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

Start: Mexico City
1
Mexico City
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Cancun
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Mexico City

1
day
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museo de Frida Kahlo, examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, then view the masterpieces at Yawi Arte Tradicional, and finally explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Mexico City trip itinerary builder app .

If you are flying in from Peru, the closest major airports are Licenciado Benito Juarez International Airport, Querétaro Intercontinental Airport and General Francisco J. Mujica International Airport. June in Mexico City sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan ©
Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan
Museo de Frida Kahlo ©
Museo de Frida Kahlo

6
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cancun: Playa del Carmen (Scuba & Snorkeling, Zipline, & more), Croco Cun Zoo (in Puerto Morelos) and Akumal Beach (in Akumal). There's much more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for all kinds of wild species at Punta Laguna Nature Reserve, and kick back and relax at Playa Delfines.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cancun route planner .

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Cancun takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Mexico City in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Cancun: highs are around 36°C and lows about 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Isla Mujeres, Croco Cun Zoo, Akumal Beach, Punta Laguna Nature Reserve
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Zipline
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village

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