8 days in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast Itinerary

8 days in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast Itinerary

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8 days in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  13​h 30​min
Queretaro City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
San Miguel de Allende
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Mexico City
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Minneapolis

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 10th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas, make a trip to Templo y ex-convento de la Santa Cruz de los Milagros, and then explore the striking landscape at La Pena de Bernal.

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Minneapolis, USA to Queretaro City is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. While traveling from Minneapolis, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Queretaro City, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Miguel de Allende.

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La Pena de Bernal ©
La Pena de Bernal

2
days
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 11th (Fri): stop by Abrazos San Miguel and then identify plant and animal life at Canada de la Virgen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, see the interesting displays at Museo La Esquina, get curious at Museo de Astronomia Prehispanica, then get to know the fascinating history of El Jardin, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

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You can drive from Queretaro City to San Miguel de Allende in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in San Miguel de Allende are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Mexico City.

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Canada de la Virgen ©
Canada de la Virgen
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Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel ©
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel

3
days
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Mexico City is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, shopping, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a taste of the local shopping with Coyoacan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), examine the collection at National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia), and steep yourself in history at Chapultepec Castle.

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You can drive from San Miguel de Allende to Mexico City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Traveling from San Miguel de Allende in May, you will find days in Mexico City are slightly colder (79°F), and nights are about the same (56°F). On the 16th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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Coyoacan ©
Coyoacan
Historic Center (Centro Historico) ©

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