Teotihuacán, State of Mexico
About a 45-minute bus journey from the city center is one of the most famous archaeological landmarks in Mexico: the ancient city of Teotihuacán. While technically no longer a city, this is still easily one of the best day trips to take from Mexico City. Located in the State of Mexico, the pyramids and ruins that remain from this Mesoamerican settlement are truly magnificent. The Pyramids of the Sun and of the Moon can both be climbed, and from them you can take in the full scale of the Unesco World Heritage archaeological site. Plan a trip by booking a place on Culture Trip’s five-day Mexico City tour, which is led by our local insider.