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Carmel (Indiana) to Mexico City drive

2 travelers   /   driving   /   5 days

Carmel (Indiana) to Mexico City road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Carmel (Indiana) to Mexico City. If you're planning a road trip to Mexico City, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Carmel (Indiana)
drive for about 4.5 hours

2:44 pm  Paducah
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:44 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

7:00 pm  Memphis
stay overnight at Peabody Hotel
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 8 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Peabody Hotel
drive for about 2 hours

12:08 pm  Little Rock
eat at Doe's Eat Place
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:08 pm
drive for about 5 hours

6:05 pm  Dallas
eat at Pecan Lodge
stay overnight at Hotel Zaza Dallas
leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 7 hours
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 Day 3

11:00 am  leave from Hotel Zaza Dallas
drive for about 3.5 hours

2:16 pm  Austin
stay overnight at Hotel San Jose
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 3.5 hours
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 Day 4

10:00 am  leave from Hotel San Jose
drive for about 3.5 hours

1:38 pm  Laredo
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:38 pm
drive for about 3 hours

5:27 pm  Monterrey
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 4 driving ≈ 6.5 hours
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 Day 5

9:00 am  leave from Monterrey
drive for about 8 hours

4:58 pm  Queretaro
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 5:58 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

8:36 pm  arrive in Mexico City
stay at Hotel Condesa DF

day 5 driving ≈ 10.5 hours
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Enter a city to drive through on the way from Carmel (Indiana) to Mexico City.

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Carmel, Indiana.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.

How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.

Where should I stop along the way?

Paducah  (4 answers)
Memphis  (96 answers)
    Beale Street  (9 mentions)
    Graceland  (9 mentions)
    National Civil Rights Museum  (8 mentions)
    Memphis Zoo  (7 mentions)
    Mud Island  (6 mentions)
    restaurants around Memphis:
        Central BBQ
        Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken
        Charlie Vergos Rendezvous
        Payne's Bar-B-Q
        Cozy Corner Restaurant
    hotels around Memphis:
        Peabody Hotel
    questions about Memphis:
        What are the musts of Memphis, y'all?
        What's the best neighborhood in Memphis for a first time visitor?
        Must sees in Memphis TN?? Hidden gems places to eat??
        Best blues clubs in Memphis?
        Good Food and Fun With Kids
Little Rock  (34 answers)
    William J Clinton Library  (6 mentions)
    Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site  (3 mentions)
    Governors Mansion Historic District  (2 mentions)
    William J. Clinton Presidential Center  (2 mentions)
    Museum of Discovery  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Little Rock:
        Doe's Eat Place
        Loca Luna
    questions about Little Rock:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Little Rock?
        Best sights in Little Rock
        Good Eating Gems
        Can't miss restaurants in Little Rock?
        Best hotels in Little Rock?
Dallas  (104 answers)
    Perot Museum of Nature and Science  (14 mentions)
    Dallas Museum of Art  (12 mentions)
    The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza  (10 mentions)
    Nasher Sculpture Center  (9 mentions)
    Klyde Warren Park  (8 mentions)
    restaurants around Dallas:
        Pecan Lodge
        Lockhart Smokehouse
        Peggy Sue BBQ
    hotels around Dallas:
        Hotel Zaza Dallas
        Belmont Hotel Dallas
        Rosewood Crescent Hotel
    questions about Dallas:
        Where is the best barbeque in Dallas?
        Where to go for lunch in Dallas?
        Going to Dallas for 2 weeks - what to see?
        Best free things to do in Dallas?
        Best breakfast spots in Dallas?
Austin  (164 answers)
    Franklins BBQ  (27 mentions)
    Zilker Park  (25 mentions)
    Barton Springs Pool  (17 mentions)
    Continental Club  (11 mentions)
    Rainey Street  (8 mentions)
    restaurants around Austin:
        Chuy's Restaurant
        Torchy's Tacos
        Uchi Restaurant
        Salt Lick
        The County Line
    hotels around Austin:
        Hotel San Jose
        The W Austin Hotel
        The Driskill Hotel
        Austin Motel
        Hotel Saint Cecilia
    questions about Austin:
        Best BBQ in/near Austin?
        Do I need to rent a car for a week in Austin?
        Food trucks
        What are the must-sees in Austin?
        Best eats/bars in Austin under $25?
Laredo  (3 answers)
Monterrey  (2 answers)
    Zacatecas  (2 mentions)
Queretaro  (4 answers)
    questions about Queretaro:
        What's the best neighborhood in Queretaro for a first time visitor?

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Mexico City, Mexico.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.

Where's the best place to stay in Mexico City?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Mexico City.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Hotel Condesa DF, which was mentioned 2 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Want to research more popular hotels in Mexico City? Click the blue button below.

Where's the best place to eat in Mexico City?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Restaurante Rosetta, which was mentioned 2 times.

Want to research more popular restaurants in Mexico City? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in Mexico City?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Coyoacan  (11 mentions)
Frida Kahlo Museum  (7 mentions)
Z√≥calo  (6 mentions)
Museo del Templo Mayor  (5 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Mexico City. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Crystal from Anchorage asked:
Three Weeks In Mexico City  (8 answers)

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What's the best neighborhood in Mexico City for a first time visitor?  (4 answers)

profile  Lourdes from Miami asked:
24 hours in Mexico City  (3 answers)

profile  Sofia from Mexico City asked:
What is the best hotel for one night ?  (3 answers)

profile  Rocio from Costa Rica asked:
Turibus (hop on, hop off)  (2 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Mexico City.

Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Mexico City to Carmel (Indiana) drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Carmel (Indiana) to Mexico City. Or get a full Carmel (Indiana) to Mexico City flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend.

And if you know Carmel (Indiana) well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Carmel (Indiana)!

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 2,044 miles
driving time of 32 hours, 25 minutes
Mexico City is 1 hour behind Carmel (Indiana)
4 Paducah travel answers
96 Memphis travel answers
34 Little Rock travel answers
104 Dallas travel answers
164 Austin travel answers
3 Laredo travel answers
2 Monterrey travel answers
4 Queretaro travel answers
57 Mexico City travel answers

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