11 days in Mexico Itinerary

11 days in Mexico Itinerary

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11 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Playa del Carmen
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Cozumel
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Acapulco
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
4
Mexico City
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Brisbane

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Playa del Carmen: Tulum (Tulum Archaeological Site & Kaahal Home Tulum) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Xcaret, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, don't miss a visit to Quinta Avenida, and cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience.

To see where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Playa del Carmen planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Playa del Carmen is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Playa del Carmen is minus 15 hours. Traveling from Brisbane in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Playa del Carmen. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can 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
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
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 29th (Wed): try out the rides at Discover Mexico Park Cozumel and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: partake in some friendly competition at The Amazing Cozumel Race, learn more about the world around you at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, and then delve into the distant past at San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site.

To see other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cozumel day trip website .

Getting from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel by car takes about 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Cozumel can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Acapulco.

Things to do in Cozumel

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

1
night
Acapulco

Acapulco ©
Probably one of Mexico's best-known beach resorts, Acapulco came into prominence in the mid-20th century, when it became a getaway for Hollywood movie starts and European millionaires.
On the 1st (Fri), kick back and relax at Barra Vieja Beach and then admire the striking features of Capilla de la Paz (Chapel of Peace).

For reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Acapulco trip planner.

Getting from Cozumel to Acapulco by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Cozumel in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Acapulco, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Acapulco

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Barra Vieja Beach ©
Barra Vieja Beach
Capilla de la Paz (Chapel of Peace) ©

3
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 2nd (Sat), explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5, explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, and then learn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Museo del Templo Mayor, get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo, then ponder the world of politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Frida Kahlo.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Mexico City tour itinerary website .

You can fly from Acapulco to Mexico City in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Acapulco in May; daily highs in Mexico City reach 30°C and lows reach 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Mon) before leaving for home.

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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