10 days in Mexico Itinerary

10 days in Mexico Itinerary

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10 days in Mexico Itinerary

Mexico City
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Queretaro City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
San Miguel de Allende
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
Guanajuato
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
San Juan Teotihuacan
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
Mexico City
— 2 nights
Mexico City

2
days
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.
You've now added La Pena de Bernal to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Templo y ex-convento de la Santa Cruz de los Milagros, don't miss a visit to El Acueducto De Queretaro, and then explore the striking landscape at La Pena de Bernal. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Leyendas y Mitos de Queretaro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Rosa de Viterbo, then don't miss a visit to Convento de Santa Clara, and finally steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Queretaro City tour planner.

Mexico City to Queretaro City is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mexico City in September: highs in Queretaro City hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to San Miguel de Allende.

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Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
La Pena de Bernal ©
La Pena de Bernal

2
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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 16th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, browse for treasures at Fabrica La Aurora, and then don't miss a visit to El Jardin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): stroll through El Charco del Ingenio, then see the interesting displays at Museo La Esquina, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Histórico Casa de Allende, and finally admire the striking features of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the San Miguel de Allende itinerary builder.

Getting from Queretaro City to San Miguel de Allende by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in San Miguel de Allende can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Guanajuato.

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Fabrica La Aurora
Fabrica La Aurora
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel
El Jardin ©
El Jardin

2
days
Guanajuato

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.
On the 18th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Museo Exhacienda San Gabriel de Barrera, don't miss a visit to Alley of the Kiss (Callejon del Beso), then look for gifts at Cerámica Valdés, and finally appreciate the history behind Monumento al Pipila. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Don Quixote Iconographic Museum (Museo Iconografico del Quijote), get engrossed in the history at Regional Museum of Guanajuato Alhóndiga de Granaditas, make a trip to Jardin de la Union, then look for gifts at DULCERIA LA Catrina, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo de las Momias de Guanajuato.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Guanajuato sightseeing planner.

Getting from San Miguel de Allende to Guanajuato by car takes about an hour. In September in Guanajuato, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Juan Teotihuacan.

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Monumento al Pipila ©
Monumento al Pipila
Jardin de la Union ©
Jardin de la Union

2
days
San Juan Teotihuacan

San Juan Teotihuacan ©
Home to perhaps the most impressive of Mexico's archaeological sites, San Juan Teotihuacan provides easy access to the World Heritage-listed "City of Gods," the largest pre-Columbian urban center in the Americas.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Pyramid of the Sun, then don't miss a visit to Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan, and then look for gifts at Comercializadora Artesanal Teotihuacan. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Ex Convent of Acolman, then explore the ancient world of Tecoaque (Sultepec), and then identify plant and animal life at Reino Animal.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Juan Teotihuacan online itinerary creator.

Getting from Guanajuato to San Juan Teotihuacan by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Mexico City.

Things to do in San Juan Teotihuacan

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Tecoaque (Sultepec), Ex Convent of Acolman
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Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan ©
Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan
Pyramid of the Sun ©
Pyramid of the Sun
Ex Convent of Acolman ©
Ex Convent of Acolman

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Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): examine the collection at Frida Kahlo Museum, make a trip to Zocalo, then make a trip to Inmobiliaria Paseo de la Reforma, and finally examine the collection at National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia). On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Templo Mayor Museum, then delve into the distant past at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), then explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Mexico City itinerary maker.

Getting from San Juan Teotihuacan to Mexico City by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and subway. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Juan Teotihuacan to Mexico City due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Mexico City are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

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Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Frida Kahlo Museum ©
Frida Kahlo Museum

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