10 days in Mexico Itinerary

10 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Start: Toronto
Fly:  7 h 45 min
1
Playa del Carmen
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Cozumel
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Mexico City
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Puerto Vallarta
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Toronto

3
nights
Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen ©
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba) and Tulum (Tulum Archaeological Site & Kaahal Home Tulum). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Xcaret, don't miss a visit to Quinta Avenida, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience.

Before you visit Playa del Carmen, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Toronto, Canada to Playa del Carmen is an approximately 8- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Toronto in December, things will get much hotter in Playa del Carmen: highs are around 31°C and lows about 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cozumel.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Tours Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Tulum, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá

1
night
Cozumel

Thanks to the island's outstanding scuba diving and snorkeling options, Cozumel tourism sector remains a major employer and the main source of income for this Caribbean getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): partake in some friendly competition at The Amazing Cozumel Race and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cozumel itinerary planner.

Getting from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel by car takes about 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Cozumel can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): make a trip to Zocalo, then explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional de Antropologia, and finally examine the collection at Museo Frida Kahlo. On your second day here, browse the exhibits of Museo del Templo Mayor, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), then get a sense of history and politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), and finally examine the collection at Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Mexico City travel planning site.

Getting from Cozumel to Mexico City by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Cozumel to Mexico City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Cozumel in December, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Mexico City: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Historic Sites
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Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan ©
Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Zocalo
Zocalo

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nights
Puerto Vallarta

Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Puerto Vallarta is known for wildlife, nightlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk, don't miss a visit to Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Los Arcos, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Vallarta online itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Mexico City in December; daily highs in Puerto Vallarta reach 32°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Food Tours
Malecon Boardwalk ©
Malecon Boardwalk
Zipline

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