13 days in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast Itinerary

13 days in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast Itinerary

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13 days in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast Itinerary

Start: Cordoba
Fly:  15​h
1
Mexico City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Morelia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Guanajuato
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
4
Puebla
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Cordoba

4
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Templo Mayor Museum and Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Zocalo and Chapultepec Castle will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Frida Kahlo Museum, take a stroll through Coyoacan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, and contemplate the long history of Tlatelolco.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Mexico City vacation trip planner.

Cordoba, Argentina to Mexico City is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Argentine Time (ART) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Cordoba in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Mexico City, with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Morelia.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

2
nights
Morelia

Morelia ©
Morelia is a city and municipality in the north central part of the state of Michoacán in central Mexico. On the 17th (Sun), ponder the design of Tarascas Fountain, then don't miss a visit to The Aqueduct, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Guadalupe Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of House of Eleven Patios (Casa de los Once Patios), then steep yourself in history at Santa Clara del Cobre, then look for gifts at El Viejo Almacen, and finally stop by Venta Artesanias.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Morelia trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Mexico City to Morelia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Guanajuato.

Things to do in Morelia

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Side Trips

Patzcuaro, El Viejo Almacen, Venta Artesanias
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Guadalupe Sanctuary ©
Guadalupe Sanctuary
Santa Clara del Cobre ©
Santa Clara del Cobre
Catedral de Morelia ©
Catedral de Morelia

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of El Jardin, browse for treasures at Fabrica La Aurora, and then browse for treasures at Galeria Atotonilco. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the eclectic array of goods at Hidalgo Market (Mercado Hidalgo), don't miss a visit to Regional Museum of Guanajuato Alhóndiga de Granaditas, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Casa Diego Rivera, and finally stop by Xocola-T.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Guanajuato sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Morelia to Guanajuato takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Guanajuato can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Puebla.

Things to do in Guanajuato

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Side Trip

San Miguel de Allende
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Alhondiga de Granaditas ©
Alhondiga de Granaditas
El Jardin ©
El Jardin

2
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mercado el Parian and Zona Arqueológica de Cholula. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Santuario de la Virgen de los Remedios and Catedral Basilica de Puebla. The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with Bazar los Sapos, get lost in a book at Biblioteca Palafoxiana, wander the streets of Zocalo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario).

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Puebla vacation builder.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Guanajuato to Puebla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Guanajuato in September, expect Puebla to be little chillier, temps between 27°C and 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

San Pedro Cholula
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Zona Arqueológica de Cholula ©
Zona Arqueológica de Cholula
Santuario de la Virgen de los Remedios ©
Fuertes de Loreto ©
Fuertes de Loreto