46 days in Mexico Itinerary

46 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Mexico City
— 3 nights
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Taxco
— 3 nights
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Morelia
— 2 nights
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San Miguel de Allende
— 2 nights
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Guadalajara
— 2 nights
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Puerto Vallarta
— 3 nights
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Cabo San Lucas
— 3 nights
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Mexico City
— 3 nights
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Puebla
— 2 nights
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Oaxaca
— 2 nights
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Playa del Carmen
— 3 nights
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Cancun
— 3 nights
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Izamal
— 2 nights
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Merida
— 1 night
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Mexico City
— 9 nights
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Mexico City

— 3 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Mexico City is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Museo Dolores Olmedo Patino, take in nature's colorful creations at Floating Gardens of Xochimilco, stroll around Alameda Central, and explore the engaging exhibits at Memory and Tolerance Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Mexico City trip itinerary builder site.

Wellington, New Zealand to Mexico City is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Wellington to Mexico City. Expect little chillier evenings in Mexico City when traveling from Wellington in January, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Taxco.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums · Tours · Parks · Neighborhoods

Taxco

— 3 nights
Taxco de Alarcón is a small city and administrative center of a Taxco de Alarcón Municipality located in the Mexican state of Guerrero. Taxco is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Prisca de Taxco, make a trip to Teleferico de Montetaxco, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Mina Prehispanica de Taxco, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Grutas de Cacahuamilpa.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Taxco tour itinerary site.

Drive from Mexico City to Taxco in 2.5 hours. In January, Taxco is a bit warmer than Mexico City - with highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Morelia.

Things to do in Taxco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Morelia

— 2 nights
Morelia is a city and municipality in the north central part of the state of Michoacán in central Mexico. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Acueducto de Morelia and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario de Guadalupe y Exconvento de San Diego. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Morelia and then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Morelia.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Morelia trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Taxco to Morelia in 5 hours. Traveling from Taxco in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Morelia, with lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Morelia

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

San Miguel de Allende

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then browse for treasures at Fabrica La Aurora, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel. Keep things going the next day: walk around El Charco del Ingenio, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then don't miss a visit to El Jardin.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Miguel de Allende road trip planning website.

Drive from Morelia to San Miguel de Allende in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In January in San Miguel de Allende, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Guadalajara.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Parks · Spas · Museums · Shopping

Guadalajara

— 2 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.
On the 12th (Thu), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoologico Guadalajara and then pause for some serene contemplation at Guadalajara Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo Expiatorio del Santisimo Sacramento and then examine the collection at Instituto Cultural Cabanas.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Guadalajara day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from San Miguel de Allende to Guadalajara takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Guadalajara can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Puerto Vallarta

— 3 nights
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Puerto Vallarta is known for wildlife, adventure, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Boardwalk, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and get outside with Bahía de Banderas.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Puerto Vallarta road trip planning site.

Getting from Guadalajara to Puerto Vallarta by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Guadalajara in January since evenings lows in Puerto Vallarta dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife

Side Trip

Cabo San Lucas

— 3 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.
Cabo San Lucas is known for wildlife, nightlife, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, get outside with Outdoor Activities, take in the waterfront activity at Medano Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Luke.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Cabo San Lucas itinerary planner.

Getting from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mexican Pacific Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Mexico City

— 3 nights

City of Palaces

Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take a stroll through Coyoacan and then see the interesting displays at Museo Dolores Olmedo Patino. On the next day, admire the striking features of Palacio Postal and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Mexico City road trip planner.

You can fly from Cabo San Lucas to Mexico City in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, ferry, and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cabo San Lucas to Mexico City is 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cabo San Lucas in January: high temperatures in Mexico City hover around 24°C and lows are around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to catch the shuttle to Puebla.

Things to do in Mexico City

Tours · Neighborhoods · Museums

Puebla

— 2 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.
On the 22nd (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Puebla Cathedra and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario). On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Zocalo and then get to know the resident critters at Africam Safari.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Puebla trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Mexico City to Puebla by shuttle takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games

Oaxaca

— 2 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.
On the 24th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de Nuestra Senora de la Soledad, and then take an in-depth tour of Zona Arqueologica de Monte Alban. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Zocalo and then steep yourself in history at Mercado Benito Juárez.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Oaxaca trip maker site.

Drive from Puebla to Oaxaca in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Puebla in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Oaxaca: highs are around 32°C and lows about 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to fly to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Playa del Carmen

— 3 nights
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Spend the 27th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Xcaret, take the plunge with a skydiving experience, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and view the masterpieces at Gaston Charo Art Gallery Playa del Carmen.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Playa del Carmen online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Oaxaca to Playa del Carmen in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Oaxaca to Playa del Carmen. Traveling from Oaxaca in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Playa del Carmen, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cancun.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure

Cancun

— 3 nights
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.
Cancun is known for nightlife, wildlife, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Interactive Aquarium, see the interesting displays at Ka'Yok' Planetario de Cancun, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Delfines.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cancun trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Playa del Carmen to Cancun in an hour. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Izamal.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Izamal

— 2 nights
Izamal is a small city in the Mexican state of Yucatán, 72 km (about 40 miles) east of state capital Mérida, in southern Mexico.Izamal was continuously occupied throughout most of Mesoamerican chronology; in 2000, the city's estimated population was 15,000 people. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Convento de San Antonio de Padua and then delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueologica de Izamal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Centro Cultural y Artesanal Izamal and then explore the ancient world of Piramide de Kinich Kak Moo.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Izamal trip builder.

You can drive from Cancun to Izamal in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Cancun in February, expect nights in Izamal to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Merida.

Things to do in Izamal

Historic Sites · Museums

Merida

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): admire the striking features of Plaza Grande, steep yourself in history at Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Yucátan, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral de Merida, and finally look for gifts at B&G Atelier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Gran Museo del Mundo Maya and then don't miss a visit to Paseo de Montejo.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Merida road trip tool.

You can drive from Izamal to Merida in an hour. February in Merida sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Mexico City.

Things to do in Merida

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Mexico City

— 9 nights

City of Palaces

Go for a jaunt from Mexico City to San Juan Teotihuacan to see Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 about 1h 15 min away. See even more of Mexico City: learn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), delve into the lush surroundings at Bosque de Chapultepec, and examine the collection at Museo Frida Kahlo.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Mexico City tour itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Merida to Mexico City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Merida to Mexico City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Merida in February, expect Mexico City to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Mexico travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling
Tailor-made for anyone seeking that traditional sun-and-sand experience, Mexico vacations allow visitors to explore nearly 10,000 km (6,200 mi) of picturesque coastlines. Idyllic beaches and favorable year-round weather aside, this diverse country with a rich pre-Colombian history allows tourists a chance to discover a fascinating cuisine, numerous archaeological sites, state-of-the-art museums, colonial-era haciendas, and outstanding examples of 21st-century architecture. Most visitors get to know the country by its cities, but if you want a well-rounded Mexico tour, spend some time exploring its jungles, cloud forests, Caribbean reefs, snowcapped volcanoes, vast deserts, and tranquil lagoons. Life is lived outdoors in Mexico, so wherever you go, don't forget to dine alfresco and stroll the country's colonial streets.

Guanajuato travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Churches
Granary of the Republic
With well over a third of its area suitable for agriculture, Guanajuato remains the "Granary of the Republic" as a major producer of corn, beans, sorghum, barley, and wheat. A tour of Guanajuato allows you to trace the "Bicentennial Route," originally followed by an insurgent army led by Miguel Hidalgo, one of the leaders of Mexican struggle for independence. Other popular things to do in Guanajuato include exploring historical haciendas and mines, attending local festivals, and visiting the state's thriving cities. Start in the World Heritage-listed eponymous capital, known for its cobblestoned streets, pleasant plazas, and unusual underground roadways.