7 days in Mexico Itinerary

7 days in Mexico Itinerary

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7 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Cozumel
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Mexico City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Puerto Vallarta
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: Los Angeles

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 27th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then see the vivid underwater world at Palancar Reef. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Sur Eco Beach Park and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cozumel driving holiday planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Cozumel is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Los Angeles to Cozumel, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, Cozumel is somewhat warmer than Los Angeles - with highs of 83°F and lows of 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Punta Sur Eco Beach Park ©
Punta Sur Eco Beach Park

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana) and Museo del Azucar. Visit Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 and Museo del Templo Mayor for their historical value. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, browse the exhibits of Museo Frida Kahlo, explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, and get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mexico City road trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Cozumel to Mexico City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Cozumel to Mexico City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cozumel in April, Mexico City is little chillier at night with lows of 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
Highlights from your plan
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Museo del Templo Mayor ©
Museo del Templo Mayor

1
night
Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta ©
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
On the 2nd (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Old Vallarta, get to know the fascinating history of Zona Romantica, then don't miss a visit to Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Boardwalk.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Vallarta road trip app .

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. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mexico City in May: high temperatures in Puerto Vallarta hover around 85°F and lows are around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Malecon Boardwalk ©
Malecon Boardwalk
Old Vallarta ©
Old Vallarta
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe ©
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe

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