Alright, Mexico City in 4 days! Majestic in its scope and fascinating in its depth and varieties of experiences, Mexico City is one of the best places to visit in this world. With beautiful historical monuments and museum, the present-day Mexico City is deep-rooted in reflections of rich heritage and cultural past. When here, there are some new and unexpected things to keep you on your toes each time you step out of your hotel room. But for that, you have to start somewhere. So, just for you, I am going to give you the rundown of an amazing Mexico City itinerary that covers all the important attractions of the city.
Before starting the itinerary, let’s talk about where to stay in Mexico City. There are a lot of options to choose from when it comes to staying in Mexico City. The highest recommendations (in the luxury category) are:
Address: 16 de Septiembre 82, Centro Histórico de la Cdad. de México, Centro, 06000 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
Address: Campos Elíseos 204, Polanco, Polanco IV Secc, 11560 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
Address: Av. Juárez 70, Colonia Centro, Centro, 06010 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
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Day 1 in Mexico City
9:00 AM: Since you don’t have time to waste, have a quick breakfast either at the hotel or outside (whatever suits you). Once you are done fueling your stomach, begin your sightseeing tour of Mexico. Start with Zocalo – the central square of Mexico City. It is engirdled by a number of historical edifices such as the National Palace and the Metropolitan Cathedral. If you are lucky enough, you might be a part of a big event happening there on the day of your visit.
11:00 AM: Thereafter, proceed towards to Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes. Established in 1934, this iconic building boasts a beautiful Neoclassical and Art Nouveau architecture and the interior is Art Deco. This place houses a huge collection of murals by some renowned artists from Mexico. Not just this, it has a rich collection of international artworks and exhibits. I would recommend you to spend a couple of hours there if you are a real art and culture buff.
2:00 PM: Have lunch on the go from any street food stall in your nearby and then visit Chapultepec Park. However, I personally recommend you to try the delectable Vegan tacos from Vigo that lie en route from the park. Traversing Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes to Chapultepec Park, you can enjoy the beautiful sights of Paseo de la Reforma. Spend some time relishing the beauty of the park, watching squirrels scrabbling up and down the trees and the tourists feeding them. If you don’t want to do that then you can enjoy a train ride up to the Castillo de Chapultepec. Inside the building, there is the National Museum of History that exhibits objects from the history of Mexico.
7:00 PM: Once you done with Castillo de Chapultepec, head to Torre Latinoamericana to enjoy some drinks in Miralto Bar. You can also have food. But make sure to visit this place before sunset as you can capture the scintillating views of the sun falling asleep. After that, head back to your hotel, have dinner and enjoy a pleasing sleep.
Day 2 in Mexico City
On day 2 of Mexico excursion, cover a different but equally enthralling part of the city by heading south to Coyoacan.
8:00 AM: Have your breakfast in the morning at your hotel or any cafe down the road. Some of the best cafes in Mexico City are:
- Quentin Cafe
Address: Av. Álvaro Obregón 64, Roma Nte., 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
- Almanegra Cafe
Address: Tonalá 53, Roma Nte., 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
- Cafe Avellaneda
Address: Higuera 40-A, La Concepción, 04020 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
- Maison Belen
Address: Galileo 31, Polanco, Polanco IV Secc, 11550 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
- El Beneficio Cafe
Address: Gómez Farias 83, Del Carmen, 04100 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
9:00 AM: Leave your hotel for Casa Azul. Also known as The Blue House and Frida Kahlo Museum, Casa Azul is the childhood home of Frida Kahlo. Presently, it is one of the most important Mexico City attractions and a museum exhibiting the personal possessions and artworks of him. Before visiting this place, make sure you have pre-bought tickets in order to avoid the hassle of standing in a long queue. The museum opens at 10 most of the days so make sure you leave your hotel accordingly.
12:00 PM: The ticket to Casa Azul also gives access to Diego Rivera’s old house. Entitled as Anahuacalli Museum, this place is yet another interesting attraction that must be included in your Mexico City itinerary. Here you get to see a massive collection of pre-Hispanic art.
2:00 PM: There are plenty of options in Mexico City to enjoy a delicious lunch. Mercado de Coyoacán and Jardín Centenario are two places with plenty to eat in Mexico City.
3:00 PM: After having lunch, visit Acuario Inbursa for a unique and amazing experience. The largest aquarium in Mexico, Acuario Inbursa is home to more than 280 marine species including five species of sharks, manta rays and barracuda.
5:00 PM: In the afternoon, return to the Jardin Centenario and relish the picturesque views of the sunset and adore the surreal ambiance of the place.
Day 3 in Mexico City
Make day 3 of your Mexico City vacation altogether different from the first two days. Enjoy the atmosphere of La Roma and Condesa areas.
9:00 AM: Grab a quick breakfast at your hotel or a cafe near to it, and proceed to Condesa. If you can wait we suggest you to also have your breakfast in Condesa. Some of our favorites are:
- El Pendulo
Address: Av Nuevo León 115, Colonia Condesa, 06140 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
- Rocco Cafe
Address: Virgilio 8, Local D-Bis, Polanquito, 11560 Ciudad de México, Mexico
Address: Saltillo 73, Alfonso Reyes &, Hipódromo, 06100 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
10:00 AM: Wander through the beautiful lanes of Condesa and relish in the ambiance. This is one of the most popular neighborhoods in the city. With boutiques, cafes, restaurants, and shops, there is so much to experience and explore in Condesa.
1:00 PM: Stop at a cafe or restaurant to enjoy a delectable lunch.
3:00 PM: Proceed to La Roma. Spend your evening exploring the boutiques and shops of La Roma.
8:00 PM: In the evening, you can hop into any bar, which is one of the top things to do in Mexico City, to end the day in a special way. There are a number of amazing bars in Mexico City that you cannot afford to miss (if not all but at least a few).
- Jules Basement
Address: Calle Julio Verne 93, Polanco, Polanco IV Secc, 11560 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
- Hanky Panky
Address: Turín, Juárez, 06600 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
- Felina Bar
Address: Calle Ometusco 87, Hipódromo, 06100 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
Thereafter, head back to your hotel, to sum up, your 3 days in Mexico City.
Day 4 in Mexico City
Dedicate your day 4 of this Mexico tour to some historical expeditions. Visit Teotihuacan and climb the pyramids.
7:00 AM: Since it will take around an hour to two to reach pyramids by bus, hence, it is advisable to begin your day a bit early. Upon arrival, admire the picturesque views of the surroundings. Visit the beautiful archaeological sites of the region.
1:00 PM: Before you board the return bus, stop at La Gruta to have lunch.
7:00 PM: Visit Arena Mexico on the last evening of your Mexico city tour. Enjoy a professional boxing match, luchas libres. Thereafter return back to the hotel.
So, this is the best way to explore the beautiful Mexico City. Hope you’ve liked it!
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