5 days in Mexico Itinerary

5 days in Mexico Itinerary

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5 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  7​h
1
Mexico City
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Playa del Carmen
— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor, then explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, then ponder the world of politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), and finally delve into the distant past at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana). On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo, then explore the historical opulence of Chapultepec Castle, then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, and finally examine the collection at Museo Frida Kahlo.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Mexico City day trip planning tool .

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

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Historic Sites
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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

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Cenotes Sac Actun, stop by La Llorona, then explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, and finally make a trip to Quinta Avenida. Keep things going the next day: cool off at Xcaret Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Playa del Carmen day trip app .

Traveling by flight 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 moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Mexico City in June, expect Playa del Carmen to be somewhat warmer, temps between 85°F and 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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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Xcaret Park ©
Xcaret Park
Quinta Avenida ©
Quinta Avenida

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