11 days in Mexico Itinerary

11 days in Mexico Itinerary

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

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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.
On the 11th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Chileno Beach and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art and then take in the dramatic natural features at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas.

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Auckland, New Zealand to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Mexican Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -19 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Auckland in September, with highs in Cabo San Lucas at 35°C and lows at 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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La Turquesa Jewelry and Art ©
La Turquesa Jewelry and Art
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas ©
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas
Swim with Dolphins

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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.
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. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, browse the exhibits of Museo del Templo Mayor, appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo, and explore the striking landscape of Bosque de Chapultepec.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Mexico City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cabo San Lucas to Mexico City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cabo San Lucas to Mexico City is 1 hour. In September, Mexico City is a bit cooler than Cabo San Lucas - with highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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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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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 16th (Wed): stroll through Santa Rosa Wall, get a new perspective on nature at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cozumel trip planner.

Getting from Mexico City to Cozumel by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mexico City in September: high temperatures in Cozumel hover around 34°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Cozumel

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

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Playa del Carmen: Tulum (Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos, LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park, &more). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Xcaret, take the plunge with a skydiving experience, and kick your exploration up a notch at Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Playa del Carmen travel planner.

Traveling by ferry from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen takes 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

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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