8 days in Mexico City & Cancun Itinerary

8 days in Mexico City & Cancun Itinerary

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Mexico City
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Mexico City — 3 nights

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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, step into the grandiose world of Chapultepec Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mexico City road trip planning site.

Los Angeles, USA to Mexico City is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles to Mexico City, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In February, daytime highs in Mexico City are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Cancun.
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 4 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 catch the flight back home.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches
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