12 days in Mexico Itinerary

12 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  17 h
1
Cozumel
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Playa del Carmen
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Mexico City
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Puerto Vallarta
— 3 nights
Fly:  20 h 45 min
End: Tel Aviv

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 16th (Mon): put a fun spin on your tour with The Amazing Cozumel Race and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cozumel Pearl Farm, and then explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueológica del Cedral.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cozumel online tour planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Cozumel is an approximately 17- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Cozumel. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in March, with highs in Cozumel at 32°C and lows at 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Playa del Carmen.

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

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 (Kaahal Home Tulum, Tulum Archaeological Site, &more) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Xcaret, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and don't miss a visit to Quinta Avenida.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Playa del Carmen online holiday planner.

Getting from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen by car takes about 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Playa del Carmen are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Theme Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Tulum, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
Highlights from your plan
Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá

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 21st (Sat): explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor, then admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional de Antropologia, and finally examine the collection at Museo Frida Kahlo. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), then make a trip to Zocalo, then get a sense of history and politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), and finally see the interesting displays at Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mexico City trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Playa del Carmen to Mexico City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Playa del Carmen in March, expect Mexico City to be little chillier, temps between 28°C and 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan ©
Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia

3
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.
Puerto Vallarta is known for wildlife, nightlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and step off the mainland to explore Marietas Islands.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Vallarta visit 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. Traveling from Mexico City in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Puerto Vallarta, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Marietas Islands
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Malecon Boardwalk ©
Malecon Boardwalk
Zipline

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