11 days in Mexico Itinerary

11 days in Mexico Itinerary

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11 days in Mexico Itinerary

Mexico City
Mexico City
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
San Pedro Cholula
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
Puebla
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Queretaro City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
San Miguel de Allende
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
Guanajuato
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
Mexico City
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h
Oaxaca
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
Mexico City

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Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mexico City: Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan (in San Juan Teotihuacan) and ASLI-Spanish Language Institute (in Cuernavaca). There's much more to do: examine the collection at National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia), appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Center (Centro Historico), explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, and delve into the distant past at Templo Mayor Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Mexico City tour itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Puerto Rico, the closest major airports are Licenciado Benito Juarez International Airport, Querétaro Intercontinental Airport and General Francisco J. Mujica International Airport. In March, daily temperatures in Mexico City can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to San Pedro Cholula.

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Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan, ASLI-Spanish Language Institute
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San Pedro Cholula

San Pedro Cholula ©
On the 13th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario de la Virgen de los Remedios, look for gifts at La monarca, and then delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueológica de Cholula.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Pedro Cholula online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Mexico City to San Pedro Cholula takes 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Puebla.

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Historic Sites Shopping
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Zona Arqueológica de Cholula ©
Zona Arqueológica de Cholula
Santuario de la Virgen de los Remedios ©
La monarca ©
La monarca

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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.
On the 13th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Santo Domingo (Iglesia de Santo Domingo) and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario).

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Drive from San Pedro Cholula to Puebla in an hour. March in Puebla sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 8°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Wed) before leaving for Queretaro City.

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): get a sense of history and politics at Casa de La Corregidora and then steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Queretaro City online journey maker .

You can drive from Puebla to Queretaro City in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. March in Queretaro City sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 11°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to San Miguel de Allende.

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Iglesia de Santa Rosa de Viterbo ©
Iglesia de Santa Rosa de Viterbo
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Casa de La Corregidora ©
Casa de La Corregidora

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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 15th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, then don't miss a visit to El Jardin, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Miguel de Allende trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Queretaro City to San Miguel de Allende takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in San Miguel de Allende, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Guanajuato.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Historic Sites Spas
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El Jardin ©
El Jardin
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel
Spas & Wellness

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Guanajuato

Guanajuato ©
Recognized as a World Heritage Site, Guanajuato spills over hilly terrain in central Mexico, luring visitors with its pleasant tree-shaded plazas and friendly sidewalk cafes.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Jardin de la Union, get engrossed in the history at Regional Museum of Guanajuato Alhóndiga de Granaditas, then admire the landmark architecture of University of Guanajuato, then don't miss a visit to Alley of the Kiss (Callejon del Beso), and finally appreciate the history behind Monumento al Pipila.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Guanajuato holiday maker .

Traveling by car from San Miguel de Allende to Guanajuato takes an hour. March in Guanajuato sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Guanajuato

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Monumento al Pipila ©
Monumento al Pipila
Jardin de la Union ©
Jardin de la Union

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Mexico City

Mexico City ©
For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Mexico City travel route tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Guanajuato to Mexico City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Guanajuato in March: highs in Mexico City hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 11°C. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums
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Museo Dolores Olmedo ©
Museo Dolores Olmedo

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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.
To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Oaxaca trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Oaxaca takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mexico City in March: highs in Oaxaca hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 14°C. You will leave for home on the 18th (Sun).

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites Museums
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Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman ©
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman
Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca ©
Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca

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