13 days in Mexico Itinerary

13 days in Mexico Itinerary

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13 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly + taxi:  7​h 45​min
1
Guanajuato
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Dolores Hidalgo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
San Miguel de Allende
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Queretaro City
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 30​min
5
Cuernavaca
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Mexico City
— 4 nights
End: Phoenix


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2
nights
Guanajuato

Guanajuato ©
Recognized as a World Heritage Site, Guanajuato spills over hilly terrain in central Mexico, luring visitors with its pleasant tree-shaded plazas and friendly sidewalk cafes.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museo de las Momias de Guanajuato. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Diego Rivera Museum and Home (Museo Casa Diego Rivera), get engrossed in the history at Alhondiga de Granaditas, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of Our Lady of Guanajuato, and finally see the interesting displays at Don Quixote Iconographic Museum (Museo Iconografico del Quijote).

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Guanajuato trip itinerary planner.

Phoenix, USA to Guanajuato is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Phoenix to Guanajuato is 1 hour. In June, Guanajuato is cooler than Phoenix - with highs of 84°F and lows of 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Dolores Hidalgo.

Things to do in Guanajuato

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Cerro del cubilete
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Dolores Hidalgo

Dolores Hidalgo ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Independence Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parroquia de Nuestra Senora de los Dolores, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Grito, then see the interesting displays at Casa Museo Jose Alfredo Jimenez, and finally do a tasting at Vinedos Cuna de Tierra.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Dolores Hidalgo trip maker .

You can drive from Guanajuato to Dolores Hidalgo in an hour. June in Dolores Hidalgo sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 61°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Miguel de Allende.

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

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 5th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, take in the exciting artwork at Ted Davis - Galeria de Fotografia, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Fabrica La Aurora. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Museo Histórico Casa de Allende, then examine the collection at La Esquina Mexican Toy Museum, and then make a trip to El Jardin.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Miguel de Allende trip planning website .

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 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Queretaro City.

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 ©
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel
El Jardin ©
El Jardin

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): examine the collection at Museo Regional, then explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Sacro Queretaro, then contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at La Pena de Bernal. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Rosa de Viterbo, then steep yourself in history at Historic Center of Santiago de Queretaro, and finally admire the striking features of Casa de La Corregidora.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Queretaro City trip planning site .

Drive from San Miguel de Allende to Queretaro City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cuernavaca.

Things to do in Queretaro City

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Iglesia de Santa Rosa de Viterbo ©
Peña de Bernal ©
Peña de Bernal
Museo Regional ©
Museo Regional

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Cuernavaca

Cuernavaca ©
Cuernavaca is the capital and largest city of the state of Morelos in Mexico. On the 9th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Palacio de Cortes, get engrossed in the history at Robert Brady Museum, admire the natural beauty at Garden Borda Cultural Center, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de San Jose El Calvario, and finally explore the ancient world of Archaeological Zone of Xochicalco.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cuernavaca trip builder .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Queretaro City to Cuernavaca takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Cuernavaca are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cuernavaca

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Robert Brady Museum ©
Robert Brady Museum
Archaeological Zone of Xochicalco ©
Palacio de Cortes ©
Palacio de Cortes

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Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Historic Center (Centro Historico) and Museo del Templo Mayor. Appreciate the collections at Frida Kahlo Museum and Palacio de Bellas Artes. And it doesn't end there: delve into the lush surroundings at Chapultepec Park, explore the ancient world of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), don't miss a visit to Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan, and ponder the world of politics at Palacio Postal.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Mexico City sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Cuernavaca to Mexico City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Cuernavaca in June, plan for little chillier days in Mexico City, with highs around 76°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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Bosque de Chapultepec ©
Bosque de Chapultepec
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia

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