9 days in Mexico Itinerary

9 days in Mexico Itinerary

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9 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Mexico City
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Puebla
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  5​h
3
Playa del Carmen
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Indianapolis

2
nights
Mexico City

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 22nd (Fri): examine the collection at Museo Frida Kahlo, examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, then explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan, then take a stroll through San Angel, and then wander the streets of La Condesa.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Mexico City holiday builder site .

Indianapolis, USA to Mexico City is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Indianapolis to Mexico City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Indianapolis in November, with highs in Mexico City at 72°F and lows at 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can take a bus to Puebla.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Neighborhoods Parks
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo

2
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Puebla

Puebla ©
Recognized as a World Heritage Site thanks to its photogenic colonial buildings, Puebla remains one of Mexico's top destinations for architecture enthusiasts.
On the 24th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Tlaxcala and then contemplate the long history of Ex-Convento de San Gabriel. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo San Francisco Acatepec, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo de San Francisco, and then wander the streets of Zocalo.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Puebla travel route app .

You can take a bus from Mexico City to Puebla in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Puebla are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

San Pedro Cholula, Centro Historico de Tlaxcala
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Ex-Convento de San Gabriel ©
Ex-Convento de San Gabriel
Zocalo ©
Zocalo
Templo San Francisco Acatepec ©
Templo San Francisco Acatepec

4
nights
Playa del Carmen

The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Chikin Ha will get you outdoors. Appreciate the collections at 3D Museum of Wonders and Frida Kahlo Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Playa del Carmen: Tulum Archaeological Site (in Tulum) and Ek Balam (in Ek Balam Village). There's still lots to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Nuestra Senora del Carmen Catholic Church, and explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Chaak Tun.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Playa del Carmen trip itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Puebla to Playa del Carmen in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puebla to Playa del Carmen. While traveling from Puebla, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Playa del Carmen, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Ek Balam, Tulum Archaeological Site, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Ek Balam
Ek Balam
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site

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