29 days in Mexico Itinerary

29 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Start: Santiago
Fly:  12 h 15 min
1
Mexico City
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Queretaro City
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
San Miguel de Allende
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Guadalajara
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Tequila
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  11 h 30 min
6
Palenque
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
7
Oaxaca
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
8
Merida
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
9
Puebla
— 2 nights
Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Santiago


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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.
Visit Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 and Zocalo for their historical value. Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Palacio de Bellas Artes are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: stop by Coyoacan, explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor, wander the streets of Historic Center (Centro Historico), and admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Mexico City trip builder.

Santiago, Chile to Mexico City is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Chile Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Queretaro City.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Finca Sala Vive by Freixenet Mexico and Teatro de la Republica. Popular historic sites such as Historic Center of Santiago de Queretaro and Iglesia de Santa Rosa de Viterbo are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Queretaro City: Viñedos La Redonda (in Ezequiel Montes) and Jardin Botanico Regional de Cadereyta (in Cadereyta de Montes). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museo Regional, contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas, don't miss a visit to El Acueducto De Queretaro, and admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Sacro.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Queretaro City trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Mexico City to Queretaro City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mexico City in August: highs in Queretaro City hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Queretaro City

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Ezequiel Montes, Jardin Botanico Regional de Cadereyta
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Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Museo Regional ©
Museo Regional
Finca Sala Vive by Freixenet Mexico ©
Finca Sala Vive by Freixenet Mexico

3
nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel and El Jardin. Alhondiga de Granaditas and Museo Ex-Hacienda San Gabriel de Barrera are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Guanajuato (Museo de las Momias de Guanajuato, Templo de San Francisco, &more). The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, browse for treasures at Fabrica La Aurora, take in the exciting artwork at Arte Divino, and browse the exhibits of Casa Michoacana.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the San Miguel de Allende day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Queretaro City to San Miguel de Allende takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in San Miguel de Allende are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Guadalajara.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Guanajuato
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Fabrica La Aurora ©
Fabrica La Aurora
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel ©
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel
Alhondiga de Granaditas ©
Alhondiga de Granaditas

2
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.
On the 14th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Expiatory Temple, pause for some photo ops at Basilica de Zapopan, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Guadalajara Cathedral, thenlisten to music at Teatro Degollado, and finally see the interesting displays at Instituto Cultural Cabanas. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Chapala Malecon, thenget to know the fascinating history of Romantic Lake Chapala, thenview the masterpieces at Tlaquepaque and Tonala Artisans Tour, and finally steep yourself in history at Palacio de Gobierno.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Guadalajara itinerary tool.

Drive from San Miguel de Allende to Guadalajara in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Guadalajara can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tequila.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife

Side Trip

Chapala Malecon
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Expiatory Temple ©
Expiatory Temple
Instituto Cultural Cabanas ©
Instituto Cultural Cabanas
Palacio de Gobierno ©
Palacio de Gobierno

3
nights
Tequila

Tequila ©
Santiago de Tequila is a town and municipality located in the state of Jalisco about 60 km from the city of Guadalajara. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Guachimontones, thenget engrossed in the history at Museo Los Abuelos Familia Sauza, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Destileria La Rojena. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Casa Sauza, take in the spiritual surroundings of Parroquia Santiago Apostol, thensee the interesting displays at Museo Nacional del Tequila MUNAT, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at La Cata Tequila Tasting Room.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tequila online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Guadalajara to Tequila takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Tequila are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Tequila

Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Guachimontones
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Destileria La Rojena ©
Destileria La Rojena
Guachimontones ©
Guachimontones
La Fortaleza ©
La Fortaleza

2
nights
Palenque

Palenque ©
Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE.
On the 19th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Playas de Catazaja, thenadmire the sheer force of Cascadas de Misol-Ha, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Del Textil. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Santo Domingo, explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica de Palenque, and then see the interesting displays at Museo de Sitio de Palenque "Alberto Ruz Lhuillier".

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Palenque online travel planner.

Explore your travel options from Tequila to Palenque with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Palenque

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Playas de Catazaja
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Zona Arqueologica de Palenque ©
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque
Playas de Catazaja ©
Playas de Catazaja

3
nights
Oaxaca

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.
Get some historical perspective at Monte Alban and Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman and Basilica de la Soledad. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Playa Del Amor, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, examine the collection at Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca, and stroll through Playa La Bocana.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Oaxaca planning tool.

You can fly from Palenque to Oaxaca in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August in Oaxaca, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Merida.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Playa La Bocana, Playa Del Amor
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Monte Alban ©
Monte Alban
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman ©
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption ©
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption

4
nights
Merida

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.
Gran Museo del Mundo Maya and Museo de la Gastronomia Yucateca will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chichen Itza and Mayapan Archaeological Zone. Explore Merida's surroundings by going to Mangroves of Dzinitun (in Celestun) and Uxmal (in Uxmal). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Celestun Wildlife Refuge, sample the fine beverages at Posheria Merida, admire the masterpieces at Museo Casa Montejo, and enjoy the sand and surf at Celestun.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Merida vacation planning site.

You can fly from Oaxaca to Merida in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Oaxaca in August: high temperatures in Merida hover around 41°C and lows are around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Puebla.

Things to do in Merida

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Chichen Itza, Mangroves of Dzinitun, Celestun Wildlife Refuge, Celestun, Uxmal
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Uxmal ©
Uxmal
Mayapan Archaeological Zone ©
Mayapan Archaeological Zone

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Santo Domingo (Iglesia de Santo Domingo), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario), see the interesting displays at Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo), thenstroll through Museo Viviente, and finally walk around Zocalo. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo San Francisco Acatepec, pause for some serene contemplation at Tonantzintla, explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueológica de Cholula, thenexplore the world behind art at Museo Jose Luis Bello y Gonzales, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Puebla Cathedra.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Puebla itinerary builder app.

Fly from Merida to Puebla in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Merida to Puebla is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Merida in August, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Puebla: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

San Pedro Cholula, Tonantzintla
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Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario) ©
Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario)
Tonantzintla ©
Tonantzintla
Puebla Cathedra ©
Puebla Cathedra

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