18 days in Mexico Itinerary

18 days in Mexico Itinerary

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18 days in Mexico Itinerary

Spokane
Fly:  14​h 30​min
Mexico City
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Puebla
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Tula de Allende
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
San Miguel de Allende
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
Guanajuato
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Guadalajara
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
Spokane

4
days
Mexico City

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Explore hidden gems such as Archaeological Zone of Xochicalco and La Condesa. Get some cultural insight at Templo Mayor Museum and Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana). Take a break from Mexico City with a short trip to Tepozteco in Tepoztlan, about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Frida Kahlo Museum, learn about all things military at Museo del Ejercito y Fuerza Aerea Mexicanos Bethlemitas, explore the striking landscape of Chapultepec Park, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo.

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Spokane, USA to Mexico City is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Spokane to Mexico City is 2 hours. When traveling from Spokane in March, plan for much warmer days in Mexico City, with highs around 75°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Puebla.

Things to do in Mexico City

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Archaeological Zone of Xochicalco, Tepozteco
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Tepozteco
Palacio de Bellas Artes

3
days
Puebla

Recognized as a World Heritage Site thanks to its photogenic colonial buildings, Puebla remains one of Mexico's top destinations for architecture enthusiasts.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cantona Archaeological Ruins and Church of Santo Domingo (Iglesia de Santo Domingo). Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo) and Cacaxtla - Xochitécatl. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Tonantzintla, contemplate the long history of Barrio del Artista, enjoy breathtaking views from Estrella de Puebla, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Basilica de Puebla.

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Getting from Mexico City to Puebla by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mexico City in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Puebla, with lows of 49°F. On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tula de Allende.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Cacaxtla - Xochitécatl
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Cantona Archaeological Ruins
Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo)
Iglesia de Tonantzintla

2
days
Tula de Allende

Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Tula Toltec Archaeological Ruins.

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Drive from Puebla to Tula de Allende in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Tula de Allende

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nace el rio, Tula Toltec Archaeological Ruins, Grutas de Xoxafi
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Grutas de Xoxafi

2
days
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 9th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Fabrica La Aurora, then take an in-depth tour of Ignacio Allende House (Casa de Ignacio Allende), then get to know the fascinating history of El Jardin, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo de San Francisco, then browse for treasures at Galeria Atotonilco, then don't miss a visit to Santuario De Jesús Nazareno de Atotonilco, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Grito.

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Traveling by car from Tula de Allende to San Miguel de Allende takes 2.5 hours. In April in San Miguel de Allende, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Guanajuato.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

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Church of the Grito
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Fabrica La Aurora
El Jardin

2
days
Guanajuato

Recognized as a World Heritage Site, Guanajuato spills over hilly terrain in central Mexico, luring visitors with its pleasant tree-shaded plazas and friendly sidewalk cafes.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): examine the collection at Museo De Las Momias de Guanajuato, then examine the collection at El Museo Bocamina San Ramon, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bocamina de San Cayetano, and finally explore the galleries of Regional Museum of Guanajuato Alhóndiga de Granaditas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see a world frozen in time at Pozos de Mineral.

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You can drive from San Miguel de Allende to Guanajuato in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. April in Guanajuato sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Guadalajara.

Things to do in Guanajuato

Museums Historic Sites
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Museo de las Momias de Guanajuato
Pozos de Mineral

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Guadalajara Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Expiatory Temple, and then hike along Forest of the Spring (Bosque de la Primavera). Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Instituto Cultural Cabanas, then get to know the fascinating history of Romantic Lake Chapala, and then explore the activities along Lake Chapala (Lago de Chapala).

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Traveling by car from Guanajuato to Guadalajara takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. April in Guadalajara sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lake Chapala
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Lake Chapala
Romantic Lake Chapala
Instituto Cultural Cabanas

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