23 days in Mexico City, Cuernavaca & Playa del Carmen Itinerary

23 days in Mexico City, Cuernavaca & Playa del Carmen Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Buenos Aires
Shuttle + Fly:  17 h
1
Mexico City
— 5 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
2
Cuernavaca
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 30 min
3
Mexico City
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  2 h 30 min
4
Playa del Carmen
— 9 nights
+3
Bus + Foot + Fly + Shuttle:  13 h 15 min
End: Buenos Aires

5
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tepozteco, Six Flags Mexico, Estadio Azteca, and other attractions you added. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo, appreciate the history behind Monumento y Museo de la Revolucion, take an in-depth tour of Museo Casa Luis Barragan, and explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Mexico City travel itinerary planner.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Mexico City is an approximately 13- hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Mexico City. When traveling from Buenos Aires in December, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Mexico City: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow time for the bus ride to Cuernavaca.

Things to do in Mexico City

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Tepozteco
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Six Flags Mexico ©
Six Flags Mexico
Zocalo
Zocalo
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia

1
night
Cuernavaca

Cuernavaca ©
Cuernavaca is the capital and largest city of the state of Morelos in Mexico. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Archaeological Zone of Xochicalco, Palacio de Cortes and Cathedral of the Asencion (Catedral de la Asuncion). Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Asencion (Catedral de la Asuncion) and then admire the striking features of Palacio de Cortes.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cuernavaca day trip app.

You can take a bus from Mexico City to Cuernavaca in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In December, Cuernavaca is somewhat warmer than Mexico City - with highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can catch the bus to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cuernavaca

Historic Sites Museums
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Archaeological Zone of Xochicalco ©
Archaeological Zone of Xochicalco
Palacio de Cortes ©
Palacio de Cortes

6
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes El Bazar Sabado, Museo Estudio Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo, Ciudad Universitaria, and other attractions. Explore Mexico City further: admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Mexico City trip itinerary website.

You can take a bus from Cuernavaca to Mexico City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cuernavaca in January, things will get a bit cooler in Mexico City: highs are around 24°C and lows about 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Mon) before leaving for Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo

9
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.
You've added La Playa Xpuha, Cenote Jardin del Eden, Coco Bongo Playa del Carmen, and other attractions to your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Playa del Carmen: Tulum (La Llorona, Paradise Beach, &more), Akumal Beach (in Akumal) and Cancun (PLAZA PARTY, Playa Delfines, &more). The adventure continues: stop by Asrttesanias Gabriela.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Playa del Carmen day trip planning site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Mexico City to Playa del Carmen in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Mexico City to Playa del Carmen, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mexico City in January, expect nights in Playa del Carmen to be much hotter, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tulum, Cancun, Cozumel, La Playa Xpuha, Akumal Beach
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Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park ©
LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park

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