14 days in Mexico Itinerary

14 days in Mexico Itinerary

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14 days in Mexico Itinerary

San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  18​h 15​min
Oaxaca
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
Mexico City
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
Guanajuato
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
San Miguel de Allende
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Queretaro City
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h
San Juan, Puerto Rico

2
days
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 8th (Thu), view the masterpieces at Voces de Copal, don't miss a visit to Amate Books, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, then delve into the distant past at Monte Alban, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de la Soledad, and finally explore the world behind art at Pre-Hispanic Art Museum Rufino Tamayo in Mexico. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Convento de Cuilapam, identify plant and animal life at National Mexican Turtle Center, then get a taste of the local shopping with Christian Thornton Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Museo de Filatelia de Oaxaca, A.C., and finally don't miss a visit to Tule Tree.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico to Oaxaca is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from San Juan in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Oaxaca, with lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

National Mexican Turtle Center, Tule Tree
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Tule Tree ©
Tule Tree
Amate Books ©
Amate Books

5
days
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Archaeological Zone of Xochicalco and Museo Memoria y Tolerancia. Step out of Mexico City with an excursion to Cosmovitral Jardin Botanico in Toluca--about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia), delve into the distant past at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), don't miss a visit to Murales de Diego Rivera en la Secretaria de Educacion Publica, and delve into the lush surroundings at Chapultepec Park.

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You can fly from Oaxaca to Mexico City in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Oaxaca in March, expect nights in Mexico City to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are little chillier, around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Guanajuato.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cosmovitral Jardin Botanico, Archaeological Zone of Xochicalco
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Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Frida Kahlo Museum ©
Frida Kahlo Museum

2
days
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 15th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Bicentenario Guanajuato, admire the landmark architecture of University of Guanajuato, then take an in-depth tour of Regional Museum of Guanajuato Alhóndiga de Granaditas, and finally make a trip to Plaza de la Paz. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Jardin de la Union, admire all the interesting features of Mina Turistica Bocamina San Cayetano, examine the collection at Museo de las Momias de Guanajuato, then make a trip to Alley of the Kiss (Callejon del Beso), and finally appreciate the history behind Monumento al Pipila.

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Do a combination of flight and taxi from Mexico City to Guanajuato in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Mexico City in March, you will find days in Guanajuato are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Guanajuato

Parks Museums

Side Trip

Parque Bicentenario Guanajuato
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1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at La Parroquia, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then don't miss a visit to Chapel of Jimmy Ray, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of El Jardin.

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Getting from Guanajuato to San Miguel de Allende by car takes about an hour. In March in San Miguel de Allende, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Queretaro City.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

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

1
day
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 18th (Sun): make a trip to El Acueducto De Queretaro, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario de la Virgen de Schoenstatt, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Teatro de la Republica, then explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Sacro, and finally contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas.

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You can drive from San Miguel de Allende to Queretaro City in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Queretaro City can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 19th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Queretaro City

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Reserva Sierra Gorda
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Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
El Acueducto De Queretaro ©
El Acueducto De Queretaro
Teatro de la Republica ©
Teatro de la Republica

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