3 days in Mexico City & Playa del Carmen Itinerary

3 days in Mexico City & Playa del Carmen Itinerary

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3 days in Mexico City & Playa del Carmen Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
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Mexico City
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  5​h 15​min
2
Playa del Carmen
— 1 day
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Mexico City


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Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): examine the collection at Frida Kahlo Museum, then steep yourself in history at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), then explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, and finally see the interesting displays at National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), then explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor, then make a trip to Zocalo, and finally examine the collection at Museo Diego Rivera Anahuacalli.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Mexico City tour itinerary planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Mexico City. In November in Mexico City, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Historic Sites
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National Museum of Anthropology ©
National Museum of Anthropology
Frida Kahlo Museum ©
Frida Kahlo Museum
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

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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.
On the 3rd (Sat), make a splash at Xcaret Park and then don't miss a visit to Quinta Avenida.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Playa del Carmen journey planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Mexico City to Playa del Carmen takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Mexico City to Playa del Carmen is 1 hour. Traveling from Mexico City in November, expect Playa del Carmen to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Theme Parks
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Xcaret Park ©
Xcaret Park
Quinta Avenida ©
Quinta Avenida

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