6 days in Havana & Mexico City Itinerary

6 days in Havana & Mexico City Itinerary

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6 days in Havana & Mexico City Itinerary

Start: Playa del Carmen, Mexico
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Havana, Cuba
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Mexico City, Mexico
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Playa del Carmen, Mexico

2
nights
Havana, Cuba

Havana ©
Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Castillo de la Real Fuerza, make a trip to El Malecon, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Arte Continua. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to El Capitolio, don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Catedral, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Havana.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Havana trip maker website .

Playa del Carmen, Mexico to Havana is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in May, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Old Havana ©
Old Havana
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Plaza de la Catedral ©
Plaza de la Catedral

3
nights
Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Mexico City is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, shopping, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Museum of Anthropology, delve into the lush surroundings at Chapultepec Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo, and get a sense of history and politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional).

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Mexico City driving holiday planning app .

Getting from Havana to Mexico City by flight takes about 4 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Havana to Mexico City. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Havana in May: high temperatures in Mexico City hover around 30°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

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