6 days in Mexico City & Cancun Itinerary

6 days in Mexico City & Cancun Itinerary

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6 days in Mexico City & Cancun Itinerary

Guadalajara
Fly:  5​h
Mexico City
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Cancun
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Guadalajara

3
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: see the interesting displays at National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia), explore the ancient world of Templo Mayor Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo, and explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Mexico City holiday planner.

Guadalajara to Mexico City is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In December in Mexico City, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cancun.

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2
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): steep yourself in history at El Rey Ruins (Zona Arqueologica El Rey) and then look for gifts at Plaza Las Americas. On your second day here, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cancun trip builder.

Getting from Mexico City to Cancun by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of tram and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Mexico City in December, you will find days in Cancun are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are much warmer (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

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Scuba & Snorkeling
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