I'm a 21 year old guy from London, and I'm planning a five week trip to Mexico (solo) this summer, and I wanted to make sure that my plan is a sensible one, particularly in terms of time.
I don't really believe in going anywhere with a detailed itinerary pre-planned, but as a rough guide, this is what I'm thinking:
- fly into Mexico City
- spend one week there (inc Teotihuacan)
- travel, north, and spend 7-10 days seeing San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, and San Luis de la Paz
- head to Oaxaca (probably via Mexico City), for a week
- 10-14 days in Chiapas (San Cristobal de la Casas, Palenque, maybe Cañón del Sumidero)
- return to Mexico City and fly back
Does that sounds feasible in terms of timings? I take it that bus is by far the best way to travel around, and while I'm a student, I have enough money to pay for fast/direct services. If I'm going to be pushed for time though, I'd rather cut something out from my plan, since I'd rather be less ambitious and get to properly see places than whizzing around in order to 'tick off' as many places as possible. That said, all the places I've mentioned look amazing!
Is there anything that I'm stupidly missing out, or needlessly including? And with it being the rainy season, should that affect my plans? I don't mind spending a couple of hours in the afternoon inside, but if there's a risk of some days being total washouts, should I add in extra days in places so that I can still see them properly?
Any answers/advice would be fantastic.