12 days in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast Itinerary

12 days in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast Itinerary

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Mexico City
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Guanajuato
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Dolores Hidalgo
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San Miguel de Allende
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Silao
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Mexico City
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Mexico City

— 1 night

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Alameda Central as well as Museo de Arte Popular.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Mexico City online travel planner.

San Francisco, USA to Mexico City is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and tram. Traveling from San Francisco to Mexico City, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. July in Mexico City sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can fly to Guanajuato.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums · Parks
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Guanajuato

— 6 nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Jardin Reforma as well as Mexico Street Food Tours. Appreciate the collections at Museo Regional de Guanajuato Alhondiga de Granaditas and Museo Casa Diego Rivera. Explore hidden gems such as Museo Ex-Hacienda San Gabriel de Barrera and Casa de Tia Aura. Explore Guanajuato's surroundings by going to Salamanca (Plaza Civica & Parroquia del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus) and Crater Rincon de Parangueo (in Valle de Santiago). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Casa Museo Gene Byron, view the masterpieces at Taller Elpinchegrabador, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at El Cerro De La Bufa, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Diego.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Guanajuato online tour itinerary builder.

Fly from Mexico City to Guanajuato in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Guanajuato are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Dolores Hidalgo.

Things to do in Guanajuato

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 5:

Dolores Hidalgo

On the 5th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Mausoleo de Jose Alfredo Jimenez.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Dolores Hidalgo trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Guanajuato to Dolores Hidalgo by car takes about an hour. In August, daytime highs in Dolores Hidalgo are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Thu) before leaving for San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Dolores Hidalgo

Historic Sites
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San Miguel de Allende

— 3 nights
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.
For shopping fun, head to Cerro de las Campanas or Casa Michoacana. Do some cultural sightseeing at Teatro de la Republica and Museo Casa de la Zacatecana. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Miguel de Allende: Santuario de Jesus Nazareno (in Atotonilco) and Queretaro City (Casa de La Corregidora & Jardin Zenea). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at La Parroquia, do a tasting at Bodega Dos Buhos, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Miguel de Allende day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Dolores Hidalgo to San Miguel de Allende takes an hour. August in San Miguel de Allende sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Silao.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Silao

Silao is a city in the west-central part of the state of Guanajuato in Mexico. For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Silao visit planner.

Drive from San Miguel de Allende to Silao in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in August, and nighttime lows around 58°F. You'll set off for Mexico City on the 8th (Sun).

Things to do in Silao

Parks · Nature
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Mexico City

— 1 night

City of Palaces

Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo.

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You can fly from Silao to Mexico City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Silao, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Mexico City, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

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Central Mexico and Gulf Coast travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Natural History Museums
Once the core of a powerful Aztec empire, Central Mexico and Gulf Coast now contains some of the country's most popular tourist destinations, offering a blend of coastal and inland activities. Most Central Mexico and Gulf Coast holidays understandably involve stops at sandy beaches, but if you wish to enrich your experience with a bit of culture and history, don't miss Guanajuato City and Veracruz. While exploring these cities, you can museum hop, get to know the country's arts and music scene, discover numerous historic buildings, and mingle with ex-pats from Canada and the United States. For that ultimate Central Mexico and Gulf Coast sightseeing experience, spend some time exploring the region's World Heritage-listed archaeological sites.