22 days in Tamaulipas Itinerary

22 days in Tamaulipas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tamaulipas vacation planner

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Tampico
— 5 nights
Drive
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Ciudad Victoria
— 5 nights
Drive
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Matamoros
— 5 nights
Drive
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Nuevo Laredo
— 6 nights
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Tampico

— 5 nights
Tampico is a city and port in the southeastern part of the state of Tamaulipas, Mexico. Tampico is known for nature, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the waterfront at Las Escolleras, browse the different shops at Centro Comercial 3 Arcos, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepcion, and admire the striking features of Antigua Aduana MarItima.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tampico trip itinerary website.

Des Moines, USA to Tampico is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Des Moines in January, expect Tampico to be much warmer, temps between 74°F and 57°F. On the 15th (Wed), you're off to Ciudad Victoria.

Things to do in Tampico

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

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Ciudad Victoria

— 5 nights
Ciudad Victoria, is the capital city of the Mexican state of Tamaulipas. Get out of town with these interesting Ciudad Victoria side-trips: Iglesia de San Antonio de Padua (in Tula), El Cielo International Biosphere Reserve / La Reserva Biosfera El Cielo (in Gomez Farias) and Palmillas (Canon El Salto & Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Las Nieves). There's still lots to do: stroll around Parque Tamatan and see the interesting displays at Centro de Educacion y Vigilancia Climatica Global Casa de la Tierra.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ciudad Victoria trip maker website.

You can drive from Tampico to Ciudad Victoria in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Tampico in January, expect little chillier with lows of 47°F in Ciudad Victoria. You'll set off for Matamoros on the 20th (Mon).

Things to do in Ciudad Victoria

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 15 — 20:

Matamoros

— 5 nights
Matamoros, officially known as Heroica Matamoros, is a city in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas. Change things up with these side-trips from Matamoros: Reynosa (Parque Cultural Reynosa & Parroquia de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Casamata Museum and kick back and relax at Playa costa Azul.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Matamoros trip planner.

You can drive from Ciudad Victoria to Matamoros in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in January, and nighttime lows around 50°F. You will leave for Nuevo Laredo on the 25th (Sat).

Things to do in Matamoros

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 20 — 25:

Nuevo Laredo

— 6 nights
Nuevo Laredo is a city in the Municipality of Nuevo Laredo in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas. Nuevo Laredo is known for shopping and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoologico de Nuevo Laredo, make a trip to Avenida Guerrero, hunt for treasures at Mercado Maclovio Herrera, and look for gifts at Martí S.A..

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Nuevo Laredo trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Matamoros to Nuevo Laredo in 4.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Matamoros to Nuevo Laredo due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 47°F. You'll set off for home on the 31st (Fri).

Things to do in Nuevo Laredo

Shopping · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 31:
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Bodies of Water · Beaches · Piers & Boardwalks