Mexico City to Cancun

Location : Mexico City, Mexico
Duration : 8 days (approx.)


Wondering what’s worth seeing in Mexico? This 8-day tour starting in Mexico City has your itinerary all mapped out for you. Travel with a guide to see the Shrine of Guadelupe, UNESCO-listed Teotihuacan pyramids, Mayan towns of Palenque and Campeche, Uxmal, Chichén Itzá and more. Experience the comforts of 3- or 4- or 5-star hotel accommodations along the way, and end your Mexico tour on the stunning Caribbean beaches of Cancun or the Mayan Riviera.


  • 8-day tour from Mexico City to Cancun
  • See many famous attractions including the National Palace in Mexico City and the Mayan ruins in Chichén Itzá
  • Explore the towns of Palenque and Campache
  • Relax on the white-sand beaches of Cancun or the Mayan Riviera
  • Complimentary airport transfers included
  • Choice of 3-star or 4-star or 5-star accommodation

What You Can Expect

8-Day Best of Mexico Tour: Mexico City to Cancun

Instead of flying from Mexico City straight to Cancun, sign up for this 8-day tour that stops at some of Mexico’s most important historical and cultural sites. From Mexico City, you'll make your way to well-preserved Mayan ruins of the Yucatán Peninsula, visiting unique places like the ancient city of Palenque and the charming town of Campeche. Your best-of-Mexico tour winds down on the white-sand Caribbean beaches of Cancun or the Mayan Riviera.

So don’t spend valuable personal time figuring out what to see and how to get there — all vehicle transport and hotel accommodations have been arranged — you only have to decide whether you want to stay in a 3- or 4- or 5-star hotel.

Instead of sitting on a plane, you’ll capture memorable snapshots of great archaeological ruins, Mexican towns and top landmarks, including the Fortune Teller Pyramid in Uxmal, the former Mayan trading village of Campeche and the Mayan ruins of Chichén Itzá. 

See Itinerary below for information on each day’s activities.


Day 1: Airport – Hotel
Arrive at Mexico City's Benito Juarez International Airport. Transfer to your hotel.

Stay overnight in Mexico City.

Day 2: Shrine of Guadalupe – Teotihuacan (B)
After breakfast, visit the Shrine of Guadalupe, the most visited religious site in Latin America. Then, travel to the ancient pyramids of Teotihuacan. Located only an hour outside of Mexico City, you'll have the chance to see great works of the Aztecs.

Stay overnight in Mexico City.

Day 3: Mexico City Airport – Villahermosa – Palenque (B, D)
Travel day: Fly from Mexico City to Villahermosa. From Villahermosa, drive to Palenque. Dinner included. Evening is free for you to explore Palenque on your own. Please note: Flight from Mexico City to Villahermosa could leave anytime between 9am and 12pm.

Stay overnight in Palenque.

Day 4: Palenque – Campeche (B, L)
In the morning, discover the ancient Mayan city of Palenque. Explore the ruins of ancient buildings, spread out over 9 miles (15 km). Visit a burial monument, the Temple of Inscriptions, which rises in front of the jungle surrounding Palenque. Then depart for Campeche.

Stay overnight in Campeche.

Day 5: Campeche – Uxmal – Mérida (B, L)
After breakfast, explore the peaceful town of Campeche. Once a Mayan trading village, Campeche is full of rich history and beautiful sculpted buildings. See its cathedral, fortresses, mansions and plazas.

Next, depart for Uxmal, one of the top Maya archaeological sites. At the site, visit the Fortune Teller Pyramid, the Nun's Square and the Governor's Palace. Then depart for the cultural and artistic city of Mérida. You'll visit Plaza Grande, the city's main center.

Stay overnight in Mérida.

Day 6: Chichen Itza Cancun or the Mayan Riviera (B, L)
In the morning, make your way to Chichen Itza, home to some of the most famous and well- restored Mayan ruins on the Yucatan Peninsula. You'll see the Jaguars' Temple, the great ball court, the Sacred Cenote and more. Then, continue to either Cancun or the Mayan Riviera (your choice).

Stay overnight in either Cancun or the Mayan Riviera.

Day 7: Cancun or Mayan Riviera (B)
After breakfast, enjoy a free day to explore either Cancun or Mayan Riviera.

Stay overnight in either Cancun or the Mayan Riviera.

Day 8: Cancun or Mayan Riviera – Airport (B)
Enjoy breakfast. At the indicated time, you’ll be transferred to the airport.

Note: You have the option not to be taken to the airport if you choose to extend your trip in Mexico.

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