8 days in North America Itinerary

8 days in North America Itinerary

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Fly
1
Mexico City
— 1 night
Drive
2
Taxco
— 1 night
Drive
3
Cuernavaca
— 1 night
Drive
4
Acapulco
— 3 nights
Fly
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Mexico City
— 1 night
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Mexico City

— 1 night

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
On the 17th (Sun), get a sense of history and politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo, and then get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe.

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Los Angeles, USA to Mexico City is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Mexico City. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Mexico City, with lows of 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Taxco.

Things to do in Mexico City

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Taxco

— 1 night
Taxco de Alarcón is a small city and administrative center of a Taxco de Alarcón Municipality located in the Mexican state of Guerrero. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Mina Prehispanica de Taxco, admire the landmark architecture of Ex-convento de San Bernardino de Siena, then don't miss a visit to Zocalo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Prisca de Taxco.

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You can drive from Mexico City to Taxco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Mexico City in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Taxco: highs are around 79°F and lows about 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cuernavaca.

Things to do in Taxco

Historic Sites
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Cuernavaca

— 1 night
Cuernavaca is the capital and largest city of the state of Morelos in Mexico. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): deepen your understanding at Spanish Language Institute - Day Course, pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de San Jose El Calvario, then get engrossed in the history at Robert Brady Museum, and finally explore the ancient world of Archaeological Zone of Xochicalco.

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You can drive from Taxco to Cuernavaca in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daily temperatures in Cuernavaca can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Acapulco.

Things to do in Cuernavaca

Historic Sites · Museums
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Acapulco

— 3 nights
Probably one of Mexico's best-known beach resorts, Acapulco came into prominence in the mid-20th century, when it became a getaway for Hollywood movie starts and European millionaires.
On the 21st (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de la Paz (Chapel of Peace), then examine the collection at Fuerte De San Diego, then take in the dramatic natural features at La Quebrada, and finally make a trip to Plaza Alvarez. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Revolcadero and then wander the streets of Punta Diamante.

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Traveling by car from Cuernavaca to Acapulco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cuernavaca in January, expect Acapulco to be a bit warmer, temps between 91°F and 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Mexico City.

Things to do in Acapulco

Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches
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Mexico City

— 1 night

City of Palaces

Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): explore the galleries of Museo del Templo Mayor, then view the masterpieces at Yawi Arte Tradicional, then step into the grandiose world of Chapultepec Castle, and finally examine the collection at Museo Frida Kahlo.

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Traveling by flight from Acapulco to Mexico City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Acapulco in January: high temperatures in Mexico City hover around 69°F and lows are around 44°F. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

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