60 days in North America Itinerary

60 days in North America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico planner

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Mazatlan
— 6 nights
Drive
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Bucerias
— 5 nights
Drive to Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport, Fly to Ponciano Arriaga International Airport
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San Luis Potosi
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Miguel de Allende
— 8 nights
Drive
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Mexico City
— 6 nights
Drive
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San Juan Teotihuacan
— 5 nights
Drive to Licenciado Benito Juarez International Airport, Fly to General Francisco Javier Mina International Airport
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Tampico
— 2 nights
Drive
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Costa Esmeralda
— 1 night
Drive
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Oaxaca
— 5 nights
Drive
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Salina Cruz
— 1 night
Drive
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San Cristobal de las Casas
— 4 nights
Shuttle
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Palenque
— 4 nights
Drive
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Calakmul
— 2 nights
Drive
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Campeche
— 2 nights
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Holbox Island
— 2 nights
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Chichen Itza
— 4 nights
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Mazatlan

— 6 nights

Pacific Pearl

Fine beaches remain a top reason to take a trip to Mazatlan, a developed resort city with a high concentration of hotels and restaurants.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Playa Olas Altas and El Faro Lighthouse. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Old Mazatlan, take some stellar pictures from El Mirador, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake El Salto, and enjoy the sand and surf at Stone Island (Isla de las Piedras).

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mazatlan day trip planning app.

If you are flying in from Bahamas, the closest major aiport is General Rafael Buelna International Airport. December in Mazatlan sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bucerias.

Things to do in Mazatlan

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure

Bucerias

— 5 nights
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Destiladeras Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Bucerias: Luna Layne (in San Francisco) and Playa De Los Muertos (in Sayulita).

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bucerias trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Mazatlan to Bucerias in 6 hours. The time zone changes from Mexican Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Mazatlan in December, Bucerias is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to San Luis Potosi.

Things to do in Bucerias

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Beaches

Side Trips

San Luis Potosi

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Centro de las Artes de San Luis Potosi Centenario, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of San Luis Potosi, and then don't miss a visit to Plaza de Aranzazu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Autentico San Luis, stroll around Parque Tangamanga, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Del Ferrocarril Jesus Garcia Corona.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Luis Potosi tour itinerary planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bucerias to San Luis Potosi. While traveling from Bucerias, expect little chillier days and colder nights in San Luis Potosi, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in San Luis Potosi

Outdoors · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

San Miguel de Allende

— 8 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Teatro de la Republica and Santuario de la Virgen de Schoenstatt. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Miguel de Allende: Santuario de Jesus Nazareno (in Atotonilco), Church of the Grito (in Dolores Hidalgo) and Queretaro City (Museo Casa de la Zacatecana, Jardin Zenea, &more). There's still lots to do: gain insight at Sazon, take an in-depth tour of Ignacio Allende House (Casa de Ignacio Allende), trot along with a tour on horseback, and make a trip to El Jardin.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the San Miguel de Allende travel website.

You can drive from San Luis Potosi to San Miguel de Allende in 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in San Miguel de Allende are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Mexico City.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Mexico City

— 6 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Murales de Diego Rivera en la Secretaria de Educacion Publica and La Condesa. And it doesn't end there: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, stop by San Angel, see the interesting displays at Museo Frida Kahlo, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Mexico City road trip planner.

Getting from San Miguel de Allende to Mexico City by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in December, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Juan Teotihuacan.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

San Juan Teotihuacan

— 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Piramide de la Serpiente Emplumada and Balloon Rides. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Juan Teotihuacan: Presa El Cedral (in Pluma Hidalgo), Pachuca (Museo miniaturas castillo de Dragones & Cristo Rey) and Mineral del Monte (Edificio central de la UAEH, Museo de Medicina Laboral Nicolas Zavala, &more). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5, appreciate the extensive heritage of Teotihuacan Pyramids, explore the ancient world of Palacio de Tepantitla, and admire the masterpieces at Museo De Los Murales Teotihuacanos - Beatriz de La Fuente.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Juan Teotihuacan attractions planner.

You can drive from Mexico City to San Juan Teotihuacan in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tampico.

Things to do in San Juan Teotihuacan

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Tampico

— 2 nights
Tampico is a city and port in the southeastern part of the state of Tamaulipas, Mexico. On the 3rd (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Antigua Aduana MarItima, then stroll around Plaza Rio de Janeiro, then explore the activities along Canal de la Cortadura, and finally explore the activities along Laguna del Carpintero. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Miramar, then take a leisurely stroll along Las Escolleras, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepcion.

Start your trip to Tampico by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from San Juan Teotihuacan to Tampico. In January, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Costa Esmeralda.

Things to do in Tampico

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Costa Esmeralda

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): kick back and relax at Costa Esmeralda-Casitas.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Costa Esmeralda online day trip planner.

You can drive from Tampico to Costa Esmeralda in 4 hours. In January, daytime highs in Costa Esmeralda are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Costa Esmeralda

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Coyote Aventuras and Distillery Tours. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Exconvento de San Pablo, stop by Huizache - Arte Vivo de Oaxaca, explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica de Atzompa, and admire the natural beauty at Jardin Etnobotanico de Oaxaca.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Oaxaca trip planning website.

Getting from Costa Esmeralda to Oaxaca by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Costa Esmeralda in January: highs in Oaxaca hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Salina Cruz.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Tours · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Salina Cruz

— 1 night
Salina Cruz is a major seaport on the Pacific coast of the Mexican state of Oaxaca. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): stroll through Playa Cangrejo.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Salina Cruz trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Oaxaca to Salina Cruz takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Oaxaca in January, Salina Cruz is warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Cristobal de las Casas.

Things to do in Salina Cruz

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

San Cristobal de las Casas

— 4 nights
San Cristóbal de las Casas, also known by its native Tzotzil name, Jovel, is a town and municipality located in the Central Highlands region of the Mexican state of Chiapas. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Catedral de San Cristobal de Las Casas and Grutas de Rancho Nuevo. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to El Arcotete Parque Ecoturístico, appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Center, examine the collection at Museo Mesoamericano del Jade, and stop by Bazarte - Vistiendo Arte Con História.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our San Cristobal de las Casas trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Salina Cruz to San Cristobal de las Casas in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Salina Cruz in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of 19°C in San Cristobal de las Casas. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can catch the shuttle to Palenque.

Things to do in San Cristobal de las Casas

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping

Palenque

— 4 nights
Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Aluxes Palenque and Museo de Sitio de Palenque "Alberto Ruz Lhuillier". There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Cascada de Roberto Barrios, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Santo Domingo, and explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica de Palenque.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Palenque trip planner.

Traveling by shuttle from San Cristobal de las Casas to Palenque takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Calakmul.

Things to do in Palenque

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Calakmul

— 2 nights
Discover out-of-the-way places like Reserva de la Biosfera de Calakmul and Balamku Archaeological Zone.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Calakmul sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by car from Palenque to Calakmul takes 6 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Palenque to Calakmul is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Campeche.

Things to do in Calakmul

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Campeche

— 2 nights
Campeche holidays draw a growing number of visitors interested in discovering a historical fairyland that stands in stark contrast with Cancun and the Maya Rivera on the opposite side of the Peninsula.
On the 22nd (Sat), see the interesting displays at Museo de Arqueologia Subacuatica Fuerte de San Jose, take a stroll through Centro Historico de San Francisco de Campeche, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Campeche, then don't miss a visit to Centro Cultural Casa No. 6, then take an in-depth tour of Baluarte de San Carlos/Museo de la Ciudad, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Roman. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Vive La Leyenda, don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Independencia, and then contemplate the long history of Puerta de Tierra.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Campeche trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Calakmul to Campeche by car takes about 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Holbox Island.

Things to do in Campeche

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Holbox Island

— 2 nights
On the 24th (Mon), stroll through Refugio Holbox, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then relax and rejuvenate at Agua Spa & Yoga Center by Casa Las Tortugas. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Punta Mosquito, then step off the mainland to explore Holbox Island, then take in the exciting artwork at La Choza de Fito, and finally look for gifts at Lolita Boutique Holbox.

To find reviews and tourist information, read our Holbox Island online trip itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Campeche to Holbox Island. Traveling from Campeche in January, expect nights in Holbox Island to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are slightly colder, around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Holbox Island

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Chichen Itza

— 4 nights
Featuring the largest archeological site of the ancient Mayan civilization, Chichen Itza remains one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Convento de San Antonio de Padua and Chinchorro Reef. Explore Chichen Itza's surroundings by going to Santa Barbara Cenotes & Restaurant (in Homun), Cenotes Cuzama (in Cuzama) and Zona Arqueologica de Izamal (in Izamal). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Cenote Yokdzonot, explore the ancient world of The Ossuary, explore the activities along Cenote Ik kil, and contemplate the long history of Chichen Itza.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Chichen Itza trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Holbox Island to Chichen Itza with the Route module. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Chichen Itza when traveling from Holbox Island in January, with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

San Luis Potosi travel guide

4.6
River Rafting & Tubing · Waterfalls · Gardens
Home to ancient cultures that inhabited modern-day Mexico long before the arrival of colonialists, the northern Mexican state of San Luis Potosi celebrates its rich history. Founded on the back of a gold rush in 1592, the state, and its capital city of the same name, enjoyed prosperity, which can still be seen in the striking colonial architecture on a San Luis Potosi itinerary. Situated between three of Mexico's biggest cities, the state holds an important place as one of the country's key trading routes. Most of the state sits on the Mexican plateau, with a tropial valley around the Tampaon River in the east.

Oaxaca travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Ruins · Bodies of Water
Despite its favorable coastal location on the Pacific, Oaxaca remains one of Mexico's least-developed states, visited mostly by die-hard fans of traditional cuisine and Mexico's native artistic traditions. Warm year-round weather ensures a pleasant Oaxaca holiday no matter when you visit, with the area's varied landscapes providing plenty of chances for outdoor activities. Dense forests burst with abundant plant and animal life, while rugged mountains hide a slew of sleepy indigenous communities untouched by modern developments and commercial tourism. Allowing visitors to discover the less-traveled side of Mexico, comprehensive tours of Oaxaca often include visits to secluded beaches and history-soaked sites from the pre-Hispanic period.

Campeche travel guide

4.3
Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites