9 days in Mexico Itinerary

9 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  9 h
1
Puerto Vallarta
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Mexico City
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  5 h 15 min
3
Playa del Carmen
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Cozumel
— 2 nights
+3
Taxi + Fly + Bus + Train:  6 h 30 min
End: New York City

1
night
Puerto Vallarta

Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): whizz through the canopy at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, then take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk, and then make a trip to Plaza Lazaro Cardenas.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Puerto Vallarta journey builder tool.

New York City, USA to Puerto Vallarta is an approximately 9- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Puerto Vallarta, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, Puerto Vallarta is much hotter than New York City - with highs of 82°F and lows of 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

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Zipline
Malecon Boardwalk ©
Malecon Boardwalk

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.
On the 7th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), then admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, then learn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, and finally explore the galleries of Museo Frida Kahlo. Here are some ideas for day two: get a sense of history and politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo, then delve into the distant past at Museo del Templo Mayor, and finally examine the collection at Jose Clemente Orozco's Mural Series in the Escuela Nacional Preparatoria.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Mexico City trip planner.

Fly from Puerto Vallarta to Mexico City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Mexico City, with lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Mexico City

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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Museo del Templo Mayor ©
Museo del Templo Mayor

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tulum (Kaahal Home Tulum, Tulum Archaeological Site, &more). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Xcaret, don't miss a visit to Quinta Avenida, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience.

Discover how to plan a Playa del Carmen trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Mexico City to Playa del Carmen takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Mexico City to Playa del Carmen is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Mexico City in April since evenings lows in Playa del Carmen dip to 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cozumel.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

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Tulum
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Scuba & Snorkeling

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 12th (Sun): partake in some friendly competition at The Amazing Cozumel Race and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: learn more about the world around you at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel and then find something for the whole family at Discover Mexico Park Cozumel.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cozumel online trip planner.

You can drive from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel in 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Discover Mexico Park Cozumel ©
Discover Mexico Park Cozumel
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel ©
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel

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