8 days in Mexico City & Cancun Itinerary

8 days in Mexico City & Cancun Itinerary

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Mexico City
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Cancun
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Mexico City

— 3 nights

City of Palaces

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional de Antropologia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, get a sense of history and politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), and delve into the distant past at Museo del Templo Mayor.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Mexico City day trip planning tool.

Los Angeles, USA to Mexico City is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In February in Mexico City, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Cancun

— 3 nights
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.
Take a break from Cancun with a short trip to Scuba & Snorkeling in Playa del Carmen, about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, take in the pleasant sights at Av Kukulkan, delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueologica El Rey, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Delfines.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cancun online travel planner.

You can fly from Mexico City to Cancun in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Mexico City to Cancun is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Mexico City in February; daily highs in Cancun reach 81°F and lows reach 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

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