13 days in Mexico City & Playa del Carmen Itinerary

13 days in Mexico City & Playa del Carmen Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico trip planner
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Mexico City
— 9 nights
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Playa del Carmen
— 2 nights
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Mexico City — 9 nights

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Family-friendly places like Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Palacio de Bellas Artes will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mexico City: Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 (in San Juan Teotihuacan), El Nido (in Ixtapaluca) and Grutas La Estrella (in Ixtapan de la Sal). The adventure continues: stroll around Bosque de Chapultepec, don't miss a visit to Zocalo, explore the historical opulence of Chapultepec Castle, and pause for some photo ops at Monumento a la Independencia.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Mexico City sightseeing planner.

If you are flying in from Peru, the closest major aiports are Licenciado Benito Juarez International Airport, Querétaro Intercontinental Airport and Santa Lucía Air Force Base / Felipe Angeles International Airport. In January in Mexico City, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Playa del Carmen.
Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks
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Playa del Carmen — 2 nights

The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Family-friendly places like Xcaret and Rio Secreto will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, Head underground at Cenote Chaak Tun, make a trip to Quinta Avenida, and pause for some serene contemplation at Nuestra Senora del Carmen Catholic Church.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, go to the Playa del Carmen trip planner.

You can fly from Mexico City to Playa del Carmen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Mexico City in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Playa del Carmen: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
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