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 Museo Frida Kahlo. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Zocalo and Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, examine the collection at Museo Diego Rivera Anahuacalli, delve into the distant past at Museo del Templo Mayor, and get a sense of history and politics at National Palace.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Mexico City attractions website.

Playa del Carmen to Mexico City is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Playa del Carmen in November, you will find days in Mexico City are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are colder (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 Royal Palace of Madrid and Plaza Mayor. Popular historic sites such as Catedral Primada and Catedral de Sta Maria la Real de la Almudena are in your itinerary. When in Madrid, make a side trip to see Museo de Santa Cruz in Toledo, approximately Toledo away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, delve into the distant past at Templo de Debod, catch a live event at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, and make a trip to Puerta del Sol.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Madrid trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Mexico City to Madrid in 15.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Mexico City to Madrid is 7 hours. Traveling from Mexico City in November, expect Madrid to be slightly colder, temps between 17°C and 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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