13 days in Mexico Itinerary

13 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Mexico City
— 4 nights
Fly
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Tampico
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ciudad Valles
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Luis Potosi
— 3 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.
Mexico City is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, get a sense of history and politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo, and browse the exhibits of Museo Frida Kahlo.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Mexico City trip itinerary website.

San Francisco, USA to Mexico City is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and tram. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In October, daily temperatures in Mexico City can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tampico.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 7:

Tampico

— 2 nights
Tampico is a city and port in the southeastern part of the state of Tamaulipas, Mexico. On the 7th (Thu), kick back and relax at Playa Miramar and then admire the striking features of Antigua Aduana MarItima. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a leisurely stroll along Las Escolleras and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepcion.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampico online tour planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mexico City to Tampico. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Mexico City in October, with highs in Tampico at 88°F and lows at 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ciudad Valles.

Things to do in Tampico

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 7 — 9:

Ciudad Valles

— 3 nights
Ciudad Valles is the second-largest city in the Mexican state of San Luis Potosí. Your day by day itinerary now includes Huasteca Total as well as Huasteca Potosina. Explore Ciudad Valles' surroundings by going to Desarrollo Ecoturistico Ejidal Indigena Pame Puente de Dios (in Tamasopo) and Tamul Waterfalls (in Aquismon).

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ciudad Valles route maker website.

Getting from Tampico to Ciudad Valles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Luis Potosi.

Things to do in Ciudad Valles

Parks · Nature · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 12:

San Luis Potosi

— 3 nights
San Luis Potosi is known for parks, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of San Luis Potosi, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Regional Masks (Museo Nacional de la Mascara), walk around Parque Alameda, and make a trip to Centro de las Artes de San Luis Potosi Centenario.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Luis Potosi vacation planner.

Getting from Ciudad Valles to San Luis Potosi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in October, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Luis Potosi

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 15:

Mexico travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling
Tailor-made for anyone seeking that traditional sun-and-sand experience, Mexico vacations allow visitors to explore nearly 10,000 km (6,200 mi) of picturesque coastlines. Idyllic beaches and favorable year-round weather aside, this diverse country with a rich pre-Colombian history allows tourists a chance to discover a fascinating cuisine, numerous archaeological sites, state-of-the-art museums, colonial-era haciendas, and outstanding examples of 21st-century architecture. Most visitors get to know the country by its cities, but if you want a well-rounded Mexico tour, spend some time exploring its jungles, cloud forests, Caribbean reefs, snowcapped volcanoes, vast deserts, and tranquil lagoons. Life is lived outdoors in Mexico, so wherever you go, don't forget to dine alfresco and stroll the country's colonial streets.

San Luis Potosi travel guide

4.6
River Rafting & Tubing · Waterfalls · Gardens
Home to ancient cultures that inhabited modern-day Mexico long before the arrival of colonialists, the northern Mexican state of San Luis Potosi celebrates its rich history. Founded on the back of a gold rush in 1592, the state, and its capital city of the same name, enjoyed prosperity, which can still be seen in the striking colonial architecture on a San Luis Potosi itinerary. Situated between three of Mexico's biggest cities, the state holds an important place as one of the country's key trading routes. Most of the state sits on the Mexican plateau, with a tropial valley around the Tampaon River in the east.