14 days in Mexico Itinerary

14 days in Mexico Itinerary

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14 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: 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
taxi + Fly:  12​h
End: 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, take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, explore the ancient world of Monte Alban, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de la Soledad, and finally explore the world behind art at Rufino Tamayo Museum of Pre-Hispanic Art. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Convento de Cuilapam, identify plant and animal life at Museo De La Tortuga, get some fabulous bargains at Christian Thornton Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Museo de Filatelia de Oaxaca, A.C., and finally make a trip to Tule Tree.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico to Oaxaca is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Juan to Oaxaca. Expect little chillier evenings in Oaxaca when traveling from San Juan in March, with lows around 15°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, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Museo De La Tortuga, 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 Murales de Diego Rivera en la Secretaria de Educacion Publica and Cosmovitral Jardin Botanico. Step out of Mexico City with an excursion to Archaeological Zone of Xochicalco in Cuernavaca--about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia), explore the ancient world of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), delve into the lush surroundings at Chapultepec Park, and explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes.

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Traveling by flight from Oaxaca to Mexico City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. While traveling from Oaxaca, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Mexico City, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 12°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 Alhondiga 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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Parque Bicentenario Guanajuato ©
Parque Bicentenario Guanajuato
University of Guanajuato
University of Guanajuato
Alhondiga de Granaditas ©
Alhondiga de Granaditas

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 31°C during the day and 12°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
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel ©
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel
Chapel of Jimmy Ray ©
Chapel of Jimmy Ray

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 Museum of Arts of Queretaro, and finally contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Queretaro City online trip planner .

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 31°C, while at night they dip to 12°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, #Wildlife, #Parks

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

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