13 days in Mexico Itinerary

13 days in Mexico Itinerary

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1
Cozumel
— 4 nights
2
Playa del Carmen
— 3 nights
3
Oaxaca
— 2 nights
4
Puerto Vallarta
— 3 nights

4
nights
Cozumel

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Paradise Beach Cozumel and Santa Rosa Wall. Visiting Palancar Reef and Punta Sur Eco Beach Park will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the gorgeous colors at Columbia Reef, get outside with The Money Bar Beach Club, and take in the exciting artwork at BALAM Art Painted on Feathers.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cozumel trip itinerary maker website.

Dublin, Ireland to Cozumel is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Cozumel is minus 5 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Dublin in December, with highs in Cozumel at 31°C and lows at 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks
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Paradise Beach Cozumel ©
Paradise Beach Cozumel
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Santa Rosa Wall ©
Santa Rosa Wall

3
nights
Playa del Carmen

The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Aktun Chen. Appreciate the collections at 3D Museum of Wonders and La 5ta Hacienda. Explore Playa del Carmen's surroundings by going to Tulum (Gran Cenote & Climbing Tours). There's more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Chaak Tun.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Playa del Carmen road trip website.

Traveling by ferry from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Tulum, Aktun Chen, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Climbing Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Cenote Chaak Tun ©
Cenote Chaak Tun

2
nights
Oaxaca

Oaxaca ©
Capital city of the eponymous state, Oaxaca relies heavily on its colonial charm, its core a maze of tree-shaded alleys flanked by photogenic mansions, government buildings, and old churches.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo de la Compania de Jesus, then explore the ancient world of Monte Alban, and then see the interesting displays at Oaxaca Textile Museum. On the next day, view the masterpieces at Galeria Arte de Oaxaca, then see the interesting displays at Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Oaxaca online travel planner.

You can fly from Playa del Carmen to Oaxaca in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Playa del Carmen to Oaxaca, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Playa del Carmen in January since evenings lows in Oaxaca dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Monte Alban ©
Monte Alban
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman ©
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman
Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca ©
Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca

3
nights
Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta ©
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
On the 6th (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of Old Vallarta, don't miss a visit to Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Zona Romantica. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Marina Vallarta and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

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You can fly from Oaxaca to Puerto Vallarta in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Oaxaca in January since evenings lows in Puerto Vallarta dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
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Old Vallarta ©
Old Vallarta
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe ©
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe

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