60 days in Mexico Itinerary

60 days in Mexico Itinerary

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60 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: San Jose
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Cabo San Lucas
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h 15​min
2
Mazatlan
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Acapulco
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h
4
San Miguel de Allende
— 6 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Puerto Vallarta
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Mexico City
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Cozumel
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Tulum
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Cancun
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: San Jose

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.
Shop till you drop at Caboholic Store & Activity Center and Feinstein Jewelry. Relax by the water at Chileno Beach and Medano Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Cabo San Lucas: Playa Los Cerritos (in Todos Santos) and San Jose del Cabo (Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach), SAX Boutique at The Shoppes at Palmilla, & more). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa del Amor, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Luke, look for gifts at Arte de Origen, and take in the dramatic natural features at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas (Lands End).

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cabo San Lucas online day trip planner .

San Jose, Costa Rica to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight, taxi, and bus. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from San Jose in July, things will get a bit warmer in Cabo San Lucas: highs are around 36°C and lows about 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mazatlan.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

San Jose del Cabo, Playa Los Cerritos
Highlights from your plan
Chileno Beach ©
Chileno Beach
Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach) ©
Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach)
Playa del Amor ©
Playa del Amor

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Playa Las Gaviotas and Golden Zone. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Playa Olas Altas, don't miss a visit to Malecon, meet the residents at Acuario Mazatlan, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Immaculate Conception Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Mazatlan online attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, taxi, and flight from Cabo San Lucas to Mazatlan takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Mazatlan can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Acapulco.

Things to do in Mazatlan

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

5
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Barra Vieja Beach and Playa Pie de la Cuesta. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Punta Diamante, admire the striking features of Capilla de la Paz (Chapel of Peace), explore the activities along Bahia de Puerto Marques, and look for gifts at La Isla Acapulco Shopping Village.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Acapulco trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Mazatlan to Acapulco by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mazatlan to Acapulco. In July, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Acapulco

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Barra Vieja Beach ©
Barra Vieja Beach
Playa Pie de la Cuesta ©
Playa Pie de la Cuesta
Playa Condesa ©
Playa Condesa

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.
Head to Fabrica La Aurora and Abrazos San Miguelfor plenty of shopping. Get out of town with these interesting San Miguel de Allende side-trips: Alhondiga de Granaditas (in Guanajuato) and Queretaro City (Teatro de la Republica & Convento de Santa Clara). And it doesn't end there: browse for treasures at Galeria Atotonilco, see the interesting displays at La Esquina Mexican Toy Museum, admire all the interesting features of Sazon, and look for all kinds of wild species at Canada de la Virgen.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Miguel de Allende vacation maker website .

Getting from Acapulco to San Miguel de Allende by combination of flight, taxi, and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Acapulco in August, expect San Miguel de Allende to be little chillier, temps between 33°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Queretaro City, Alhondiga de Granaditas
Highlights from your plan
Canada de la Virgen ©
Canada de la Virgen
Fabrica La Aurora ©
Fabrica La Aurora
Galeria Atotonilco ©
Galeria Atotonilco

7
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.
Shop till you drop at Galeria Tanana and Splash of Glass. Relax by the water at Playa de los Muertos and Playa Las Animas. Venture out of the city with trips to Nuevo Vallarta Beach (in Nuevo Vallarta), Boca de Tomatlan Beach (in Boca de Tomatlan) and Sayulita Beach (in Sayulita). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bucerias, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, tour the pleasant surroundings at Destiladeras Beach, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Vallarta holiday maker website .

Traveling by combination of bus, taxi, and flight from San Miguel de Allende to Puerto Vallarta takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In August, Puerto Vallarta is somewhat warmer than San Miguel de Allende - with highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sayulita, Splash of Glass, Bucerias, Destiladeras Beach, Playa Las Animas
Highlights from your plan
Los Muertos Beach ©
Los Muertos Beach
Swim with Dolphins
Bucerias ©
Bucerias

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 Avenida Presidente Masaryk. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia), appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Center (Centro Historico), delve into the distant past at Museo del Templo Mayor, and explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mexico City holiday planner .

You can fly from Puerto Vallarta to Mexico City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Puerto Vallarta in August; daily highs in Mexico City reach 28°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Historic Center (Centro Historico) ©
Coyoacan ©
Coyoacan

8
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Playa Palancar and Punta Morena. Spend the 24th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 30th (Thu) at Isla Pasion. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Faro Celerain Ecological Reserve, kick back and relax at Playa Corona/Corona Beach Club, put a fun spin on your tour with The Amazing Cozumel Race, and take in the dramatic natural features at Palancar Reef.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cozumel attractions planning site .

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Cozumel takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Mexico City to Cozumel is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Mexico City in August; daily highs in Cozumel reach 35°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Playa Palancar ©
Playa Palancar
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef

8
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Playa Paraiso and Mayan Beach. Shop till you drop at La Llorona and La Troupe Tulum. Get out of town with these interesting Tulum side-trips: Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba) and Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve (in Sian Ka'an). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 2nd (Sun) at Xel-Ha. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Ruins of Tulum, kick back and relax at Ziggy Beach, stroll through Caleta Tankha Beach, and explore the fascinating underground world of Grand Cenote.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tulum online trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus from Cozumel to Tulum in 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Tulum are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, Akumal Beach
Highlights from your plan
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret ©
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret
Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve ©
Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve

1
night
Chichen Itza

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 9th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza and then explore the ancient world of El Castillo.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Chichen Itza trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Tulum to Chichen Itza takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Tulum in September since evenings lows in Chichen Itza dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cancun.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
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.
For shopping fun, head to La Isla Shopping Village or Plaza Las Americas. You'll get in some beach time at Playa Delfines and Playa Norte. Step out of Cancun to go to Playa del Carmen and see Scuba & Snorkeling, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with Kukulcan Plaza, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Tortugas, tee off at Moon Palace Golf Course, and take in the pleasant sights at Av Kukulkan.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Cancun road trip tool .

You can drive from Chichen Itza to Cancun in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kukulcan Plaza, Scuba & Snorkeling, Playa Norte
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Swim with Dolphins

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