10 days in Mexico Itinerary

10 days in Mexico Itinerary

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10 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Toronto
+2
Fly + taxi + ferry:  7​h 45​min
1
Playa del Carmen
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Cozumel
— 1 night
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: find something for the whole family at Xcaret, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take the plunge with a skydiving experience, and don't miss a visit to Quinta Avenida.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Playa del Carmen itinerary builder .

Toronto, Canada to Playa del Carmen is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Toronto in December; daily highs in Playa del Carmen reach 31°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cozumel.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors Tours Theme Parks

Side Trips

Tulum, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
On the 25th (Wed), put a fun spin on your tour with The Amazing Cozumel Race and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cozumel trip planner.

Drive from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel in 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Cozumel can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo, then explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, then examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, and finally examine the collection at Museo Frida Kahlo. On the next day, delve into the distant past at Museo del Templo Mayor, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), then ponder the world of politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), and finally examine the collection at Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Mexico City trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Cozumel to Mexico City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cozumel to Mexico City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cozumel in December, you will find days in Mexico City are little chillier (26°C), and nights are much colder (9°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to 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
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

3
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, adventure, nightlife, historic sites, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk, head off the coast to Los Arcos, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Vallarta online tour planner .

Getting from Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December, Puerto Vallarta is somewhat warmer than Mexico City - with highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Malecon Boardwalk ©
Malecon Boardwalk
Zipline

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