4 days in Mexico City & Santiago de Cuba Itinerary

4 days in Mexico City & Santiago de Cuba Itinerary

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Start: Mexico City, Mexico
1
Mexico City, Mexico
— 2 nights
Fly:  13 h 45 min
2
Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
— 1 day
Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: Mexico City, Mexico

2
nights
Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
On the 4th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Museo Frida Kahlo, step into the grandiose world of Chapultepec Castle, and then get engrossed in the history at Museo Nacional de Antropologia. Keep things going the next day: let the kids burn off some steam at Parque Espana, then admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Mexico City tour itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Mexico, the closest major aiports are Licenciado Benito Juarez International Airport, Querétaro Intercontinental Airport and General Francisco J. Mujica International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in January, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Santiago de Cuba.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

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day
Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

Santiago de Cuba
Santiago de Cuba has taken almost as much influence from Haiti and the Dominican Republic as it has from Havana, distilling a concoction of cultures to create a city with a distinct identity.
To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Santiago de Cuba holiday planner.

You can fly from Mexico City to Santiago de Cuba in 9.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Cuba Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mexico City in January: highs in Santiago de Cuba hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 24°C. On the 7th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Santiago de Cuba

Nightlife Parks Tours
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