5 days in Mexico City & New York City Itinerary

5 days in Mexico City & New York City Itinerary

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Mexico City, Mexico
— 1 night
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New York City, United States
— 2 nights
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Mexico City, Mexico

— 1 night

City of Palaces

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): make a trip to Zocalo, ponder the world of politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), then explore the historical opulence of Chapultepec Castle, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo Nacional de Antropologia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): explore the galleries of Museo Frida Kahlo, then delve into the distant past at Museo del Templo Mayor, then explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, and finally delve into the distant past at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Mexico City travel route planner.

If you are flying in from Mexico, the closest major aiports are Licenciado Benito Juarez International Airport, Querétaro Intercontinental Airport and Felipe Angeles International Airport. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums
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New York City, United States

— 2 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at The Pond, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, then wander the streets of Times Square, and finally get a new perspective on things with Narwhal Yacht Charters. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Gateway National Recreation, wander the streets of Fifth Avenue, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In October in New York City, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 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 · Outdoors · Tours · Transportation

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