11 days in Mexico Itinerary

11 days in Mexico Itinerary

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11 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  22 h 45 min
1
Mexico City
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Playa del Carmen
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Cozumel
— 3 nights
Fly:  23 h 30 min
End: Sydney

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mexico City: Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 (in San Juan Teotihuacan) and Spanish Language Institute - Day Course (in Cuernavaca). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo, explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, and examine the collection at Museo Frida Kahlo.

For photos, reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, read our Mexico City travel tool .

Sydney, Australia to Mexico City is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 16 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in July: high temperatures in Mexico City hover around 27°C and lows are around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5, Spanish Language Institute - Day Course
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Spanish Language Institute - Day Course ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Playa del Carmen side-trips: Tulum (Tulum Archaeological Site & Kaahal Home Tulum) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Xcaret, whizz through the canopy at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, and don't miss a visit to Quinta Avenida.

To see other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, read our Playa del Carmen trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Playa del Carmen takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 July, things will get a bit warmer in Playa del Carmen: highs are around 35°C and lows about 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cozumel.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Tulum, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Zipline

3
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.
On the 16th (Fri), partake in some friendly competition at The Amazing Cozumel Race, get a new perspective on nature at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cozumel Pearl Farm and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Rosa Wall.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cozumel attractions planner.

Getting from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel ©
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel
Santa Rosa Wall ©
Santa Rosa Wall

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