10 days in Mexico Itinerary

10 days in Mexico Itinerary

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10 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: San Salvador
1
Mexico City
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Puebla
— 1 day
bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Mexico City
— 1 night
4
Queretaro City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
San Miguel de Allende
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Guanajuato
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
7
Queretaro City
— 1 night
8
Mexico City
— Few hours
End: San Salvador

4
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
You've added La Condesa, Museo Soumaya, Plaza Garibaldi, and other attractions to your itinerary. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Zocalo and Museo del Templo Mayor. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo Nacional de Antropologia and National Palace (Palacio Nacional). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, delve into the distant past at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), walk around Alameda Central, and admire the landmark architecture of House of Tiles (Casa de los Azulejos).

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Mexico City online trip maker .

San Salvador, El Salvador to Mexico City is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Salvador in July, expect Mexico City to be a bit cooler, temps between 27°C and 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Puebla.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia

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day
Puebla

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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Zocalo as well as Church of Santo Domingo (Iglesia de Santo Domingo). Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): walk around Zocalo, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Basilica de Puebla, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Santo Domingo (Iglesia de Santo Domingo), and finally enjoy some diversion at Estrella de Puebla.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Puebla trip planner .

Take a bus from Mexico City to Puebla in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Mexico City in August since evenings lows in Puebla dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites Fun & Games Parks
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night
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Floating Gardens of Xochimilco has been added to your itinerary. On the 3rd (Thu), make a trip to Floating Gardens of Xochimilco, then examine the collection at Museo Frida Kahlo, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de la Sagrada Familia.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mexico City day trip tool .

Take a bus from Puebla to Mexico City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Puebla in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Mexico City, with lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Queretaro City.

Things to do in Mexico City

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Parroquia de la Sagrada Familia
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Floating Gardens of Xochimilco ©
Floating Gardens of Xochimilco
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo

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nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes De Cote Casa Vitivinicola as well as Finca Sala Vive by Freixenet Mexico. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): make a trip to El Acueducto De Queretaro, contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas, admire the landmark architecture of Casa de La Corregidora, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Santa Rosa de Viterbo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario de la Virgen de Schoenstatt, and finally learn about winemaking at Finca Sala Vive by Freixenet Mexico.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Queretaro City trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Mexico City to Queretaro City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. When traveling from Mexico City in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Queretaro City: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 15°C at night. On the 5th (Sat), you'll travel to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Queretaro City

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ezequiel Montes
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Santuario de la Virgen de Schoenstatt ©
Iglesia de Santa Rosa de Viterbo ©
Iglesia de Santa Rosa de Viterbo
Casa de La Corregidora ©
Casa de La Corregidora

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes El Jardin as well as Canada de la Virgen. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Canada de la Virgen, then don't miss a visit to El Jardin, and then admire the landmark architecture of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our San Miguel de Allende trip planning app .

Drive from Queretaro City to San Miguel de Allende in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in San Miguel de Allende are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 6th (Sun), you'll travel to Guanajuato.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Canada de la Virgen ©
Canada de la Virgen
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel ©
El Jardin ©
El Jardin

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): make a trip to Alhondiga de Granaditas and then explore the world behind art at Diego Rivera Museum and Home (Museo Casa Diego Rivera).

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Guanajuato trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Miguel de Allende to Guanajuato takes an hour. August in Guanajuato sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Queretaro City.

Things to do in Guanajuato

Museums Historic Sites
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1
night
Queretaro City

Queretaro City ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): make a trip to Templo y ex-convento de la Santa Cruz de los Milagros.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Queretaro City road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Guanajuato to Queretaro City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Mexico City.
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Mexico City

Mexico City
To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Mexico City trip planner .

You can drive from Queretaro City to Mexico City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. When traveling from Queretaro City in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Mexico City: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 16°C at night. On the 7th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Tours Nightlife Museums
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