60 days in Mexico Itinerary

60 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Isla Mujeres
— 2 nights
2
Cancun
— 5 nights
3
Ciudad Valles
— 4 nights
4
La Paz
— 3 nights
5
Cabo San Lucas
— 6 nights
6
Puerto Vallarta
— 5 nights
7
Huatulco
— 4 nights
8
Mexico City
— 7 nights
9
Palenque
— 3 nights
10
Bacalar
— 4 nights
11
Tulum
— 7 nights
12
Valladolid
— 3 nights
13
Cozumel
— 6 nights

2
nights
Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres ©
Tiny municipal seat of an eponymous island, each season Isla Mujeres swells to bursting with international tourists coming here to swim, snorkel, dive, fish, and sail.
Step out of the city life by going to Isla Mujeres Trips and El Farito. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Punta Sur and Guadalupe Chapel. There's lots more to do: paddle through the water with Garrafon Natural Reef Park, head outdoors with Golf Carts Indios, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Del Sagrado Corazon, and kick back and relax at Playa Norte.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Isla Mujeres trip itinerary site.

Philadelphia, USA to Isla Mujeres is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Isla Mujeres when traveling from Philadelphia in August, with lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Isla Mujeres Trips ©
Isla Mujeres Trips
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur
El Farito ©
El Farito

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Shark Diving and National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Playa Delfines and Rancho Bonanza. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cancun: IBEROSTAR PARAISO BEACH GOLF CLUB (in Playa Paraiso) and Puerto Morelos (Nature & Wildlife Tours & Zipline). Next up on the itinerary: see Off-Road Tours, see the interesting displays at Museo Subacuatico de Arte, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado, and stroll through Playa Tortugas.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cancun trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by ferry from Isla Mujeres to Cancun takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in August, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ciudad Valles.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Puerto Morelos, IBEROSTAR PARAISO BEACH GOLF CLUB, Museo Subacuatico de Arte
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos ©
National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos
Zipline

4
nights
Ciudad Valles

Ciudad Valles is the second-largest city in the Mexican state of San Luis Potosí. Huasteca Potosina and Tamtoc Archaeological Site are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to River Rafting & Tubing and Desarrollo Ecoturistico Ejidal Indigena Pame Puente de Dios. Venture out of the city with trips to Xilitla (Jardin Escultorico Edward James & Cascada Los Comales), Aquismon (Tamul Waterfalls & Cueva de Agua) and Cascadas de Tamasopo (in Tamasopo). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with MS Xpediciones.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ciudad Valles tour itinerary planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Cancun to Ciudad Valles in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cancun to Ciudad Valles due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Ciudad Valles

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Xilitla, Aquismon, Tamasopo, Tamtoc Archaeological Site
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Huasteca Potosina ©
Huasteca Potosina
Jardin Escultorico Edward James ©
Jardin Escultorico Edward James

3
nights
La Paz

It's no coincidence that La Paz means "peace" in Spanish, as this tourist center with a small-town vibe offers a tranquil atmosphere and blissfully pleasant weather throughout the year.
Get outdoors at Fishing Charters & Tours and Playa Los Cerritos. Discover out-of-the-way places like Isla Espiritu Santo and Malecon. Get out of town with these interesting La Paz side-trips: Balandra Beach (in Los Tecolotes) and Playa La Cachora (in Todos Santos). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Balandra Beach and head outdoors with Playa El Tecolote (Tecolote Beach).

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our La Paz trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Ciudad Valles to La Paz takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ciudad Valles to La Paz. In August in La Paz, expect temperatures between 100°F during the day and 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Todos Santos, Balandra Beach
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Isla Espiritu Santo ©
Isla Espiritu Santo
Balandra Beach ©
Balandra Beach

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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and El Arco de Cabo San Lucas. Discover out-of-the-way places like Playa del Amor and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Cabo San Lucas side-trips: San Jose del Cabo (Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery, Plaza Mijares, &more). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Santa Maria Beach, get in on the family fun at Wild Canyon Adventures, stroll through Chileno Beach, and explore by horseback at Cuadra San Francisco.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cabo San Lucas online travel planner.

Getting from La Paz to Cabo San Lucas by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from La Paz in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cabo San Lucas: temperatures range from 89°F by day to 79°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

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
Scuba & Snorkeling
Cabo Dolphins by Cabo Adventures ©
Cabo Dolphins by Cabo Adventures

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Kayaking & Canoeing and Nuevo Vallarta Beach. Get outdoors at Playa Las Animas and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Puerto Vallarta: Vista Paraiso - Day Tours and Activities (in Higuera Blanca) and Punta Mita Golf Course (in Punta de Mita). Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Marietas Islands, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Vallarta, take in the spiritual surroundings of Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and admire the sheer force of Cascadas Palo Maria.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Vallarta trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. The time zone changes from Mexican Pacific Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Huatulco.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Kayaking & Canoeing, Nuevo Vallarta Beach, Playa Las Animas, Vista Paraiso - Day Tours and Activities, Punta Mita Golf Course
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Vista Paraiso - Day Tours and Activities ©
Vista Paraiso - Day Tours and Activities

4
nights
Huatulco

Huatulco ©
A short flight from Mexico City, scenic Huatulco features nine picture-perfect bays on the Pacific coast.
Get outdoors at Buceo Scuba Huatulco and Fishing With Tico Huatulco. Explore hidden gems such as Playa La Entrega and Cacaluta. Get out of town with these interesting Huatulco side-trips: Playa Zicatela (in Puerto Escondido) and Punta Cometa (in Mazunte). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Magic Falls, head outdoors with Mercado Organico de Huatulco, contemplate the waterfront views at Playa San Augustin, and explore the world behind art at Europa Galeria De Arte.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Huatulco online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Puerto Vallarta to Huatulco in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September in Huatulco, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Huatulco

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Playa Zicatela, Punta Cometa
Highlights from your plan
Buceo Scuba Huatulco ©
Buceo Scuba Huatulco
Playa Zicatela ©
Playa Zicatela
Playa San Augustin ©
Playa San Augustin

7
nights
Mexico City

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chapultepec Castle and Food Tours. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Coyoacan. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mexico City: San Juan Teotihuacan (Museo De Los Murales Teotihuacanos - Beatriz de La Fuente, Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, wander the streets of Historic Center (Centro Historico), delve into the lush surroundings at Bosque de Chapultepec, and make a trip to Paseo de la Reforma.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Mexico City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Huatulco to Mexico City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Huatulco in September: high temperatures in Mexico City hover around 73°F and lows are around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

San Juan Teotihuacan
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Chapultepec Castle ©
Chapultepec Castle
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia

3
nights
Palenque

Palenque ©
Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE.
Get a sense of the local culture at Zona Arqueologica de Palenque and Museo de Sitio de Palenque "Alberto Ruz Lhuillier". Get in touch with nature at Agua Azul Waterfalls and Welib Ja Waterfalls. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Cascadas de Misol-Ha, make a trip to Iglesia Santo Domingo, and stroll through Aluxes.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Palenque trip planner.

You can fly from Mexico City to Palenque in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bacalar.

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
Cascadas de Misol-Ha
Cascadas de Misol-Ha

4
nights
Bacalar

Bacalar ©
Bacalar is the municipal seat and largest city in Bacalar Municipality (until 2011 a part of Othón P. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Estromatolitos will get you outdoors. Zona Arqueológica de Xpuhil and Pyramid of the Masks are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Bacalar side-trips: Maya Chan Beach (in Mahahual) and Chetumal (Dzibanche, Kohunlich, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bacalar, whizz through the canopy at Tirolesa, and head outdoors with Stromatolites in Bacalar Rapids.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bacalar journey planner.

You can drive from Palenque to Bacalar in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 93°F in September, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to take a shuttle to Tulum.

Things to do in Bacalar

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Chetumal, Mahahual, Zona Arqueológica de Xpuhil, Pyramid of the Masks
Highlights from your plan
Lake Bacalar ©
Lake Bacalar
Scuba & Snorkeling
Maya Chan Beach ©
Maya Chan Beach

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret and Cenotes Sac Actun. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Skydiving and La Playa Xpuha. Explore Tulum's surroundings by going to Playa del Carmen (Spas & Wellness, Xcaret, &more), Aktun Chen (in Akumal) and Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve (in Sian Ka'an). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Santa Cruz, delve into the distant past at Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, get a taste of the local shopping with Sfer IK, and get outside with Tankah.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Tulum vacation maker tool.

You can take a shuttle from Bacalar to Tulum in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bacalar in September, expect nights in Tulum to be about the same, around 72°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 85°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Valladolid.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Akumal, Cenote Azul, La Playa Xpuha, Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret
Highlights from your plan
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret ©
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret
Cenote Santa Cruz ©
Cenote Santa Cruz
Skydiving

3
nights
Valladolid

Valladolid ©
One of the gateways to the ruins of Chichen Itza, Valladolid boasts plenty of historic charm and offers a range of tourist-oriented services that ensure pleasant holidays in this area.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ek Balam and Casa de los Venados. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ek Balam and Cenote Xkeken. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Valladolid: Chichen Itza (Cenote Ik kil & Chichen Itza). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Cenote Samula, Head underground at Zazil Tunich, contemplate the long history of Convent of San Bernardino of Siena, and stroll through Xkopek Parque Apicola.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Valladolid trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Tulum to Valladolid by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Tulum in September since evenings lows in Valladolid dip to 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Valladolid

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chichen Itza, Ek Balam, Ek Balam
Highlights from your plan
Zazil Tunich ©
Zazil Tunich
Ek Balam
Ek Balam
Ek Balam ©
Ek Balam

6
nights
Cozumel

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Palancar Reef and Columbia Reef. Visiting Paradise Beach Cozumel and Punta Sur Eco Beach Park will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, see the vivid underwater world at Paseo El Cedral Reef, explore the striking landscape at Santa Rosa Wall, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cozumel journey planning website.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Valladolid to Cozumel takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Valladolid in September: high temperatures in Cozumel hover around 85°F and lows are around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cozumel

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Santa Rosa Wall ©
Santa Rosa Wall
Columbia Reef ©
Columbia Reef

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