22 days in Mexico City, Tehuacan & Cancun Itinerary

22 days in Mexico City, Tehuacan & Cancun Itinerary

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Mexico City
— 1 day
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Tehuacan
— 12 nights
Drive to Oaxaca, Fly to Cancun
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Cancun
— 8 nights
Fly
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Mexico City
— 1 day
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Mexico City

— 1 day

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museo Frida Kahlo, learn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, and then admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Mexico City trip itinerary planning website.

Frankfurt, Germany to Mexico City is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Frankfurt to Mexico City is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Frankfurt in March, expect nights in Mexico City to be a bit warmer, around 12°C, while days are warmer, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tehuacan.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums

Tehuacan

— 12 nights
Tehuacán is the second largest city in the Mexican state of Puebla, nestled in the Southeast Valley of Tehuacán, bordering the states of Oaxaca and Veracruz. Kids will enjoy Tehuacan-Cuicatlan Biosphere Reserve and Museo Francisco Gabilondo Soler. Explore Tehuacan's surroundings by going to Botanic Garden Comunitario Dra Helia Bravo Hollis (in Zapotitlan Salinas), Cordoba (Museo del Cafe, Palacio Municipal de Cordoba, &more) and Orizaba (Iglesia de la Concordia, Poliforum Mier y Pesado, &more). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Tehucan, explore the ancient world of Archealogic Zone of Tehuacan Viejo, get a new perspective on nature at Museo Penafiel, and see the interesting displays at Museo de Mineralogia Dr. Miguel Romero Sanchez.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Tehuacan holiday maker website.

You can drive from Mexico City to Tehuacan in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Tehuacan

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Cancun

— 8 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 Scuba & Snorkeling and Playa Delfines will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Cancun side-trips: Akumal Beach (in Akumal), El Acuario de Playa (in Playa del Carmen) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Tortugas, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Interactive Aquarium, and cool off at Float Fun Cancun.

Before you visit Cancun, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Do a combination of car and flight from Tehuacan to Cancun in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Tehuacan to Cancun is 1 hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to fly to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Mexico City

— 1 day

City of Palaces

Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo, then browse the exhibits of Museo del Templo Mayor, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Mexico City day trip website.

You can fly from Cancun to Mexico City in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Cancun to Mexico City is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Cancun in April, with highs in Mexico City at 31°C and lows at 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums