We visited a friend from Guadalajara and traveled with him through Mexico. We want to take the chance and share with you this amazing 4 week Mexico itinerary with big cities, deserts, mountains, culture, history and the beaches of Yucatan.
|Our 4 Week Mexico Itinerary|
|1. Mexico City|
|4. El Chepe|
|5. Copper Canyon|
|7. San Cristóbal de las Casas|
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1. Mexico City
A good start to get an overview of Mexico City is the observation deck of Torre Latinoamericana.
You can easily walk through the centre and see all the main sights.
There are buses from the centre to the pyramids of Teotihuacán.
Guanajuato is a small city and famous for its university and the yellow cathedral. The city has an underground road system so a taxi ride is always a fast option to get around.
You can walk up one of the surrounding hills to see the city and the surroundings.
Mexicos second largest city has a huge canyon in its suburbs, the Barranca de Huentitán. You can get there with the rapid bus system.
We’ve also been to Lucha Libre which is a mexican wrestling show and one of the must sees in the country.
4. El Chepe
We went to Los Mochis with an overnight bus and arrived just in time for the departure of El Chepe which is the name of the train running from here to the Copper Canyon.
The train climbs up the mountains through nice scenery all the way.
The train stops shortly at the edge of the canyon and you can walk a few steps there. The next stop is Creel where we stayed for three days.
5. Copper Canyon
Creel is the biggest village in the area and a good starting point for all activities.
We went by bus to the canyon and hiked there for one day.
We also did a tour to a habitat cave, an old chapel, some rock formations and a waterfall.
After Creel we proceeded by bus to Chihuahua airport. Instead of flying south you could also consider to continue your travels into the US e.g. California.
We flew from Chihuahua to Oaxaca and stayed here for three days. The top sight is Monte Alban, a historic site on a hill with ruins from the Zapotec era.
The town itself has a cool market which is a good place for lunch.
We also did a tour to a Mezcal factory and one of the worlds oldest trees. Actually we wanted to go to Hierve el Agua but the roads have been closed due to previous heavy rain.
7. San Cristóbal de las Casas
San Cristóbal de las Casas is a small mountain town in the state of Chiapas.
We rented bicycles and drove around the surrounding hills for a day.
San Cristóbal is also a good starting point for a day trip to Cañón del Sumidero.
We joined an organized tour to Palenque because there was no other option to get there and went onwards from here by ourselves.
On the way we stopped at Cascadas de Agua Azul. Palenque is a big site with ruins from the Mayas and lies on the transition from the hills of Chiapas into the flat Yucatan peninsula.
You will need around 3 hours to see the whole place. It’s possible to walk up some ruins for an overview of the place.
An overnight bus then brought us to Tulum where we rented a beach hut at Papaya Playa.
We spend most time on the beach but had rental bicycles to drive along the beaches andbto the ruins of Tulum.
The trip ended on Cozumel island which is easily accessible in one hour by ferry from Playa del Carmen.
We went there for a few days of diving since there are nice coral reefs around the island. More world class dive sports are available further south in Belize which would also be a nice start for a longer tour into Central America like Costa Rica and Panama.