16 days in Mexico & Guatemala Itinerary

16 days in Mexico & Guatemala Itinerary

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16 days in Mexico & Guatemala Itinerary

Start: Kiev, Ukraine
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  26​h
1
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Mexico City, Mexico
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
3
Cozumel, Mexico
— 4 nights
taxi + ferry:  1​h
4
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
— 3 nights
+3
bus + foot + Fly + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
5
Antigua, Guatemala
— 2 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Kiev, Ukraine

3
nights
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Vallarta Botanical Gardens and Nuevo Vallarta Beach. Go for a jaunt from Puerto Vallarta to Nuevo Vallarta to see Dolphin & Whale Watching about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: do sightseeing your way with Private Tours, get to know the fascinating history of Zona Romantica, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and stop by Pages in the Sun.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Vallarta online tour itinerary planner .

Kiev, Ukraine to Puerto Vallarta is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central Standard Time is minus 8 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Kiev in February; daily highs in Puerto Vallarta reach 31°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Nuevo Vallarta, Vallarta Botanical Gardens
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Food Tours
Vallarta Botanical Gardens ©
Vallarta Botanical Gardens
Zona Romantica ©
Zona Romantica

1
night
Mexico City, Mexico

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 27th (Tue): take a stroll through Coyoacan, examine the collection at Frida Kahlo Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Zocalo.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Mexico City trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Puerto Vallarta to Mexico City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In February, Mexico City is slightly colder than Puerto Vallarta - with highs of 27°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Mexico City

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping
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Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe ©
Coyoacan ©
Coyoacan
Paseo de la Reforma ©
Paseo de la Reforma

4
nights
Cozumel, Mexico

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Palancar Reef and Paradise Beach. There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, get your game on at Clear Lounge Cozumel, delve into the distant past at San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

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You can fly from Mexico City to Cozumel in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mexico City to Cozumel due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mexico City in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Cozumel, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Cozumel

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife
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The Amazing Cozumel Race ©
The Amazing Cozumel Race
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

3
nights
Playa del Carmen, Mexico

The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Climbing Tours and La Llorona. Get out of town with these interesting Playa del Carmen side-trips: Tulum (Grand Cenote, Scuba & Snorkeling, & more) and Akumal (Yal-ku Lagoon & El Pueblito Minisuper). There's much more to do: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, look for gifts at La Troupe, and head outdoors with Dolphin Discovery.

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You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen in an hour. In March, daytime highs in Playa del Carmen are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Antigua.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure

Side Trips

Tulum, Akumal
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Climbing Tours
Grand Cenote ©
Grand Cenote
Spas & Wellness

2
nights
Antigua, Guatemala

Antigua ©
The former capital of Guatemala and a World Heritage Site, Antigua retains its colonial charm and remains one of the most visited destinations in the country.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of San Francisco, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced, and then make a trip to Cerro de la Cruz. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Arco de Santa Catalina, explore the world behind art at Casa Santo Domingo Museums, and then get impressive views of Volcán Pacaya.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Antigua holiday planner .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Playa del Carmen to Antigua in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, taxi, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Playa del Carmen in March since evenings lows in Antigua dip to 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Antigua

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Parks
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Arco de Santa Catalina ©
Arco de Santa Catalina
Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums

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