11 days in Mexico Itinerary

11 days in Mexico Itinerary

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1
Playa del Carmen
— 3 nights
2
Cozumel
— 2 nights
3
Acapulco
— 1 night
4
Mexico City
— 3 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Playa del Carmen side-trips: 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, don't miss a visit to Quinta Avenida, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Playa del Carmen trip itinerary planning tool.

Brisbane, Australia to Playa del Carmen is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -15 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Brisbane in April since evenings lows in Playa del Carmen dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry 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): find something for the whole family at Discover Mexico Park Cozumel and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): put a fun spin on your tour with The Amazing Cozumel Race, learn more about the world around you at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, and then explore the ancient world of San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cozumel journey planner.

Traveling by ferry from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel takes 1.5 hours. April in Cozumel sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Acapulco.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
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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), enjoy the sand and surf at Barra Vieja Beach and then admire the striking features of Capilla de la Paz (Chapel of Peace).

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Acapulco day trip planning tool.

Fly from Cozumel to Acapulco in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Acapulco

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

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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 2nd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5, admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, and then learn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Museo del Templo Mayor, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo, then contemplate the long history of National Palace (Palacio Nacional), and finally browse the exhibits of Museo Frida Kahlo.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Mexico City tour itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Acapulco to Mexico City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, Mexico City is slightly colder than Acapulco - with highs of 30°C and lows of 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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