11 days in Mexico Itinerary

11 days in Mexico Itinerary

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11 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: San Juan
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Mexico City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Puebla
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Oaxaca
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
4
Puerto Escondido
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
5
Queretaro City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
San Miguel de Allende
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: San Juan

2
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Mexico City driving holiday planner.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Mexico City is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Juan to Mexico City is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Juan in March: highs in Mexico City hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Puebla.

Things to do in Mexico City

#Nature, #Museums, #Parks
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Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Chapultepec Park ©
Chapultepec Park

1
night
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): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Basilica de Puebla, examine the collection at Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo), then wander the streets of 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).

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Puebla trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Mexico City to Puebla in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. In March in Puebla, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Puebla

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Parks
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Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario) ©
Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo) ©
Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo)
Catedral Basilica de Puebla ©
Catedral Basilica de Puebla

2
nights
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 Rufino Tamayo Museum of Pre-Hispanic Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado 20 de Noviembre, contemplate the long history of Convento de Cuilapam, then make a trip to Monte Alban, then admire the striking features of Exconvento de San Pablo, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Voces de Copal.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Oaxaca trip planner .

You can drive from Puebla to Oaxaca in 4 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Puebla in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Oaxaca: highs are around 36°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Puerto Escondido.

Things to do in Oaxaca

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Shopping
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Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman ©
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman
Monte Alban ©
Monte Alban

1
night
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.

Things to do in Puerto Escondido

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Playa Zicatela ©
Playa Zicatela
Laguna de Manialtepec
Laguna de Manialtepec

1
night
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 Museum of Arts of Queretaro, 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 5.5 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 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Queretaro City

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Museums
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Teatro de la Republica ©
Teatro de la Republica
El Acueducto De Queretaro ©
El Acueducto De Queretaro
Santuario de la Virgen de Schoenstatt ©

2
nights
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). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of El Jardin, get a taste of the local shopping with Galeria San Francisco, browse for treasures at 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 31°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

#Shopping, #Museums, #Parks
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El Jardin ©
El Jardin
El Charco del Ingenio ©
El Charco del Ingenio

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