Your perfect Mexico City 12-hour Layover Itinerary
Fortunately, a 12-hour layover itinerary for Mexico City can include the short time it takes to get from the airport into the city-center. It's not that far away!
You really can get back to the airport - having seen and experienced a lot of Mexico City - even in just a few hours.
One can easily arrive to the Zócalo from the Airport, by taxi, Metrobus, or Metro. From the Zócalo, you can't miss the Palacio Nacional. It makes up the entire east side of the Zócalo and it's a good way to get your bearings.
The Metropolitan Cathedral will deeply interest those pursuing colonial history, and those with an interest in art and architecture.