conception.

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Getting from San Miguel de Allende to San Juan Teotihuacan by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Mexico City.

Things to do in San Juan Teotihuacan

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Mexico City, Mexico

— 7 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Museo del Templo Mayor and National Palace (Palacio Nacional) will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Museo Frida Kahlo. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, explore the historical opulence of Chapultepec Castle, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Mexico City road trip planner.

You can drive from San Juan Teotihuacan to Mexico City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Mexico City are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can catch the shuttle to Puebla.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods

Puebla, Mexico

— 5 nights

City of Angels

Recognized as a World Heritage Site thanks to its photogenic colonial buildings, Puebla remains one of Mexico's top destinations for architecture enthusiasts.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Tonantzintla and Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario). Museo Amparo and Museo Jose Luis Bello y Gonzales will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Puebla: San Pedro Cholula (Parroquia de San Andres Cholula & Zona Arqueológica de Cholula), Parroquia de la Inmaculada Concepcion (in Chipilo) and Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala (in Tlaxcala). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Puebla Cathedra, get impressive views of Popocatepetl, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ex-Convento Franciscano de la Asuncion de Nuestra Senora, and delve into the distant past at Chalcatzingo.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Puebla road trip website.

Take a shuttle from Mexico City to Puebla in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Puebla when traveling from Mexico City in April, with lows around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Oaxaca, Mexico

— 5 nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman and Zona Arqueologica de Monte Alban. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica de Nuestra Senora de la Soledad and Ex-Convento de Santo Domingo. Explore Oaxaca's surroundings by going to Zona Arqueologica de Mitla (in San Pablo Villa de Mitla), Capilla Del Senor De Tlacolula (in Tlacolula) and Santa Ana Zegache Church (in Santa Ana Zegache). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, see the interesting displays at Museo de Filatelia de Oaxaca, A.C., get outside with Coyote Aventuras, and explore the world behind art at Rufino Tamayo Museum of Pre-Hispanic Art.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Oaxaca road trip site.

Traveling by car from Puebla to Oaxaca takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. In April, Oaxaca is a bit warmer than Puebla - with highs of 92°F and lows of 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Palenque.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Palenque, Mexico

— 3 nights
Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE. The World Heritage-listed remnants of this settlement seem little changed by the passage of time and represent one of Mexico's finest examples of Mayan architecture.
Get some historical perspective at Zona Arqueologica de Palenque and Iglesia Santo Domingo. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Museo de Sitio de Palenque "Alberto Ruz Lhuillier", take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada de Roberto Barrios, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Aluxes Palenque.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Palenque route maker tool.

Getting from Oaxaca to Palenque by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Xpujil Town.

Things to do in Palenque

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Xpujil Town, Mexico

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica Rio Bec, explore the ancient world of Xpuhil, and then delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueológica de Xpuhil. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Chicanna Archaeological Zone and then stroll through Reserva de la Biosfera de Calakmul.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Xpujil Town road trip planning app.

You can drive from Palenque to Xpujil Town in 5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Palenque to Xpujil Town is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Xpujil Town

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Chichen Itza, Mexico

— 1 night
Featuring the largest archeological site of the ancient Mayan civilization, Chichen Itza remains one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico.
On the 10th (Sun), delve into the distant past at La Iglesia, delve into the distant past at The Ossuary, steep yourself in history at Chichen Itza, then delve into the distant past at Plataforma de Venus, then explore the ancient world of Temple of the Bearded Man, and finally explore the ancient world of Las Monjas.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Chichen Itza travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Xpujil Town to Chichen Itza by car takes about 5.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Chichen Itza can reach 94°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites

Tulum, Mexico

— 6 nights
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Tulum Archaeological Site and Las Pinturas will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá and Ek Balam. Get out of town with these interesting Tulum side-trips: Zazil Tunich (in Valladolid), Cozumel (Museo de la Isla de Cozumel & Scuba & Snorkeling) and Playa del Carmen (Tierra Huichol & Xcaret). And it doesn't end there: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, explore the galleries of Balam Art On Feathers, admire the landmark architecture of Sfer Ik, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Punta Laguna Nature Reserve.

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Drive from Chichen Itza to Tulum in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Chichen Itza in May, things will get slightly colder in Tulum: highs are around 85°F and lows about 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can fly to Lima.

Things to do in Tulum

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Lima, Peru

— 4 nights

City of the Kings

Founded in 1535 by Spanish explorer Francisco Pizarro, Lima represents an interesting blend of modern attractions and preserved colonial architecture, much of it clustered in the World Heritage-listed city center.
Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas and Centro Historico de Lima will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Larco and Museo Nacional de Arqueologia, Antropologia e Historia del Peru. When in Lima, make a side trip to see Iglesia de Santiago Apostol in Lunahuana, approximately Lunahuana away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Huaca Pucllana, stop by Miraflores, take an in-depth tour of AMANO, Museo Textil Precolombino, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Senor De Los Milagros.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Lima trip itinerary website.

Fly from Tulum to Lima in 9 hours. Traveling from Tulum in May, things will get slightly colder in Lima: highs are around 73°F and lows about 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Lima

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Machu Picchu, Peru

— 2 nights
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
On the 22nd (Fri), delve into the distant past at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Intipuncu and then delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Machu Picchu driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Lima to Machu Picchu in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites

Cusco, Peru

— 7 nights

Imperial City

Capital of the Inca Empire for three centuries, World Heritage-listed Cusco is now a major tourist destination, drawing nearly 2 million annual tourists with its well-preserved colonial architecture and proximity to Machu Picchu.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sacsayhuaman and Plaza de Armas. Let the collections at Museo de Arte Precolombino and Museo Quechua capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Cusco side-trips: Maras (Salinas de Maras & Moray). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Qorikancha, take an in-depth tour of Museo Inka, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, and wander the streets of San Blas.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cusco trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. May in Cusco sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Mexico travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Beaches · Landmarks
Tailor-made for anyone seeking that traditional sun-and-sand experience, Mexico vacations allow visitors to explore nearly 10,000 km (6,200 mi) of picturesque coastlines. Idyllic beaches and favorable year-round weather aside, this diverse country with a rich pre-Colombian history allows tourists a chance to discover a fascinating cuisine, numerous archaeological sites, state-of-the-art museums, colonial-era haciendas, and outstanding examples of 21st-century architecture. Most visitors get to know the country by its cities, but if you want a well-rounded Mexico tour, spend some time exploring its jungles, cloud forests, Caribbean reefs, snowcapped volcanoes, vast deserts, and tranquil lagoons. Life is lived outdoors in Mexico, so wherever you go, don't forget to dine alfresco and stroll the country's colonial streets.

Peru travel guide

4.6
Historic Sites · Parks · Landmarks
Land of the Incas
In a country renowned for its pre-Columbian archeological sites, no Peru vacation would be complete without an adrenaline-inducing hike to Machu Picchu, World Heritage-listed symbol of the once-mighty Incan Empire. Aside from visiting these spectacular ruins set against the backdrop of photogenic mountain peaks, most holidays in Peru also include an exploration of the country's pretty cities, boasting well-preserved colonial architecture and a slew of modern buildings housing fine museums, galleries, shops, and restaurants. Ideal for active vacationers, Peru trips are also tailor-made for gourmands, as the country's eclectic cuisine blends tasty influences from Africa, Asia, and Europe.