60 days in North America Itinerary

60 days in North America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico travel route planner

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Playa del Carmen
— 8 nights
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Tulum
— 8 nights
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Bacalar
— 5 nights
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Holbox Island
— 2 nights
Unknown
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Merida
— 6 nights
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Mexico City
— 7 nights
Fly
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Cabo San Lucas
— 6 nights
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Puerto Vallarta
— 6 nights
Fly to Bahías de Huatulco International Airport, Drive to Zipolite
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Zipolite
— 2 nights
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Puerto Escondido
— 1 day
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Oaxaca
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Playa del Carmen

— 8 nights
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cancun (Playa Delfines, El Parque de las Palapas, &more) and Punta Sur (in Isla Mujeres). Spend the 18th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 22nd (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Xcaret, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, stop by Fernando Rodriguez, and make a trip to Quinta Avenida.

Plan my day in Playa del Carmen using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Dublin, Ireland to Playa del Carmen is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Dublin in August, expect nights in Playa del Carmen to be much hotter, around 26°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 35°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Tulum.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trips

Tulum

— 8 nights
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Explore Tulum's surroundings by going to Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba) and Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve (in Sian Ka'an). Spend the 26th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, head outdoors with Tankah, contemplate the waterfront views at Casa Cenote, and explore the fascinating underground world of Cenotes Sac Actun.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tulum trip planning tool.

Drive from Playa del Carmen to Tulum in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to take a shuttle to Bacalar.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Bacalar

— 5 nights
Bacalar is the municipal seat and largest city in Bacalar Municipality (until 2011 a part of Othón P. Blanco Municipality) in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, about 40km north of Chetumal, at 18° 40' 37" N, 88° 23' 43" W. In the 2010 census the city had a population of 11,084 people. Explore Bacalar's surroundings by going to Zona Arqueológica de Xpuhil (in Xpujil Town), Mahahual (Spas, Maya Chan Beach, &more) and Chetumal (Kinichna Zona Arqueologica & Zona Arqueologica de Dzibanche - Kinichna). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bacalar, get outside with Estromatolitos, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and delve into the distant past at Pyramid of the Masks.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bacalar trip planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Tulum to Bacalar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tulum in September, expect nights in Bacalar to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Holbox Island.

Things to do in Bacalar

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Holbox Island

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): explore the activities along Yalahau Lagoon and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the next day, kick back and relax at Punta Mosquito, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then take in the exciting artwork at La Choza de Fito, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Refugio Holbox.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Holbox Island online trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bacalar to Holbox Island. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Bacalar in September: highs in Holbox Island hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Merida.

Things to do in Holbox Island

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Merida

— 6 nights
Yucatan's busy capital, Merida remains a mid-sized urban center offering an impressive list of cultural activities, eclectic nightlife, and a chance to see tropical examples of French and Italian architecture.
Venture out of the city with trips to Chichen Itza (Chichen Itza & Cenote Ik kil), Cenote Yokdzonot (in Yokdzonot) and Uxmal (in Uxmal). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Ruta Puuc, see what you can catch with Yucatan Snook, view the masterpieces at La Sala Art Gallery, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Merida online trip maker.

Explore your travel options from Holbox Island to Merida with the Route module. In September, daily temperatures in Merida can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Mexico City.

Things to do in Merida

Parks · Tours · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Mexico City

— 7 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mexico City: Cuernavaca (Spanish Language Institute - Day Course & Museo de Arte Indigena Contemporaneo) 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, steep yourself in history at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), examine the collection at Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan, and take an in-depth tour of Museo del Templo Mayor.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mexico City online holiday planner.

Getting from Merida to Mexico City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Merida in September, expect nights in Mexico City to be a bit cooler, around 16°C, while days are colder, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can fly to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Cabo San Lucas

— 6 nights
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 out of town with these interesting Cabo San Lucas side-trips: San Jose del Cabo (Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery, Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach), &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, stroll through Medano Beach, make a splash at Los Cabos Tarzan Boats, and kick back and relax at Playa del Amor.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cabo San Lucas trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Cabo San Lucas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Mexico City to Cabo San Lucas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mexico City in September, expect Cabo San Lucas to be a bit warmer, temps between 35°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Puerto Vallarta

— 6 nights
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Puerto Vallarta: Playa Las Animas (in Cabo Corrientes), Bucerias (Jan Marie Bourtique Gallery & Mega Comercial Mexicana) and Punta Mita Golf Course (in Punta de Mita). Next up on the itinerary: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, step off the mainland to explore Marietas Islands, and pause for some serene contemplation at Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Puerto Vallarta travel route planning website.

Fly from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mexican Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. In September in Puerto Vallarta, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Zipolite.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Zipolite

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): go for a walk through Hridaya Yoga and then get great views at Punta Cometa. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Mazunte and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Zipolite.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Zipolite day trip website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Puerto Vallarta to Zipolite. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Puerto Escondido.

Things to do in Zipolite

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Spas

Side Trip

Puerto Escondido

— 1 day
Puerto Escondido is a small port and tourist center in the municipality of San Pedro Mixtepec Distrito 22 in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico Universidad del Mar campus, then stroll through Playa Zicatela, and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Puerto Escondido trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Zipolite to Puerto Escondido takes 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Puerto Escondido can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Puerto Escondido

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Oaxaca

— 5 nights
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.
Change things up with a short trip to El Rey de Matatlan in Tlacolula (about 36 minutes away). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Oaxaca Brewing Company, take an in-depth tour of Zona Arqueologica de Monte Alban, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Etnobotanico.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Oaxaca trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Escondido to Oaxaca takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puerto Escondido in October, Oaxaca is little chillier at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Parks · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips