7 days in Mexico Itinerary

7 days in Mexico Itinerary

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7 days in Mexico Itinerary

Oakland
Fly:  13​h 30​min
Playa del Carmen
— 4 nights
ferry + taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
Mexico City
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
Oakland

3
days
Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen ©
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Playa del Carmen: Tulum (Ruinas Mayas de Tulum, Spas & Wellness, & more). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 19th (Sun) at Xel-Ha. Next up on the itinerary: make a splash at Xcaret Eco Theme Park and don't miss a visit to Quinta Avenida.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Playa del Carmen tour planner.

Oakland, USA to Playa del Carmen is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Oakland to Playa del Carmen, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Oakland in November, expect nights in Playa del Carmen to be warmer, around 67°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Tulum, Xel-Ha
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Xel-Ha ©
Xel-Ha
Ruins of Tulum ©
Ruins of Tulum
Xcaret Eco Theme Park ©
Xcaret Eco Theme Park

2
days
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 (Wed): examine the collection at Frida Kahlo Museum and then see the interesting displays at National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia). Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Templo Mayor Museum, delve into the distant past at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), then make a trip to Zocalo, and finally ponder the world of politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional).

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Mexico City custom trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Playa del Carmen to Mexico City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and tram; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Playa del Carmen to Mexico City due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Playa del Carmen in November, with highs in Mexico City at 71°F and lows at 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Frida Kahlo Museum ©
Frida Kahlo Museum

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