12 days in Mexico Itinerary

12 days in Mexico Itinerary

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12 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Tijuana
Fly + Drive:  6​h
1
Leon
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Guanajuato
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Dolores Hidalgo
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
4
Atotonilco
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
5
San Miguel de Allende
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Queretaro City
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Morelia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
8
Patzcuaro
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Tijuana


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Leon

Leon ©
León is the most populous city and municipality in the Mexican state of Guanajuato. To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Leon day trip planning site .

Tijuana to Leon is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Tijuana in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Leon, with lows of 17°C. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Guanajuato.

Things to do in Leon

Historic Sites
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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Diego Rivera Museum and Home (Museo Casa Diego Rivera), Food Tours, Parroquia de Basilica Colegiata de Nuestra Senora de Guanajuato, and other attractions you added. On the 20th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parroquia de Basilica Colegiata de Nuestra Senora de Guanajuato and then contemplate the long history of Diego Rivera Museum and Home (Museo Casa Diego Rivera). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario de Cristo Rey, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and then examine the collection at Museo de las Momias de Guanajuato.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Guanajuato travel route builder .

Traveling by car from Leon to Guanajuato takes 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Guanajuato are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Dolores Hidalgo.

Things to do in Guanajuato

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Dolores Hidalgo

Dolores Hidalgo ©
For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Dolores Hidalgo trip app .

Drive from Guanajuato to Dolores Hidalgo in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Atotonilco.

Things to do in Dolores Hidalgo

Historic Sites
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Atotonilco

Atotonilco ©
The Sanctuary of Atotonilco is a church complex and a World Heritage Site, designated along with nearby San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico. Atotonilco Sanctuary (Sanctuario de Atotonilco) has been added to your itinerary. On the 23rd (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario de Jesus Nazareno and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Atotonilco Sanctuary (Sanctuario de Atotonilco).

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Atotonilco online trip itinerary planner .

Atotonilco is very close to Dolores Hidalgo. In July, daytime highs in Atotonilco are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 23rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Atotonilco

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Atotonilco Sanctuary (Sanctuario de Atotonilco)
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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.
You've added Church of Our Lady of Health, Museo La Esquina, Mask Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Museo Histórico Casa de Allende, get engrossed in the history at Ignacio Allende House (Casa de Ignacio Allende), then examine the collection at Mask Museum, then see the interesting displays at Museo La Esquina, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady of Health.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Miguel de Allende trip planner .

San Miguel de Allende is very close to Atotonilco. July in San Miguel de Allende sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Queretaro City.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Museums Historic Sites
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Museo La Esquina ©
Museo La Esquina
Church of Our Lady of Health ©
Church of Our Lady of Health
Museo Histórico Casa de Allende ©
Museo Histórico Casa de Allende

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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.
To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Queretaro City vacation builder app .

You can drive from San Miguel de Allende to Queretaro City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 24th (Wed), you're off toMorelia.

Things to do in Queretaro City

Tours Outdoors Shopping
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Morelia

Morelia ©
Morelia is a city and municipality in the north central part of the state of Michoacán in central Mexico. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jardin de las Rosas as well as Orquidario de Morelia. Your inner history buff will appreciate Templo de Santa Rosa de Lima and Centro Historico de Morelia. Step off the beaten path and head to Lake Camecuaro and Conservatorio de las Rosas. Explore Morelia's surroundings by going to Museo Ex Convento de San Agustin de San Pablo (in Yuriria) and Ex-Convento Santa Martia Magdalena (in Cuitzeo). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Morelia, admire all the interesting features of The Cultural House (Casa de Cultura), examine the collection at Museo Del Dulce, and get a sense of history and politics at Government Palace.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Morelia trip tool .

You can drive from Queretaro City to Morelia in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Morelia, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Patzcuaro.

Things to do in Morelia

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lake Camecuaro, Ex-Convento Santa Martia Magdalena, Museo Ex Convento de San Agustin de San Pablo
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Ex-Convento Santa Martia Magdalena ©
Ex-Convento Santa Martia Magdalena
Templo de Santa Rosa de Lima ©
Templo de Santa Rosa de Lima
Catedral de Morelia ©
Catedral de Morelia

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Patzcuaro

Patzcuaro ©
Pátzcuaro is a large town and municipality located in the state of Michoacán. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Santa Clara del Cobre, Paraiso natural de aguas termales kauar tikuri and Zirahuen. Explore hidden gems such as Basilica de Nuestra Senora de la Salud and Tzintzuntzan Ruins. Visit House of Eleven Patios (Casa de los Once Patios) and Templo de la Compania de Jesus for their historical value. It doesn't end there: contemplate the geological forces at The Stirrup Volcano (Volcan del Estribo Grande) and browse the collection at La Biblioteca Publica Gertrudis Bocanegra.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Patzcuaro trip planner.

Traveling by car from Morelia to Patzcuaro takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Patzcuaro

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Michoacan, Zirahuen
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Santa Clara del Cobre ©
Santa Clara del Cobre

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