21 days in Mexico City & Cancun Itinerary

21 days in Mexico City & Cancun Itinerary

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21 days in Mexico City & Cancun Itinerary

Berlin
Fly:  20​h 30​min
Mexico City
— 9 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Cancun
— 10 nights
Fly:  21​h 30​min
Berlin

8
days
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mexico City: San Juan Teotihuacan (Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan & Pyramid of the Sun) and Cuernavaca (Archaeological Zone of Xochicalco & Robert Brady Museum). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia), delve into the distant past at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo, and steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Mexico City sightseeing planner.

Berlin, Germany to Mexico City is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in Mexico City are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cuernavaca, San Juan Teotihuacan
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11
days
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cancun: Akumal Beach (in Akumal), Croco Cun Zoo (in Puerto Morelos) and Playa del Carmen (Scuba & Snorkeling & Quinta Avenida). The adventure continues: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, identify plant and animal life at Punta Laguna Nature Reserve, contemplate the long history of El Rey Ruins (Zona Arqueologica El Rey), and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Norte.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cancun tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Cancun takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and bus; or drive. Traveling from Mexico City to Cancun, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Mexico City in August; daily highs in Cancun reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Punta Laguna Nature Reserve, Croco Cun Zoo, Akumal Beach, Playa Norte
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins
Akumal Beach ©
Akumal Beach

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