5 days in Mexico Itinerary

5 days in Mexico Itinerary

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5 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Dayton
taxi + Fly:  7​h
1
Mexico City
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Playa del Carmen
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  7​h 30​min
End: Dayton

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor, then admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, then examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, and finally examine the collection at Museo Frida Kahlo.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Mexico City trip maker website .

Dayton, USA to Mexico City is an approximately 7-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dayton to Mexico City due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Dayton in November: high temperatures in Mexico City hover around 72°F and lows are around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to 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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Quinta Avenida, then explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, then Head underground at Gran Cenote, and finally look for gifts at Kaahal Home Tulum. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Xcaret Park.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Playa del Carmen trip itinerary planner .

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 when traveling from Mexico City to Playa del Carmen is 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mexico City in November: high temperatures in Playa del Carmen hover around 81°F and lows are around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

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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