19 days in Mexico Itinerary

19 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Mexico City
— 5 nights
2
Angangueo
— 1 night
3
Queretaro City
— 2 nights
4
San Miguel de Allende
— 1 night
5
Guanajuato
— 1 night
6
Guadalajara
— 3 nights
7
Sayulita
— 1 night
8
Puerto Vallarta
— 3 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museo Trick Eye and Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Ocotlan. Head to Ambarte and Mercado de San Juanfor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Catedral de Toluca (in Toluca) and Centro Historico de Tlaxcala (in Tlaxcala). There's more to do: take a stroll through Colonia Roma and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de San Francisco.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Mexico City online road trip planner.

London, UK to Mexico City is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from London to Mexico City, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in January, you will find days in Mexico City are much hotter (°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can 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 ©
Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Ocotlan
Iglesia de San Francisco ©
Iglesia de San Francisco
Catedral de Toluca ©
Catedral de Toluca

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. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): explore the galleries of Parker House (Casa Parker).

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Angangueo journey website.

Traveling by car from Mexico City to Angangueo takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Mexico City in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of °C in Angangueo. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Queretaro City.

Things to do in Angangueo

Museums Historic Sites
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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Museo de los Conspiradores, thenstop by Quinto Real, and then stroll the grounds of Panteon de los queretanos Ilustres. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): get a taste of life in the country at RANCHO LA HONDONADA| and then steep yourself in history at Franciscan Missions in the Sierra Gorda.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Queretaro City trip simple and quick.

Drive from Angangueo to Queretaro City in 3 hours. Traveling from Angangueo in January, expect Queretaro City to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Queretaro City

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

RANCHO LA HONDONADA|
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Panteon de los queretanos Ilustres ©
Panteon de los queretanos Ilustres
Franciscan Missions in the Sierra Gorda ©
Franciscan Missions in the Sierra Gorda
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): buy something for everyone on your list at Doce 18, thenview the masterpieces at Mr Poster, thenlook for gifts at Abrazos San Miguel, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Casa Michoacana.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Miguel de Allende trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Queretaro City to San Miguel de Allende takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Guanajuato.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Shopping Museums
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Casa Michoacana ©
Casa Michoacana
Mr Poster ©
Mr Poster
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): stop by Dulceria La Catrina and then see a world frozen in time at Pozos de Mineral.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Guanajuato trip planning tool.

Drive from San Miguel de Allende to Guanajuato in an hour. In January in Guanajuato, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough 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.
Head to Tonala Craft Market and Galerias Sergio Bustamantefor plenty of shopping. Explore hidden gems such as Templo de San Agustin and Templo de San Juan de Dios. Go for a jaunt from Guadalajara to Ajijic to see Ajijic Cemetery about 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Rectoria de la Universidad de Guadalajara, browse the different shops at La Gran Plaza Fashion Mall, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Aranzazu Temple.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Guadalajara trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Guanajuato to Guadalajara takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Sayulita.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Tonala Craft Market, Ajijic Cemetery, La Gran Plaza Fashion Mall
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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.
On the 26th (Sun), play a few rounds at Punta Mita Golf Course, thenkick back and relax at Playa De Los Muertos, thenbrowse the eclectic array of goods at Sayulita Farmers Market/Mercado del Pueblo, and finally stop by Tiendita Hola Sayulita.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sayulita route planner.

Traveling by car from Guadalajara to Sayulita takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Guadalajara in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sayulita, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Sayulita

Outdoors Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Punta Mita Golf Course
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Playa De Los Muertos ©
Playa De Los Muertos
Sayulita Farmers Market/Mercado del Pueblo ©
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Old Vallarta and El Centro. Get some cultural insight at Olas Altas and Galeria Coppelia. There's much more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Caballito de Mar, take a stroll through Pueblo Real, and admire the masterpieces at OPC Oficina de Proyectos Culturales.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Puerto Vallarta day trip planner.

You can drive from Sayulita to Puerto Vallarta in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °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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