28 days in Mexico Itinerary

28 days in Mexico Itinerary

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28 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: San Miguel de Allende
1
San Miguel de Allende
— 5 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Atotonilco
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Puerto Vallarta
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Tequila
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Guadalajara
— 3 nights
6
Merida
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Mexico City
— 6 nights
End: San Miguel de Allende

5
nights
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 now added Historic Walking Tour of San Miguel to your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel and Tres Raices. El Jardin and Plaza de Armas will appeal to history buffs. Explore San Miguel de Allende's surroundings by going to Guanajuato (Alhondiga de Granaditas, Parroquia de Basilica Colegiata de Nuestra Senora de Guanajuato, & more), Queretaro City (Peña de Bernal & Teatro de la Republica) and Vinedos Cuna de Tierra (in Dolores Hidalgo). And it doesn't end there: browse for treasures at Fabrica La Aurora, take in the exciting artwork at Arte Divino, shop like a local with The Arroyo Gallery, and stroll around El Charco del Ingenio.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Miguel de Allende trip itinerary maker website .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are Querétaro Intercontinental Airport, Del Bajío International Airport and General Francisco J. Mujica International Airport. In September, daytime highs in San Miguel de Allende are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Atotonilco.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Guanajuato, Queretaro City, Dolores Hidalgo
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Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel ©
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel
El Jardin ©
El Jardin
Fabrica La Aurora ©
Fabrica La Aurora

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Atotonilco Sanctuary (Sanctuario de Atotonilco) and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario de Jesus Nazareno.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Atotonilco holiday planner .

Atotonilco is very close to San Miguel de Allende. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Atotonilco

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Atotonilco Sanctuary (Sanctuario de Atotonilco)
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7
nights
Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta ©
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Old Vallarta will appeal to history buffs. Zona Romantica and El Centro are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Los Muertos Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bucerias, head off the coast to Marietas Islands, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

Planning Puerto Vallarta trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Atotonilco to Puerto Vallarta. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Atotonilco in September, with highs in Puerto Vallarta at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tequila.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Marietas Islands, Nuevo Vallarta Beach, Bucerias
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Malecon Boardwalk ©
Malecon Boardwalk
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe ©
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Zona Romantica ©
Zona Romantica

1
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Tequila

Tequila ©
Santiago de Tequila is a town and municipality located in the state of Jalisco about 60 km from the city of Guadalajara. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Museo Los Abuelos Familia Sauza.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tequila day trip website .

Getting from Puerto Vallarta to Tequila by car takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta in September, expect Tequila to be little chillier, temps between 30°C and 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Guadalajara.

Things to do in Tequila

Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites Museums
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Casa Sauza ©
Casa Sauza
Parroquia Santiago Apostol ©
Parroquia Santiago Apostol
Museo Los Abuelos Familia Sauza ©
Museo Los Abuelos Familia Sauza

3
nights
Guadalajara

Guadalajara ©
One of Mexico's cultural hubs, Guadalajara represents the home of mariachi music and hosts numerous large-scale events, ranging from international film festivals to celebrated book fairs.
Get some cultural insight at Instituto Cultural Cabanas and Expiatory Temple. Your inner history buff will appreciate Palacio de Gobierno and Chapala Malecon. Step out of Guadalajara with an excursion to Ajijic Malecon in Ajijic--about 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Teatro Degollado, view the masterpieces at Tlaquepaque and Tonala Artisans Tour, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoologico Guadalajara, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Aranzazu Temple.

Plan trip to Guadalajara with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Tequila to Guadalajara takes 1.5 hours. September in Guadalajara sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Merida.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Chapala Malecon, Ajijic Malecon
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Expiatory Temple ©
Expiatory Temple
Palacio de Gobierno ©
Palacio de Gobierno
Basilica de Zapopan ©
Basilica de Zapopan

4
nights
Merida

Merida ©
Yucatan's busy capital, Merida remains a mid-sized urban center offering an impressive list of cultural activities, eclectic nightlife, and a chance to see tropical examples of French and Italian architecture.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chichen Itza and Merida Cathedral. Your inner history buff will appreciate Uxmal and Mayapan Mayan Ruins. Step out of Merida to go to Izamal and see El Atrio del Convento de Izamal, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Posheria Merida, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore the ancient world of Dzibilchaltún, and kick back and relax at Celestun.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Merida trip site .

Fly from Guadalajara to Merida in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Guadalajara to Merida is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Guadalajara in September, with highs in Merida at 39°C and lows at 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Merida

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Uxmal, Convento de San Antonio de Padua, Chichen Itza
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Uxmal ©
Uxmal
Mayapan Mayan Ruins ©
Mayapan Mayan Ruins

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nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Historic Center (Centro Historico) and Museo del Templo Mayor. Get a sense of the local culture at Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 and Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, delve into the lush surroundings at Bosque de Chapultepec, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, and ponder the world of politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional).

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mexico City trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Merida to Mexico City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Merida to Mexico City. When traveling from Merida in September, plan for colder days and little chillier nights in Mexico City: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Museo del Templo Mayor ©
Museo del Templo Mayor

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