10 days in Mexico Itinerary

10 days in Mexico Itinerary

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10 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  11​h 45​min
1
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
2
Playa del Carmen
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Cozumel
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Mexico City
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Puerto Vallarta
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Newark

1
night
Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza ©
Featuring the largest archeological site of the ancient Mayan civilization, Chichen Itza remains one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza, delve into the distant past at Temple of the Bearded Man, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Yokdzonot, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cenote Ik kil, and finally explore the ancient world of Dzibichaltun.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Chichen Itza vacation builder tool .

Newark, USA to Chichen Itza is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Newark in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Chichen Itza: highs are around 90°F and lows about 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cenote Yokdzonot, Dzibichaltun
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
Dzibichaltun ©
Dzibichaltun

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 Tulum Archaeological Site (in Tulum) and La Isla Shopping Village (in Cancun). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 10th (Tue) at Xel-Ha. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Xcaret Park, stop by La Casa de las Hamacas, and don't miss a visit to Quinta Avenida.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Playa del Carmen journey website .

Traveling by car from Chichen Itza to Playa del Carmen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Chichen Itza in September, things will get little chillier in Playa del Carmen: highs are around 85°F and lows about 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cozumel.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Adventure Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret, Tulum Archaeological Site, La Isla Shopping Village
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret ©
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret
Xcaret Park ©
Xcaret Park

1
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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 13th (Fri): learn more about the world around you at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then partake in some friendly competition at The Amazing Cozumel Race.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cozumel driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel takes 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel ©
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel

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 14th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan, explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, and finally appreciate the history behind Monumento a los Heroes de la Independencia. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museo de Frida Kahlo, explore the ancient world of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), then explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo.

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Fly from Cozumel to Mexico City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cozumel to Mexico City. Traveling from Cozumel in September, expect Mexico City to be little chillier, temps between 73°F and 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and then take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Boardwalk.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Vallarta online travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mexico City in September: high temperatures in Puerto Vallarta hover around 88°F and lows are around 76°F. On the 17th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Swim with Dolphins
Malecon Boardwalk ©
Malecon Boardwalk
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe ©
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe

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