4 days in Mexico City & Cancun Itinerary

4 days in Mexico City & Cancun Itinerary

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Mexico City
— 1 night
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Cancun
— 2 nights
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Mexico City

— 1 night

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
On the 26th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor, then admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museo Frida Kahlo, get a sense of history and politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo, and finally make a trip to Murales de Diego Rivera en la Secretaria de Educacion Publica.

Before you visit Mexico City, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Mexico City. July in Mexico City sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums · Historic Sites
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Cancun

— 2 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.
On the 28th (Sat), go for a walk through Av Kukulkan, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado 28, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the next day, browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica El Rey, and then kick back and relax at Playa Delfines.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cancun trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Mexico City to Cancun by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mexico City to Cancun, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Mexico City in July, with highs in Cancun at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Shopping · Beaches · Parks
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