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Four Days in Mexico City - Is a day trip advisable?

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Four Days in Mexico City - Is a day trip advisable?

My husband and I are planning a short trip to Mexico City in early April - four nights to be exact. Do you think we can squeeze in a day trip to to somewhere ? If so where - Puebla? We plan on returning to Mexico for an extended visit in November.

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1. Re: Four Days in Mexico City - Is a day trip advisable?

I think that four nights is barely enough to see Mexico City (considering that one day would probably be some sort of day trip to Teotihuacan). There's plenty of things to see and do.

Why not wait for the extended visit to go to other towns? You'll be less constrained and enjoy more.

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2. Re: Four Days in Mexico City - Is a day trip advisable?

Well, there's certainly nothing stopping you from taking a day trip. However, you're not going to be able to see everything in Mexico City in just 3 days, so a day trip wouldn't really gain you anything..especially because Puebla has the same kinds of sights that you'll find in Mexico City.

I think a day trip would make more sense if you were going to visit a spa, a mountain, an archaeological site, or something else that you couldn't see in the city.

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3. Re: Four Days in Mexico City - Is a day trip advisable?

Sounds like good advise to me - we're very excited to finally get to see Mexico City, so I think we'll just relax and enjoy.

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4. Re: Four Days in Mexico City - Is a day trip advisable?

I concur with the suggestion of someone else that you stay put in Mexico City. Whatever it is you might see in the vicinity as part of a day trip you can almost certainly also see in Mexico City. You'll be in the city at one of the best times of the year. Temperatures will be getting warmer, though cool in the evening, and it's the time just before the rain's start to fall (for about 5 months straight). Enjoy!

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5. Re: Four Days in Mexico City - Is a day trip advisable?

So,is Xochimil...considered a day trip or an activity within the city?

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6. Re: Four Days in Mexico City - Is a day trip advisable?

Xochilmilco is in the south-east part of the city. It takes about 45 minutes from the center by taxi, 2 hours for the boat trip so it's about half a day. We combined it with Coyuacan to make it a whole day out.

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7. Re: Four Days in Mexico City - Is a day trip advisable?

thanks, Steve-Mex, I guess I'll be doing that itinerary on Friday!

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8. Re: Four Days in Mexico City - Is a day trip advisable?

Xochimilco is well-served by public transportation - Metro and light rail; that's how I get there. Good Friday may not be the best time to visit, though. My memory is failing me at the moment, but I'm suspecting it'll be quiet there and that possibly many of the boats will not be operating.

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9. Re: Four Days in Mexico City - Is a day trip advisable?

Ooops, well, I'll play it by ear and ask the concierge for any suggestions and advice....at the least,I can wander around Coyoacan for part of the day. Thanks for reminding me about Good Friday.

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10. Re: Four Days in Mexico City - Is a day trip advisable?

Traffic will make you believe it's a day trip, but Xochimilco is still part of the city.

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