60 days in North America Itinerary

60 days in North America Itinerary

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Tulum
— 6 nights
Shuttle
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Valladolid
— 5 nights
Drive
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Bacalar
— 4 nights
Drive
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Campeche
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Palenque
— 3 nights
Drive
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Villahermosa
— 3 nights
Drive
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Coatzacoalcos
— 1 night
Drive
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Cordoba
— 3 nights
Drive
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Puebla
— 5 nights
Shuttle
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Mexico City
— 6 nights
Fly
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Oaxaca
— 4 nights
Fly
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Guadalajara
— 5 nights
Fly to Tampico, Bus to Ciudad Valles
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Ciudad Valles
— 2 nights
Taxi to Tampico, Fly to Monterrey
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Monterrey
— 5 nights
Fly
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Merida
— 5 nights
Fly to Gainesville, Bus to Jacksonville

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Tulum

— 6 nights
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Kids will enjoy Xcaret and Tulum Archaeological Site. Get out of town with these interesting Tulum side-trips: Playa del Carmen (Quinta Avenida, Zipline, &more), Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba) and Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve (in Sian Ka'an). There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate the waterfront views at Gran Cenote, Head underground at Cenotes Casa Tortuga Tulum, and stroll through LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tulum trip planner.

Jacksonville, USA to Tulum is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Jacksonville in May, Tulum is a bit warmer at night with lows of 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to catch the shuttle to Valladolid.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks · Adventure · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Valladolid

— 5 nights

Sultana of the East

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.
Family-friendly places like Cenote Xkeken and Casa de los Venados will thrill your kids. Explore Valladolid's surroundings by going to Chichen Itza (Plataforma de Venus, Chichen Itza, &more) and Ek Balam Village (X'Canche Cenote & Ek Balam). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Xkopek Parque Apicola, see the interesting displays at Museo de Ropa Etnica de Mexico, Head underground at Zazil Tunich, and make a trip to Calzada de los Frailes.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Valladolid holiday builder site.

Take a shuttle from Tulum to Valladolid in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tulum in May, expect Valladolid to be a bit warmer, temps between 94°F and 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bacalar.

Things to do in Valladolid

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Bacalar

— 4 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. Kids will appreciate attractions like Maya Chan Beach and Mayahual Golf Carts in Costa Maya. Change things up with these side-trips from Bacalar: Mahahual (Colleen's Magnetic Jewelry & Spas). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bacalar, head outdoors with Estromatolitos, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and get a taste of life in the country at Num Ka'an Ranch.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Bacalar road trip planning site.

You can drive from Valladolid to Bacalar in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 93°F in May, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Campeche.

Things to do in Bacalar

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Wildlife

Side Trip

Campeche

— 2 nights
Campeche holidays draw a growing number of visitors interested in discovering a historical fairyland that stands in stark contrast with Cancun and the Maya Rivera on the opposite side of the Peninsula.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Roman, see the interesting displays at Fuerte-Museo San Miguel, then get engrossed in the history at Baluarte de San Carlos/Museo de la Ciudad, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Becal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Puerta de Tierra, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zona Arquelogica Edzna, and then make a trip to Site Maya de Dzibilnocac Dans le Yucatan.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Campeche trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bacalar to Campeche takes 5.5 hours. When traveling from Bacalar in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Campeche: temperatures range from 99°F by day to 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Campeche

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Palenque

— 3 nights
Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE. The World Heritage-listed remnants of this settlement seem little changed by the passage of time and represent one of Mexico's finest examples of Mayan architecture.
Palenque is known for nature, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Zona Arqueologica de Palenque, tour the pleasant surroundings at Aluxes Palenque, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Santo Domingo, and examine the collection at Museo Del Textil.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Palenque day trip site.

Traveling by car from Campeche to Palenque takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Villahermosa.

Things to do in Palenque

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Villahermosa

— 3 nights
Villahermosa is the capital and largest city of the Mexican state of Tabasco, and the municipal seat of the Centro municipality. Kids will appreciate attractions like Museo Regional de Antropologia Carlos Pellicer Camara and Comalcalco. There's much more to do: learn more about the world around you at Parque Museo La Venta, stroll around Parque La Choca, contemplate the long history of Comalcalco Pyramids, and see the sky in a new way at Casa de la Tierra.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Villahermosa trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Palenque to Villahermosa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Villahermosa can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Coatzacoalcos.

Things to do in Villahermosa

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Coatzacoalcos

— 1 night
Coatzacoalcos is a major port city in the southern part of the Mexican state of Veracruz, on the Coatzacoalcos River. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa las Barrillas and then look for gifts at Plaza Forum Coatzacoalcos.

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Traveling by car from Villahermosa to Coatzacoalcos takes 2.5 hours. In May in Coatzacoalcos, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cordoba.

Things to do in Coatzacoalcos

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping

Cordoba

— 3 nights
Córdoba, officially known as Heroica Córdoba, is a city and the seat of the municipality of the same name in the Mexican state of Veracruz. Family-friendly places like Museo Francisco Gabilondo Soler and Casa de las Leyendas Orizaba will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Cordoba side-trips: Orizaba (Ex Convento de San Jose de Gracia, Plaza Bicentenario, &more). There's still lots to do: engage your brain at Museo Tatsugoro Estudio de Bonsai Miguel Rios and take in the pleasant sights at Parque 21 de mayo.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cordoba road trip app.

You can drive from Coatzacoalcos to Cordoba in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Puebla.

Things to do in Cordoba

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Puebla

— 5 nights

City of Angels

Recognized as a World Heritage Site thanks to its photogenic colonial buildings, Puebla remains one of Mexico's top destinations for architecture enthusiasts.
Family-friendly places like Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario) and Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Puebla side-trips: San Pedro Cholula (Cosme del Razo Municipal Market & Zona Arqueológica de Cholula), Tlaxcala (Escalinatas De Los Heroes & Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Ocotlan) and Tonantzintla (in San Andres Cholula). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Puebla Cathedra, see the interesting displays at Museo de Arte Popular Santa Rosa de Lima, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico Universitario BUAP, and explore the world behind art at Museo Jose Luis Bello y Gonzales.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Puebla trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Cordoba to Puebla takes 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Puebla are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to take a shuttle to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Mexico City

— 6 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Kids will enjoy Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Palacio de Bellas Artes. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mexico City: San Juan Teotihuacan (Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 & Teotihuacan Pyramids). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Museo Frida Kahlo, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

To find out how to plan a trip to Mexico City, use our trip itinerary maker.

Take a shuttle from Puebla to Mexico City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Oaxaca

— 4 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.
Kids will enjoy Yoga Huatulco and Jardin Etnobotanico. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, take an in-depth tour of Zona Arqueologica de Monte Alban, admire the verdant scenery at Oaxaca Cooking Classes La Cocina Oaxaquena, and explore the world behind art at Museo de los Pintores Oxaquenos.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Oaxaca trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Oaxaca takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Mexico City in June, you will find days in Oaxaca are a bit warmer (85°F), and nights are about the same (60°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Guadalajara.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Classes

Side Trips

Guadalajara

— 5 nights

Pearl of the West

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.
Bring the kids along to Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Jalisco and Instituto Cultural Cabanas. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Guadalajara: Zamora de Hidalgo (Catedral Diocesana de Zamora Michoacan & Santuario Diocesano de Nuestra Sra.de Guadalupe) and Sea Adventure (in Mismaloya). There's much more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Acuario Michin Guadalajara, pause for some serene contemplation at Templo de Nuestra Senora de Aranzazu, stop by Guadalajara es Mexico, and hunt for treasures at Mercado Libertad.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Guadalajara online trip planner.

Fly from Oaxaca to Guadalajara in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Guadalajara, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 63°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ciudad Valles.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Ciudad Valles

— 2 nights
Ciudad Valles is the second-largest city in the Mexican state of San Luis Potosí. On the 19th (Sun), admire the sheer force of Huasteca Potosina and then explore the activities along Tambaque. Keep things going the next day: walk around El Jardin Hidalgo and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ciudad Valles attractions planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Guadalajara to Ciudad Valles in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Monterrey.

Things to do in Ciudad Valles

Parks · Nature · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

Monterrey

— 5 nights

City of the Mountains

An industrial powerhouse and a major transportation hub close to the Texas border, Monterrey offers visitors a blend of culture, art, and history.
Family-friendly places like Climbing Tours and Parque Ecologico Chipinque will thrill your kids. When in Monterrey, make a side trip to see Matacanes Canyon in Santiago, approximately Santiago away. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Abuelo Expediciones, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Contemporaneo (MARCO), get great views at Cerro del Obispado, and take an in-depth tour of 3 Museos.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Monterrey trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Ciudad Valles to Monterrey takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to fly to Merida.

Things to do in Monterrey

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Merida

— 5 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Ruta Puuc and Palacio Municipal. Change things up with these side-trips from Merida: Uxmal (in Uxmal), Luna Lunera Beach Garden (in Chelem) and Mucuyche (Cenote Kankirixche & Cenotes Hacienda Mucuyche). There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Yucatan Snook, see the interesting displays at Casa Museo Montes Molina, tour the pleasant surroundings at Reserva de la Biosfera Ria Celestun, and stroll around Parque de Santiago.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Merida online itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Monterrey to Merida takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Monterrey to Merida is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 95°F in June, and nighttime lows around 75°F. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Merida

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chiapas travel guide

4.4
Waterfalls · Ruins · Specialty Museums
Mexico's southernmost state, Chiapas encompasses a relatively compact area that packs quite a punch when it comes to natural attractions. Chiapas tours lead visitors through a mountainous area dotted with pristine lakes, national parks, and friendly pueblos largely unspoiled by mass tourism. The city of San Cristobal acts as a natural base for many Chiapas holidays, featuring everything from centuries-old churches to trendy bars. Day-trip ideas from this lively urban center include tours of nearby Mayan ruins and visits to one of Mexico's remotest biosphere reserves. At the far south of the state, you'll likely have one of the last stretches of the country's relatively undeveloped coastline all to yourself.

San Luis Potosi travel guide

4.6
River Rafting & Tubing · Waterfalls · Gardens
Home to ancient cultures that inhabited modern-day Mexico long before the arrival of colonialists, the northern Mexican state of San Luis Potosi celebrates its rich history. Founded on the back of a gold rush in 1592, the state, and its capital city of the same name, enjoyed prosperity, which can still be seen in the striking colonial architecture on a San Luis Potosi itinerary. Situated between three of Mexico's biggest cities, the state holds an important place as one of the country's key trading routes. Most of the state sits on the Mexican plateau, with a tropial valley around the Tampaon River in the east.