11 days in Mexico Itinerary

11 days in Mexico Itinerary

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11 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Cozumel
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Tulum
— 1 night
taxi + ferry:  2​h 45​min
3
Isla Mujeres
— 1 night
+3
ferry + bus + foot + Fly:  7​h 45​min
4
Puerto Vallarta
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Mexico City
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Cabo San Lucas
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Manchester

1
night
Cozumel

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): partake in some friendly competition at The Amazing Cozumel Race.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cozumel driving holiday app .

Manchester, UK to Cozumel is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Manchester to Cozumel. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in April; daily highs in Cozumel reach 33°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Punta Sur Eco Beach Park ©
Punta Sur Eco Beach Park
Spas
The Mayan Cacao Company ©
The Mayan Cacao Company

1
night
Tulum

Tulum ©
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Gran Cenote, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mayan Beach, then explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, and finally shop like a local with MiNiAtUrE art Gallery.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tulum travel route planning website .

You can drive from Cozumel to Tulum in 2.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Tulum are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Isla Mujeres.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Gran Cenote ©
Gran Cenote
MiNiAtUrE art Gallery ©
MiNiAtUrE art Gallery

1
night
Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres ©
Tiny municipal seat of an eponymous island, each season Isla Mujeres swells to bursting with international tourists coming here to swim, snorkel, dive, fish, and sail.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): kick back and relax at Playa Norte, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Guadalupe Chapel, then delve into the distant past at Punta Sur, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Del Sagrado Corazon.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Isla Mujeres road trip site .

Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Tulum to Isla Mujeres in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In April, daytime highs in Isla Mujeres are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Playa Norte ©
Playa Norte
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur
Guadalupe Chapel ©
Guadalupe Chapel

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 5th (Sun), stroll through Nuevo Vallarta Beach, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Vallarta, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the next day, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then take in the exciting artwork at Elements of Design, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Zona Romantica.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Vallarta sightseeing planning website .

Getting from Isla Mujeres to Puerto Vallarta by combination of ferry and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Isla Mujeres in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Puerto Vallarta, with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Nuevo Vallarta Beach
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Nuevo Vallarta Beach ©
Nuevo Vallarta Beach
Spas
Old Vallarta ©
Old Vallarta

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), examine the collection at Museo de Frida Kahlo, then explore the ancient world of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), then admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Antropologia. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Monumento a los Heroes de la Independencia, then explore the galleries of Museo del Templo Mayor, then get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo, and finally don't miss a visit to Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan.

Before you visit Mexico City, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Fly from Puerto Vallarta to Mexico City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Mexico City, with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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2
nights
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 9th (Thu), kick back and relax at Santa Maria Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery, then make a trip to Plaza Mijares, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Pepita's Magic of the Moon and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa del Amor.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cabo San Lucas route planner .

Fly from Mexico City to Cabo San Lucas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mexico City to Cabo San Lucas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mexico City in April, Cabo San Lucas is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

San Jose del Cabo
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Playa del Amor ©
Playa del Amor
Santa Maria Beach ©
Santa Maria Beach
Spas

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