17 days in Mexico City & Cancun Itinerary

17 days in Mexico City & Cancun Itinerary

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Mexico City
— 6 nights
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Cancun
— 10 nights
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Mexico City

— 6 nights

City of Palaces

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 Yawi Arte Tradicional. 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), don't miss a visit to Zocalo, and see the interesting displays at Museo Frida Kahlo.

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 fly to Cancun.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 15:

Cancun

— 10 nights
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 Punta Sur. Get out of town with these interesting Cancun side-trips: Playa del Carmen (Scuba & Snorkeling, Quinta Avenida, &more), Playa Norte (in Isla Mujeres) and Puerto Morelos (Spas & Tequila Factory Cancun and Villas). There's much more to do: fulfill a lifelong dream 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 view the masterpieces at Galeria Balance Cancun.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cancun trip planner.

You can fly from Mexico City to Cancun in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October, Cancun is somewhat warmer than Mexico City - with highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Golf

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 15 — 25: