43 days in Mexico Itinerary

43 days in Mexico Itinerary

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43 days in Mexico Itinerary

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

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to San Jose del Cabo (Frank Arnold Gallery & Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, view the masterpieces at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Luke, and stroll through Cuadra San Francisco.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cabo San Lucas trip itinerary planning site .

Edmonton, Canada to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In November, Cabo San Lucas is much warmer than Edmonton - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

San Jose del Cabo, Cuadra San Francisco
Highlights from your plan
Cuadra San Francisco ©
Cuadra San Francisco
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas ©
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas
Fishing Charters & Tours

4
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.
Explore Puerto Vallarta's surroundings by going to Bucerias (Art in Amber & A Broken Art) and Vallarta Botanical Gardens (in Cabo Corrientes). And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, push the limits with an extreme tour, and don't miss a visit to Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Puerto Vallarta online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in November, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Bucerias, Marietas Islands, Vallarta Botanical Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Malecon Boardwalk ©
Malecon Boardwalk
Marietas Islands ©
Marietas Islands

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from San Miguel de Allende: Guanajuato (Museo del Pueblo de Guanajuato & Alhondiga de Granaditas) and Queretaro City (Jardin Zenea, Museo de Arte Sacro Queretaro, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, get lost in a book at Biblioteca Pública de San Miguel de Allende, look for gifts at Colors, and view the masterpieces at Fabrica La Aurora.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the San Miguel de Allende trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight, taxi, and bus from Puerto Vallarta to San Miguel de Allende takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Puerto Vallarta in November, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in San Miguel de Allende: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Mexico City.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Queretaro City, Guanajuato
Highlights from your plan
Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery ©
Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel ©
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel
El Charco del Ingenio ©
El Charco del Ingenio

5
nights
Mexico City

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Explore Mexico City's surroundings by going to Spanish Language Institute - Day Course (in Cuernavaca) and Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 (in San Juan Teotihuacan). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Mexico City fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from San Miguel de Allende to Mexico City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. When traveling from San Miguel de Allende in November, plan for little chillier days in Mexico City, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Puebla.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Spanish Language Institute - Day Course, Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

4
nights
Puebla

Puebla ©
Recognized as a World Heritage Site thanks to its photogenic colonial buildings, Puebla remains one of Mexico's top destinations for architecture enthusiasts.
Change things up with these side-trips from Puebla: Zona Arqueológica de Cholula (in San Pedro Cholula), Tonantzintla (in San Andres Cholula) and Murals of the Government Palace (in Tlaxcala). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario), admire the masterpieces at Museo Jose Luis Bello y Gonzales, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Basilica de Puebla, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico de las Cactaceas.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Puebla sightseeing planning app .

Take a bus from Mexico City to Puebla in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Puebla can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

San Pedro Cholula, Tonantzintla, Popocatepetl, Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala
Highlights from your plan
Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario) ©
Puebla Cathedra ©
Puebla Cathedra

3
nights
Palenque

Palenque ©
Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE.
Palenque is known for nature, historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica de Palenque, take in the dramatic scenery at Agua Azul Waterfalls, get to know the resident critters at Aluxes Palenque, and see the interesting displays at Museo Del Textil.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Palenque using our trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Puebla to Palenque takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Palenque

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Agua Azul Waterfalls ©
Agua Azul Waterfalls
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque ©
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cancun: Isla Mujeres (Playa Norte & Punta Sur). There's still lots to do: browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, kick back and relax at Playa Delfines, look for gifts at Plaza Las Americas, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado.

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

Do a combination of bus and flight from Palenque to Cancun in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Palenque to Cancun is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in November, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Isla Mujeres
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur

3
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Valladolid (Casa de los Venados, Museo de Ropa Etnica de Mexico -- MUREM, & more) and Ek Balam (in Ek Balam Village). There's more to do: delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza and explore the striking landscape at Cenote Ik kil.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Chichen Itza route planner.

Traveling by car from Cancun to Chichen Itza takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Valladolid, Ek Balam, Dzibichaltun
Highlights from your plan
Zazil Tunich ©
Zazil Tunich
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Ek Balam
Ek Balam

5
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.
Explore Tulum's surroundings by going to Playa del Carmen (Xcaret Park, Scuba & Snorkeling, & more) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, Head underground at Cenotes Casa Tortuga Tulum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach, and stop by Kaahal Home Tulum.

To plan Tulum vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Chichen Itza to Tulum takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Chichen Itza in December: high temperatures in Tulum hover around 31°C and lows are around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
Highlights from your plan
Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
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.
Cozumel is known for wildlife, outdoors, adventure, beaches, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, identify plant and animal life at Cozumel Pearl Farm, don't miss a visit to San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site, and see the vivid underwater world at Palancar Reef.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cozumel online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Tulum to Cozumel takes 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Cozumel are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Discover Mexico Park Cozumel ©
Discover Mexico Park Cozumel
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel ©
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel

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