22 days in Mexico Itinerary

22 days in Mexico Itinerary

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22 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Mexico City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Puerto Vallarta
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Cozumel
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Tulum
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Sian Ka'an
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Playa del Carmen
— 6 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Paris

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.
Take a break from Mexico City with a short trip to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan, about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, make a trip to Museo Frida Kahlo, explore the historical opulence of Chapultepec Castle, and admire the striking features of National Palace (Palacio Nacional).

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Mexico City trip itinerary maker .

Paris, France to Mexico City is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Paris to Mexico City, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Paris in February: highs in Mexico City hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums

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

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, adventure, historic sites, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk, take in the spiritual surroundings of Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Vallarta holiday planner.

Fly from Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Mexico City in February since evenings lows in Puerto Vallarta dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Marietas Islands
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Malecon Boardwalk ©
Malecon Boardwalk
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Bring the kids along to Discover Mexico Park Cozumel and Playa Palancar. Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, partake in some friendly competition at The Amazing Cozumel Race, stroll through Cozumel Pearl Farm, and delve into the distant past at San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site.

To find out how to plan a trip to Cozumel, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Puerto Vallarta to Cozumel in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Vallarta to Cozumel due to the time zone difference. In February, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Discover Mexico Park Cozumel ©
Discover Mexico Park Cozumel
Playa Palancar ©
Playa Palancar

4
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Paradise Beach and Punta Laguna Nature Reserve. Go for a jaunt from Tulum to Coba to see Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, look for gifts at Kaahal Home Tulum, explore the fascinating underground world of Gran Cenote, and stroll through Akumal Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tulum online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Cozumel to Tulum in 2.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Tulum are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sian Ka'an.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, Akumal Beach
Highlights from your plan
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Punta Laguna Nature Reserve ©
Punta Laguna Nature Reserve

1
night
Sian Ka'an

Sian Ka'an ©
On the 19th (Wed), stroll through Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sian Ka'an trip itinerary builder app .

Explore your travel options from Tulum to Sian Ka'an with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Sian Ka'an

Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve ©
Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve

6
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Xcaret and La Isla Shopping Village. Change things up with these side-trips from Playa del Carmen: Ek Balam (in Ek Balam Village), Playa Delfines (in Cancun) and Chichen Itza (Chichen Itza, Temple of the Bearded Man, & more). The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, make a trip to Quinta Avenida, stop by Fernando Rodriguez, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Playa del Carmen online journey planner .

Explore your travel options from Sian Ka'an to Playa del Carmen with the Route module. February in Playa del Carmen sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Chichen Itza, Cancun, Ek Balam
Highlights from your plan
Xcaret ©
Xcaret
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Xaman Ha Aviary ©
Xaman Ha Aviary

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