If you are planning a visit to the largest city in North America, then you need to plan strategically. With a population of approximately nine million, Mexican traffic can seem very intimidating to first-time visitors. Keeping such things in mind, we have prepared a 5-day itinerary to Mexico. We have segregated all the wonderful tourist spots according to the neighborhood so that you can plan your trip accordingly.
Day 1 in Mexico – Teotihuacan
Teotihuacan is a whole-day affair filled with visits to a UNESCO world heritage site and Pueblos Mágicos (Magic Towns). You can explore different outdoor spaces and even climb its three pyramids before the oppressive midday sun plays spoilsport. For the afternoon you can plan a visit to the semi-shaded Sculpture Garden and the indoor Teotihuacan Museum. You can cater to your hungry tummy with traditional Mexican specialties by heading to the La Gruta restaurant which is located in a cave.
Day 2 in Mexico – Coyoacan & Xochimilco
The southern part of Mexico can guarantee you a fun-filled day as you visit the Frida Kahlo Museum in Coyoacan or take instagram-worthy selfies amidst the vibrantly hued boats and the ancient Aztec canals at Xochimilco. The beautiful neighborhood of Coyoacan is home to some of Mexico City’s most famous museums like the Leon Trotsky Museum, Anahuacalli Museum, and Frida Kahlo Museum.
Day 3 in Mexico – Centro Historico
Though you can spend an entire week in Centro Historico, you can touch down on its biggest attractions if you have just one day to spare. You can start your day by visiting the UNESCO World Heritage site Templo Mayor. Here you can bask in the rich historic archeological treasure while taking a stroll through the remnants of the temple.
Next, you can go to the opulent Metropolitan Cathedral which was constructed by Spanish conquistadors. Following your afternoon lunch, you can go to the National Palace. Here you can enjoy the murals painted by Mexico’s famous artist Diego Rivera. Alameda Central Park is a well-maintained urban park with beautiful fountains and sculptures.
You will find everything from old-school Mexican cuisine to an upscale dining experience in Mexico City. If you want to enjoy Mexico City’s original street food taco, then you can head out to Tacos de Canasta Los Especiales. You can finish your day with some churros y chocolate at Churrería El Moro.
Day 4 in Mexico – Chapultepec Park, Reforma & Polanco
The massive Chapultepec Park spread across 1700 acres gets a large number of footfalls. You can start by taking a stroll through Mexico’s Reforma Avenue. You will come across the Angel of Independence statue before winding up in Chapultepec Park. The Polanco neighborhood of Mexico City is one of the fanciest parts of town.
Day 5 in Mexico – Roma Norte & La Condesa
On the last day of our 5 days in Mexico city, these two neighborhoods are arguably the prettiest ones in all of Mexico City. Roma Norte gained massive popularity among tourists following a 2019 Oscar-winning film of the same nomenclature. While at Roma Norte, you can visit vintage buildings in colonial art deco aesthetics. Shopaholics can shop to their heart’s content from the Plaza Luis Cabrera and Plaza Rio de Janeiro before heading to the Fuente de Cibeles (Cibeles Fountain).
Across Mexico City’s main streets, you will find the sister neighborhood of La Condesa. You can explore the neighborhood by strolling through its tree-lined racetrack which goes through the beautiful Amsterdam Avenue. Condesa is also home to two of Mexico City’s nicest parks, Parque Mexico and Parque España. Other than marveling at the local art, you can also feast at some of the best cafes, restaurants, and bars like Que Sera de Mi, Fonda Fina, Rosetta, Azul Condesa, etc.
To Summarize, It can be difficult to discover everything Mexico has to offer despite residing there for a lifetime. You are bound to come across something new each time you step out of your door. But you need to start somewhere and our 5-day guide can help you bask in the cultural diversity of Mexico in just five days.