16 days in Mexico Itinerary

16 days in Mexico Itinerary

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16 days in Mexico Itinerary

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
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from 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, get interesting insight from Tours, appreciate the extensive heritage of Zona Romantica, and head off the coast to Marietas Islands.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Vallarta trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Puerto Vallarta is an approximately 23-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 14 hours traveling from Singapore to Puerto Vallarta. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in December: high temperatures in Puerto Vallarta hover around 32°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

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.
Step out of Mexico City with an excursion to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan--about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, delve into the distant past at Museo del Templo Mayor, explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, and browse the exhibits of National Palace (Palacio Nacional).

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Mexico City visit site .

Getting from Puerto Vallarta to Mexico City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In December, Mexico City is a bit cooler than Puerto Vallarta - with highs of 26°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can 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
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

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, theme parks, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get a new perspective on nature at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, get in on the family fun at Discover Mexico Park Cozumel, and relax in the rural setting at Rancho Universo Heal a Horse Cozumel Horse Sanctuary Non-Profit Organization.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cozumel online travel route planner .

Fly from Mexico City to Cozumel in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Traveling from Mexico City in December, you will find days in Cozumel are a bit warmer (31°C), and nights are much warmer (23°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Parks 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

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Playa del Carmen: Tulum (Kaahal Home Tulum, Tulum Archaeological Site, & more), Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba) and Ek Balam (in Ek Balam Village). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Xcaret Park, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza, and don't miss a visit to Quinta Avenida.

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Drive from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen in 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Playa del Carmen are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Historic Sites Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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