5 days in Mexico City & New York City Itinerary

5 days in Mexico City & New York City Itinerary

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5 days in Mexico City & New York City Itinerary

Start: Mexico City, Mexico
1
Mexico City, Mexico
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h
2
New York City, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Mexico City, Mexico

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Mexico City, Mexico

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 3rd (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo, take an in-depth tour of National Palace (Palacio Nacional), then explore the historical opulence of Chapultepec Castle, and finally examine the collection at National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia). On the next day, examine the collection at Frida Kahlo Museum, then delve into the distant past at Museo del Templo Mayor, then admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, and finally delve into the distant past at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mexico City trip planning app .

If you are flying in from Mexico, the closest major airports are Licenciado Benito Juarez International Airport, Querétaro Intercontinental Airport and General Francisco J. Mujica International Airport. In October in Mexico City, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Mexico City

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

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New York City, United States

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
On the 5th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at The Pond, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Times Square, and finally tour the water at your own pace with Narwhal Yacht Charters. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Gateway National Recreation, then take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir.

Before you visit New York City, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Mexico City to New York City in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Mexico City to New York City is 1 hour. October in New York City sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Neighborhoods Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Gateway National Recreation
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Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square

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