8 days in Cancun & Mexico City Itinerary

8 days in Cancun & Mexico City Itinerary

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8 days in Cancun & Mexico City Itinerary

Buenos Aires
Fly:  20​h 15​min
Cancun
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Mexico City
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
Buenos Aires

4
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 & Quinta Avenida). There's lots more to do: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, hunt for treasures at Mercado 28, make a trip to El Parque de las Palapas, and go for a walk through Avenida Kukulkan.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cancun trip builder.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Cancun is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Buenos Aires to Cancun is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Buenos Aires in August, things will get much warmer in Cancun: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Playa del Carmen
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins
Playa Delfines

2
days
Mexico City

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of National Palace (Palacio Nacional), explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, then contemplate the long history of Chapultepec Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia). Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), then explore the galleries of Templo Mayor Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo, and finally see the interesting displays at Frida Kahlo Museum.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mexico City trip builder.

Fly from Cancun to Mexico City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and tram; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cancun to Mexico City is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Cancun in August, expect Mexico City to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Historic Sites
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Palacio de Bellas Artes
Frida Kahlo Museum

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