10 days in Mexico Itinerary

10 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Vancouver
Fly + Bus:  9 h 30 min
1
Playa del Carmen
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Cozumel
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Mexico City
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Puerto Vallarta
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Vancouver

3
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: Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba) and Tulum (Tulum Archaeological Site, Art Gallery Miniature, &more). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Xcaret, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and make a trip to Quinta Avenida.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Playa del Carmen day trip planning app.

Vancouver, Canada to Playa del Carmen is an approximately 9.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Vancouver to Playa del Carmen. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Vancouver in February, with highs in Playa del Carmen at 31°C and lows at 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cozumel.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Theme Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Tulum, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): partake in some friendly competition at The Amazing Cozumel Race and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, learn more about the world around you at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, then stroll through Cozumel Pearl Farm, and then explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueológica del Cedral.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cozumel trip itinerary app.

Drive from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel in 2 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Cozumel can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel ©
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel
Zona Arqueológica del Cedral ©
Zona Arqueológica del Cedral

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 11th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo, then explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, then get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, and finally examine the collection at Museo Frida Kahlo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of Museo del Templo Mayor, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), then get a sense of history and politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), and finally examine the collection at Museo Trick Eye.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mexico City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cozumel to Mexico City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Cozumel to Mexico City is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Cozumel in February, expect Mexico City to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Zocalo
Zocalo

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.
On the 13th (Thu), whizz through the canopy at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, then take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Boardwalk, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, appreciate the extensive heritage of Zona Romantica, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Vallarta online itinerary planner.

Getting from Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Puerto Vallarta when traveling from Mexico City in February, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

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

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