13 days in Mexico City, Taxco & Cancun Itinerary

13 days in Mexico City, Taxco & Cancun Itinerary

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Mexico City
— 4 nights
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Taxco
— 1 night
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Mexico City
— 1 night
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Cancun
— 6 nights
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Mexico City

— 4 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Step out of Mexico City to go to San Juan Teotihuacan and see Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional de Antropologia, admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, make a trip to Museo Frida Kahlo, and delve into the distant past at Museo del Templo Mayor.

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Curitiba, Brazil to Mexico City is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Curitiba to Mexico City due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Mexico City are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Taxco.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 13 — 17:

Taxco

— 1 night
Taxco de Alarcón is a small city and administrative center of a Taxco de Alarcón Municipality located in the Mexican state of Guerrero. On the 18th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Museo Casa de Las Lagrimas o Casa Figueroa, make a trip to Plaza Borda, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Prisca de Taxco, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Ex-convento de San Bernardino de Siena.

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Drive from Mexico City to Taxco in 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Mexico City in October; daily highs in Taxco reach 31°C and lows reach 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Mexico City.

Things to do in Taxco

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 18:

Mexico City

— 1 night

City of Palaces

On the 19th (Tue), examine the collection at Galeria de la Shcp, take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), then get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo, then contemplate the long history of National Palace (Palacio Nacional), and finally admire the striking features of Capilla del Senor de la Humildad.

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Traveling by car from Taxco to Mexico City takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Taxco in October, things will get slightly colder in Mexico City: highs are around 26°C and lows about 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Cancun.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba), Playa del Carmen (Xcaret, Scuba & Snorkeling, &more) and Choco-Story Valladolid (in Valladolid). Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, hunt for treasures at Mercado 28, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Interactive Aquarium.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cancun trip planning tool.

You can fly from Mexico City to Cancun in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Mexico City to Cancun is 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mexico City in October: high temperatures in Cancun hover around 35°C and lows are around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

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