8 days in Mexico City & Cancun Itinerary

8 days in Mexico City & Cancun Itinerary

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8 days in Mexico City & Cancun Itinerary

Los Angeles
Fly + bus:  9​h 45​min
Mexico City
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Cancun
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
Los Angeles

3
days
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), appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo, contemplate the long history of Chapultepec Castle, and admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Mexico City vacation planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Mexico City is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In February, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Mexico City

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods
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3
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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.
Go for a jaunt from Cancun to Playa del Carmen to see Scuba & Snorkeling about 1h 30 min away. Spend the 22nd (Thu) in unforgettable company with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Playa Delfines, go for a walk through Avenida Kukulkan, and steep yourself in history at El Rey Ruins (Zona Arqueologica El Rey).

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cancun trip builder site .

Fly from Mexico City to Cancun in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Mexico City to Cancun, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Mexico City in February; daily highs in Cancun reach 81°F and lows reach 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Water Activities

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