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 The Houston Museum of Natural Science. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Houston: Nana's Attic (in League City) and Kemah (Stingray Reef 215 Kipp Ave & Kemah Boardwalk). Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Houston Zoo, see the interesting displays at Czech Center Museum Houston, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and admire the natural beauty at Hermann Park's Japanese Garden.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read 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 Playa Delfines 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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