10 days in Mexico Itinerary

10 days in Mexico Itinerary

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10 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Cedar Rapids
Fly:  12 h 15 min
1
Cozumel
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Playa del Carmen
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Mexico City
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Cedar Rapids

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then put a fun spin on your tour with The Amazing Cozumel Race, and then experience rural life at Rancho Universo Heal a Horse Cozumel Horse Sanctuary Non-Profit Organization. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Discover Mexico Park Cozumel, then learn more about the world around you at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, and then surround yourself with nature on Cozumel Country Club.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cozumel road trip planner .

Cedar Rapids, USA to Cozumel is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Cedar Rapids in February, with highs in Cozumel at 80°F and lows at 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Cozumel

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Discover Mexico Park Cozumel ©
Discover Mexico Park Cozumel
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel ©
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel

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.
Explore Playa del Carmen's surroundings by going to Tulum (Gran Cenote, Casa Cenote, & more). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Xcaret, cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

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You can drive from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in March, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Tulum
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Scuba & Snorkeling
Zipline

3
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 (Sat): explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor, then explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, then get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo, and finally examine the collection at Museo Frida Kahlo. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, then head outdoors with Ride MB, and then delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mexico City holiday site .

Traveling by flight from Playa del Carmen to Mexico City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Playa del Carmen in March; daily highs in Mexico City reach 75°F and lows reach 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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Zocalo
Zocalo
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

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