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El Paso to Cancun drive

2 travelers   /   driving   /   5 days



El Paso to Cancun road trip planner

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

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 Day 1

9:00 am  start in El Paso
drive for about 4 hours

1:13 pm  Basílica de Guadalupe
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:13 pm
drive for about 5 hours

7:26 pm  Gomez Palacio
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 9.5 hours

 Day 2

11:00 am  leave from Gomez Palacio
drive for about 4 hours

3:02 pm  Jerez de García Salinas
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 4 hours

 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from Jerez de García Salinas
drive for about 4 hours

1:49 pm  San Miguel de Allende
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:49 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

6:13 pm  Mexico City
eat at Restaurante Rosetta
stay overnight at Hotel Condesa DF
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 7 hours

 Day 4

10:00 am  leave from Hotel Condesa DF
drive for about 6.5 hours

4:44 pm  Coatzacoalcos
stay overnight and leave the next day around 8:00 am

day 4 driving ≈ 6.5 hours

 Day 5

8:00 am  leave from Coatzacoalcos
drive for about 10.5 hours

6:32 pm  Merida
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 7:32 pm
drive for about 3 hours

10:45 pm  arrive in Cancun

day 5 driving ≈ 14 hours

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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is El Paso, Texas.

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?

Basílica de Guadalupe
Gomez Palacio
Jerez de García Salinas
San Miguel de Allende  (23 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?
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
        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 ?
        Turibus (hop on, hop off)
Coatzacoalcos
Merida  (23 answers)
    questions about Merida:
        Accommodations with character in Merida?




Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Cancun, Mexico.

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




What are some things to do in Cancun?

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 Cancun. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

 Jenna Rayburn from Providence asked:
What are the most popular areas to stay in Cancun?  (8 answers)

 Tandy Lewis from Miami asked:
Free things to do in Cancun?  (5 answers)

 Shaina Streit from Hilton Head Island asked:
Anyone know any cool places for nightlife?  (4 answers)

 Jordon Meyer from asked:
Recomendation for All-Inclusive in Canun?  (4 answers)

 John Slade from asked:
Tulum or Chichen Itza - only have time for one, but which one?  (4 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Cancun.






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 Cancun to El Paso 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 El Paso to Cancun. Or get a full El Paso to Cancun 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 El Paso well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about El Paso!






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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 2,119 miles
driving time of 37 hours, 30 minutes
Cancun is 1 hour ahead of El Paso
23 El Paso travel answers
23 San Miguel de Allende travel answers
57 Mexico City travel answers
23 Merida travel answers
101 Cancun travel answers





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