12 days in Mexico City & Cancun Itinerary

12 days in Mexico City & Cancun Itinerary

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Mexico City
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Mexico City

— 5 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Venture out of the city with trips to San Juan Teotihuacan (Museo Manuel Gamio Centro de Estudios Teotihuacanos & Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5). Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, explore the historical opulence of Chapultepec Castle, and admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Mexico City travel app.

Orlando, USA to Mexico City is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando to Mexico City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Orlando in June, with highs in Mexico City at 76°F and lows at 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Cancun.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

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Cancun

— 6 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cancun: Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba), Xcaret (in Playa del Carmen) and Isla Mujeres (Gladys Galdamez's Isla Mujeres & Playa Norte). The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of San Bernardino of Siena, and have fun and explore at Choco-Story Valladolid.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cancun journey tool.

Getting from Mexico City to Cancun by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, Cancun is somewhat warmer than Mexico City - with highs of 88°F and lows of 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

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