8 days in Houston & Cancun Itinerary

8 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

— 3 nights

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.
Bring the kids along to Space Center Houston and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Houston: Kemah (Stingray Reef 215 Kipp Ave & Kemah Boardwalk) and Nana's Attic (in League City). There's lots more to do: engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, examine the collection at Czech Center Museum Houston, get to know the resident critters at Houston Zoo, and explore the galleries of Cockrell Butterfly Center.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Houston trip planner.

San Antonio to Houston is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Houston are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to fly to Cancun.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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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.
Family-friendly places like La Isla Shopping Village and Zipline will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cancun: Isla Mujeres (Capilla de Guadalupe, Playa Norte, &more). The adventure continues: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, make a trip to Av Kukulkan, explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica El Rey, and stop by Tattooarte.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cancun trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Houston to Cancun takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Houston to Cancun. When traveling from Houston in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cancun: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

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