10 days in Mexico City & Guanajuato Itinerary

10 days in Mexico City & Guanajuato Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central Mexico and Gulf Coast travel route planner

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Mexico City
— 6 nights
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Guanajuato
— 3 nights
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Mexico City

— 6 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Popular historic sites such as Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 and Museo del Templo Mayor are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Zocalo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mexico City: Robert Brady Museum (in Cuernavaca) and Puebla (Zocalo, Puebla Cathedra, &more). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Historic Center (Centro Historico), see the interesting displays at Museo Frida Kahlo, get a sense of history and politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Mexico City online attractions planner.

If you are flying in from Colombia, the closest major aiports are Licenciado Benito Juarez International Airport, Querétaro Intercontinental Airport and Felipe Angeles International Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Guanajuato.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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Guanajuato

— 3 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Museo Histórico Casa de Allende, then admire the landmark architecture of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally get to know the fascinating history of El Jardin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse for treasures at Fabrica La Aurora and then get engrossed in the history at Alhondiga de Granaditas.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Guanajuato trip planner.

Getting from Mexico City to Guanajuato by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Guanajuato

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trip

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