15 days in Mexico Itinerary

15 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Mexico City
— 4 nights
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Oaxaca
— 3 nights
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Merida
— 3 nights
Fly to Del Bajío International Airport, Drive to Leon
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Leon
— 1 night
Drive
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Guanajuato
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mexico City
— 1 night
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Mexico City

City of Palaces

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 Zona Arqueológica Cuicuilco and Sagrario Metropolitano. Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez and Museo Nacional de las Intervenciones are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de San Carlos, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de San Hipolito, walk around Reserva Ecologica Cuemanco-Xochimilco, and gain insight at Iglesia de San Francisco.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Mexico City day trip planning tool.

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, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Mexico City

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

3
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Oaxaca

Capital city of the eponymous state, Oaxaca relies heavily on its colonial charm, its core a maze of tree-shaded alleys flanked by photogenic mansions, government buildings, and old churches.
Explore hidden gems such as Coyote Aventuras and Ex-Convento de Santa Catalina. Temple Tlacochahuaya and Convento de San Jeronimo will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Oaxaca with a short trip to Zona Arqueologica Zaachila in Zaachila, about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Alvarez Bravo Photographic Center, browse the exhibits of Voces de Copal, and learn something new at La Casa de las Artesanias de Oaxaca.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Oaxaca trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Oaxaca takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. When traveling from Mexico City in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Oaxaca: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Merida.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 7 — 10:

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Merida

Yucatan's busy capital, Merida remains a mid-sized urban center offering an impressive list of cultural activities, eclectic nightlife, and a chance to see tropical examples of French and Italian architecture.
On the 11th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Hacienda Yaxcopoil, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Jesus, and then pause for some photo ops at Monumento a la Patria. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Cementario General, then look for gifts at ki'Xocolatl, then examine the collection at Casa Museo Montes Molina, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Merida journey maker website.

Fly from Oaxaca to Merida in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Oaxaca in October: high temperatures in Merida hover around 91°F and lows are around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Leon.

Things to do in Merida

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 10 — 13:

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Leon

León is the most populous city and municipality in the Mexican state of Guanajuato. On the 14th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo Inmaculado Corazon De Maria, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Sacro, then get into the urban bustle at Calzada de las Artes, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Parroquia del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Leon trip itinerary maker site.

Explore your travel options from Merida to Leon with the Route module. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Merida to Leon due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Merida in October; daily highs in Leon reach 79°F and lows reach 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Guanajuato.

Things to do in Leon

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 14:

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Museo Histórico Casa de Allende, take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo de San Francisco, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at La Parroquia. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Arte Divino, then take an in-depth tour of Ignacio Allende House (Casa de Ignacio Allende), and then browse the exhibits of Mr Poster.

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Getting from Leon to Guanajuato by car takes about 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Guanajuato can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Mexico City.

Things to do in Guanajuato

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 14 — 16:

1
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Mexico City

City of Palaces

On the 17th (Sat), hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Mexico City travel route planning site.

Getting from Guanajuato to Mexico City by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Guanajuato in October, you will find days in Mexico City are slightly colder (73°F), and nights are about the same (54°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Tours
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Highlights from your trip

Mexico travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Beaches · Landmarks
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.

Guanajuato travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Granary of the Republic
With well over a third of its area suitable for agriculture, Guanajuato remains the "Granary of the Republic" as a major producer of corn, beans, sorghum, barley, and wheat. A tour of Guanajuato allows you to trace the "Bicentennial Route," originally followed by an insurgent army led by Miguel Hidalgo, one of the leaders of Mexican struggle for independence. Other popular things to do in Guanajuato include exploring historical haciendas and mines, attending local festivals, and visiting the state's thriving cities. Start in the World Heritage-listed eponymous capital, known for its cobblestoned streets, pleasant plazas, and unusual underground roadways.