38 days in Mexico Itinerary

38 days in Mexico Itinerary

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38 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
1
Mexico City
— 5 nights
2
Oaxaca
— 4 nights
Fly:  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
+2
bus + taxi + 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Mexico City side-trips: Cuernavaca (Archaeological Zone of Xochicalco, Robert Brady Museum, & more) and Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 (in San Juan Teotihuacan). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, and ponder the world of politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional).

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Mexico City trip planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Mexico City. In August in Mexico City, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up 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.
Step out of Oaxaca to go to Tlacolula and see Capilla Del Senor De Tlacolula, which is approximately 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, don't miss a visit to Hierve el Agua, admire the striking features of Basilica de la Soledad, and sample the tasty concoctions at Oaxaca Brewing Company.

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You can fly from Mexico City to Oaxaca in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Mexico City in August, you will find days in Oaxaca are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Veracruz.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Capilla Del Senor De Tlacolula, Santa Maria de la Asuncion, Jardin Etnobotanico
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 24:
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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, officially known as Heroica Veracruz, is a major port city and municipality on the Gulf of Mexico in the Mexican state of Veracruz. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Veracruz: Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Jalcomulco), Casa Bautista Galvez (in Coatepec) and Xalapa (Museo de Antropologia de Xalapa & Jardin Botanico Francisco Javier Clavijero). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of San Juan de Ulua, look for all kinds of wild species at El Colibri de la Antigua Granja de Cocodrilos, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Acuario de Veracruz.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Veracruz day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Oaxaca to Veracruz takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Oaxaca in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Veracruz, with lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Puebla.

Things to do in Veracruz

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Xalapa, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, Casa Bautista Galvez, Laguna Poza Reyna
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Puebla: Zona Arqueológica de Cholula (in San Pedro Cholula), Murals of the Government Palace (in Tlaxcala) and Tonantzintla (in San Andres Cholula). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario), see the interesting displays at Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo), pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Basilica de Puebla, and take a stroll through Zocalo.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Puebla trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Veracruz to Puebla in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from Veracruz, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Puebla, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

San Pedro Cholula, Tonantzintla, Popocatepetl, 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) ©
Catedral Basilica de Puebla ©
Catedral Basilica de Puebla

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.
Get out of town with these interesting San Miguel de Allende side-trips: Guanajuato (Monumento al Pipila, Museo del Pueblo de Guanajuato, & more). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, make a trip to Zocalo, get engrossed in the history at Museo Histórico Casa de Allende, and see the interesting displays at Museo La Esquina.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Miguel de Allende trip app .

Drive from Puebla to San Miguel de Allende in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Puebla in September: highs in San Miguel de Allende hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

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 ©
El Jardin ©
El Jardin

5
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.
Take a break from Puerto Vallarta with a short trip to Vallarta Botanical Gardens in Cabo Corrientes, about 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk, fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Vallarta online trip maker .

You can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight from San Miguel de Allende to Puerto Vallarta in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Miguel de Allende in September; daily highs in Puerto Vallarta reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to 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
Malecon Boardwalk ©
Malecon Boardwalk
Swim with Dolphins
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tequila: Guachimontones (in Teuchitlan) and Tequila Tres Mujeres (in Amatitan). There's lots more to do: sample the fine beverages at La Fortaleza, admire the sheer force of Cascada Los Azules, take an in-depth tour of Museo Los Abuelos Familia Sauza, and stop by La Damajuana Galeria.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Tequila day trip planning tool .

Getting from Puerto Vallarta to Tequila by car takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta in September, things will get little chillier in Tequila: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Guadalajara.

Things to do in Tequila

Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Tequila Tres Mujeres, Guachimontones
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Destileria La Alborada ©
Destileria La Alborada
Hacienda El Centenario ©
Hacienda El Centenario
Guachimontones ©
Guachimontones

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, zoos & aquariums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Instituto Cultural Cabanas, admire the natural beauty at Bosque Colomos, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Acuario Michin, and explore the world behind art at Museo Pantaleon Panduro.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Guadalajara holiday planner .

You can drive from Tequila to Guadalajara in 1.5 hours. In September in Guadalajara, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can 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 ©
Acuario Michin
Instituto Cultural Cabanas ©
Instituto Cultural Cabanas
Museo Pantaleon Panduro ©
Museo Pantaleon Panduro

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nights
Creel

Creel ©
Creel is a town in the Sierra Tarahumara of the Mexican state of Chihuahua. Creel is known for nature and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Cascada Cusarare, pause for some photo ops at Cristo Rey, grab your bike and head to Valley of the Monks, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cusarare Mission.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Creel trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Guadalajara to Creel. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for 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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