9 days in Mexico Itinerary

9 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
Fly:  9 h
1
Puerto Vallarta
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Mexico City
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Playa del Carmen
— 4 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: New York City

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Galleria Dante, thenget to know the fascinating history of Zona Romantica, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Puerto Vallarta itinerary planner.

New York City, USA to Puerto Vallarta is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Puerto Vallarta is minus 1 hour. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in January, with highs in Puerto Vallarta at 80°F and lows at 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Malecon Boardwalk ©
Malecon Boardwalk
Zipline

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Museo Frida Kahlo, thenlearn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, thenadmire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana). Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor, thenget to know the fascinating history of Zocalo, and then ponder the world of politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional).

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Mexico City trip itinerary builder website.

Fly from Puerto Vallarta to Mexico City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, Mexico City is a bit cooler than Puerto Vallarta - with highs of 69°F and lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Historic Sites
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo
Zocalo
Zocalo

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tulum (Tulum Archaeological Site & Amore Latino Tulum), Chichen Itza (Temple of the Bearded Man & Chichen Itza) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Xcaret, don't miss a visit to Quinta Avenida, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Playa del Carmen trip maker site.

Getting from Mexico City to Playa del Carmen by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Mexico City in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Playa del Carmen, with highs around 78°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tulum, Chichen Itza, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza

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