6 days in Mexico City & Cancun Itinerary

6 days in Mexico City & Cancun Itinerary

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6 days in Mexico City & Cancun Itinerary

Mexico City
Mexico City
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Cancun
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Mexico City

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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, sightseeing, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia), take an in-depth tour of Templo Mayor Museum, admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo.

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Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Mexico City. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Cancun.

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Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
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Frida Kahlo Museum

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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.
When in Cancun, make a side trip to see Scuba & Snorkeling in Playa del Carmen, approximately 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Delfines, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Tortugas, and go for a walk through Avenida Kukulkan.

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Fly from Mexico City to Cancun in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Mexico City in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Cancun: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

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Playa Delfines ©
Playa Delfines

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