10 days in Mexico Itinerary

10 days in Mexico Itinerary

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10 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Kingston, Jamaica
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Mexico City
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Cozumel
— 1 night
taxi:  2​h 30​min
3
Tulum
— 3 nights
4
Cancun
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Kingston, Jamaica

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.
On the 15th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, then examine the collection at Museo de Frida Kahlo, and finally wander the streets of Coyoacan.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mexico City tour planning site .

Kingston, Jamaica to Mexico City is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Kingston to Mexico City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kingston in August, expect nights in Mexico City to be cooler, around 16°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo

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 16th (Sun): see the vivid underwater world at Palancar Reef and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the vivid underwater world at Santa Rosa Wall, learn more about the world around you at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, get outside with Water Spout, then look for gifts at Diamonds International, and finally delve into the distant past at San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cozumel road trip tool .

You can fly from Mexico City to Cozumel in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Mexico City to Cozumel, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mexico City in August, expect Cozumel to be a bit warmer, temps between 35°C and 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

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Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Santa Rosa Wall ©
Santa Rosa Wall

3
nights
Tulum

Tulum ©
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Akumal Beach, then delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, then view the masterpieces at Tulum Art Club, and finally shop like a local with MiNiAtUrE art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos, then look for all kinds of wild species at Punta Laguna Nature Reserve, and then delve into the distant past at Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tulum road trip planner.

Getting from Cozumel to Tulum by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cancun.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Akumal Beach, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
Akumal Beach ©
Akumal Beach

3
nights
Cancun

Cancun ©
Few destinations in Mexico dazzle visitors quite like Cancun, a modern resort town filled with glitzy hotels sitting on picturesque and well-developed Caribbean beaches.
Visit Punta Sur and Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado for their historical value. Visit Playa Delfines and Playa Norte for some beach relaxation. Spend the 22nd (Sat) in unforgettable company with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. There's more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cancun trip planner .

Getting from Tulum to Cancun by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Isla Mujeres
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Playa Norte ©
Playa Norte
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Swim with Dolphins

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