13 days in Mexico City & Playa del Carmen Itinerary

13 days in Mexico City & Playa del Carmen Itinerary

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Start: Mexico City
1
Mexico City
— 9 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  5 h 15 min
2
Playa del Carmen
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Mexico City

9
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Family-friendly places like El Nido and El Rollo Parque Acuatico 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 Zoofari (in Amacuzac). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, don't miss a visit to Zocalo, contemplate the long history of National Palace (Palacio Nacional), and explore the galleries of Museo del Templo Mayor.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Mexico City journey builder website.

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. In January, daytime highs in Mexico City are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5, Parque Nacional Grutas de Cacahuamilpa, Grutas La Estrella, El Rollo Parque Acuatico, Hacienda Panoaya
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Bosque de Chapultepec ©
Bosque de Chapultepec
Parque Nacional Grutas de Cacahuamilpa ©
Parque Nacional Grutas de Cacahuamilpa

2
nights
Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen ©
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Playa del Carmen is known for theme parks, adventure, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Xcaret, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Nuestra Senora del Carmen Catholic Church, and explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Chaak Tun.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, refer to the Playa del Carmen online tour itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Mexico City to Playa del Carmen in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. 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 travel back home.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Theme Parks Nature Parks
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Scuba & Snorkeling
Rio Secreto ©
Rio Secreto

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