14 days in San Miguel de Allende, Uruapan & Morelia Itinerary

14 days in San Miguel de Allende, Uruapan & Morelia Itinerary

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14 days in San Miguel de Allende, Uruapan & Morelia Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  7​h 30​min
1
San Miguel de Allende
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Uruapan
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Morelia
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: San Francisco

6
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.
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel and El Jardin will appeal to history buffs. Head to Fabrica La Aurora and Mr Posterfor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Miguel de Allende: Dolores Hidalgo (Casa Museo Jose Alfredo Jimenez, Church of the Grito, & more), Pozos de Mineral (in Guanajuato) and Queretaro City (Casa de La Corregidora, MUCAL Museo del Calendario, & more). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Ignacio Allende House (Casa de Ignacio Allende), take in the exciting artwork at Photographic Gallery SMA, shop like a local with Juan Zaragoza Galeria, and examine the collection at La Esquina Mexican Toy Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Miguel de Allende trip planner .

San Francisco, USA to San Miguel de Allende is an approximately 9-hour combination of subway, flight, taxi, and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to San Miguel de Allende is 2 hours. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in San Miguel de Allende, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 52°F. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Fri) before leaving for Uruapan.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Queretaro City, Dolores Hidalgo, Pozos de Mineral
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Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel ©
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel
Church of the Grito
Church of the Grito
Casa Museo Jose Alfredo Jimenez ©
Casa Museo Jose Alfredo Jimenez

4
nights
Uruapan

Uruapan ©
Uruapan is the second largest city in the Mexican state of Michoacán. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Santa Clara del Cobre and Catedral Diocesana de Zamora Michoacan. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Santuario Diocesano de Nuestra Sra.de Guadalupe and Telares Uruapan. Get out of town with these interesting Uruapan side-trips: Antigua Iglesia de San Juan Parangaricutiro (in Angahuan), National Museum of the Copper (in Santa Clara del Cobre) and Lake Chapala Farmers' Market (in Ajijic). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Parque Nacional Barranca del Cupatitzio, examine the collection at Museo del Cobre, and don't miss a visit to La Casa mas Angosta.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Uruapan trip planner .

Getting from San Miguel de Allende to Uruapan by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from San Miguel de Allende in April, expect nights in Uruapan to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are slightly colder, around 81°F. You'll set off for Morelia on the 16th (Tue).

Things to do in Uruapan

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Zamora de Hidalgo, Santa Clara del Cobre, National Museum of the Copper, Lake Chapala Farmers' Market, Antigua Iglesia de San Juan Parangaricutiro
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Santa Clara del Cobre ©
Santa Clara del Cobre

3
nights
Morelia

Morelia ©
Morelia is a city and municipality in the north central part of the state of Michoacán in central Mexico. You've now added Museo Michoacano de las Artesanias en Exconvento de San Francisco to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): make a trip to Museo Michoacano de las Artesanias en Exconvento de San Francisco. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Centro Historico de Morelia and then stop by Venta Artesanias.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Morelia trip planner .

You can drive from Uruapan to Morelia in 2 hours. Traveling from Uruapan in April, expect nights in Morelia to be a bit cooler, around 50°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 89°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Morelia

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Venta Artesanias
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Centro Historico de Morelia ©
Centro Historico de Morelia
Government Palace ©
Government Palace

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