11 days in Mexico Itinerary

11 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Start: Toronto
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  9 h 45 min
1
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Playa del Carmen
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Cozumel
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Mexico City
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
5
Puerto Vallarta
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Toronto

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.
On the 2nd (Thu), don't miss a visit to Chichen Itza, explore the ancient world of Temple of the Big Tables, then explore the activities along Cenote Ik kil, and finally explore the activities along Cenote Kax Ek.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Chichen Itza attractions planner.

Toronto, Canada to Chichen Itza is an approximately 10- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Toronto in April, things will get much warmer in Chichen Itza: highs are around 39°C and lows about 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cenote Kax Ek
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Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Playa del Carmen: Tulum (Casa Cenote, Gran Cenote, &more). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Xcaret, don't miss a visit to Quinta Avenida, cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Playa del Carmen itinerary builder website.

Drive from Chichen Itza to Playa del Carmen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Chichen Itza in April, things will get a bit cooler in Playa del Carmen: highs are around 33°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cozumel.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Tours Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trip

Tulum
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Scuba & Snorkeling
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site

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 6th (Mon): put a fun spin on your tour with The Amazing Cozumel Race, get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Discover Mexico Park Cozumel, explore the gorgeous colors at Palancar Reef, and then delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueológica del Cedral.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cozumel day trip website.

Traveling by car from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel takes 2 hours. In April in Cozumel, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) 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
Discover Mexico Park Cozumel ©
Discover Mexico Park Cozumel

2
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Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor, admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, then get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, and finally don't miss a visit to Museo Frida Kahlo. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), then don't miss a visit to Zocalo, then ponder the world of politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), and finally see the interesting displays at Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Mexico City trip planning site.

You can fly from Cozumel to Mexico City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Mexico City when traveling from Cozumel in April, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) 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
Zocalo
Zocalo

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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 10th (Fri): kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Boardwalk, and then don't miss a visit to Plaza Lazaro Cardenas. On your second day here, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Vallarta day trip site.

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. Traveling from Mexico City in April, Puerto Vallarta is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Zipline
Malecon Boardwalk ©
Malecon Boardwalk
Swim with Dolphins

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