60 days in Mexico Itinerary

60 days in Mexico Itinerary

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60 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  8 h 15 min
1
Cabo San Lucas
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
La Paz
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Mazatlan
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
4
Puerto Vallarta
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  4 h 30 min
5
San Miguel de Allende
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Mexico City
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h
7
Oaxaca
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
8
Cozumel
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
9
Tulum
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
10
Valladolid
— 3 nights
Taxi + Ferry:  2 h 30 min
11
Isla Mujeres
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
12
Cancun
— 6 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Toronto

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Playa Los Cerritos and Playa del Amor. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Santa Maria Beach and Chileno Beach. Step out of Cabo San Lucas to go to San Jose del Cabo and see Parroquia San Jose, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, go for a stroll along the water at Marina Cabo San Lucas, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and look for gifts at 100 % Mexico Hecho a Mano.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cabo San Lucas trip planner .

Toronto, Canada to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Cabo San Lucas is minus 2 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in April, with highs in Cabo San Lucas at 32°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to La Paz.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Parroquia San Jose, Playa Los Cerritos
Highlights from your plan
Playa Los Cerritos ©
Playa Los Cerritos
Santa Maria Beach ©
Santa Maria Beach
Playa del Amor ©
Playa del Amor

5
nights
La Paz

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.
Shop till you drop at Tamal Gallery and GALERIAS SERGIO BUSTAMANTE S.A. DE CV. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Balandra Beach and Kayaking & Canoeing. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Isla Espiritu Santo, don't miss a visit to Malecon, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and take in the exciting artwork at Diaz Castro Galeria.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the La Paz trip planning app .

Getting from Cabo San Lucas to La Paz by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Cabo San Lucas in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in La Paz: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mazatlan.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

GALERIAS SERGIO BUSTAMANTE S.A. DE CV
Highlights from your plan
Balandra Beach ©
Balandra Beach
Allende Books ©
Allende Books
Centro Cultural La Paz ©
Centro Cultural La Paz

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Plaza Machado and Luna: Arte Contemporaneo. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mazatlan Cathedral and Zipline. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Municipal, look for gifts at Sea Shell City Museo de Conchas, and don't miss a visit to Malecon.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Mazatlan online trip itinerary planner .

Fly from La Paz to Mazatlan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from La Paz in April, expect nights in Mazatlan to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are slightly colder, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Mazatlan

Shopping Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
La Gran Plaza ©
La Gran Plaza
Plaza Machado ©
Plaza Machado
Mazatlan Cathedral ©
Mazatlan Cathedral

6
nights
Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta ©
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Get some cultural insight at El Centro and Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nuevo Vallarta Beach and Old Vallarta. Get out of town with these interesting Puerto Vallarta side-trips: Kayaking & Canoeing (in Sayulita) and Cabo Corrientes (Playa Las Animas & Vallarta Botanical Gardens). There's lots more to do: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take a leisurely stroll along Los Muertos Pier, enjoy the sand and surf at Los Muertos Beach, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Zona Romantica.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Vallarta trip builder site .

Getting from Mazatlan to Puerto Vallarta by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mazatlan to Puerto Vallarta due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mazatlan in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Puerto Vallarta, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cabo Corrientes, Nuevo Vallarta Beach, Kayaking & Canoeing
Highlights from your plan
Nuevo Vallarta Beach ©
Nuevo Vallarta Beach
Playa Las Animas ©
Playa Las Animas
El Centro ©
El Centro

3
nights
San Miguel de Allende

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel and Fabrica La Aurora. Get some cultural insight at Plaza de Armas and El Jardin. Change things up with these side-trips from San Miguel de Allende: Guanajuato (Museo de las Momias de Guanajuato, Alhondiga de Granaditas, & more). There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at Exim Accesorios Decorativos, make a trip to Plaza de Toros, and stop by Dulces Regionales EL Papalote.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Miguel de Allende trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus from Puerto Vallarta to San Miguel de Allende in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 13°C in San Miguel de Allende. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Mexico City.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Guanajuato, Plaza de Armas
Highlights from your plan
Fabrica La Aurora ©
Fabrica La Aurora
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel ©
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

5
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Coyoacan and Salon de la Plastica Mexicana. Get some cultural insight at Chapultepec Castle and Paseo de la Reforma. Change things up with these side-trips from Mexico City: Puebla (Club & Museo del Automovil, Zocalo, & more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Palacio Postal, see the interesting displays at Museo Memoria y Tolerancia, delve into the distant past at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and learn about all things military at Museo del Ejercito y Fuerza Aerea Mexicanos Bethlemitas.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Mexico City trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from San Miguel de Allende to Mexico City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from San Miguel de Allende in April, you will find days in Mexico City are a bit cooler (31°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Puebla
Highlights from your plan
Coyoacan ©
Coyoacan
Chapultepec Castle ©
Chapultepec Castle
Palacio Postal
Palacio Postal

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Monte Alban and Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca. Head to Mercado Benito Juárez and Galeria Tierra Quemadafor plenty of shopping. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, make a trip to Zocalo, see the interesting displays at Oaxaca Textile Museum, and explore the galleries of Galeria Arte de Oaxaca.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Oaxaca attractions planning app .

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Oaxaca takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Mexico City in May, you will find days in Oaxaca are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Monte Alban ©
Monte Alban
Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca ©
Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman ©
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman

7
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.
La Ruta de las Indias and Museo de la Isla de Cozumel are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Shop till you drop at Mercado Municipal and BALAM Art Painted on Feathers. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the dramatic natural features at Palancar Reef, get outside with Paradise Beach Cozumel, and see the vivid underwater world at Santa Rosa Wall.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cozumel travel planning site .

Traveling by flight from Oaxaca to Cozumel takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Oaxaca to Cozumel. When traveling from Oaxaca in May, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Cozumel: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Punta Sur Eco Beach Park ©
Punta Sur Eco Beach Park
Spas
Galo Art Studio ©
Galo Art Studio

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 get in some beach time at La Playa Xpuha and Mayan Beach. Do your shopping at Art Gallery Miniature and Arte en Playa. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tulum: Playa del Carmen (Quinta Alegria Shopping Mall, Spas, & more) and Aktun Chen (in Akumal). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, Head underground at Cenotes Sac Actun, explore the activities along Casa Cenote, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Tulum travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cozumel to Tulum takes 2.5 hours. May in Tulum sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Valladolid.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, La Playa Xpuha, Aktun Chen
Highlights from your plan
La Playa Xpuha ©
La Playa Xpuha
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Mayan Beach ©
Mayan Beach

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Casa de los Venados and Cenote Hubiku. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ek Balam and Ek Balam. Step out of Valladolid to go to Chichen Itza and see Temple of the Big Tables, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of San Bernardino of Siena, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de la Candelaria, stop by Dutzi Design, and see the interesting displays at Museo de San Roque.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Valladolid online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Tulum to Valladolid takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May, Valladolid is somewhat warmer than Tulum - with highs of 40°C and lows of 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Isla Mujeres.

Things to do in Valladolid

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Temozon, Ek Balam, Temple of the Big Tables
Highlights from your plan
Casa de los Venados ©
Casa de los Venados
Ek Balam
Ek Balam
Ek Balam ©
Ek Balam

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Tortugranja, explore the ancient world of Punta Sur, and then look for gifts at Gladys Galdamez's Isla Mujeres. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Lancheros and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Isla Mujeres using our trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Valladolid to Isla Mujeres in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Valladolid in May, things will get little chillier in Isla Mujeres: highs are around 35°C and lows about 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cancun.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur
Playa Lancheros ©
Playa Lancheros

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Playa Delfines and Spas. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mayan Museum of Cancun and Scorpion’s Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Cancun: IBEROSTAR PARAISO BEACH GOLF CLUB (in Playa Paraiso) and Puerto Morelos (Croco Cun Zoo & National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, stop by PLAZA PARTY, and have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cancun trip planner .

You can drive from Isla Mujeres to Cancun in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in May, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Puerto Morelos, IBEROSTAR PARAISO BEACH GOLF CLUB
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
IBEROSTAR PARAISO BEACH GOLF CLUB ©
IBEROSTAR PARAISO BEACH GOLF CLUB
Spas

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