19 days in Mexico City, Puebla & San Luis Potosi Itinerary

19 days in Mexico City, Puebla & San Luis Potosi Itinerary

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19 days in Mexico City, Puebla & San Luis Potosi Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
1
Mexico City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Puebla
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
San Luis Potosi
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Puebla
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Mexico City

2
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Templo Mayor Museum and Coyoacan. Visiting Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve and Bosque de Chapultepec will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia), explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, delve into the distant past at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and steep yourself in history at Chapultepec Castle.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mexico City itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Mexico City. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Puebla.

Things to do in Mexico City

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve
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Frida Kahlo Museum ©
Frida Kahlo Museum
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

6
nights
Puebla

Puebla ©
Recognized as a World Heritage Site thanks to its photogenic colonial buildings, Puebla remains one of Mexico's top destinations for architecture enthusiasts.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Iglesia de Tonantzintla and Templo San Francisco Acatepec. Get some cultural insight at Zocalo and Catedral Basilica de Puebla. Venture out of the city with trips to Exconvento de Huejotzingo (in Huejotzingo), Church of Santa Maria (in Santa Maria Tonantzintla) and Museo Taurino (in Huamantla). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario de la Virgen de los Remedios, browse the collection at Biblioteca Palafoxiana, and don't miss a visit to Street of Candies.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Puebla trip builder.

Traveling by car from Mexico City to Puebla takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Mexico City in August since evenings lows in Puebla dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to San Luis Potosi.

Things to do in Puebla

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

San Pedro Cholula, Tlaxcala, Church of Santa Maria, Museo Taurino, Cacaxtla - Xochitécatl
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Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario) ©
Catedral Basilica de Puebla ©
Catedral Basilica de Puebla
Church of Santa Maria Tonantzintla ©

7
nights
San Luis Potosi

San Luis Potosi ©
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Huasteca Potosina and Cathedral of San Luis Potosi. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Tangamanga, don't miss a visit to Plaza del Carmen, explore the activities along El Nacimiento, and see the interesting displays at National Museum of Regional Masks (Museo Nacional de la Mascara).

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Luis Potosi itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Puebla to San Luis Potosi. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Puebla.

Things to do in San Luis Potosi

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trips

San Luis Potosi, Huasteca Potosina
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Parque Tangamanga ©
Parque Tangamanga
Cathedral of San Luis Potosi ©
Cathedral of San Luis Potosi

3
nights
Puebla

Puebla ©
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Zocalo and Iglesia de Tonantzintla. Get some historical perspective at Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario) and Church of Santo Domingo (Iglesia de Santo Domingo). See some other sides of Puebla: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Basilica de Puebla, delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueológica de Cholula, get lost in a book at Biblioteca Palafoxiana, and steep yourself in history at Fuertes de Loreto.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Puebla custom trip planner.

Explore your travel options from San Luis Potosi to Puebla with the Route module. While traveling from San Luis Potosi, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Puebla, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Puebla

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

San Pedro Cholula
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Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario) ©
Catedral Basilica de Puebla ©
Catedral Basilica de Puebla
Church of Santa Maria Tonantzintla ©
Church of Santa Maria Tonantzintla

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