13 days in Mexico City & Playa del Carmen Itinerary

13 days in Mexico City & Playa del Carmen Itinerary

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Mexico City
— 9 nights
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Playa del Carmen
— 2 nights
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Mexico City

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Family-friendly places like Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Bosque de Chapultepec will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mexico City: Grutas La Estrella (in Ixtapan de la Sal), El Nido (in Ixtapaluca) and Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 (in San Juan Teotihuacan). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 20th (Mon) at El Rollo Parque Acuatico. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Museo Frida Kahlo, explore the galleries of Museo del Templo Mayor, pause for some photo ops at Monumento a los Heroes de la Independencia, and get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mexico City trip itinerary site.

If you are flying in from Peru, the closest major aiports are Licenciado Benito Juarez International Airport, Querétaro Intercontinental Airport and General Francisco J. Mujica International Airport. January in Mexico City sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Playa del Carmen

The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Family-friendly places like Xcaret and Rio Secreto will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, Head underground at Cenote Chaak Tun, make a trip to Quinta Avenida, and pause for some serene contemplation at Nuestra Senora del Carmen Catholic Church.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, go to the Playa del Carmen trip planner.

You can fly from Mexico City to Playa del Carmen in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Mexico City in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Playa del Carmen: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Outdoors
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