17 days in Mexico City & Cancun Itinerary

17 days in Mexico City & Cancun Itinerary

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1
Mexico City
— 6 nights
2
Cancun
— 10 nights

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 Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5. 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). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Historic Center (Centro Historico), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), take an in-depth tour of Museo del Templo Mayor, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mexico City trip website.

The Route module shows you 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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Historic Center (Centro Historico) ©
Historic Center (Centro Historico)
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia

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 Playa Delfines. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like La Isla Shopping Village and Art Gallery Casa Tzutuhil. Get out of town with these interesting Cancun side-trips: Puerto Morelos (Spas & Tequila Factory Cancun), Playa del Carmen (Scuba & Snorkeling, Quinta Avenida, &more) 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, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado 28, get a taste of the local shopping with Kukulcan Plaza, and explore the galleries of Galeria Balance Cancun.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, 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 drive; or take a bus. 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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