9 days in Mexico City & Madrid Itinerary

9 days in Mexico City & Madrid Itinerary

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Mexico City, Mexico
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
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Mexico City, Mexico — 3 nights

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Zocalo. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana) and Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe. There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Museo Frida Kahlo, take in the exciting artwork at Ambarte, explore the historical opulence of Chapultepec Castle, and examine the collection at Museo Diego Rivera Anahuacalli.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mexico City road trip planning app.

Playa del Carmen to Mexico City is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Playa del Carmen in November, plan for little chillier days in Mexico City, with highs around 26°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 4 nights

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Prado National Museum and Royal Palace of Madrid. Popular historic sites such as Plaza Mayor and Casa de Campo are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Madrid side-trips: Toledo (Museo de Santa Cruz & Catedral Primada). There's lots more to do: stroll around Parque del Retiro, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Isidro, explore the world behind art at Museo Sorolla, and catch a live event at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Madrid journey builder.

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Madrid takes 15.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Mexico City to Madrid is 7 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Mexico City in November; daily highs in Madrid reach 17°C and lows reach 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.
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