6 days in Houston & Cancun Itinerary

6 days in Houston & Cancun Itinerary

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Houston, United States
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Cancun, Mexico
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Houston, United States

— 1 night

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Glenwood Cemetery and then get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science.

To find photos and more tourist information, use the Houston day trip planner.

New York City to Houston is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Houston is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in July, you will find days in Houston are a bit warmer (95°F), and nights are about the same (77°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can fly to Cancun.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
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Cancun, Mexico

— 4 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: Museo de Ropa Etnica de Mexico (in Valladolid) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village, get outside with Outdoor Activities, fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and stop by Tattooarte.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cancun online trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Houston to Cancun in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Cancun is 1 hour. When traveling from Houston in July, plan for little chillier days in Cancun, with highs around 88°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Tours · Shopping · Adventure

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