13 days in Mexico Itinerary

13 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Cozumel
— 3 nights
2
Playa del Carmen
— 3 nights
3
Mexico City
— 2 nights
4
Puerto Vallarta
— 3 nights

3
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Palancar Reef and Chankanaab Adventure Beach Park. Next up on the itinerary: partake in some friendly competition at The Amazing Cozumel Race, delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueológica del Cedral, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and learn more about the world around you at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cozumel trip itinerary builder website.

Mumbai, India to Cozumel is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 10.5 hours. When traveling from Mumbai in January, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cozumel: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors · Wildlife · Theme Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Paradise Beach Cozumel ©
Paradise Beach Cozumel

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Off-Road Tours and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Playa del Carmen: Tulum (Gran Cenote & Tulum Archaeological Site). There's more to do: find something for the whole family at Xcaret and explore the world behind art at 3D Museum of Wonders.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Playa del Carmen trip maker website.

Traveling by ferry from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in January, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors · Tours · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Tulum
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Off-Road Tours

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 30th (Thu), ponder the world of politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, then get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, and finally take a stroll through Coyoacan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museo Frida Kahlo, get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo, then delve into the distant past at Museo del Templo Mayor, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Mexico City road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Playa del Carmen to Mexico City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Playa del Carmen to Mexico City. When traveling from Playa del Carmen in January, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Mexico City: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Zocalo
Zocalo
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Coyoacan ©
Coyoacan

3
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 1st (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Vallarta Botanical Gardens, head off the coast to Los Arcos, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Zona Romantica. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Nuevo Vallarta Beach and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Puerto Vallarta travel route planner.

Fly from Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mexico City in January, expect Puerto Vallarta to be somewhat warmer, temps between 31°C and 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Vallarta Botanical Gardens, Nuevo Vallarta Beach
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe ©
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Vallarta Botanical Gardens ©
Vallarta Botanical Gardens

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