7 days in Cancun & Mexico City Itinerary

7 days in Cancun & Mexico City Itinerary

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7 days in Cancun & Mexico City Itinerary

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

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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 35 min away. Spend the 17th (Sun) in unforgettable company with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. It doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village and kick back and relax at Playa Delfines.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cancun online itinerary planner

Mexico City to Cancun is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of tram and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mexico City to Cancun. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mexico City in December: highs in Cancun hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mexico City.

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins
Playa Delfines ©
Playa Delfines

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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, nightlife, shopping, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia), explore the ancient world of Templo Mayor Museum, contemplate the long history of Chapultepec Castle, and don't miss a visit to Zocalo.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Mexico City sightseeing site

Traveling by flight from Cancun to Mexico City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and tram; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cancun to Mexico City due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Cancun in December, plan for slightly colder days in Mexico City, with highs around 26°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

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