Mexico City
Mexico City

5-day itinerary in Mexico City

Check out a 5-day itinerary in Mexico City. When you talk about Mexico, this is one of the main cities that people associate there. With almost 9 million people, a mega special structure and jaw-dropping tourist attractions, making a few days’ program in the locality is almost a must for any tourist in this country. If you only have 120 hours to explore it to the fullest, stay calm, as this article will help you to select the best places to enjoy in this period of time there.

Mexico City

After reading this article, check out our tips about how to save a lot of money on your trip to Mexico City. It is the most accessed article on our blog and will help you a lot with all the trip planning. There are several unmissable tips that will save you A LOT of cash and set up your entire trip to Mexico City.

First day of a 5-day itinerary in Mexico City


To get your 5-day itinerary in Mexico City, wake up early and head to the Historic Center there. Called the Zócalo, or even Plaza de la Constitución, it is in this area that you will find the oldest monuments and attractions in the locality, as well as: Palace of Fine Arts, National Palace, Metropolitan Cathedral of La Asuncíon de María, Latin American Tower and more. Choose one or two of them and enjoy a delicious tour on your morning tour of Mexico City. We are sure that art, culture, tradition and history will not be lacking.

Zócalo in Mexico City


After having enjoyed the main tourist attractions of this Mexican city, stop for a while to try the local cuisine there, which, in addition to being delicious, is quite unique. In the Center, there are several restaurants that are sensational for you to have a good meal. And after taking a break on your itinerary to eat, return to tourism.

Restaurant in Zócalo

Enjoy your afternoon there and put some of Mexico City’s museums on your list. Among the most recommended are: National Museum of Anthropology, Museum of Modern Art, National Museum of Art, Frida Kahlo Museum and House-Studio etc. The latter, in particular, is our darling. So, if you have the opportunity, don’t miss out on exploring it. To give you an idea, it is dedicated to preserving the image of this iconic figure, called Frida, through a fantastic collection and several memories. That’s awesome!

Frida Kahlo Museum in Mexico City


And, as after all this it will be late, our tip for your night in Mexico City is the bars there. After all, who doesn’t want to close a tour in Mexico trying the delicious margarita that is so famous in the region? One of the main pubs in the locality, which is excellent in the market, is the Living Room Bar. Located in one of the busiest neighborhoods, it has an excellent appetizer menu, great drinks, especially those involving tequila, and a super modern decor. We guarantee: closing your first day of itinerary with Living will be awesome!

Living Room Bar in Mexico City

Second day of a 5-day itinerary in Mexico City


For your second day in Mexico City, our tip is to start by enjoying Paseo de La Reforma Avenue there, which is considered one of the main and most frequented avenues in the city. As it houses different establishments, such as restaurants, cafes, ice cream parlors, shops, parks, monuments and more, it won’t be very difficult to be entertained in the region. If you want, for example, to have breakfast in the area, know that it is super possible, as well as a picnic in the parks too. Awesome, isn’t it?

Paseo de La Reforma Avenue in Mexico City


For your afternoon in Mexico City, a place that could not be missed on the schedule is the Chapultepec Forest. Located on Paseo de La Reforma Avenue, this park is not only a place of greenery, nature, fauna and flora, but a place that houses important museums there. Our suggestion is that you choose one of them to visit. If your option, for example, is the National Museum of Anthropology, know that it has several archaeological and anthropological artifacts, statues, sculptures, objects and more. A real cultural immersion!!!

National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City


And, for your night in Mexico City, be sure to finish your second day of itinerary there by enjoying a lively and fun nightclub. Among the main ones, we recommend SENS. Opened to the public in 2008, in addition to being super lively and fun, it has a completely modernized decor, a little dark and with lots of neon lights. If you’re wondering about SENS’ musical style, know that it’s more electronic-oriented, with the house DJs often famous and international.

SENS nightclub in Mexico City

Third day of a 5-day itinerary in Mexico City


For your third morning in this Mexican city, we have selected something special, we are talking about the magnificent Teotihuácan Pyramids. Many people already know, but it’s worth remembering. Mexico City has huge and ultra old pyramids that are considered historical and cultural monuments of the country. The cool thing about visiting them is that you have the chance to enjoy an incredible atmosphere, as if you were entering another Era, in other words, an immersion like no other. To go there, the transport options are: taxi, van, bus tour or regular bus. Regarding prices, be aware that they vary from company to company.

Teotihuácan Pyramids in Mexico City


After an intense morning walking, exploring and taking many pictures at the Teotihuácan Pyramids, we suggest you stop at a restaurant to eat and rest for a while. After that, our tip is to take a tour of, more or less, an hour in the craft fairs in the city. Scattered in various regions and neighborhoods, they are great for buying gifts and souvenirs, in other words, excellent for you to return full of good memories of your trip.

Handicraft fair in Mexico City


And, close your third day of itinerary by going to a good and sophisticated restaurant there. Our golden tip for this is the Azul Histórico (Historic Blue), which, as the name suggests, houses an incredible historical context amidst its shades of blue. With authentic and very tasty Mexican cuisine, it combines elegance and spice in practically all of his dishes. Want to improve your script ending even more? Order a house-style tequila! That’s awesome.

Azul Histórico in Mexico City

Fourth day of a 5-day itinerary in Mexico City


For your penultimate day in Mexico City, our golden tip is to use the morning to take the very traditional Xochimilco tour. Elected by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, this attraction is a kind of vessel, called trawlers, which travels through several channels there. The cool thing is that these “transports” are super colorful, have people who drive them and make strategic stops in various places. In the Departures areas, for example, you’ll come across very typical stalls, with the best of local cuisine, street musicians performing and playing instruments, souvenir crafts and more.

Xochimilco tour in Mexico City

Afternoon and night

After your Xochimilco tour, our suggestion is that you spend the afternoon and the end of the day in the Polanco and La Condesa regions. Considered super trendy there, they are great for those who want to continue this program in the city in a more than special way. Polanco, for example, is more aimed at those looking for chic and elegant places, as well as brand stores and extremely complete accommodations. La Condesa, on the other hand, is more for those who want a nice place to spend the night with the people they love, taking an unpretentious walk or even stopping for something to eat and drink.

Polanco in Mexico City

Fifth day of a 5-day itinerary in Mexico City

Morning and afternoon

To finish your 5-day schedule in Mexico City, how about spending a morning and afternoon shopping there? Know that this location has several centers focused on this and that performing this activity is perfect to return to your country full of gifts and new goods. Among the most traditional places that you will find everything for a very special price, the ones that stand out are: Mercado de Artesanías de Coyoacán, Bazaar Sábado and Mercado de La Ciudadela. The malls most frequented by the public there are: Antara Fashion Hall, Centro Santa Fe, Palacio de Hiero and the Premium Outlet outlet. So, ready to spend?

Shopping mall in Mexico City


Now, if you want to have a memorable night after 5 intense days of traveling in Mexico City, then put the magnificent Plaza Garibaldi on your list. Considered one of the main tourist spots there, this is a super cool and fun square for you to enjoy there, as well as being very colorful and lively, it has several Mexican traditions, starting with its dances and music. For you to have an idea, at the place you can come across several regional artists with instruments, folklore presentations and others. If you want, pay for some of them to play more, it’s an enriching experience.

Musicians at Plaza Garibaldi in Mexico City

How to use your cell phone in Mexico City

Being able to use the Internet from your cell phone in Mexico City is very worthwhile. The tourist attractions, restaurants, shopping malls and beaches have great applications. In addition, you save by not having to rent a GPS for the car with the rental company, you can search the addresses and times of the places, see the weather forecast to plan for the tours and beaches, stay connected with everyone through applications and post your photos of Mexico City on social networks.

Woman using cell phone on the beach

If you want, see all our tips to use your cell phone in Mexico City. It’s super cheap and you’ll be able to use your cell phone all day and anywhere. And, you can also search all about 5-day itinerary in Mexico City for when you’re there.

Important tips to enjoy much more your trip to Mexico City

Now that we have given you all the tips about 5-day itinerary in Mexico City, here are some more suggestions that will make your trip even better. Mexico City is a very big city and its tourist spots and beaches are concentrated in some regions, so being well located makes all the difference. If you haven’t already booked your hotel, be sure to check out our article Where to stay in Mexico City, with tips from the best regions and also how to get a great hotel at a great price (and find all inclusive hotels and resorts on sale).

Mexico City Center

Another good tip is that many people think it is not worthwhile to rent a car in Mexico City, but it all depends on how your trip will be. If you are staying at the hotel every day, it really is not worth it. But, if you are going on tours, want to go to shopping malls and tourist spots, they are all a little bit apart and the car is great for getting around.

With the car, you have more comfort and freedom, not to mention the economy, because with the value of the transport that you will spend from the airport to the hotel and vice versa, you have already paid the rent of a car for almost 5 days. If you want to know all the tips on the subject and how to get incredible prices, see our full article about how to rent a car in Mexico City.

Travel car rental service

Don’t forget about travel insurance to Mexico City

Another tip is to not forget to take international travel insurance to Mexico City, as it is very important and no one should leave the country without one. If you want, read our article about travel insurance for Mexico City and see tips on how to get good insurance at an incredible price. It is super cheap and very worth it.

Where to buy the cheapest tickets for tours and tourist attractions in Mexico City

A good suggestion to save money is to buy tickets, tours and excursions in advance online. It costs a lot less and you don’t waste time in lines there in Mexico City. We have done a lot of research and the site that always has the best prices is this Mexico City tickets website. They are the biggest tours tickets website in the world.

Sunset in Mexico City

The unmissable tours that cannot be left out of your trip in any way are: the excursion to Isla Mujeres, excursion to X-Caret or Xel-Há (two incredible natural parks), the Coco Bongo party and the excursion to Chichén Itzá, which is one of the seven wonders of the world. It also has the swim with dolphins which is incredible. Virtually all tours pick you up at your hotel and drop you back there.

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