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 Palacio de Bellas Artes 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). The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Museo Frida Kahlo, explore the striking landscape of Bosque de Chapultepec, explore the historical opulence of Chapultepec Castle, and pause for some photo ops at Monumento a los Heroes de la Independencia.

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 Scuba & Snorkeling will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Quinta Avenida, pause for some serene contemplation at Nuestra Senora del Carmen Catholic Church, and Head underground at Cenote Chaak Tun.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Playa del Carmen trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Playa del Carmen takes 4 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. 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

Nature · Theme Parks · Parks · Wildlife
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