7 days in Mexico Itinerary

7 days in Mexico Itinerary

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7 days in Mexico Itinerary

San Francisco
Fly:  13​h 30​min
Playa del Carmen
— 4 nights
ferry + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Cozumel
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Mexico City
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 15​min
San Francisco

3
days
Playa del Carmen

The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Pack the 5th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Xel-Ha. Spend the 7th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Xcaret Eco Theme Park and make a trip to Quinta Avenida.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Playa del Carmen sightseeing planner.

San Francisco, USA to Playa del Carmen is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Playa del Carmen, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect Playa del Carmen to be a bit warmer, temps between 83°F and 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Wildlife Theme Parks Tours

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Xel-Ha
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Xcaret Eco Theme Park
Xel-Ha
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
day
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 8th (Thu): partake in some friendly competition at The Amazing Cozumel Race and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Cozumel trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cozumel

Tours Adventure Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
The Amazing Cozumel Race

1
day
Mexico City

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
On the 9th (Fri), delve into the lush surroundings at Bosque de Chapultepec and then see the interesting displays at National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia).

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

You can fly from Cozumel to Mexico City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cozumel to Mexico City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cozumel in June, expect Mexico City to be slightly colder, temps between 75°F and 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Nature Parks Museums
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Bosque de Chapultepec
Chapultepec Park

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