13 days in Mexico City, Queretaro City & San Miguel de Allende Itinerary

13 days in Mexico City, Queretaro City & San Miguel de Allende Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Mexico City
1
Mexico City
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Queretaro City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
San Miguel de Allende
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
End: Mexico City

7
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 and Historic Center (Centro Historico) will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Bosque de Chapultepec and Museo Viviente. Venture out of the city with trips to Parque De Los Ciervos (in Atizapan de Zaragoza) and Puebla (Museo de Arte Popular Santa Rosa de Lima, Zocalo, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, get a sense of history and politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo, and step into the grandiose world of Chapultepec Castle.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Mexico City holiday website.

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major aiports are Licenciado Benito Juarez International Airport, Querétaro Intercontinental Airport and General Francisco J. Mujica International Airport. In March in Mexico City, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Queretaro City.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Puebla, Parque De Los Ciervos, Los Tuxtlas Biosphere Reserve, Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

2
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 Peña de Bernal. On the 7th (Tue), get a taste of life in the country at RANCHO LA HONDONADA|, then do a tasting at Finca Sala Vive by Freixenet Mexico, then take in the dramatic natural features at Peña de Bernal, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de la Virgen de los Dolores de Soriano. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ponder the world of politics at Casa de La Corregidora, then examine the collection at Museo Regional, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Santa Rosa de Viterbo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Sacro.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Queretaro City trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Mexico City to Queretaro City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. Traveling from Mexico City in April, expect nights in Queretaro City to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Queretaro City

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Colon, Finca Sala Vive by Freixenet Mexico
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Iglesia de Santa Rosa de Viterbo ©
Iglesia de Santa Rosa de Viterbo
Peña de Bernal ©
Peña de Bernal
Museo Regional ©
Museo Regional

3
nights
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 (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with Fabrica La Aurora, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then stop by Arte Divino, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museo La Esquina and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read San Miguel de Allende trip tool.

Traveling by car from Queretaro City to San Miguel de Allende takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in San Miguel de Allende sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Museums Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Museo de las Momias de Guanajuato
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Horseback Riding Tours
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel ©
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel
Museo La Esquina ©
Museo La Esquina