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: Chihuahua
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Cancun
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Mexico City
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Chihuahua

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cancun side-trips: Playa del Carmen (Scuba & Snorkeling, Nature & Wildlife Tours, & more). Next up on the itinerary: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Delfines, and look for gifts at La Isla Shopping Mall.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cancun trip itinerary maker.

Chihuahua to Cancun is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chihuahua to Cancun is 2 hours. When traveling from Chihuahua in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Cancun, with highs around 31°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 22°C. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Playa del Carmen
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins
Quinta Avenida ©
Quinta Avenida

1
night
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, then examine the collection at National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia), then see the interesting displays at Frida Kahlo Museum, and finally explore the ancient world of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Mexico City itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Cancun to Mexico City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Cancun to Mexico City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cancun in January, you will find days in Mexico City are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are colder (7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Historic Sites
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National Museum of Anthropology ©
National Museum of Anthropology
Frida Kahlo Museum ©
Frida Kahlo Museum
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

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