60 days in Mexico Itinerary

60 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Cozumel
— 6 nights
+2
Taxi + Ferry + Bus:  2 h 30 min
2
Tulum
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Cancun
— 6 nights
Fly + Bus:  6 h
4
Palenque
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
5
Oaxaca
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
6
Puebla
— 5 nights
Shuttle:  1 h 30 min
7
Mexico City
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
8
San Miguel de Allende
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
9
Puerto Vallarta
— 5 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
10
Mazatlan
— 5 nights
Bus:  6 h
11
Cabo San Lucas
— 6 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: New York City

6
nights
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, stroll through Cozumel Pearl Farm, explore the gorgeous colors at Santa Rosa Wall, and contemplate the long history of San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cozumel trip itinerary builder website.

New York City, USA to Cozumel is an approximately 9-hour flight. In March, Cozumel is much warmer than New York City - with highs of 81°F and lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site ©
San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site
Discover Mexico Park Cozumel ©
Discover Mexico Park Cozumel

7
nights
Tulum

Tulum ©
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tulum: Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve (in Sian Ka'an), Playa del Carmen (Xcaret & Scuba & Snorkeling) and Chichen Itza (The Ossuary, Chichen Itza, &more). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, stop by Amore Latino Tulum, tour the pleasant surroundings at LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park, and Head underground at Cenotes Sac Actun.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tulum planning site.

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Cozumel to Tulum takes 3.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Tulum are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cancun.

Things to do in Tulum

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Chichen Itza, Playa del Carmen, Valladolid, Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
Highlights from your plan
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cancun side-trips: Puerto Morelos (Cenote La Noria & Spas) and Isla Mujeres (Isla Brewing Company, Women's Beading Cooperative, &more). And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, play a few rounds at Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok, and cool off at Float Fun Cancun.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cancun trip website.

Getting from Tulum to Cancun by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. April in Cancun sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Golf

Side Trips

Isla Mujeres, Puerto Morelos
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Zipline

4
nights
Palenque

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, admire the sheer force of Welib Ja Waterfalls, contemplate the waterfront views at Agua Clara, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Santo Domingo.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Palenque trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Cancun to Palenque in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Cancun to Palenque is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Palenque

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Agua Azul Waterfalls ©
Agua Azul Waterfalls
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque ©
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque

4
nights
Oaxaca

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.
When in Oaxaca, make a side trip to see Capilla Del Senor De Tlacolula in Tlacolula, approximately Tlacolula away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, admire the striking features of Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Etnobotanico, and examine the collection at Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca.

Before you visit Oaxaca, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Palenque to Oaxaca takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Puebla.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Jardin Etnobotanico, Capilla Del Senor De Tlacolula
Highlights from your plan
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman ©
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman
Monte Alban ©
Monte Alban
Basilica de la Soledad ©
Basilica de la Soledad

5
nights
Puebla

Puebla ©
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 Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala (in Tlaxcala), San Pedro Cholula (Parroquia de San Andres Cholula & Zona Arqueológica de Cholula) and Tonantzintla (in San Andres Cholula). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Templo San Francisco Acatepec, don't miss a visit to Tuneles de Puebla, see the interesting displays at Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario).

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Puebla trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Oaxaca to Puebla in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Oaxaca in April, with highs in Puebla at 82°F and lows at 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to take a shuttle to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

San Pedro Cholula, Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala, Tonantzintla
Highlights from your plan
Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario) ©
Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario)
Templo San Francisco Acatepec ©
Templo San Francisco Acatepec
Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo) ©
Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo)

6
nights
Mexico City

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: Cuernavaca (Robert Brady Museum, Spanish Language Institute - Day Course, &more) and Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 (in San Juan Teotihuacan). Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor, and ponder the world of politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional).

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Mexico City tour itinerary planner.

You can take a shuttle from Puebla to Mexico City in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in May, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Cuernavaca, Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

5
nights
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.
Explore San Miguel de Allende's surroundings by going to Mina La Valenciana (in Guanajuato), Convento de Santa Clara (in Queretaro City) and Santuario de Jesus Nazareno (in Atotonilco). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, see the interesting displays at Museo La Esquina, and appreciate the extensive heritage of El Jardin.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Miguel de Allende trip planning app.

You can drive from Mexico City to San Miguel de Allende in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mexico City in May: highs in San Miguel de Allende hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trips

Mina La Valenciana, Convento de Santa Clara, Santuario de Jesus Nazareno
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel ©
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel
Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery ©
Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery

5
nights
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 with an excursion to Vallarta Botanical Gardens in Cabo Corrientes--about 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Boardwalk, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, tour the pleasant surroundings at Los Muertos Beach, and get to know the fascinating history of Zona Romantica.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Puerto Vallarta online driving holiday planner.

Getting from San Miguel de Allende to Puerto Vallarta by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from San Miguel de Allende in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Puerto Vallarta, with lows of 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Mazatlan.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Vallarta Botanical Gardens, Marietas Islands
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Malecon Boardwalk ©
Malecon Boardwalk
Zipline

5
nights
Mazatlan

Mazatlan ©
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, appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaza Machado, wander the streets of Old Mazatlan, and enjoy the sea views from El Faro Lighthouse.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Mazatlan trip builder.

Traveling by car from Puerto Vallarta to Mazatlan takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mexican Pacific Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 66°F in Mazatlan. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Mazatlan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Playa Olas Altas ©
Playa Olas Altas
Malecon ©
Malecon
Old Mazatlan ©
Old Mazatlan

6
nights
Cabo San Lucas

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.
Explore Cabo San Lucas' surroundings by going to San Jose del Cabo (Enrique Bascon, Galeria de Arte, Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, put a fun spin on your tour with A-maze-in Cabo Race, stroll through Chileno Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa del Amor.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cabo San Lucas trip planner.

Getting from Mazatlan to Cabo San Lucas by bus takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or drive. May in Cabo San Lucas sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 71°F at night. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

San Jose del Cabo, Cuadra San Francisco
Highlights from your plan
Cuadra San Francisco ©
Cuadra San Francisco
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas ©
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas
A-maze-in Cabo Race ©
A-maze-in Cabo Race

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