12 days in Cancun & Mexico City Itinerary

12 days in Cancun & Mexico City Itinerary

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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.
Explore Cancun's surroundings by going to Playa del Carmen (Scuba & Snorkeling, Quinta Avenida, &more) and Isla Mujeres (Guadalupe Chapel, Playa Norte, &more). There's much more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village, explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica El Rey, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and make a trip to El Parque de las Palapas.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cancun trip itinerary builder site.

New Delhi, India to Cancun is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -10.5 hour difference. While traveling from New Delhi, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cancun, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife

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Mexico City

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
When in Mexico City, make a side trip to see Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan, approximately San Juan Teotihuacan away. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo, explore the historical opulence of Chapultepec Castle, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Mexico City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cancun to Mexico City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cancun to Mexico City due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Cancun in July: highs in Mexico City hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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