13 days in Mexico Itinerary

13 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Playa del Carmen
— 3 nights
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Drive to Calica, Ferry to Cozumel
— 1 night
Puerto Vallarta
— 3 nights
Mexico City
— 4 nights


Playa del Carmen — 3 nights

The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Explore Playa del Carmen's surroundings by going to Tulum (Spas, Tulum Tower, &more). Spend the 14th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Xcaret and cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Playa del Carmen trip app.

Curitiba, Brazil to Playa del Carmen is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Curitiba to Playa del Carmen, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Curitiba in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Playa del Carmen: highs are around 34°C and lows about 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Chichen Itza.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Theme Parks
Side Trip
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 16:

Chichen Itza — 1 night

Featuring the largest archeological site of the ancient Mayan civilization, Chichen Itza remains one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza, then explore the striking landscape at Cenote Ik kil, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Yokdzonot.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Chichen Itza holiday planning site.

You can drive from Playa del Carmen to Chichen Itza in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Playa del Carmen in October since evenings lows in Chichen Itza dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cozumel.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Side Trip
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Cozumel — 1 night

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.
On the 18th (Mon), learn more about the world around you at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, then look for gifts at Cozumel Black Pearl, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cozumel road trip app.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Chichen Itza to Cozumel takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Chichen Itza in October, Cozumel is little chillier at night with lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Puerto Vallarta.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 18:

Puerto Vallarta — 3 nights

Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Puerto Vallarta is known for wildlife, sightseeing, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Boardwalk, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get to know the fascinating history of Zona Romantica, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Vallarta day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cozumel to Puerto Vallarta takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In October in Puerto Vallarta, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Mexico City.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure
Side Trip
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 21:

Mexico City — 4 nights

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Step out of Mexico City to go to San Juan Teotihuacan and see Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: learn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, delve into the distant past at Museo del Templo Mayor, explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, and examine the collection at Museo Frida Kahlo.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Mexico City travel planner.

You can fly from Puerto Vallarta to Mexico City in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta in October, you will find days in Mexico City are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are cooler (14°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 25:

Mexico travel guide

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.