7 days in Mexico Itinerary

7 days in Mexico Itinerary

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7 days in Mexico Itinerary

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

3
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
When in Mexico City, make a side trip to see Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan, approximately 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, ponder the world of politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), explore the engaging exhibits at Museo Trick Eye, and appreciate the history behind Monumento a los Heroes de la Independencia.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Mexico City online day trip planner .

Denver, USA to Mexico City is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Denver in May: high temperatures in Mexico City hover around 79°F and lows are around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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Museo Trick Eye ©
Museo Trick Eye
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia

3
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.
Attractions like Xcaret Park and La Isla Shopping Village make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Scuba & Snorkeling (in Cozumel) and Tulum Archaeological Site (in Tulum). There's more to do: make a trip to Quinta Avenida.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Playa del Carmen trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Mexico City to Playa del Carmen in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mexico City to Playa del Carmen. Traveling from Mexico City in June, expect Playa del Carmen to be somewhat warmer, temps between 85°F and 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Theme Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Tulum Archaeological Site, La Isla Shopping Village, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Xcaret Park ©
Xcaret Park
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village

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