16 days in Mexico Itinerary

16 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore
Fly:  23 h
1
Puerto Vallarta
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Mexico City
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Cozumel
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Playa del Carmen
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  26 h
End: Singapore

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Puerto Vallarta: Vallarta Botanical Gardens (in Cabo Corrientes) and Splash of Glass (in Bucerias). There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk, fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, appreciate the extensive heritage of Zona Romantica, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Puerto Vallarta trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Puerto Vallarta is an approximately 23.5- hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Puerto Vallarta is minus 14 hours. Traveling from Singapore in December, things will get slightly colder in Puerto Vallarta: highs are around 32°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Vallarta Botanical Gardens, Marietas Islands, Splash of Glass
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Malecon Boardwalk ©
Malecon Boardwalk
Marietas Islands ©
Marietas Islands

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan (about 1h 15 min away). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, ponder the world of politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), explore the historical opulence of Chapultepec Castle, and make a trip to Zocalo.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Mexico City travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Vallarta to Mexico City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Puerto Vallarta in December; daily highs in Mexico City reach 26°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Zocalo
Zocalo

3
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.
Cozumel is known for wildlife, outdoors, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, delve into the distant past at San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site, partake in some friendly competition at The Amazing Cozumel Race, and experience rural life at Rancho Universo Heal a Horse Cozumel Horse Sanctuary Non-Profit Organization.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cozumel sightseeing planning tool.

Fly from Mexico City to Cozumel in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. While traveling from Mexico City, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Cozumel, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Parks Tours
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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

4
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: Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba), Ek Balam (in Ek Balam Village) and Tulum (Kaahal Home Tulum, Tulum Archaeological Site, &more). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Xcaret, don't miss a visit to Chichen Itza, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Playa del Carmen trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen by car takes about 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Playa del Carmen can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Historic Sites Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Tulum, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, Ek Balam, Chichen Itza
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Scuba & Snorkeling
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza

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