38 days in Mexico Itinerary

38 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Start: Mexico City
1
Mexico City
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h
2
Oaxaca
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Veracruz
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Puebla
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
San Miguel de Allende
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
6
Puerto Vallarta
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
7
Tequila
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Guadalajara
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  8 h
9
Creel
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8 h
End: Mexico City

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mexico City: Cuernavaca (Archaeological Zone of Xochicalco, Robert Brady Museum, &more) and Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 (in San Juan Teotihuacan). There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and make a trip to Museo Frida Kahlo.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Mexico City holiday website.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Mexico City. In August, daily temperatures in Mexico City can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Cuernavaca, Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 20:
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

4
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.
When in Oaxaca, make a side trip to see Capilla Del Senor De Tlacolula in Tlacolula, approximately Tlacolula away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, get outside with The Water Boils, explore the ancient world of Monte Alban, and don't miss a visit to Hierve el Agua.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Oaxaca day trip tool.

You can fly from Mexico City to Oaxaca in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mexico City in August: highs in Oaxaca hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Veracruz.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Tours

Side Trips

Santa Maria de la Asuncion, Jardin Etnobotanico, Capilla Del Senor De Tlacolula
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman ©
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman
Monte Alban ©
Monte Alban
Hierve el Agua ©
Hierve el Agua

4
nights
Veracruz

Veracruz ©
Veracruz, officially known as Heroica Veracruz, is a major port city and municipality on the Gulf of Mexico in the Mexican state of Veracruz. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Veracruz: Casa Bautista Galvez (in Coatepec) and Xalapa (Museo de Antropologia de Xalapa & Jardin Botanico Francisco Javier Clavijero). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at San Juan de Ulua, don't miss a visit to Casa de Hernan Cortes, observe the fascinating underwater world at Acuario de Veracruz, and explore the activities along Laguna Poza Reyna.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Veracruz trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Oaxaca to Veracruz in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Veracruz when traveling from Oaxaca in August, with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Puebla.

Things to do in Veracruz

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Xalapa, Laguna Poza Reyna, Casa Bautista Galvez
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Acuario de Veracruz ©
Acuario de Veracruz
San Juan de Ulua ©
San Juan de Ulua
Museo de Antropologia de Xalapa ©
Museo de Antropologia de Xalapa

4
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.
Explore Puebla's surroundings by going to Tonantzintla (in San Andres Cholula), Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala (in Tlaxcala) and Zona Arqueológica de Cholula (in San Pedro Cholula). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Puebla Cathedra, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Africam Safari, get lost in a book at Biblioteca Palafoxiana, and have some family-friendly fun at Rescate Tactico.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Puebla trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Veracruz to Puebla in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Veracruz in August: highs in Puebla hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

San Pedro Cholula, Popocatepetl, Tonantzintla, Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala, Rescate Tactico
Find places to stay Aug 28 — Sep 1:
Highlights from your plan
Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario) ©
Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario)
Puebla Cathedra ©
Puebla Cathedra
Tonantzintla ©
Tonantzintla

5
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.
Explore San Miguel de Allende's surroundings by going to Guanajuato (Monumento al Pipila, Museo del Pueblo de Guanajuato, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Nepantla, walk around El Charco del Ingenio, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Miguel de Allende trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Puebla to San Miguel de Allende in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Puebla in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Miguel de Allende: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Guanajuato
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery ©
Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel ©
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel
Fabrica La Aurora ©
Fabrica La Aurora

5
nights
Puerto Vallarta

Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
When in Puerto Vallarta, make a side trip to see Vallarta Botanical Gardens in Cabo Corrientes, approximately Cabo Corrientes away. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Puerto Vallarta online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from San Miguel de Allende to Puerto Vallarta takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from San Miguel de Allende in September, things will get a bit warmer in Puerto Vallarta: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Tequila.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Vallarta Botanical Gardens
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Zipline
Malecon Boardwalk ©
Malecon Boardwalk

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. Change things up with a short trip to Guachimontones in Teuchitlan (about 1h 10 min away). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada Los Azules, admire the striking features of Hacienda El Centenario, don't miss a visit to Plaza Principal Tequila Jalisco, and sample the fine beverages at La Cata Tequila Tasting Room.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Tequila travel planning tool.

Traveling by car from Puerto Vallarta to Tequila takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta in September, expect Tequila to be little chillier, temps between 30°C and 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Guadalajara.

Things to do in Tequila

Breweries & Distilleries Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Guachimontones, Tequila Tres Mujeres
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
La Fortaleza ©
La Fortaleza
Guachimontones ©
Guachimontones
Cascada Los Azules ©
Cascada Los Azules

4
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.
Guadalajara is known for historic sites, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Instituto Cultural Cabanas, admire the masterpieces at Museo Pantaleon Panduro, appreciate the history behind Basilica de Zapopan, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Acuario Michin Guadalajara.

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Getting from Tequila to Guadalajara by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Guadalajara are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Creel.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Tlaquepaque, TOM Guadalajara
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Acuario Michin Guadalajara ©
Acuario Michin Guadalajara
Instituto Cultural Cabanas ©
Instituto Cultural Cabanas
Palacio de Gobierno ©
Palacio de Gobierno

3
nights
Creel

Creel ©
Creel is a town in the Sierra Tarahumara of the Mexican state of Chihuahua. Creel is known for nature, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada Cusarare, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Ignacio Mission, take in the dramatic natural features at San Ignacio Arareko, and take in breathtaking views at Sierra Tarahumara.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Creel trip itinerary planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Guadalajara to Creel. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mexican Pacific Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Creel

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Copper Canyon
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Cascada Cusarare ©
Cascada Cusarare
Sierra Tarahumara ©
Sierra Tarahumara
Valley of the Monks ©
Valley of the Monks

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