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Cancun to El Paso drive

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 Mexico City
 San Miguel de Allende
 Gomez Palacio
 Basílica de Guadalupe
   El Paso 
2 travelers   /   driving   /   5 days


Cancun to El Paso road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Cancun to El Paso. If you're planning a road trip to El Paso, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

9:00 am  start in Cancun
drive for about 3 hours

12:15 pm  Merida
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:15 pm
drive for about 7 hours

8:11 pm  Villahermosa
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 10 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Villahermosa
drive for about 8 hours

6:01 pm  Mexico City
eat at Restaurante Rosetta
stay overnight at Hotel Condesa DF
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 8 hours
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 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from Hotel Condesa DF
drive for about 3.5 hours

1:18 pm  San Miguel de Allende
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:18 pm
drive for about 4.5 hours

6:46 pm  Zacatecas
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 8 hours
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 Day 4

11:00 am  leave from Zacatecas
drive for about 4 hours

2:59 pm  Gomez Palacio
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 4 driving ≈ 4 hours

 Day 5

9:00 am  leave from Gomez Palacio
drive for about 5 hours

2:13 pm  Basílica de Guadalupe
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:13 pm
drive for about 4 hours

7:26 pm  arrive in El Paso

day 5 driving ≈ 9.5 hours

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Enter a city to drive through on the way from Cancun to El Paso.

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Cancun, Mexico.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.

How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.

Where should I stop along the way?

Merida  (22 answers)
    questions about Merida:
        Accommodations with character in Merida?


Mexico City  (57 answers)
    Coyoacan  (11 mentions)
    Frida Kahlo Museum  (7 mentions)
    Zócalo  (6 mentions)
    The National Museum of Anthropology  (6 mentions)
    Museo del Templo Mayor  (5 mentions)
    restaurants around Mexico City:
        Restaurante Rosetta
    hotels around Mexico City:
        Hotel Condesa DF
        Howard Johnson Hotel Alameda
    questions about Mexico City:
        Three Weeks In Mexico City
        Is Day of the Dead a good time to visit?
        What's the best neighborhood in Mexico City for a first time visitor?
        24 hours in Mexico City
        What is the best hotel for one night ?

San Miguel de Allende  (19 answers)
    questions about San Miguel de Allende:
        Transfer from Mexico City to San Miguel?
        closest airport
        Authentic local food & art craft markets in San Miguel?


Gomez Palacio

Basílica de Guadalupe

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is El Paso, Texas.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.

What are some things to do in El Paso?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about El Paso. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
Best free things to do in El Paso?  (3 answers)

profile  Steve from Speedway, Indiana asked:
Must-see spots & fun things to do for 4 guys in their mid twenties?  (1 answer)

profile  Deb from asked:
El Paso, TX  (1 answer)

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Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a El Paso to Cancun drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Cancun to El Paso. Or get a full Cancun to El Paso flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend.

And if you know Cancun well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Cancun!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 2,122 miles
driving time of 37 hours, 48 minutes
El Paso is 1 hour behind Cancun
102 Cancun travel answers
22 Merida travel answers
1 Villahermosa travel answer
57 Mexico City travel answers
19 San Miguel de Allende travel answers
1 Zacatecas travel answer
26 El Paso travel answers

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