19 days in Mexico Itinerary

19 days in Mexico Itinerary

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19 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Mexico City
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Angangueo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Queretaro City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
San Miguel de Allende
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
5
Guanajuato
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Guadalajara
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Sayulita
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Puerto Vallarta
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: London

5
nights
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 Centro Historico de Tlaxcala and Catedral de Toluca. Do your shopping at Mercado de San Juan and Ambarte. Change things up with a short trip to Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Ocotlan in Tlaxcala (about 2 hours away). The adventure continues: have fun and explore at Museo Trick Eye, wander the streets of Colonia Roma, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de San Francisco.

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London, UK to Mexico City is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from London to Mexico City, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from London, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Mexico City, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Angangueo.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Tlaxcala, Catedral de Toluca, Colonia Roma
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Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Ocotlan ©
Catedral de Toluca ©
Catedral de Toluca
Iglesia de San Francisco ©
Iglesia de San Francisco

1
night
Angangueo

Angangueo
Angangueo is a town and municipality located in far eastern Michoacán state in central Mexico noted for its history of mining and its location in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve. On the 18th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Parker House (Casa Parker).

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Angangueo attractions website .

You can drive from Mexico City to Angangueo in 3.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Mexico City in January since evenings lows in Angangueo dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Queretaro City.

Things to do in Angangueo

Historic Sites Museums
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2
nights
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 19th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Museo de los Conspiradores, then look for gifts at Quinto Real, and then stroll the grounds of Panteon de los queretanos Ilustres. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the wide-open spaces of RANCHO LA HONDONADA| and then contemplate the long history of Franciscan Missions in the Sierra Gorda.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Queretaro City trip planning app .

You can drive from Angangueo to Queretaro City in 3 hours. Traveling from Angangueo in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Queretaro City: highs are around 27°C and lows about 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Queretaro City

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

RANCHO LA HONDONADA|
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Panteon de los queretanos Ilustres ©
Museo de los Conspiradores ©
Museo de los Conspiradores

1
night
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.
On the 21st (Tue), buy something for everyone on your list at Doce 18, take in the exciting artwork at Mr Poster, then stop by Abrazos San Miguel, and finally view the masterpieces at Casa Michoacana.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the San Miguel de Allende visit planner .

You can drive from Queretaro City to San Miguel de Allende in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in San Miguel de Allende are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Guanajuato.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Shopping Museums
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Abrazos San Miguel ©
Abrazos San Miguel

1
night
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 22nd (Wed): look for gifts at Dulceria La Catrina and then see a world frozen in time at Pozos de Mineral.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Guanajuato journey maker tool .

Traveling by car from San Miguel de Allende to Guanajuato takes an hour. In January, daily temperatures in Guanajuato can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Guadalajara.

Things to do in Guanajuato

Historic Sites Shopping
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Pozos de Mineral ©
Pozos de Mineral
Dulceria La Catrina ©
Dulceria La Catrina

3
nights
Guadalajara

Guadalajara ©
One of Mexico's cultural hubs, Guadalajara represents the home of mariachi music and hosts numerous large-scale events, ranging from international film festivals to celebrated book fairs.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Ajijic Cemetery and Templo de San Juan de Dios. Shop till you drop at Tonala Craft Market and La Gran Plaza Fashion Mall. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de San Agustin, pause for some serene contemplation at Aranzazu Temple, admire the striking features of Rectoria de la Universidad de Guadalajara, and browse for treasures at Galerias Sergio Bustamante.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Guadalajara trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Guanajuato to Guadalajara by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Sayulita.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Ajijic Cemetery, La Gran Plaza Fashion Mall, Tonala Craft Market
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Tonala Craft Market ©
Tonala Craft Market
Templo de San Agustin ©
Templo de San Agustin
Templo de San Juan de Dios ©
Templo de San Juan de Dios

1
night
Sayulita

Sayulita ©
Sandy beaches, good surfing, and affordable dining draw an increasing number of tourists to vacation in Sayulita, a smaller and less hectic alternative to nearby Puerto Vallarta.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): play a few rounds at Punta Mita Golf Course, then kick back and relax at Playa De Los Muertos, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Sayulita Farmers Market/Mercado del Pueblo, and finally stop by Tiendita Hola Sayulita.

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Traveling by car from Guadalajara to Sayulita takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Guadalajara in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 19°C in Sayulita. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Sayulita

Shopping Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Punta Mita Golf Course
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Playa De Los Muertos ©
Playa De Los Muertos
Tiendita Hola Sayulita ©
Tiendita Hola Sayulita

3
nights
Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta ©
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Galleria Dante and Ro'Wo Galeria. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Vallarta and Olas Altas. Step out of Puerto Vallarta to go to El Tuito and see Galeria Coppelia, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, view the masterpieces at Galeria Caballito de Mar, browse the exhibits of Galeria Corsica, and look for gifts at Pages in the Sun.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Puerto Vallarta journey website .

Take a bus from Sayulita to Puerto Vallarta in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daily temperatures in Puerto Vallarta can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Galeria Coppelia
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Old Vallarta ©
Old Vallarta
El Centro ©
El Centro
Olas Altas ©
Olas Altas

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