9 days in Mexico Itinerary

9 days in Mexico Itinerary

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9 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Mexico City
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Playa del Carmen
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney

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.
Go for a jaunt from Mexico City to San Juan Teotihuacan to see Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, take an in-depth tour of Museo Casa Luis Barragan, take a peaceful walk through Bosque de Chapultepec, and ponder the world of politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional).

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Mexico City online trip itinerary maker .

Sydney, Australia to Mexico City is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 16 hours traveling from Sydney to Mexico City. Traveling from Sydney in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 14°C in Mexico City. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Playa del Carmen.

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

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tulum (Kaahal Home Tulum, Tulum Archaeological Site, & more) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Xcaret Park, make a trip to Quinta Avenida, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Playa del Carmen driving holiday planner .

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. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Mexico City in October, expect Playa del Carmen to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Theme Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Tulum, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Scuba & Snorkeling

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