7 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Puerto Vallarta
— 1 night
Mexico City
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
Drive to Calica, Ferry to Cozumel
— 1 night


Puerto Vallarta — 1 night

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 12th (Sun): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Zona Romantica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and finally view the masterpieces at Cassandra Shaw Jewelry.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Vallarta tour itinerary planner.

Denver, USA to Puerto Vallarta is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Denver in March, things will get warmer in Puerto Vallarta: highs are around 80°F and lows about 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Mexico City.
Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Spas

Mexico City — 2 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Museo del Templo Mayor, then admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional de Antropologia, and finally don't miss a visit to Museo Frida Kahlo. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a sense of history and politics at National Palace, make a trip to Zocalo, then contemplate the long history of Catedral Metropolitana de la Ciudad de Mexico, and finally examine the collection at Jose Clemente Orozco's Mural Series in the Escuela Nacional Preparatoria.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mexico City day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Vallarta to Mexico City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Puerto Vallarta in March, with highs in Mexico City at 75°F and lows at 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to fly to Tulum.
Museums · Historic Sites

Tulum — 2 nights

The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
On the 16th (Thu), find something for the whole family at Xcaret and then look for gifts at LassaH Ethnic Design Made with Love. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the exciting artwork at Balam Art On Feathers, then delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, and finally admire the masterpieces at Mystika Immersive.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Tulum journey builder app.

You can fly from Mexico City to Tulum in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Mexico City to Tulum is 1 hour. Traveling from Mexico City in March, expect Tulum to be a bit warmer, temps between 81°F and 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cozumel.
Theme Parks · Spas · Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): get a new perspective on nature at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, look for gifts at Cozumel Black Pearl, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cozumel road trip site.

Getting from Tulum to Cozumel by combination of car and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. In March, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping

Mexico travel guide

Ruins · Zipline · Beaches
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.