11 days in Mexico Itinerary

11 days in Mexico Itinerary

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11 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
1
Mexico City
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Cuernavaca
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Bernal
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
San Miguel de Allende
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Dolores Hidalgo
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Phoenix

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.
Let the collections at Frida Kahlo Museum and Museo del Azucar capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Historic Center (Centro Historico) and Chapultepec Castle are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chapultepec Park, pause for some photo ops at Monumento a los Heroes de la Independencia, steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, and admire the landmark architecture of La Ensenanza.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mexico City route app .

Phoenix, USA to Mexico City is an approximately 7-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 cooler than Phoenix - with highs of 76°F and lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Cuernavaca.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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2
nights
Cuernavaca

Cuernavaca ©
Cuernavaca is the capital and largest city of the state of Morelos in Mexico. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de San Jose El Calvario, admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Cortes, browse the exhibits of Robert Brady Museum, then explore and take pictures at Spanish Language Institute - Day Course, and finally explore the ancient world of Archaeological Zone of Xochicalco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Xochicalco, then admire the masterpieces at Espacio Cultural "Aqui estuvo Zapata", and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cuernavaca holiday planner.

Getting from Mexico City to Cuernavaca by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Mexico City in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cuernavaca: temperatures range from 82°F by day to 61°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Bernal.

Things to do in Cuernavaca

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Xochicalco
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Robert Brady Museum ©
Robert Brady Museum
Archaeological Zone of Xochicalco ©
Xochicalco ©
Xochicalco

1
night
Bernal

Bernal ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Pena de Bernal, learn about winemaking at Viñedos La Redonda, and then learn about winemaking at Finca Sala Vive by Freixenet Mexico.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bernal travel route planner.

You can drive from Cuernavaca to Bernal in 4 hours. June in Bernal sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Bernal

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trip

Ezequiel Montes
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Pena de Bernal ©
Pena de Bernal
Viñedos La Redonda ©
Viñedos La Redonda

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of El Jardin, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Histórico Casa de Allende, and finally view the masterpieces at Josefina Membrila Fine Art. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at La Esquina Mexican Toy Museum, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Fabrica La Aurora, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

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

Drive from Bernal to San Miguel de Allende in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Dolores Hidalgo.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Fabrica La Aurora ©
Fabrica La Aurora
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel ©
El Jardin ©
El Jardin

1
night
Dolores Hidalgo

Dolores Hidalgo ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Grito, then examine the collection at Casa Museo Jose Alfredo Jimenez, and then do a tasting at Vinedos Cuna de Tierra.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Dolores Hidalgo online road trip planner .

Getting from San Miguel de Allende to Dolores Hidalgo by car takes about an hour. June in Dolores Hidalgo sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dolores Hidalgo

Museums Wineries Historic Sites
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Casa Museo Jose Alfredo Jimenez ©
Casa Museo Jose Alfredo Jimenez
Church of the Grito
Church of the Grito

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