12 days in Mexico City & Queretaro City Itinerary

12 days in Mexico City & Queretaro City Itinerary

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12 days in Mexico City & Queretaro City Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
1
Mexico City
— 8 nights
2
Queretaro City
— 3 nights
End: Mexico City

8
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Get out of town with these interesting Mexico City side-trips: Puebla (Museo de Arte Popular Santa Rosa de Lima, Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario), & more), Spanish Language Institute - Day Course (in Cuernavaca) and Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 (in San Juan Teotihuacan). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, delve into the lush surroundings at Bosque de Chapultepec, ponder the world of politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), and make a trip to Zocalo.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Mexico City day trip planning site .

If you are flying in from Colombia, the closest major airports are Licenciado Benito Juarez International Airport, Querétaro Intercontinental Airport and General Francisco J. Mujica International Airport. In December in Mexico City, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Queretaro City.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Puebla, Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala, Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5, Spanish Language Institute - Day Course
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo

3
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.
On the 15th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of El Jardin, take in the spiritual surroundings of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Fabrica La Aurora. Keep things going the next day: get great views at El Mirador, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then walk around El Charco del Ingenio.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Queretaro City sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Mexico City to Queretaro City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. In December in Queretaro City, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Queretaro City

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trip

San Miguel de Allende
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El Charco del Ingenio ©
El Charco del Ingenio
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel ©
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel
Fabrica La Aurora ©
Fabrica La Aurora

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