10 days in Mexico Itinerary

10 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Playa del Carmen
— 3 nights
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Cozumel
— 1 night
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Mexico City
— 2 nights
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Cabo San Lucas
— 2 nights

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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 (Amore Latino Tulum, LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park, &more). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Xcaret, get outside with Outdoor Activities, get a new perspective on things with Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret, and make a trip to Quinta Avenida.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Playa del Carmen road trip planning site.

Auckland, New Zealand to Playa del Carmen is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -17 hour difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Auckland in September: highs in Playa del Carmen hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Cozumel.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Wildlife · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trips

Tulum, Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret ©
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site

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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 15th (Tue): explore the gorgeous colors at Santa Rosa Wall, then learn more about the world around you at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cozumel trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Cozumel can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Santa Rosa Wall ©
Santa Rosa Wall
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel ©
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel

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Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of 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 see the interesting displays at Museo Frida Kahlo. Here are some ideas for day two: get a sense of history and politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), don't miss a visit to Zocalo, then delve into the distant past at Museo del Templo Mayor, and finally see the interesting displays at Jose Clemente Orozco's Mural Series in the Escuela Nacional Preparatoria.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Mexico City planner.

Traveling by flight from Cozumel to Mexico City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cozumel in September: high temperatures in Mexico City hover around 26°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums · Historic Sites
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo

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Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas ©
One of Mexico's premier vacation spots, Cabo San Lucas lures pleasure seekers with its trendy restaurant scene, raucous nightlife, and, of course, picture-perfect beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Luke and then explore the striking landscape at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cabo San Lucas road trip planning website.

Getting from Mexico City to Cabo San Lucas by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Mexico City to Cabo San Lucas is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Mexico City in September, with highs in Cabo San Lucas at 35°C and lows at 28°C. On the 19th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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El Arco de Cabo San Lucas ©
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas
Church of Saint Luke ©
Church of Saint Luke

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