17 days in Mexico City & Cancun Itinerary

17 days in Mexico City & Cancun Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Mexico City
1
Mexico City
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Cancun
— 10 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Mexico City

6
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Historic Center (Centro Historico). Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Polanco and Arto Otra. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mexico City: Cuernavaca (Archaeological Zone of Xochicalco & Robert Brady Museum) and Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 (in San Juan Teotihuacan). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor, take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe.

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Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Mexico City. In October in Mexico City, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cuernavaca, Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Zocalo
Zocalo

10
nights
Cancun

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Akumal Beach and Delirio Day Club. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like La Isla Shopping Village and Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Carmen. Get out of town with these interesting Cancun side-trips: Playa del Carmen (Scuba & Snorkeling, Quinta Avenida, &more), Puerto Morelos (Spas & Tequila Factory Cancun) and Isla Mujeres (Punta Sur & Playa Norte). And it doesn't end there: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, play a few rounds at Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok, hunt for treasures at Mercado 28, and explore the galleries of Galeria Balance Cancun.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cancun trip planner.

You can fly from Mexico City to Cancun in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Mexico City to Cancun, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mexico City in October, expect Cancun to be a bit warmer, temps between 35°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Puerto Morelos, Isla Mujeres, Akumal Beach, Kukulcan Plaza
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Akumal Beach ©
Akumal Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village

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