12 days in Mexico Itinerary

12 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  17 h
1
Cozumel
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Playa del Carmen
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Mexico City
— 3 nights
Fly:  21 h 30 min
End: Tel Aviv

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.
Cozumel is known for wildlife, outdoors, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sea views from Punta Molas Faro, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cozumel Pearl Farm, and explore the world behind art at Galo Art Studio.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cozumel trip maker app.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Cozumel is an approximately 17- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. In October, daily temperatures in Cozumel can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel ©
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel
Zona Arqueológica del Cedral ©
Zona Arqueológica del Cedral

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Playa del Carmen side-trips: Tulum (Kaahal Home Tulum, Art Gallery Miniature, &more) and Chichen Itza (in Chichen Itza). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Xcaret, kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and make a trip to Quinta Avenida.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Playa del Carmen vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen takes 2 hours. October in Playa del Carmen sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors Tours Theme Parks

Side Trips

Tulum, Chichen Itza
Highlights from your plan
Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Step out of Mexico City to go to San Juan Teotihuacan and see Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor, and get a sense of history and politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional).

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Mexico City travel route website.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Playa del Carmen to Mexico City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Playa del Carmen to Mexico City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Playa del Carmen in October, with highs in Mexico City at 26°C and lows at 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
Highlights from your plan
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo

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