12 days in Mexico City, Monterrey & Cancun Itinerary

12 days in Mexico City, Monterrey & Cancun Itinerary

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Mexico City
— 3 nights
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Monterrey
— 4 nights
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Cancun
— 3 nights

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Mexico City

Mexico City ©

City of Palaces

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, delve into the distant past at Museo del Templo Mayor, contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, and ponder the world of politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional).

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Mexico City trip itinerary builder.

Bogota, Colombia to Mexico City is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Colombia Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Bogota, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Mexico City, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 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

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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo

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Monterrey

Monterrey ©

City of the Mountains

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, see the interesting displays at Museo del Palacio, and get to know the fascinating history of Gran Plaza o Macroplaza.

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

Getting from Mexico City to Monterrey by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. 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 · Nature

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

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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.
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, go for a walk through Av Kukulkan, delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueologica El Rey, and kick back and relax at Playa Delfines.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cancun road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Monterrey to Cancun takes 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

Side Trip

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins
Zona Arqueologica El Rey ©
Zona Arqueologica El Rey

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