60 days in Mexico Itinerary

60 days in Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico visit planner

Make it your trip
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Cabo San Lucas
— 6 nights
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Puerto Vallarta
— 6 nights
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San Miguel de Allende
— 5 nights
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Mexico City
— 7 nights
Shuttle
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Puebla
— 5 nights
Drive
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Oaxaca
— 5 nights
Fly
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Palenque
— 3 nights
Bus to Villahermosa, Fly to Cancun
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Cancun
— 6 nights
Drive
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Chichen Itza
— 2 nights
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Tulum
— 7 nights
Drive to Calica, Ferry to Cozumel
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Cozumel
— 7 nights
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Cabo San Lucas

— 6 nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cabo San Lucas: San Jose del Cabo (Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, Enrique Bascon, Galeria de Arte, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Chileno Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa del Amor, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Solmar.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cabo San Lucas trip planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Copenhagen to Cabo San Lucas due to the time zone difference. In December, Cabo San Lucas is warmer than Copenhagen - with highs of 29°C and lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Puerto Vallarta

— 6 nights
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Get out of town with these interesting Puerto Vallarta side-trips: Vallarta Botanical Gardens (in Cabo Corrientes), Mega Comercial Mexicana (in Bucerias) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Sayulita). There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Boardwalk, step off the mainland to explore Marietas Islands, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and admire the masterpieces at 4D Art Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Vallarta online travel route planner.

Getting from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. The time zone changes from Mexican Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December, daily temperatures in Puerto Vallarta can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trips

San Miguel de Allende

— 5 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Miguel de Allende: Santuario de Jesus Nazareno (in Atotonilco) and Guanajuato (Museo Regional de Guanajuato Alhondiga de Granaditas & Museo Iconografico del Quijote). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, gain insight at Sazon, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and don't miss a visit to Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Miguel de Allende trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Vallarta to San Miguel de Allende takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta in December, expect San Miguel de Allende to be slightly colder, temps between 27°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Mexico City.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Mexico City

— 7 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mexico City: San Juan Teotihuacan (Teotihuacan Pyramids & Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and see the interesting displays at Museo Frida Kahlo.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Mexico City online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from San Miguel de Allende to Mexico City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Mexico City are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to take a shuttle to Puebla.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Puebla

— 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Puebla side-trips: Tlaxcala (Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion de Tlaxcala & Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala), Zona Arqueológica de Cholula (in San Pedro Cholula) and Tonantzintla (in San Andres Cholula). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario), take a stroll through Zocalo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Puebla Cathedra, and explore the ancient world of Cacaxtla - Xochitécatl.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Puebla journey planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Mexico City to Puebla takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Puebla sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Oaxaca

— 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.
Step out of Oaxaca with an excursion to Capilla Del Senor De Tlacolula in Tlacolula--about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, pick up some new kitchen skills with Oaxaca Profundo Sessions, make a trip to Hierve el Agua, and delve into the distant past at Monte Alban.

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Drive from Puebla to Oaxaca in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Puebla in December, expect Oaxaca to be somewhat warmer, temps between 33°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Parks · Historic Sites · Classes · Tours

Side Trips

Palenque

— 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.
Palenque is known for nature, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica de Palenque, get outside with Outdoor Activities, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascadas de Misol-Ha, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Aluxes Palenque.

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Traveling by flight from Oaxaca to Palenque takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Palenque

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Cancun

— 6 nights
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.
Cancun is known for nightlife, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Delfines, fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cancun vacation planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Palenque to Cancun in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. January in Cancun sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Golf · Shopping · Tours

Side Trip

Chichen Itza

— 2 nights
Featuring the largest archeological site of the ancient Mayan civilization, Chichen Itza remains one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): explore the activities along Cenote Kax Ek, delve into the distant past at Temple of the Bearded Man, then delve into the distant past at The Ossuary, and finally explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Yokdzonot, explore the ancient world of La Iglesia, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cenote Ik kil, and finally delve into the distant past at Plataforma de Venus.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Chichen Itza online attractions planner.

Getting from Cancun to Chichen Itza by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Cancun in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 26°C in Chichen Itza. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tulum

— 7 nights
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tulum: Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba), Playa del Carmen (Xcaret & Zipline) and Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve (in Sian Ka'an). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, enjoy breathtaking views from Tulum Tower, kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mayan Beach.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tulum online trip planner.

You can drive from Chichen Itza to Tulum in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Chichen Itza in January, things will get slightly colder in Tulum: highs are around 30°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Cozumel

— 7 nights
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, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, head outdoors with Playa Azul, take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, and explore the ancient world of San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cozumel holiday maker app.

Getting from Tulum to Cozumel by combination of car and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, daytime highs in Cozumel are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

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.