The Best 3-Day Mexico City Itinerary for First-Timers

Mexico City should be on every traveler’s bucket list of things to do in Mexico. We’ve visited Mexico extensively. And we have the perfect Mexico City itinerary for you if you’re visiting for the first time!

You’ll see a lot of museums and historical landmarks in this 3-day Mexico City itinerary. But don’t worry, we also let you in on how you can appreciate Mexico’s social scene.

We made sure to add some fun, relaxing night-time activities in this itinerary to give you the true Mexican fiesta experience!

Day 1 – 

Metropolitan Cathedral: On the north side of the Zocalo, you’ll see the Metropolitan Cathedral. You can’t miss it – it’s the largest and oldest cathedral in Latin America.

Templo Mayor: This is exactly where it’s believed the eagle sat on top of a cactus, with a snake in its beak.

Day 2 – 

Chapultepec Park: Covering over 685 hectares, this green space is enormous – at double the size of New York’s Central Park, it’s one of the largest city parks on the planet!

National Museum of Anthropology: We took in eye-popping exhibits, like the gigantic 25-ton Aztec “sun” stone from the 15th century and fearsome Olmec stone heads.

Day 3 –

Leon Trotsky’s House: Trotsky is famous for being a Russian Marxist revolutionary who sought asylum in Mexico after being exiled from the Soviet Union.