11 days in Mexico City, Queretaro & Guanajuato Itinerary

11 days in Mexico City, Queretaro & Guanajuato Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central Mexico and Gulf Coast travel route planner

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Mexico City
— 4 nights
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Bernal
— 1 night
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Dolores Hidalgo
— 1 night
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San Miguel de Allende
— 2 nights
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Queretaro City
— 2 nights
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Mexico City

— 4 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Arto Otra and Yawi Arte Tradicional. Get a sense of the local culture at Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Museo Frida Kahlo. Change things up with a short trip to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan (about 1h 15 min away). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the lush surroundings at Bosque de Chapultepec, visit Historic Center (Centro Historico), explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor, and take a stroll through Coyoacan.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Mexico City day trip app.

Phoenix, USA to Mexico City is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Phoenix to Mexico City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, Mexico City is colder than Phoenix - with highs of 76°F and lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Bernal.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 5:

Bernal

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Finca Sala Vive by Freixenet Mexico and then learn about winemaking at Viñedos La Redonda.

For photos and more tourist information, go to the Bernal attractions planning app.

You can drive from Mexico City to Bernal in 3 hours. While traveling from Mexico City, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Bernal, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Dolores Hidalgo.

Things to do in Bernal

Wineries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 5 — 6:

Dolores Hidalgo

— 1 night
On the 7th (Fri), take a stroll through Calle Puebla, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Grito, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parroquia Nuestra Senora de los Dolores, then see the interesting displays at Casa Museo Jose Alfredo Jimenez, and finally learn about winemaking at Vinedos Cuna de Tierra.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Dolores Hidalgo online trip planner.

You can drive from Bernal to Dolores Hidalgo in 2.5 hours. June in Dolores Hidalgo sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Dolores Hidalgo

Wineries · Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 7:

San Miguel de Allende

— 2 nights
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 8th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Josefina Membrila Fine Art, learn something new at Galeria San Francisco, explore the galleries of Fabrica La Aurora, then explore the galleries of Mr Poster, and finally admire the striking features of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Museo La Esquina, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Zoho, then view the masterpieces at Casa Michoacana, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally view the masterpieces at Bordello Galeria.

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You can drive from Dolores Hidalgo to San Miguel de Allende in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Queretaro City.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Museums · Shopping · Spas · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 9:

Queretaro City

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Peña de Bernal. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Historic Center of Santiago de Queretaro, then stop by Quinto Real, then take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Libertad, and finally admire the masterpieces at MUCAL Museo del Calendario.

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Traveling by car from San Miguel de Allende to Queretaro City takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Queretaro City are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Queretaro City

Museums · Nature · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 11:

Queretaro travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Landmarks · Wineries & Vineyards
At the very center of Mexico, the tiny state of Queretaro encompasses a range of ecosystems, from arid deserts to tropical rainforests. A trip to Queretaro reveals a compact area once controlled by the powerful Aztec Empire, which now contains mostly small towns, agricultural villages, and family-run ranches. Despite its small size, this state is packed with pleasant surprises, from historically significant sites and wildlife-rich biosphere reserves, to major pre-Columbian ruins. One of the most popular places to visit in Queretaro is La Pena de Bernal, one of the world's tallest and oldest monoliths, formed by natural forces at least 60 million years ago.

Guanajuato travel guide

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Landmarks · Architectural Buildings · Specialty Museums
Granary of the Republic
With well over a third of its area suitable for agriculture, Guanajuato remains the "Granary of the Republic" as a major producer of corn, beans, sorghum, barley, and wheat. A tour of Guanajuato allows you to trace the "Bicentennial Route," originally followed by an insurgent army led by Miguel Hidalgo, one of the leaders of Mexican struggle for independence. Other popular things to do in Guanajuato include exploring historical haciendas and mines, attending local festivals, and visiting the state's thriving cities. Start in the World Heritage-listed eponymous capital, known for its cobblestoned streets, pleasant plazas, and unusual underground roadways.