10 days in Cancun, Mexico City & Chichen Itza Itinerary

10 days in Cancun, Mexico City & Chichen Itza Itinerary

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Cancun
— 4 nights
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Mexico City
— 3 nights
Fly to Merida, Bus to Chichen Itza
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Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Bus to Cancun, Fly to Los Angeles

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Cancun

— 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.
Explore Cancun's surroundings by going to Playa del Carmen (Scuba & Snorkeling, Zipline, &more). There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village, kick back and relax at Playa Tortugas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Delfines.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cancun online journey planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Cancun is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Cancun is 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Los Angeles in September since evenings lows in Cancun dip to 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Beaches

Side Trip

Mexico City

— 3 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 with an excursion to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan--about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor, take in the exciting artwork at Yawi Arte Tradicional, and contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Mexico City journey app.

Traveling by flight from Cancun to Mexico City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Cancun in September; daily highs in Mexico City reach 73°F and lows reach 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Chichen Itza

— 1 night
Featuring the largest archeological site of the ancient Mayan civilization, Chichen Itza remains one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico.
On the 24th (Fri), explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Yokdzonot, delve into the distant past at Plataforma de Venus, delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza, delve into the distant past at Las Monjas, then delve into the distant past at The Ossuary, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of the Bearded Man. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): delve into the distant past at La Iglesia and then explore the striking landscape at Cenote Ik kil.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Chichen Itza trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Mexico City to Chichen Itza in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. While traveling from Mexico City, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Chichen Itza, ranging from highs of 90°F to lows of 79°F. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip