10 days in Mexico Itinerary

10 days in Mexico Itinerary

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10 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Albuquerque
Fly:  8 h 30 min
1
Cozumel
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Akumal
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
3
Tulum
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Valladolid
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Playa del Carmen
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry + Taxi + Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Albuquerque

2
nights
Cozumel

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.
On the 18th (Wed), go deep with a submarine tour, explore the gorgeous colors at Columbia Reef, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Sur Eco Beach Park. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the vivid underwater world at Santa Rosa Wall and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cozumel online trip itinerary builder .

Albuquerque, USA to Cozumel is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. While traveling from Albuquerque, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Cozumel, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Akumal.

Things to do in Cozumel

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Columbia Reef ©
Columbia Reef
Santa Rosa Wall ©
Santa Rosa Wall
Punta Sur Eco Beach Park ©
Punta Sur Eco Beach Park

1
night
Akumal

Akumal ©
The heart of Mexico's Riviera Maya, small but busy beach town of Akumal represents one of the world's premier diving locations.
On the 20th (Fri), explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Santa Cruz and then stroll through La Playa Xpuha.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Akumal online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Cozumel to Akumal takes 2.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Akumal are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Akumal

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

La Playa Xpuha
Highlights from your plan
Cenote Santa Cruz ©
Cenote Santa Cruz
La Playa Xpuha ©
La Playa Xpuha

2
nights
Tulum

Tulum ©
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
On the 21st (Sat), explore the ancient world of Las Pinturas, explore the fascinating underground world of Gran Cenote, and then stroll through LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Mayan Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tulum Beach, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cenotes Sac Actun, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos.

Plan my day in Tulum using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Tulum is just a stone's throw from Akumal. In March in Tulum, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Valladolid.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park ©
LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park
Mayan Beach ©
Mayan Beach
Cenotes Sac Actun ©
Cenotes Sac Actun

2
nights
Valladolid

Valladolid ©
One of the gateways to the ruins of Chichen Itza, Valladolid boasts plenty of historic charm and offers a range of tourist-oriented services that ensure pleasant holidays in this area.
You've now added Chichen Itza to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Chichen Itza, explore the world behind art at Casa de los Venados, then Head underground at Cenote Hubiku, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de la Candelaria. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Ek Balam and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Zaci.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Valladolid attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Tulum to Valladolid takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Tulum in March, with highs in Valladolid at 89°F and lows at 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Valladolid

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Temozon, Chichen Itza
Highlights from your plan
Cenote Hubiku ©
Cenote Hubiku
Ek Balam ©
Ek Balam
Casa de los Venados ©
Casa de los Venados

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): see the vivid underwater world at National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then explore the world behind art at Museo Frida Kahlo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Playa del Carmen trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Valladolid to Playa del Carmen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Valladolid in March: high temperatures in Playa del Carmen hover around 81°F and lows are around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Puerto Morelos
Highlights from your plan
National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos ©
National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos
Fishing Charters & Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

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