13 days in Mexico City, Taxco & Cancun Itinerary

13 days in Mexico City, Taxco & Cancun Itinerary

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Mexico City
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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

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.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature
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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.
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Mexico City — 1 night

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, 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.
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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 Playa del Carmen (Xcaret, Scuba & Snorkeling, &more), Choco-Story Valladolid (in Valladolid) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). There's much more to do: browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, meet the residents at Interactive Aquarium, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and hunt for treasures at Mercado 28.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cancun journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Cancun takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Mexico City in October, with highs in Cancun at 35°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.
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