11 days in Mexico City & Puebla Itinerary

11 days in Mexico City & Puebla Itinerary

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Mexico City
— 7 nights
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Puebla
— 3 nights
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Mexico City

— 7 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Get out of town with these interesting Mexico City side-trips: Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 (in San Juan Teotihuacan) and Cuernavaca (Robert Brady Museum, Spanish Language Institute - Day Course, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bosque de Chapultepec, get a sense of history and politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), and see the interesting displays at Museo Frida Kahlo.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Mexico City online itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are Licenciado Benito Juarez International Airport, Querétaro Intercontinental Airport and Felipe Angeles International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in January, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to catch the shuttle to Puebla.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trips

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Puebla

— 3 nights

City of Angels

Recognized as a World Heritage Site thanks to its photogenic colonial buildings, Puebla remains one of Mexico's top destinations for architecture enthusiasts.
On the 15th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Puebla Cathedra, get lost in a book at Biblioteca Palafoxiana, then stop by Zocalo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Africam Safari, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Casa del Mendrugo, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Amparo.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Puebla trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Mexico City to Puebla by shuttle takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Puebla can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. On the 17th (Thu), you're off to home.

Things to do in Puebla

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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