37 days in North America Itinerary

37 days in North America Itinerary

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Fly to Cancun, Ferry to Isla Mujeres
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Isla Mujeres
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Holbox Island
— 2 nights
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Merida
— 4 nights
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San Cristobal de las Casas
— 3 nights
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Mexico City
— 5 nights
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Huatulco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mazunte
— 2 nights
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Puerto Escondido
— 1 night
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Oaxaca
— 2 nights
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Bacalar
— 4 nights
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Tulum
— 8 nights
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Isla Mujeres — 3 nights

Tiny municipal seat of an eponymous island, each season Isla Mujeres swells to bursting with international tourists coming here to swim, snorkel, dive, fish, and sail.
Get some historical perspective at Punta Sur and Iglesia Del Sagrado Corazon. Take a break from the city and head to Playa Norte and Shark Diving. And it doesn't end there: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, examine the collection at Captain Dulche's Museum, stop by Gladys Galdamez's Isla Mujeres, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at PARROQUIA INMACULADA CONCEPCIÓN.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Isla Mujeres trip planner.

London, UK to Isla Mujeres is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from London to Isla Mujeres, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from London, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Isla Mujeres, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Holbox Island.
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Holbox Island — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): explore the activities along Yalahau Lagoon and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Cocos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at La Choza de Fito and then step off the mainland to explore Holbox Island.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Holbox Island travel route site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Isla Mujeres to Holbox Island. In July in Holbox Island, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to fly to Merida.
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Merida — 4 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Yucatan Snook and Playa Norte Celestun. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Uxmal and Cathedral de Merida. Venture out of the city with trips to Cenote Ik kil (in Chichen Itza) and Cenote Yokdzonot (in Yokdzonot). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Mayapan Archaeological Zone, stop by B&G Atelier, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque Zoologico del Centenario, and explore the world behind art at Museo Fernando Garcia Ponce Macay.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Merida trip itinerary maker app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Holbox Island to Merida. While traveling from Holbox Island, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Merida, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to fly to San Cristobal de las Casas.
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San Cristobal de las Casas — 3 nights

San Cristóbal de las Casas, also known by its native Tzotzil name, Jovel, is a town and municipality located in the Central Highlands region of the Mexican state of Chiapas. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museo del Ambar and Templo de Santo Domingo. Take a break from the city and head to Embarcadero Cañón Del Sumidero and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Take a break from San Cristobal de las Casas with a short trip to Miradores Canon del Sumidero in Tuxtla Gutierrez, about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Orquídeas Moxviquil: Botanical Garden, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de San Cristobal Martir, and stop by Bazarte - Vistiendo Arte Con História.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Cristobal de las Casas road trip planning app.

Getting from Merida to San Cristobal de las Casas by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Merida to San Cristobal de las Casas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Merida in July; daily highs in San Cristobal de las Casas reach 38°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Mexico City.
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Mexico City — 5 nights

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Take a break from the city and head to Bosque de Chapultepec and Ride MB. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Historic Center (Centro Historico) and Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional de Antropologia, delve into the distant past at Museo del Templo Mayor, see the interesting displays at Museo Frida Kahlo, and admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Mexico City trip builder.

Traveling by flight from San Cristobal de las Casas to Mexico City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Cristobal de las Casas in July, things will get a bit cooler in Mexico City: highs are around 27°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Huatulco.
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Huatulco — 2 nights

A short flight from Mexico City, scenic Huatulco features nine picture-perfect bays on the Pacific coast.
On the 16th (Sat), explore the activities along Buceo Scuba Huatulco and then admire the sheer force of Cascadas Magicas de Copalitilla. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Bahia Maguey y el Organo and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa La Entrega.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Huatulco trip planner.

Fly from Mexico City to Huatulco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Mexico City in July, with highs in Huatulco at 37°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Mazunte.
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Mazunte — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): get lost in a book at Hridaya Yoga and then explore the activities along Laguna Ventanilla. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Punta Cometa and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Mazunte.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Mazunte tour itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Huatulco to Mazunte in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Mazunte can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Puerto Escondido.
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Puerto Escondido — 1 night

Puerto Escondido is a small port and tourist center in the municipality of San Pedro Mixtepec Distrito 22 in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. On the 20th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Zicatela and then kick back and relax at Playa Bacocho.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Escondido vacation maker website.

Drive from Mazunte to Puerto Escondido in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Oaxaca.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): hike along Coyote Aventuras and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica de Monte Alban and then trek along Pueblos Mancomunados.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Oaxaca online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Escondido to Oaxaca takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puerto Escondido in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Oaxaca. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Bacalar.
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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. Get some historical perspective at Zona Arqueologica De Chaachoben and Fuerte San Felipe Bacalar. Get outdoors at Maya Chan Beach and Estromatolitos. There's more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bacalar and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bacalar day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Oaxaca to Bacalar takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Oaxaca to Bacalar is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Oaxaca in July, with highs in Bacalar at 40°C and lows at 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Tulum.
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Tulum — 8 nights

The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Step out of the city life by going to Akumal Beach and Zipline. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tulum Archaeological Site and Zona Arqueologica de Coba. Explore Tulum's surroundings by going to Playa del Carmen (Xcaret, Gaston Charo Art Gallery Playa del Carmen, &more). There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, see the vivid underwater world at Akumal Ecological Guides, kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Pescadores.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tulum trip maker.

Traveling by car from Bacalar to Tulum takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Bacalar in July, expect Tulum to be little chillier, temps between 35°C and 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Oaxaca travel guide

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Despite its favorable coastal location on the Pacific, Oaxaca remains one of Mexico's least-developed states, visited mostly by die-hard fans of traditional cuisine and Mexico's native artistic traditions. Warm year-round weather ensures a pleasant Oaxaca holiday no matter when you visit, with the area's varied landscapes providing plenty of chances for outdoor activities. Dense forests burst with abundant plant and animal life, while rugged mountains hide a slew of sleepy indigenous communities untouched by modern developments and commercial tourism. Allowing visitors to discover the less-traveled side of Mexico, comprehensive tours of Oaxaca often include visits to secluded beaches and history-soaked sites from the pre-Hispanic period.
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