8 days in Mexico City & San Miguel de Allende Itinerary

8 days in Mexico City & San Miguel de Allende Itinerary

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8 days in Mexico City & San Miguel de Allende Itinerary

Ottawa
train + bus + Fly:  14​h
Mexico City
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
San Miguel de Allende
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h 45​min
Ottawa

4
days
Mexico City

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana) and Templo Mayor Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Zocalo and Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, examine the collection at Frida Kahlo Museum, get a sense of history and politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), and steep yourself in history at Chapultepec Castle.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mexico City trip builder.

Ottawa, Canada to Mexico City is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. August in Mexico City sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Mexico City

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Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at El Charco del Ingenio and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Abrazos San Miguel, then examine the collection at Museo La Esquina, then browse for treasures at Fabrica La Aurora, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of El Jardin.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Miguel de Allende travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Mexico City to San Miguel de Allende in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Mexico City, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in San Miguel de Allende, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

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Fabrica La Aurora
El Jardin

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