10 days in Cancun & Morelia Itinerary

10 days in Cancun & Morelia Itinerary

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10 days in Cancun & Morelia Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Cancun
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h
2
Morelia
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Chicago


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: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Cozumel), Playa del Carmen (Amate Gallery, Xplor Park, & more) and Akumal Beach (in Akumal). There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, pause for some photo ops at Monumento a los Ninos Heroes, tee off at Moon Palace Golf Course, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Tortugas.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cancun trip planner .

Chicago, USA to Cancun is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Cancun due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in January; daily highs in Cancun reach 80°F and lows reach 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Morelia.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Akumal Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins
Xplor ©
Xplor

2
nights
Morelia

Morelia ©
Morelia is a city and municipality in the north central part of the state of Michoacán in central Mexico. Morelia is known for historic sites, parks, museums, shopping, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Morelia, don't miss a visit to The Aqueduct, take in nature's colorful creations at Orquidario de Morelia, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Morelia.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Morelia holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Cancun to Morelia takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cancun to Morelia is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Cancun in January, expect cooler with lows of 44°F in Morelia. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Morelia

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Catedral de Morelia ©
Catedral de Morelia
Guadalupe Sanctuary ©
Guadalupe Sanctuary

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