60 days in Mexico Itinerary

60 days in Mexico Itinerary

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60 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Cancun
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Tulum
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Cozumel
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Mexico City
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Acapulco
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h 30​min
6
San Miguel de Allende
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Guadalajara
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Puerto Vallarta
— 6 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
9
Mazatlan
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
10
Valle de Guadalupe
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
11
Cabo San Lucas
— 5 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Dubai

3
nights
Cancun

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Playa Delfines and Playa Tortugas. Get a sense of the local culture at La Isla Shopping Village and Galeria Balance Cancun. Venture out of the city with trips to Spas & Wellness (in Puerto Morelos) and Isla Mujeres (Punta Sur & Playa Norte). Next up on the itinerary: browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado 28, browse the different shops at Forum by the Sea, browse the range of quality goods at Plaza Caracol, and get a taste of the local shopping with Kukulcan Plaza.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cancun trip builder website .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Cancun is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. While traveling from Dubai, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cancun, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Isla Mujeres, Kukulcan Plaza
Highlights from your plan
Playa Norte ©
Playa Norte
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur

6
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore MiNiAtUrE art Gallery and Tulum Art Club. Head to Balam Art On Feathers and La Lloronafor plenty of shopping. Explore Tulum's surroundings by going to Xcaret Park (in Playa del Carmen) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 27th (Sat) at Xel-Ha. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach, head outdoors with Cenote Tak Be Ha, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and enjoy the sand and surf at Mayan Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Tulum holiday planner.

Drive from Cancun to Tulum in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in April, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Akumal Beach, Xcaret, Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
Highlights from your plan
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

5
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo de la Isla de Cozumel and Galo Art Studio. Pamper yourself for a day on the 2nd (Thu) at some of the top local wellness centers. There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stop by Sergio's Silver from Taxco, kick back and relax at Playa Palancar, and learn something new at Discover Mexico Park Cozumel.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cozumel road trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Tulum to Cozumel takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in April, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors Spas Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel ©
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel
Playa Palancar ©
Playa Palancar

6
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
For shopping fun, head to Coyoacan or Yawi Arte Tradicional. National Museum of Anthropology and Museo del Templo Mayor will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, admire the striking features of National Palace (Palacio Nacional), make a trip to Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe.

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Fly from Cozumel to Mexico City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Cozumel to Mexico City is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Cozumel in May, expect Mexico City to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Acapulco.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
Highlights from your plan
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo

6
nights
Acapulco

Acapulco ©
Probably one of Mexico's best-known beach resorts, Acapulco came into prominence in the mid-20th century, when it became a getaway for Hollywood movie starts and European millionaires.
Shop till you drop at Senor Frog's and Galeria Las Brisas. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Barra Vieja Beach and Playa Pie de la Cuesta. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Punta Diamante, kick back and relax at Playas Caleta y Caletilla, see the interesting displays at El Fuerte de San Diego, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Icacos.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Acapulco trip app .

You can fly from Mexico City to Acapulco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Mexico City in May, with highs in Acapulco at 39°C and lows at 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Acapulco

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Playa Ventura
Highlights from your plan
Barra Vieja Beach ©
Barra Vieja Beach
Punta Diamante ©
Punta Diamante
Playa Pie de la Cuesta ©
Playa Pie de la Cuesta

6
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fabrica La Aurora and La Esquina Mexican Toy Museum. Appreciate the collections at Josefina Membrila Fine Art and Bordello Galeria. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Miguel de Allende: Queretaro City (Cerro de las Campanas & Galeria Libertad) and Guanajuato (Elpinchegrabador Taller de Grabado, Alhondiga de Granaditas, & more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, get a taste of the local shopping with Galeria San Francisco, take an in-depth tour of Museo Histórico Casa de Allende, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Miguel de Allende online trip builder .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Acapulco to San Miguel de Allende in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Acapulco in May: high temperatures in San Miguel de Allende hover around 36°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Guadalajara.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Guanajuato, Queretaro City
Highlights from your plan
Fabrica La Aurora ©
Fabrica La Aurora
Museo La Esquina ©
Museo La Esquina
Alhondiga de Granaditas ©
Alhondiga de Granaditas

5
nights
Guadalajara

Guadalajara ©
One of Mexico's cultural hubs, Guadalajara represents the home of mariachi music and hosts numerous large-scale events, ranging from international film festivals to celebrated book fairs.
Do your shopping at Del Corazon de la Tierra- Gallery and Tlaquepaque and Tonala Artisans Tour. Museum-lovers will appreciate Instituto Cultural Cabanas and Museo Pantaleon Panduro. Venture out of the city with trips to Tequila (La Cata Tequila Tasting Room & La Damajuana) and Andares (in Zapopan). Next up on the itinerary: ponder the world of politics at Palacio de Gobierno, view the masterpieces at Paseo de las Artes Chapultepec, stop by Guadalajara es Mexico, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Expiatory Temple.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Guadalajara trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Miguel de Allende to Guadalajara takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. May in Guadalajara sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zapopan, Tequila, Tlaquepaque
Highlights from your plan
Tlaquepaque and Tonala Artisans Tour ©
Instituto Cultural Cabanas ©
Instituto Cultural Cabanas
Museo Pantaleon Panduro ©
Museo Pantaleon Panduro

6
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Galleria Dante and FireWorks. Do your shopping at A Broken Art and Estudio-Cafe. Get out of town with these interesting Puerto Vallarta side-trips: Nuevo Vallarta Beach (in Nuevo Vallarta) and Bucerias (Splash of Glass, Antonio Collantes Gallery, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Puerto Vallarta's El Malecon Boardwalk, view the masterpieces at Abdallahy 4D, appreciate the extensive heritage of Zona Romantica, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Vallarta trip planner .

You can fly from Guadalajara to Puerto Vallarta in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Guadalajara in May, Puerto Vallarta is a bit warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Mazatlan.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bucerias, Nuevo Vallarta, Bucerias
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Los Muertos Beach ©
Los Muertos Beach
Bucerias ©
Bucerias

3
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Nidart and Look Vintage and Modern Gallery. We've included these beaches for you: Playa Olas Altas and Playa Cerritos. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Old Mazatlan, hunt for treasures at Mazatlan Farmers Market, visit a coastal fixture at El Faro Lighthouse, and don't miss a visit to Malecon.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Mazatlan day trip planner.

You can drive from Puerto Vallarta to Mazatlan in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June in Mazatlan, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Valle de Guadalupe.

Things to do in Mazatlan

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

4
nights
Valle de Guadalupe

Valle de Guadalupe ©
Valle de Guadalupe, or Francisco Zarco is a village located in the Ensenada Municipality, Baja California, Mexico, 20 km north of the city of Ensenada. Get a sense of the local culture at Xecue Vinicola and Vinos Dubacano. There's more to do: learn about winemaking at El Corcho Rosa Wine Bar.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Valle de Guadalupe planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mazatlan to Valle de Guadalupe. The time zone difference when traveling from Mazatlan to Valle de Guadalupe is minus 1 hour. Expect colder evenings in Valle de Guadalupe when traveling from Mazatlan in June, with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Valle de Guadalupe

Wineries Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Xecue Vinicola ©
Xecue Vinicola
Casa Magoni ©
Casa Magoni
Trevista Vineyards ©
Trevista Vineyards

5
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate La Turquesa Jewelry and Art and Frank Arnold Gallery. Get a sense of the local culture at Paquime and Movimiento Art Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Cabo San Lucas: San Jose del Cabo (Enrique Bascon, Galeria de Arte, Tanya Talamante Art School, & more). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Chileno Beach, make a trip to El Arco de Cabo San Lucas (Lands End), tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa del Amor, and shop like a local with Golden Cactus Gallery.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cabo San Lucas holiday planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Valle de Guadalupe to Cabo San Lucas. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Valle de Guadalupe to Cabo San Lucas. Expect much warmer evenings in Cabo San Lucas when traveling from Valle de Guadalupe in June, with lows around 28°C. On the 16th (Sun), 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
La Turquesa Jewelry and Art ©
La Turquesa Jewelry and Art
Chileno Beach ©
Chileno Beach
Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach) ©
Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach)

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