11 days in Mexico City & Puebla Itinerary

11 days in Mexico City & Puebla Itinerary

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11 days in Mexico City & Puebla Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
1
Mexico City
— 7 nights
2
Puebla
— 3 nights
End: Mexico City

7
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
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 Arqueologica Teotihuacan (in San Juan Teotihuacan) and Cuernavaca (Robert Brady Museum, Spanish Language Institute - Day Course, & more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia), step into the grandiose world of Chapultepec Castle, get a sense of history and politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), and admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Mexico City visit site .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are Licenciado Benito Juarez International Airport, Querétaro Intercontinental Airport and General Francisco J. Mujica International Airport. In January in Mexico City, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cuernavaca, Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan
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National Museum of Anthropology ©
National Museum of Anthropology
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Frida Kahlo Museum ©
Frida Kahlo Museum

3
nights
Puebla

Puebla ©
Recognized as a World Heritage Site thanks to its photogenic colonial buildings, Puebla remains one of Mexico's top destinations for architecture enthusiasts.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Basilica de Puebla, get lost in a book at Biblioteca Palafoxiana, then wander the streets of Zocalo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario). On your second day here, meet the residents at Africam Safari, see the interesting displays at Museo Casa del Mendrugo, and then see the interesting displays at Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo).

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Puebla trip tool .

Getting from Mexico City to Puebla by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Puebla

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario) ©
Catedral Basilica de Puebla ©
Catedral Basilica de Puebla
Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo) ©
Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo)

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