9 days in Mexico City & Madrid Itinerary

9 days in Mexico City & Madrid Itinerary

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9 days in Mexico City & Madrid Itinerary

Start: Playa del Carmen, Mexico
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
Mexico City, Mexico
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  14​h
End: Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana) and National Palace (Palacio Nacional). Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia) and Zocalo. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Museo del Templo Mayor, view the masterpieces at Ambarte Ciudad de Mexico, steep yourself in history at Chapultepec Castle, and admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Mexico City trip itinerary maker tool .

Playa del Carmen to Mexico City is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Playa del Carmen to Mexico City due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Playa del Carmen in November, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Mexico City: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Mexico City

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Shopping
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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 (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza). Your inner history buff will appreciate Catedral Primada and Casa de Campo. Go for a jaunt from Madrid to Toledo to see Museo de Santa Cruz about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro), admire all the interesting features of Stadio Santiago Bernabeu, and admire the striking features of Plaza Mayor.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Madrid takes 15.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Central European Time is 7 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Mexico City in November, with highs in Madrid at 17°C and lows at 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

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Toledo
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada

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