8 days in Mexico City & Cancun Itinerary

8 days in Mexico City & Cancun Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Mexico City
— 3 nights
2
Cancun
— 4 nights

3
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Explore Mexico City's surroundings by going to San Juan Teotihuacan (Palacio de Tepantitla & Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, contemplate the long history of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and wander the streets of Coyoacan.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Mexico City trip builder tool.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Mexico City. In December in Mexico City, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

San Juan Teotihuacan
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Zocalo
Zocalo

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba), Playa del Carmen (Scuba & Snorkeling, 3D Museum of Wonders, &more) and Xkopek Parque Apicola (in Valladolid). And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village, look for gifts at Tattooarte, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Delfines.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cancun trip app.

You can fly from Mexico City to Cancun in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mexico City to Cancun, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mexico City in January: highs in Cancun hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, Xkopek Parque Apicola
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village

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