10 days in Mexico & Cuba Itinerary

10 days in Mexico & Cuba Itinerary

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10 days in Mexico & Cuba Itinerary

Start: San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
Fly:  4​h
1
Mexico City, Mexico
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Havana, Cuba
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: New York City, United States


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3
nights
Mexico City, Mexico

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 24th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, then examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, and then take in the exciting artwork at Arto Otra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museo del Azucar and then take a stroll through Coyoacan.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Mexico City trip maker website .

San Jose del Cabo to Mexico City is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Jose del Cabo to Mexico City due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from San Jose del Cabo in November, with highs in Mexico City at 26°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Coyoacan ©
Coyoacan

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nights
Playa del Carmen, Mexico

The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Explore Playa del Carmen's surroundings by going to Tulum (MiNiAtUrE art Gallery, Tulum Archaeological Site, & more). Spend the 28th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: tee off at Playacar Golf Club and explore the galleries of Gaston Charo Art Gallery Playa del Carmen.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Playa del Carmen trip itinerary website .

You can fly from Mexico City to Playa del Carmen in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Mexico City in November, expect Playa del Carmen to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Havana.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

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Tulum
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Playacar Golf Club ©
Playacar Golf Club

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nights
Havana, Cuba

Havana ©
Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Playas de Este and then get to know the fascinating history of Malecón of Havana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Maria del Mar and then make a trip to Plaza de la Catedral.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Havana itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Playa del Carmen to Havana takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight. November in Havana sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 3rd (Tue).

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Santa Maria del Mar ©
Santa Maria del Mar
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Plaza de la Catedral ©
Plaza de la Catedral

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