60 days in North America Itinerary

60 days in North America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico visit planner

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Mexico City
— 30 nights
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Queretaro City
— 4 nights
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Chapala
— 5 nights
Drive
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Guadalajara
— 6 nights
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San Francisco
— 9 nights
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Mazatlan
— 5 nights
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Mexico City

— 30 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso. Popular historic sites such as Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 and Chapultepec Castle are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Mexico City side-trips: Ex Convent of Acolman (in Acolman), Buceo en Las Estacas (in Tlaltizapan) and Cuernavaca (Robert Brady Museum, Cathedral of the Asencion (Catedral de la Asuncion), &more). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Gran Hotel Ciudad de Mexico, admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, examine the collection at Monumento y Museo de la Revolucion, and contemplate the long history of Piramide de la Serpiente Emplumada.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Mexico City road trip planning tool.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Licenciado Benito Juarez International Airport, Querétaro Intercontinental Airport and Santa Lucía Air Force Base / Felipe Angeles International Airport. In September, daily temperatures in Mexico City can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Queretaro City.

Things to do in Mexico City

Side Trips

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Queretaro City

— 4 nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Casa de La Corregidora and Museo Regional. Step out of the city life by going to Horseback Riding Tours and Jardin Botanico Regional de Cadereyta. Venture out of the city with trips to San Miguel de Allende (La Parroquia, Mr Poster, &more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Museo Casa de la Zacatecana, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte de Querétaro, take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo de San Francisco, and get into the urban bustle at Cerro de las Campanas.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Queretaro City trip planner.

Getting from Mexico City to Queretaro City by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or fly. When traveling from Mexico City in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Queretaro City: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Chapala.

Things to do in Queretaro City

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Chapala

— 5 nights
Chapala is a town and municipality in the central Mexican state of Jalisco, located on the north shore of Lake Chapala, Mexico's largest freshwater lake. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Malecon de Chapala and La Cienega de Tlaxcala. Visiting Lake Chapala and Isla de los Alacranes will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Parroquia Senor del Monte (in Jocotepec), Ocotlan (Ocotlan Presidencia Municipal (city Hall) & Parroquia del Senor de la Misercordia) and Templo de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe (in Tapalpa). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Cascada de Comala, tee off at Chula Vista Country Club, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and don't miss a visit to Plaza de Chapala.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Chapala trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Queretaro City to Chapala takes 4.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Chapala can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Guadalajara.

Things to do in Chapala

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Golf

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 5 — 10:

Guadalajara

— 6 nights

Pearl of the West

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.
Visit Templo Expiatorio del Santisimo Sacramento and Parroquia de San Jose Obrero for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Museo Panteon de Belen and Parroquia Santiago Apostol. Get out of town with these interesting Guadalajara side-trips: Museo Los Abuelos Familia Sauza (in Tequila), Jalisco en Globo (in Amatitan) and Bosque El Centinela (in Zapopan). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Instituto Cultural Cabanas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario de Nuestra Senora de la Soledad, explore the world behind art at MUSA Museo de las Artes Universidad de Guadalajara, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Guadalajara Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Guadalajara tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Chapala to Guadalajara in an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Guadalajara can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 10 — 16:

San Francisco

— 9 nights
Take a break from the city and head to Dressel Divers and Playa San Pancho. Get a sense of the local culture at Splash of Glass and Altavista Petroglyph Complex. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Punta de Mita (El Anclote & Punta Mita Golf Course), Destiladeras Beach (in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle) and Jaltemba Equine Education Project (J.E.E.P.) (in La Penita de Jaltemba).

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read San Francisco road trip tool.

You can drive from Guadalajara to San Francisco in 4 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Guadalajara in October: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 88°F and lows are around 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Mazatlan.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 16 — 25:

Mazatlan

— 5 nights

Pacific Pearl

Fine beaches remain a top reason to take a trip to Mazatlan, a developed resort city with a high concentration of hotels and restaurants.
Popular historic sites such as El Faro Mazatlan and Plaza Machado are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Old Mazatlan and Kayaking & Canoeing. There's still lots to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, head outdoors with Venados Baseball Club, don't miss a visit to Malecon de Mazatlan, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Mazatlan Basilica de la Inmaculada Concepcion.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Mazatlan online attractions planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Mazatlan in 5.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mexican Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In October in Mazatlan, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 72°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Mazatlan

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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