8 days in Mexico City & Madrid Itinerary

8 days in Mexico City & Madrid Itinerary

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8 days in Mexico City & Madrid Itinerary

Start: Mexico City, Mexico
1
Mexico City, Mexico
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Mexico City, Mexico

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Frida Kahlo Museum, then don't miss a visit to Zocalo, then get engrossed in the history at Templo Mayor Museum, and finally explore the ancient world of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana). On your second day here, ponder the world of politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), then admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, then steep yourself in history at Chapultepec Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia).

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Mexico City trip planner .

If you are flying in from Mexico, the closest major airports are Licenciado Benito Juarez International Airport, Querétaro Intercontinental Airport and General Francisco J. Mujica International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in January, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Historic Sites
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National Museum of Anthropology ©
National Museum of Anthropology
Museo del Templo Mayor ©
Museo del Templo Mayor
Frida Kahlo Museum ©
Frida Kahlo Museum

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get a sense of the local culture at Royal Palace of Madrid and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. Visit Plaza Mayor and Museo Cerralbo for their historical value. Step out of Madrid with an excursion to Catedral Primada in Toledo--about 1h 30 min away. On the 19th (Fri), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Puerto de Navacerrada - Estacion de Esqui. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro), explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, and contemplate the long history of Templo de Debod.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Mexico City to Madrid by flight takes about 14.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mexico City to Madrid is 7 hours. Traveling from Mexico City in January, expect Madrid to be a bit cooler, temps between 13°C and 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Parks Historic Sites

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Catedral Primada
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

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