13 days in Mexico City & Playa del Carmen Itinerary

13 days in Mexico City & Playa del Carmen Itinerary

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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

City of Palaces

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 Museo Frida Kahlo 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). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 20th (Mon) at El Rollo Parque Acuatico. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Bosque de Chapultepec, explore the galleries of Museo del Templo Mayor, explore the fascinating underground world of Parque Nacional Grutas de Cacahuamilpa, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Mexico City online trip itinerary 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. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in January, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Playa del Carmen.
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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 Scuba & Snorkeling will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Quinta Avenida, pause for some serene contemplation at Nuestra Senora del Carmen Catholic Church, and Head underground at Cenote Chaak Tun.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Playa del Carmen trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Playa del Carmen takes 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. While traveling from Mexico City, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Playa del Carmen, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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