31 days in Mexico Itinerary

31 days in Mexico Itinerary

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31 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Mexico City
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Oaxaca
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Guadalajara
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Aguascalientes
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Cancun
— 8 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Rio de Janeiro

6
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Get a sense of the local culture at Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Museo Frida Kahlo. Get some historical perspective at Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 and Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe. Venture out of the city with trips to Museo De Los Murales Teotihuacanos - Beatriz de La Fuente (in San Juan Teotihuacan) and Puebla (Church of Santo Domingo (Iglesia de Santo Domingo) & Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario)). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), contemplate the long history of National Palace (Palacio Nacional), and take a stroll through Historic Center (Centro Historico).

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Mexico City travel route tool .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Mexico City is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Mexico City, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Rio de Janeiro in November, plan for slightly colder days in Mexico City, with highs around 26°C, while nights are colder with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

San Juan Teotihuacan, Puebla
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

5
nights
Oaxaca

Oaxaca ©
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.
You'll explore and learn at Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca and Voces de Copal. Get some historical perspective at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman and Capilla Del Senor De Tlacolula. Step out of Oaxaca to go to Zaachila and see Zona Arqueologica Zaachila, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Monte Alban, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Oaxaca Brewing Company, admire the masterpieces at Rufino Tamayo Museum of Pre-Hispanic Art, and admire the striking features of Basilica de la Soledad.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Oaxaca route website .

Getting from Mexico City to Oaxaca by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. When traveling from Mexico City in November, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Oaxaca: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Guadalajara.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Zona Arqueologica Zaachila, Capilla Del Senor De Tlacolula, Santa Maria de la Asuncion, Playa La Bocana
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Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman ©
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman
Monte Alban ©
Monte Alban

4
nights
Guadalajara

Guadalajara ©
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.
Let the collections at Instituto Cultural Cabanas and Museo Pantaleon Panduro capture your imagination. Get some historical perspective at Palacio de Gobierno and Basilica de Zapopan. Change things up with these side-trips from Guadalajara: El Diente (in Zapopan) and Guachimontones (in Teuchitlan). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Expiatory Temple, see the interesting displays at Museum of Sacred Art, stop by Nuestros Dulces, and browse the exhibits of Del Corazon de la Tierra- Gallery.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Guadalajara road trip planning tool .

You can fly from Oaxaca to Guadalajara in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Oaxaca, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Guadalajara, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Aguascalientes.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Tlaquepaque, Guachimontones, El Diente
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Expiatory Temple ©
Expiatory Temple
Instituto Cultural Cabanas ©
Instituto Cultural Cabanas
Museo Pantaleon Panduro ©
Museo Pantaleon Panduro

6
nights
Aguascalientes

Aguascalientes ©
Your inner history buff will appreciate Templo expiatorio del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus and Templo Expiatorio Ave Maria. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo de Guadalupe and Museo de Arte E Historia de Guanajuato. Change things up with these side-trips from Aguascalientes: Zacatecas (Camara Oscura, Museo Pedro Coronel, & more) and Ex Convento del Senor del Tepozan (in Asientos).

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Aguascalientes tour builder site .

Traveling by car from Guadalajara to Aguascalientes takes 3 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Aguascalientes

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Zacatecas, Leon, Museo de Guadalupe, Ex Convento del Senor del Tepozan
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Museo de Guadalupe ©
Museo de Guadalupe
Museo Pedro Coronel ©
Museo Pedro Coronel

8
nights
Cancun

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 explore and learn at Museo de Ropa Etnica de Mexico -- MUREM and Galeria Balance Cancun. Escape the urban bustle at Akumal Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cancun: Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba), Isla Mujeres (Iglesia Del Sagrado Corazon & Playa Norte) and Xpu-ha Beach (in Puerto Aventuras). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Delfines, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the pleasant sights at Av Kukulkan, and kick back and relax at Playa Tortugas.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cancun trip maker site .

Explore your travel options from Aguascalientes to Cancun with the Route module. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Aguascalientes to Cancun due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Aguascalientes in November, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Cancun: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 24°C at night. On the 8th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Beaches

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Isla Mujeres, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, Xpu-ha Beach, Museo de Ropa Etnica de Mexico -- MUREM
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Akumal Beach ©
Akumal Beach
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
Scuba & Snorkeling

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