60 days in Mexico Itinerary

60 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Fly
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Cozumel
— 6 nights
Ferry to Calica, Drive to Tulum
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Tulum
— 8 nights
Drive
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Chichen Itza
— 2 nights
Drive
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Calakmul
— 2 nights
Drive
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Palenque
— 3 nights
Fly
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Oaxaca
— 5 nights
Drive
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Puebla
— 5 nights
Shuttle
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Mexico City
— 6 nights
Drive
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San Miguel de Allende
— 5 nights
Fly
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Puerto Vallarta
— 6 nights
Drive
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Mazatlan
— 5 nights
Bus to Culiacán, Fly to San Jose Cabo
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Cabo San Lucas
— 6 nights
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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.
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, explore the gorgeous colors at Palancar Reef, stroll through Playa Palancar Cozumel Beach Club, and play a few rounds at Cozumel Country Club.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cozumel road trip site.

Atlanta, USA to Cozumel is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. In December, Cozumel is much hotter than Atlanta - with highs of 80°F and lows of 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

8
nights
Tulum

The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Get out of town with these interesting Tulum side-trips: Playa del Carmen (Xcaret & Zipline), Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba) and Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve (in Sian Ka'an). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and tour the pleasant surroundings at LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Tulum trip planner.

Getting from Cozumel to Tulum by combination of ferry and car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

2
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Chichen Itza

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 22nd (Tue): explore the ancient world of Plataforma de Venus, delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza, explore the ancient world of Temple of the Bearded Man, explore the ancient world of The Ossuary, then explore the ancient world of La Iglesia, and finally Head underground at Cenote Yokdzonot. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): explore the activities along Cenote Kax Ek and then explore the striking landscape at Cenote Ik kil.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Chichen Itza trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Tulum to Chichen Itza takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Tulum in December, Chichen Itza is a bit warmer at night with lows of 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Calakmul.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

2
nights
Calakmul

Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Balamku Archaeological Zone and then see the interesting displays at Museo de Naturaleza y Arqueologia de Calakmul. Here are some ideas for day two: explore and take pictures at Calakmul and then stroll through Reserva de la Biosfera de Calakmul.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Calakmul road trip planner.

Getting from Chichen Itza to Calakmul by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Calakmul

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

3
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Palenque

Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE.
Palenque is known for nature, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Zona Arqueologica de Palenque, tour the pleasant surroundings at Aluxes, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Santo Domingo, and take in the dramatic scenery at Welib Ja Waterfalls.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Palenque travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Calakmul to Palenque in 6 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Palenque

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

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Oaxaca

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.
Oaxaca is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, admire the verdant scenery at Oaxaca Cooking Classes La Cocina Oaxaquena, admire the striking features of Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, and trek along Coyote Aventuras.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Oaxaca driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Palenque to Oaxaca in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in December, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Puebla.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Classes

Side Trip

5
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Puebla

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tonantzintla (in San Andres Cholula), Zona Arqueológica de Cholula (in San Pedro Cholula) and Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala (in Tlaxcala). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo San Francisco Acatepec, examine the collection at Museo de Arte Popular Santa Rosa de Lima, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Jose Luis Bello y Gonzales.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Puebla road trip planning website.

Getting from Oaxaca to Puebla by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Oaxaca in January, expect Puebla to be slightly colder, temps between 72°F and 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Mexico City

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Step out of Mexico City with an excursion to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan--about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: learn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, explore the ancient world of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and see the interesting displays at Museo Frida Kahlo.

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Getting from Puebla to Mexico City by shuttle takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Mexico City are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

5
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San Miguel de Allende

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.
San Miguel de Allende is known for shopping, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, examine the collection at Museo La Esquina, deepen your understanding at Sazon, and don't miss a visit to Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Miguel de Allende travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Mexico City to San Miguel de Allende in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Wildlife

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Puerto Vallarta

Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Venture out of the city with trips to El Buzo (in Bucerias) and Vallarta Botanical Gardens (in Cabo Corrientes). The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Boardwalk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Los Muertos Beach, fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and get outside with Bahía de Banderas.

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You can fly from San Miguel de Allende to Puerto Vallarta in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Miguel de Allende in January: high temperatures in Puerto Vallarta hover around 80°F and lows are around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mazatlan.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

5
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Mazatlan

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.
Mazatlan is known for historic sites, adventure, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Olas Altas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mazatlan Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Malecon, and learn the secrets of beer at All Over Mazatlan.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Mazatlan journey planner.

Traveling by car from Puerto Vallarta to Mazatlan takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Puerto Vallarta to Mazatlan. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 54°F in Mazatlan. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Mazatlan

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

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Cabo San Lucas

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cabo San Lucas: San Jose del Cabo (Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery, Mi Casa Azul Art Gallery, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Luke, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cabo San Lucas trip itinerary maker tool.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Mazatlan to Cabo San Lucas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or drive. Traveling from Mazatlan in January, expect nights in Cabo San Lucas to be a bit warmer, around 63°F, while days are little chillier, around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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.