30 days in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast Itinerary

30 days in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast Itinerary

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Fly
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Mexico City
— 5 nights
Shuttle
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Puebla
— 4 nights
Drive
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San Juan Teotihuacan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Queretaro City
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Miguel de Allende
— 4 nights
Drive
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Morelia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Leon
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zacatecas
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ciudad Valles
— 2 nights
Drive to Tamuin Airport, Fly to Barcelona International Airport

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Mexico City

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Mexico City is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, step into the grandiose world of Chapultepec Castle, explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor, and wander the streets of Historic Center (Centro Historico).

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Mexico City trip builder.

Barcelona, Spain to Mexico City is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 7 hours. When traveling from Barcelona in November, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Mexico City: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to catch the shuttle to Puebla.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 6:

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Puebla

City of Angels

Recognized as a World Heritage Site thanks to its photogenic colonial buildings, Puebla remains one of Mexico's top destinations for architecture enthusiasts.
Get out of town with these interesting Puebla side-trips: Tonantzintla (in San Andres Cholula), Zona Arqueológica de Cholula (in San Pedro Cholula) and Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala (in Tlaxcala). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Puebla Cathedra, admire the masterpieces at Museo Jose Luis Bello y Gonzales, see the interesting displays at Museo de Arte Popular Santa Rosa de Lima, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario).

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

Traveling by shuttle from Mexico City to Puebla takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in November, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Juan Teotihuacan.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 6 — 10:

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San Juan Teotihuacan

Home to perhaps the most impressive of Mexico's archaeological sites, San Juan Teotihuacan provides easy access to the World Heritage-listed "City of Gods," the largest pre-Columbian urban center in the Americas.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Museo Manuel Gamio Centro de Estudios Teotihuacanos, then delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Teotihuacan Pyramids. On the next day, head outdoors with Flying Pictures Mexico, then steep yourself in history at Piramide de la Serpiente Emplumada, and then stop by Galeria Media Luna.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Juan Teotihuacan trip planner.

You can drive from Puebla to San Juan Teotihuacan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Queretaro City.

Things to do in San Juan Teotihuacan

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 10 — 12:

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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.
Queretaro City is known for nature, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: scramble along the landscape with Exxi MX, make a trip to Convento de Santa Clara, get a sense of history and politics at Casa de La Corregidora, and explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Sacro.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Queretaro City vacation planning tool.

You can drive from San Juan Teotihuacan to Queretaro City in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. November in Queretaro City sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Queretaro City

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 15:

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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.
San Miguel de Allende is known for shopping, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, get engrossed in the history at Museo Histórico Casa de Allende, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and make a trip to El Jardin.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the San Miguel de Allende vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Queretaro City to San Miguel de Allende takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in San Miguel de Allende, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Morelia.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Tours · Museums · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 19:

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Morelia

Morelia is a city and municipality in the north central part of the state of Michoacán in central Mexico. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Catedral de Morelia, take a stroll through Centro Historico de Morelia, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Guadalupe Sanctuary. On the next day, examine the collection at Museo Antiguo Convento Franciscano De Santa Ana de Tzintzuntzan, then make a trip to Museo Michoacano de las Artesanias en Exconvento de San Francisco, and then get a sense of history and politics at Government Palace.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Morelia trip planner.

Getting from San Miguel de Allende to Morelia by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November in Morelia, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Leon.

Things to do in Morelia

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 19 — 21:

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Leon

León is the most populous city and municipality in the Mexican state of Guanajuato. Venture out of the city with trips to Guanajuato (Museo del Pueblo de Guanajuato, Jardin de la Union, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo expiatorio del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus and see the interesting displays at Museo de Arte E Historia de Guanajuato.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Leon online attractions planner.

Getting from Morelia to Leon by car takes about 2.5 hours. In November in Leon, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Zacatecas.

Things to do in Leon

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 21 — 24:

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Zacatecas

Quarry City

Beautifully preserved architecture and a refreshing lack of mass tourism remain among the main reasons to take a trip to Zacatecas, a colonial-era city at the heart of Mexico.
When in Zacatecas, make a side trip to see Santuario de Nuestra Senora de la Soledad in Jerez de Garcia Salinas, approximately Jerez de Garcia Salinas away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Rafael Coronel Museum (Museo Rafael Coronel), explore the world behind art at Museo Pedro Coronel, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Mina El Eden, and don't miss a visit to Plazuela Miguel Auza.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Zacatecas online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Leon to Zacatecas takes 3.5 hours. In November, Zacatecas is slightly colder than Leon - with highs of 25°C and lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Ciudad Valles.

Things to do in Zacatecas

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 24 — 27:

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Ciudad Valles

Ciudad Valles is the second-largest city in the Mexican state of San Luis Potosí. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then delve into the distant past at Tamtoc Archaeological Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Desarrollo Ecoturistico Ejidal Indigena Pame Puente de Dios and then admire the sheer force of Huasteca Potosina.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ciudad Valles day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Zacatecas to Ciudad Valles takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ciudad Valles

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 27 — 29:

Central Mexico and Gulf Coast travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Natural History Museums
Once the core of a powerful Aztec empire, Central Mexico and Gulf Coast now contains some of the country's most popular tourist destinations, offering a blend of coastal and inland activities. Most Central Mexico and Gulf Coast holidays understandably involve stops at sandy beaches, but if you wish to enrich your experience with a bit of culture and history, don't miss Guanajuato City and Veracruz. While exploring these cities, you can museum hop, get to know the country's arts and music scene, discover numerous historic buildings, and mingle with ex-pats from Canada and the United States. For that ultimate Central Mexico and Gulf Coast sightseeing experience, spend some time exploring the region's World Heritage-listed archaeological sites.