11 days in Mexico Itinerary

11 days in Mexico Itinerary

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11 days in Mexico Itinerary

San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  10​h 45​min
Mexico City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Puebla
— 1 night
shuttle:  3​h 30​min
Oaxaca
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
Puerto Escondido
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
Queretaro City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
San Miguel de Allende
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h
San Juan, Puerto Rico

1
day
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
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San Juan, Puerto Rico to Mexico City is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, bus, and tram. Traveling from San Juan to Mexico City, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Juan in March, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Mexico City: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Puebla.

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Chapultepec Park ©
Chapultepec Park
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Palacio de Bellas Artes

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Puebla

Puebla ©
Recognized as a World Heritage Site thanks to its photogenic colonial buildings, Puebla remains one of Mexico's top destinations for architecture enthusiasts.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Basilica de Puebla, see the interesting displays at Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo), take a stroll through Zocalo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Santo Domingo (Iglesia de Santo Domingo).

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Traveling by car from Mexico City to Puebla takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Mexico City in March since evenings lows in Puebla dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Oaxaca.

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Catedral Basilica de Puebla ©
Catedral Basilica de Puebla
Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo) ©
Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo)
Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario) ©

2
days
Oaxaca

Oaxaca ©
Capital city of the eponymous state, Oaxaca relies heavily on its colonial charm, its core a maze of tree-shaded alleys flanked by photogenic mansions, government buildings, and old churches.
On the 10th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Museo de Filatelia de Oaxaca, A.C., don't miss a visit to Amate Books, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, then take an in-depth tour of Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Oaxaca (MACO), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de la Soledad, and finally explore the world behind art at Pre-Hispanic Art Museum Rufino Tamayo in Mexico. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado 20 de Noviembre, contemplate the long history of Convento de Cuilapam, don't miss a visit to Monte Alban, then admire the landmark architecture of Exconvento de San Pablo, and finally view the masterpieces at Voces de Copal.

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Getting from Puebla to Oaxaca by shuttle takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Puebla in March: high temperatures in Oaxaca hover around 35°C and lows are around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Puerto Escondido.

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Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman ©
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman
Amate Books ©
Amate Books

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Puerto Escondido

Puerto Escondido ©
Puerto Escondido is a small port and tourist center in the municipality of San Pedro Mixtepec Distrito 22 in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): kick back and relax at Playa Zicatela, then stroll through Playa Coral, and then explore the activities along Laguna de Manialtepec.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Puerto Escondido trip builder site .

Fly from Oaxaca to Puerto Escondido in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Puerto Escondido when traveling from Oaxaca in March, with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Queretaro City.

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Playa Zicatela ©
Playa Zicatela
Laguna de Manialtepec
Laguna de Manialtepec

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Queretaro City

Queretaro City ©
With a World Heritage-listed town center, Queretaro offers plenty of colonial charm appealing to visitors looking to add a bit of history and culture to their vacation.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): don't miss a visit to El Acueducto De Queretaro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario de la Virgen de Schoenstatt, get to know the fascinating history of Teatro de la Republica, then admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Sacro, and finally steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Queretaro City planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Puerto Escondido to Queretaro City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Puerto Escondido in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be cooler in Queretaro City, with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Miguel de Allende.

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Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
El Acueducto De Queretaro ©
El Acueducto De Queretaro
Teatro de la Republica ©
Teatro de la Republica

2
days
San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel de Allende
A relatively small town in central Mexico, relaxed San Miguel de Allede offers an ideal setting for visitors in search of a bit of history and a great deal of photogenic architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): admire all the interesting features of Sazon, then tour the pleasant surroundings at El Charco del Ingenio, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, and finally take an in-depth tour of Ignacio Allende House (Casa de Ignacio Allende). On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of El Jardin, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria San Francisco, get a taste of the local shopping with Fabrica La Aurora, then don't miss a visit to Santuario De Jesús Nazareno de Atotonilco, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Galeria Atotonilco.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Miguel de Allende trip planner.

You can drive from Queretaro City to San Miguel de Allende in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in San Miguel de Allende can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

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Fabrica La Aurora
Fabrica La Aurora
El Jardin ©
El Jardin
El Charco del Ingenio
El Charco del Ingenio

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