5 days in Mexico Itinerary

5 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  7 h
1
Mexico City
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  5 h 15 min
2
Playa del Carmen
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Los Angeles

2
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
On the 2nd (Tue), browse the exhibits of Museo del Templo Mayor, explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, then ponder the world of politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana). Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Zocalo, explore the historical opulence of Chapultepec Castle, then get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Frida Kahlo.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Mexico City trip website.

Los Angeles, USA to Mexico City is an approximately 7- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles to Mexico City, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, expect little chillier with lows of 57°F in Mexico City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums
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Zocalo
Zocalo
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): Head underground at Cenotes Sac Actun, look for gifts at La Llorona, then explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, and finally don't miss a visit to Quinta Avenida. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Xcaret.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Playa del Carmen trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Mexico City to Playa del Carmen in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In June, Playa del Carmen is a bit warmer than Mexico City - with highs of 85°F and lows of 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Theme Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Tulum
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Cenotes Sac Actun ©
Cenotes Sac Actun

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