12 days in Mexico City, Monterrey & Cancun Itinerary

12 days in Mexico City, Monterrey & Cancun Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Bogota
Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
Mexico City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Monterrey
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Cancun
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Bogota

3
nights
Mexico City

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, explore the historical opulence of Chapultepec Castle, steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, and see the interesting displays at Museo Frida Kahlo.

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Bogota, Colombia to Mexico City is an approximately 8.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bogota to Mexico City is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Bogota in March, you will find days in Mexico City are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Monterrey.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

4
nights
Monterrey

Monterrey ©
An industrial powerhouse and a major transportation hub close to the Texas border, Monterrey offers visitors a blend of culture, art, and history.
Change things up with these side-trips from Monterrey: Saltillo (Alameda Zaragoza & Museo del Desierto). The adventure continues: stroll around Parque Ecologico Chipinque, take an in-depth tour of Museo de Historia Mexicana, appreciate the extensive heritage of Gran Plaza o Macroplaza, and explore the fascinating underground world of Grutas de Garcia.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Monterrey tour planner.

Getting from Mexico City to Monterrey by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Monterrey

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Saltillo
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Parque Fundidora ©
Parque Fundidora
Parque Ecologico Chipinque ©
Parque Ecologico Chipinque
Grutas de Garcia ©
Grutas de Garcia

3
nights
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.
Step out of Cancun to go to Playa del Carmen and see Scuba & Snorkeling, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, delve into the distant past at El Rey Archaeological Zone, go for a walk through Av Kukulkan, and kick back and relax at Playa Delfines.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cancun road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Monterrey to Cancun takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Monterrey to Cancun is 1 hour. In March, daytime highs in Cancun are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins
Av Kukulkan ©
Av Kukulkan

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