13 days in Mexico City & Playa del Carmen Itinerary

13 days in Mexico City & Playa del Carmen Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico trip planner

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

— 9 nights

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: Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 (in San Juan Teotihuacan), Grutas La Estrella (in Ixtapan de la Sal) and El Nido (in Ixtapaluca). The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Museo Frida Kahlo, admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, pause for some photo ops at Monumento a la Independencia, and contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Mexico City sightseeing planner.

If you are flying in from Peru, the closest major aiports are Licenciado Benito Juarez International Airport, Querétaro Intercontinental Airport and Santa Lucía Air Force Base / Felipe Angeles International Airport. In January in Mexico City, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to fly 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

— 2 nights
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 Quinta Avenida 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, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nuestra Senora del Carmen Catholic Church.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Playa del Carmen online tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Mexico City to Playa del Carmen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mexico City to Playa del Carmen due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Mexico City, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Playa del Carmen, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Theme Parks · Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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