10 days in Mexico Itinerary

10 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Puerto Vallarta
— 2 nights
Fly
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Mexico City
— 2 nights
Fly
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Tulum
— 3 nights
Drive to Calica, Ferry to Cozumel
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Cozumel
— 2 nights
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Puerto Vallarta

— 2 nights
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
On the 3rd (Mon), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk, and then get to know the fascinating history of Zona Romantica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Cassandra Shaw Jewelry, then pause for some serene contemplation at Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, then take in the dramatic natural features at Los Arcos de Mismaloya, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Vallarta Botanical Gardens.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Vallarta driving holiday planner.

Prince George, Canada to Puerto Vallarta is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Prince George to Puerto Vallarta due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Prince George in January, things will get warmer in Puerto Vallarta: highs are around 31°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can fly to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

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Mexico City

— 2 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
On the 5th (Wed), get a sense of history and politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), then don't miss a visit to Zocalo, then get engrossed in the history at Museo del Templo Mayor, and finally admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Bosque de Chapultepec, get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, and then examine the collection at Museo Frida Kahlo.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Mexico City online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Puerto Vallarta to Mexico City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta in January, things will get little chillier in Mexico City: highs are around 24°C and lows about 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Tulum.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 6:

Tulum

— 3 nights
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Get out of town with these interesting Tulum side-trips: Playa del Carmen (Quinta Avenida & Xcaret). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, stroll through LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park, Head underground at Gran Cenote, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Tulum trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Tulum takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Mexico City in January, expect nights in Tulum to be much hotter, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks · Tours · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Cozumel

— 2 nights
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 10th (Mon): learn more about the world around you at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then explore the ancient world of San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cozumel sightseeing planner.

Getting from Tulum to Cozumel by combination of car and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. In January in Cozumel, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cozumel

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 11:

Mexico travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling
Tailor-made for anyone seeking that traditional sun-and-sand experience, Mexico vacations allow visitors to explore nearly 10,000 km (6,200 mi) of picturesque coastlines. Idyllic beaches and favorable year-round weather aside, this diverse country with a rich pre-Colombian history allows tourists a chance to discover a fascinating cuisine, numerous archaeological sites, state-of-the-art museums, colonial-era haciendas, and outstanding examples of 21st-century architecture. Most visitors get to know the country by its cities, but if you want a well-rounded Mexico tour, spend some time exploring its jungles, cloud forests, Caribbean reefs, snowcapped volcanoes, vast deserts, and tranquil lagoons. Life is lived outdoors in Mexico, so wherever you go, don't forget to dine alfresco and stroll the country's colonial streets.