9 days in Mexico Itinerary

9 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Puerto Vallarta
— 1 night
Mexico City
— 3 nights
— 3 nights
Drive to Calica, Ferry to Cozumel
— 1 night


Puerto Vallarta — 1 night

Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
On the 11th (Fri), get outside with Outdoor Activities. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Cassandra Shaw Jewelry, pause for some serene contemplation at Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, then take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Boardwalk, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Zona Romantica.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Vallarta travel route planning app.

Toronto, Canada to Puerto Vallarta is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Toronto in February, things will get much hotter in Puerto Vallarta: highs are around 31°C and lows about 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Mexico City.
Adventure · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites
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Mexico City — 3 nights

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Mexico City is known for museums, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional de Antropologia, take a stroll through Historic Center (Centro Historico), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and see the interesting displays at Museo Frida Kahlo.

To find out how to plan a trip to Mexico City, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Puerto Vallarta to Mexico City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, Mexico City is little chillier than Puerto Vallarta - with highs of 28°C and lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can fly to Tulum.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Tulum — 3 nights

The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tulum: Playa del Carmen (Quinta Avenida & Xcaret). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, explore the activities along Gran Cenote, explore the fascinating underground world of Cenotes Sac Actun, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Tulum trip planning app.

Fly from Mexico City to Tulum in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mexico City to Tulum, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mexico City in February, plan for a bit warmer nights in Tulum, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cozumel.
Adventure · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Cozumel — 1 night

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.
On the 19th (Sat), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cozumel travel route planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Tulum to Cozumel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In February in Cozumel, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Highlights from your trip

Mexico travel guide

Ruins · Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling
Tailor-made for anyone seeking that traditional sun-and-sand experience, Mexico vacations allow visitors to explore nearly 10,000 km (6,200 mi) of picturesque coastlines. Idyllic beaches and favorable year-round weather aside, this diverse country with a rich pre-Colombian history allows tourists a chance to discover a fascinating cuisine, numerous archaeological sites, state-of-the-art museums, colonial-era haciendas, and outstanding examples of 21st-century architecture. Most visitors get to know the country by its cities, but if you want a well-rounded Mexico tour, spend some time exploring its jungles, cloud forests, Caribbean reefs, snowcapped volcanoes, vast deserts, and tranquil lagoons. Life is lived outdoors in Mexico, so wherever you go, don't forget to dine alfresco and stroll the country's colonial streets.