5 days in Cancun & Mexico City Itinerary

5 days in Cancun & Mexico City Itinerary

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5 days in Cancun & Mexico City Itinerary

Start: Cozumel
Fly:  2​h 15​min
1
Cancun
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Mexico City
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Cozumel

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Delfines, then buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village, and then hunt for treasures at Mercado 28.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cancun day trip planning app .

Cozumel to Cancun is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Water Activities Tours
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Swim with Dolphins
Playa Delfines ©
Playa Delfines
Mercado 28 ©
Mercado 28

2
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Mexico City is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, shopping, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia), don't miss a visit to Zocalo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Center (Centro Historico), and contemplate the long history of Chapultepec Castle.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Mexico City online day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Cancun to Mexico City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cancun to Mexico City due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Cancun, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Mexico City, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 1:
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of Anthropology ©
National Museum of Anthropology
Frida Kahlo Museum ©
Frida Kahlo Museum

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