10 days in Mexico City & Cancun Itinerary

10 days in Mexico City & Cancun Itinerary

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10 days in Mexico City & Cancun Itinerary

Philadelphia
Fly:  11​h
Mexico City
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Cancun
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
Philadelphia

4
days
Mexico City

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Mexico City is known for museums, historic sites, sightseeing, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia), delve into the distant past at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), take a peaceful walk through Bosque de Chapultepec, and explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Mexico City online itinerary creator.

Philadelphia, USA to Mexico City is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Philadelphia in December, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Mexico City: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Parroquia de la Sagrada Familia
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Palacio de Bellas Artes
Frida Kahlo Museum

5
days
Cancun

Few destinations in Mexico dazzle visitors quite like Cancun, a modern resort town filled with glitzy hotels sitting on picturesque and well-developed Caribbean beaches.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cancun: Playa del Carmen (Scuba & Snorkeling, Nature & Wildlife Tours, & more). And it doesn't end there: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, explore and take pictures at Plaza de Toros Cancun, and explore the ancient world of El Rey Ruins (Zona Arqueologica El Rey).

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cancun itinerary builder.

You can fly from Mexico City to Cancun in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of tram and bus; or drive. Traveling from Mexico City to Cancun, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Mexico City in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Cancun, with highs around 81°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Playa del Carmen
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins
Quinta Avenida

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