8 days in Cancun & Mexico City Itinerary

8 days in Cancun & Mexico City Itinerary

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8 days in Cancun & Mexico City Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly:  20​h
1
Cancun
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Mexico City
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Buenos Aires

4
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, Xcaret Eco Theme Park, & more). There's more to do: look for gifts at La Isla Shopping Mall.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cancun travel planner.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Cancun is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Buenos Aires to Cancun is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Buenos Aires in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cancun: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cancun

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Playa del Carmen
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Xcaret Park ©
Xcaret Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Get some cultural insight at National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia) and Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana). Change things up with these side-trips from Mexico City: San Juan Teotihuacan (Pyramid of the Sun & Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, make a trip to Zocalo, and steep yourself in history at Chapultepec Castle.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Mexico City trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Cancun to Mexico City in 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. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Cancun in April: high temperatures in Mexico City hover around 31°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan
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National Museum of Anthropology ©
National Museum of Anthropology
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Frida Kahlo Museum ©
Frida Kahlo Museum

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