11 days in Mexico Itinerary

11 days in Mexico Itinerary

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11 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Cozumel
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
2
Playa del Carmen
— 3 nights
3
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
+4
bus + taxi + Fly + foot + bus:  7​h 15​min
4
Palenque
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Mexico City
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Puerto Vallarta
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Portland

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 22nd (Fri): get interesting insight from Tours and then put a fun spin on your tour with The Amazing Cozumel Race.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cozumel planning app .

Portland, USA to Cozumel is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Traveling from Portland in November, things will get warmer in Cozumel: highs are around 81°F and lows about 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
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.
Explore Playa del Carmen's surroundings by going to Tulum (Gran Cenote, Spas, & more). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 23rd (Sat) at Xel-Ha. It doesn't end there: cool off at Xcaret Park and don't miss a visit to Quinta Avenida.

To find out how to plan a trip to Playa del Carmen, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen takes an hour. November in Playa del Carmen sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Adventure Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Tulum, Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Xcaret Park ©
Xcaret Park
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret ©
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret

1
night
Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza ©
Featuring the largest archeological site of the ancient Mayan civilization, Chichen Itza remains one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Cenote Ik kil, then explore the ancient world of Dzibichaltun, then contemplate the long history of Chichen Itza, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of the Bearded Man.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Chichen Itza visit planner .

Traveling by car from Playa del Carmen to Chichen Itza takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Playa del Carmen in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Chichen Itza, with lows of 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dzibichaltun
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
Dzibichaltun ©
Dzibichaltun

1
day
Palenque

Palenque ©
Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): admire the sheer force of La Asuncion, then make a trip to Zona Arqueologica de Palenque, and then examine the collection at Museo Del Textil.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Palenque road trip planning app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Chichen Itza to Palenque in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chichen Itza to Palenque due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Palenque

Nature Parks Museums
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Zona Arqueologica de Palenque ©
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): examine the collection at Museo de Frida Kahlo, then examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, then look for gifts at Origen Mexico Artesanias, and finally delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of National Palace (Palacio Nacional), contemplate the long history of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), then browse the exhibits of Museo del Templo Mayor, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Mexico City trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Palenque to Mexico City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Mexico City are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo

2
nights
Puerto Vallarta

Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and finally stop by Sucesos Art-Wear Boutique. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Plaza Lazaro Cardenas, appreciate the extensive heritage of Zona Romantica, and then push the limits with an extreme tour.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Puerto Vallarta trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Mexico City in November, expect nights in Puerto Vallarta to be much hotter, around 71°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 86°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Food Tours
Malecon Boardwalk ©
Malecon Boardwalk
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe ©
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe

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