60 days in Mexico Itinerary

60 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Fly
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Cozumel
— 4 nights
Fly
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Cancun
— 6 nights
Drive
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Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Drive
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Tulum
— 7 nights
Shuttle
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Bacalar
— 5 nights
Drive
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Calakmul
— 2 nights
Drive
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Palenque
— 3 nights
Fly to Mexico City, Bus to Puebla
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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
— 4 nights
Fly
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Puerto Vallarta
— 6 nights
Drive
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Mazatlan
— 4 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: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Faro Celerain Ecological Reserve, and find something for the whole family at Discover Mexico Park Cozumel.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cozumel trip itinerary planner.

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 warmer than Atlanta - with highs of 80°F and lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Cozumel

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

6
nights
Cancun

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cancun: Isla Mujeres (Punta Sur, Iglesia Del Sagrado Corazon, &more). Next up on the itinerary: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and get a taste of the local shopping with Kukulcan Plaza.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cancun journey planner.

You can fly from Cozumel to Cancun in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In December in Cancun, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Shopping · Tours · Theme Parks

Side Trips

1
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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.
On the 18th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza, explore the ancient world of Plataforma de Venus, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cenote Ik kil, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Yokdzonot.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Chichen Itza day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Cancun to Chichen Itza takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December in Chichen Itza, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

7
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tulum: Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve (in Sian Ka'an), Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba) and Playa del Carmen (Xcaret, Scuba & Snorkeling, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, Head underground at Gran Cenote, take in panoramic vistas at Tulum Tower, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tulum planning website.

Getting from Chichen Itza to Tulum by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Chichen Itza in December, things will get little chillier in Tulum: highs are around 80°F and lows about 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to catch the shuttle to Bacalar.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

5
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Bacalar

Bacalar is the municipal seat and largest city in Bacalar Municipality (until 2011 a part of Othón P. Lake Bacalar has been added to your itinerary. Explore Bacalar's surroundings by going to Mahahual (Spas, Maya Chan Beach, &more), Dzibanche (in Chetumal) and Zona Arqueológica de Xpuhil (in Xpujil Town). There's much more to do: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, delve into the distant past at Pyramid of the Masks, and get a taste of life in the country at Num Ka'an Ranch.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bacalar trip planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Tulum to Bacalar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Tulum in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bacalar: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Calakmul.

Things to do in Bacalar

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Adventure

Side Trips

2
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Calakmul

Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): explore the ancient world of 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 tour the pleasant surroundings at Reserva de la Biosfera de Calakmul.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Calakmul road trip site.

Traveling by car from Bacalar to Calakmul takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Calakmul

Parks · Wildlife · 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: explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica de Palenque, admire the sheer force of Welib Ja Waterfalls, examine the collection at Museo Del Textil, and explore the activities along Agua Clara.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Palenque road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Calakmul to Palenque takes 6 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Calakmul to Palenque. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Puebla.

Things to do in Palenque

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

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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), Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala (in Tlaxcala) and San Pedro Cholula (Zona Arqueológica de Cholula, La monarca, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario), get impressive views of Popocatepetl, get to know the resident critters at Africam Safari, and stroll through Museo Viviente.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Puebla road trip website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Palenque to Puebla in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Puebla can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to take a shuttle to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

6
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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. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional de Antropologia, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, delve into the distant past at Museo del Templo Mayor, and make a trip to Museo Frida Kahlo.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Mexico City trip planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Puebla to Mexico City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in January, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

4
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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: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Fabrica La Aurora, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Histórico Casa de Allende.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our San Miguel de Allende trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mexico City to San Miguel de Allende takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in San Miguel de Allende are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

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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.
Step out of Puerto Vallarta to go to Cabo Corrientes and see Vallarta Botanical Gardens, which is approximately 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk, head off the coast to Los Arcos, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Vallarta trip planner.

Getting from San Miguel de Allende to Puerto Vallarta by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, Puerto Vallarta is a bit warmer than San Miguel de Allende - with highs of 80°F and lows of 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Mazatlan.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

4
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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: kick back and relax at Playa Olas Altas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mazatlan Cathedral, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and make a trip to Malecon.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Mazatlan day trip app.

Traveling by car from Puerto Vallarta to Mazatlan takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Vallarta to Mazatlan is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Puerto Vallarta in January since evenings lows in Mazatlan dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Mazatlan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

6
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cabo San Lucas: San Jose del Cabo (Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery, Mi Casa Azul Art Gallery, &more). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, ride a horse along Cuadra San Francisco, and get outside with Cabo Dolphins by Cabo Adventures.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cabo San Lucas road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Mazatlan to Cabo San Lucas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Mazatlan in January: highs in Cabo San Lucas hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 63°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.