3 days in Monterrey & Coahuila Itinerary

3 days in Monterrey & Coahuila Itinerary

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3 days in Monterrey & Coahuila Itinerary

Start: Playa del Carmen
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Monterrey
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
2
Cuatro Cienegas
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Saltillo
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  12​h
End: Playa del Carmen

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Monterrey

Monterrey ©
An industrial powerhouse and a major transportation hub close to the Texas border, Monterrey offers visitors a blend of culture, art, and history.
On the 2nd (Sun), examine the collection at Museo del Obispado, then admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Contemporaneo (MARCO), and then take an in-depth tour of Museo de Historia Mexicana.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Monterrey day trip planning app .

Playa del Carmen to Monterrey is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Playa del Carmen to Monterrey. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Cuatro Cienegas.

Things to do in Monterrey

Museums
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Museo de Historia Mexicana ©
Museo de Historia Mexicana
Museo del Obispado ©
Museo del Obispado

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Cuatro Cienegas

Cuatro Cienegas ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Rio Los Mesquitez, admire nature's extreme beauty at Dunas de Yeso, then make a trip to Poza Azul, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cuatrocienegas, and finally contemplate the long history of Museo Casa Venustiano Carranza.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Cuatro Cienegas journey builder site .

Getting from Monterrey to Cuatro Cienegas by car takes about 4 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Cuatro Cienegas can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Saltillo.

Things to do in Cuatro Cienegas

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Museo Casa Venustiano Carranza ©
Museo Casa Venustiano Carranza
Dunas de Yeso ©
Dunas de Yeso
Poza Azul ©
Poza Azul

1
night
Saltillo

Saltillo ©
Saltillo is the capital and largest city of the northeastern Mexican state of Coahuila and the municipal seat of the municipality of the same name. To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Saltillo trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Cuatro Cienegas to Saltillo in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Cuatro Cienegas to Saltillo is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Cuatro Cienegas in February; daily highs in Saltillo reach 27°C and lows reach 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Saltillo

Historic Sites Museums
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Catedral de Santiago de Saltillo ©
Museo de la Katrina ©
Museo de la Katrina