53 days in Mexico Itinerary

53 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Tijuana
— 2 nights
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Puerto Penasco
— 5 nights
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Hermosillo
— 4 nights
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San Carlos
— 3 nights
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Cerocahui
— 1 night
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Creel
— 4 nights
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Chihuahua
— 6 nights
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Hidalgo del Parral
— 2 nights
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Durango
— 5 nights
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Pueblo Nuevo
— 2 nights
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Mazatlan
— 2 nights
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Puerto Vallarta
— 3 nights
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Guadalajara
— 4 nights
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Morelia
— 2 nights
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Ixtapa
— 4 nights
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Acapulco
— 2 nights
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Tijuana

Tijuana is the largest city in Baja California and on the Baja California Peninsula and center of the Tijuana metropolitan area, part of the international San Diego–Tijuana metropolitan area. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): kick back and relax at Playas de Tijuana, see the interesting displays at Tijuana Cultural Center (CECUT), and then don't miss a visit to Mullme. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area and then stop by Mercado Del Mar.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tijuana trip planner.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiports are General Abelardo L. Rodríguez International Airport and Ensenada International Airport / El Cipres Air Base. In August in Tijuana, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Puerto Penasco.

Things to do in Tijuana

Wineries · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

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Puerto Penasco

Puerto Peñasco is a city located in Puerto Peñasco Municipality in the northwest of the Mexican state of Sonora, about 100 km from the border with the U.S. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Isla San Jorge and Mermaid's Market. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Cholla Bay, kick back and relax at Playa Encanto, look for gifts at Su Casa, and tour the pleasant surroundings at El Pinacate y Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Penasco trip itinerary site.

Drive from Tijuana to Puerto Penasco in 6 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Tijuana to Puerto Penasco is 1 hour. When traveling from Tijuana in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Puerto Penasco, with highs around 41°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hermosillo.

Things to do in Puerto Penasco

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Old Port
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Flea Market
Mermaid's Market
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Hermosillo

Hermosillo, formerly called Pitic is a city located centrally in the northwestern Mexican state of Sonora. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Parque Infantil Sonora and Spas. Take a break from Hermosillo with a short trip to Bahia de Kino Adventures! in Bahia Kino, about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Ecolorado, don't miss a visit to Parque La Ruina, browse the different shops at Plaza Sendero, and pause for some photo ops at Palacio de Gobierno Sonora.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hermosillo tour itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Puerto Penasco to Hermosillo in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Puerto Penasco in August, you will find days in Hermosillo are somewhat warmer (46°C), and nights are a bit cooler (30°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to San Carlos.

Things to do in Hermosillo

Outdoors · Shopping · Museums · Nature

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Shopping Mall
Galerias Mall
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Spas
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San Carlos

Step off the beaten path and head to Delfinario Sonora and Scuba & Snorkeling.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Carlos route planner.

Traveling by car from Hermosillo to San Carlos takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Hermosillo in August, expect nights in San Carlos to be about the same, around 32°C, while days are slightly colder, around 42°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Cerocahui.

Things to do in San Carlos

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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Theme Park
Delfinario Sonora
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Scuba & Snorkeling
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Cerocahui

Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Mirador del Cerro del Gallego and then admire the sheer force of Cascadas de Cerocahui.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cerocahui trip planner.

Getting from San Carlos to Cerocahui by car takes about 12 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Creel.

Things to do in Cerocahui

Nature · Parks
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Creel

Creel is a town in the Sierra Tarahumara of the Mexican state of Chihuahua. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lake Arareco and Satevo Mission. Take a break from Creel with a short trip to Adventure Park Copper Canyon Divisadero in Divisadero, about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Cascada Cusarare, tour the pleasant surroundings at Valley of the Monks, pause for some photo ops at Cristo Rey, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Creel trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Cerocahui to Creel by car takes about 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Chihuahua.

Things to do in Creel

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Water Body
Lake Arareco
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Cascada Cusarare
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Chihuahua

The city of Chihuahua is the state capital of the Mexican state of Chihuahua. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Centro Historico de la Ciudad de Chihuahua, MX and Canon De Namurachi. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chihuahua: Delicias (Parroquia del Santuario de Guadalupe & Museo del Disierto Chihuahuense) and Parroquia de la Sagrada Familia (in Cuauhtemoc). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Centro Cultural Universitario Quinta Gameros, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Francisco, stroll around Parque Metropolitano Presa el Rejon, and engage your brain at Museo Semilla.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Chihuahua trip maker site.

You can drive from Creel to Chihuahua in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Hidalgo del Parral.

Things to do in Chihuahua

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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Hidalgo del Parral

Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Museo Mina la Prieta, then take an in-depth tour of Palacio Alvarado, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia San Jose, then don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Identidad, and then look for gifts at Dulceria Gota de Miel.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hidalgo del Parral vacation maker site.

You can drive from Chihuahua to Hidalgo del Parral in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Durango.

Things to do in Hidalgo del Parral

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Durango

Step off the beaten path and head to Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Durango and Museo de Arte Sacro.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Durango driving holiday site.

You can drive from Hidalgo del Parral to Durango in 5.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Hidalgo del Parral to Durango is 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Durango can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Pueblo Nuevo.

Things to do in Durango

Historic Sites · Museums
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Historic Walking Area
Calle Constitucion
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Historic Site
Hacienda de la Ferreria
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Pueblo Nuevo

Pueblo Nuevo is a village in Pueblo Nuevo Municipality, Durango, Mexico.As of 2005, the village of Pueblo Nuevo which was the seat of government of the municipality before the 1920s had a total population of 2,837. On the 4th (Fri), take a peaceful walk through Mexiquillo.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Pueblo Nuevo holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Durango to Pueblo Nuevo takes 3 hours. You'll set off for Mazatlan on the 5th (Sat).

Things to do in Pueblo Nuevo

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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Mexiquillo
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Mazatlan

Pacific Pearl

Fine beaches remain a top reason to take a trip to Mazatlan, a developed resort city with a high concentration of hotels and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Acuario Mazatlan. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Lake El Salto, then make a trip to Malecon, and then kick back and relax at Playa Olas Altas.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Mazatlan tour planning website.

Getting from Pueblo Nuevo to Mazatlan by car takes about 3 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Pueblo Nuevo to Mazatlan is minus 2 hours. September in Mazatlan sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Mazatlan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Aquarium
Acuario Mazatlan
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Malecon ©
Landmark
Malecon
4.3
Mazatlan Cathedral ©
Religious Site
Mazatlan Cathedral
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Puerto Vallarta

Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
On the 8th (Tue), kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Boardwalk, and then head off the coast to Isla Cuale. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): take in the waterfront at Los Muertos Pier, take in the spiritual surroundings of Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Vallarta trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Mazatlan to Puerto Vallarta by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Mazatlan to Puerto Vallarta, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Puerto Vallarta can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Guadalajara.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Spas
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Must see
Malecon Boardwalk
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Spas
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Guadalajara

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Acuario Michin Guadalajara and Instituto Cultural Cabanas. Take a break from Guadalajara with a short trip to Parroquia Santiago Apostol in Tequila, about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Guadalajara Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Minerva (La), take in the exciting artwork at Del Corazon de la Tierra- Gallery, and admire the striking features of Rotonda de Los Jaliscienses Ilustres.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Guadalajara itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Puerto Vallarta to Guadalajara in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In September, Guadalajara is a bit cooler than Puerto Vallarta - with highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Morelia.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Instituto Cultural Cabanas
World heritage site
Instituto Cultural Cabanas
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Morelia

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 15th (Tue): gain insight at The Cultural House (Casa de Cultura), gain insight at Conservatorio de las Rosas, and then get a sense of history and politics at Government Palace. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Lake Camecuaro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo de la Compania de Jesus, then look for gifts at Chocolate Supremo Joaquinita, and finally examine the collection at Museo Antiguo Convento Franciscano De Santa Ana de Tzintzuntzan.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Morelia trip maker app.

Getting from Guadalajara to Morelia by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Guadalajara in September, Morelia is a bit cooler at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ixtapa.

Things to do in Morelia

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping

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Water Body
Lake Camecuaro
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Conservatorio de las Rosas ©
Educational Site
Conservatorio de las Rosas
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Ixtapa

Ixtapa is a city in the municipality of Zihuatanejo de Azueta, in the Mexican state of Guerrero. Step off the beaten path and head to Ixtapa Island (Isla Ixtapa) and Playa Coral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ixtapa: La Chole Archeological Site (in Petatlan) and Playa Troncones (in Troncones). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa el Palmar, play a few rounds at Campo de Golf Ixtapa, try to win big at WinClub Casino Ixtapa, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Ciclopista de Ixtapa.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ixtapa travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Morelia to Ixtapa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Morelia, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Ixtapa, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Acapulco.

Things to do in Ixtapa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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Water Park
Delfiniti
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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.
On the 21st (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Capilla de la Paz (Chapel of Peace) and then kick back and relax at Barra Vieja Beach. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Fuerte De San Diego, take in the dramatic natural features at La Quebrada, and then take an in-depth tour of Acapulco Historical Museum of Fort San Diego.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Acapulco road trip planning website.

You can drive from Ixtapa to Acapulco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Acapulco

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
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Geologic Formation
La Quebrada
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Capilla de la Paz (Chapel of Peace) ©
Architectural Building
Capilla de la Paz (Chapel of Peace)
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