38 days in North America Itinerary

38 days in North America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico holiday planner

Make it your trip
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Mexico City
— 5 nights
Fly
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Oaxaca
— 4 nights
Drive
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Veracruz
— 4 nights
Drive
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Puebla
— 4 nights
Drive
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San Miguel de Allende
— 5 nights
Fly
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Puerto Vallarta
— 5 nights
Drive
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Tequila
— 3 nights
Drive
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Guadalajara
— 4 nights
Fly to General Roberto Fierro Villalobos International Airport, Drive to Creel
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Creel
— 3 nights
Bus to Chihuahua, Fly to Mexico City

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Mexico City

— 5 nights

City of Palaces

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 · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 20:

Oaxaca

— 4 nights
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: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, deepen your understanding at Centro de Difusion Para el Conocimiento de La Grana Cochinilla Final Tlapanochestli, 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 · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 24:

Veracruz

— 4 nights
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: Xalapa (Museo de Antropologia de Xalapa & Jardin Botanico Francisco Javier Clavijero) and Casa Bautista Galvez (in Coatepec). 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, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, 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 · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 24 — 28:

Puebla

— 4 nights

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.
Explore Puebla's surroundings by going to Zona Arqueológica de Cholula (in San Pedro Cholula), Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala (in Tlaxcala) and Tonantzintla (in San Andres 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 · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 28 — Sep 1:

San Miguel de Allende

— 5 nights
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: admire the landmark architecture of 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 fly; or take a bus. 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 · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 6:

Puerto Vallarta

— 5 nights
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. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Vallarta online road trip planner.

Fly from San Miguel de Allende to Puerto Vallarta in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Miguel de Allende in September, expect Puerto Vallarta to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 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 · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 11:

Tequila

— 3 nights
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 much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada Los Azules, admire the striking features of Hacienda El Centenario, sample the fine beverages at Tequila Tres Mujeres, and don't miss a visit to Plaza Principal Tequila Jalisco.

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You can drive from Puerto Vallarta to Tequila in 4.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Puerto Vallarta in September: high temperatures in Tequila hover around 30°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Guadalajara.

Things to do in Tequila

Breweries & Distilleries · Nature · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 14:

Guadalajara

— 4 nights

Pearl of the West

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 · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 14 — 18:

Creel

— 3 nights
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 · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:

Guanajuato travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Granary of the Republic
With well over a third of its area suitable for agriculture, Guanajuato remains the "Granary of the Republic" as a major producer of corn, beans, sorghum, barley, and wheat. A tour of Guanajuato allows you to trace the "Bicentennial Route," originally followed by an insurgent army led by Miguel Hidalgo, one of the leaders of Mexican struggle for independence. Other popular things to do in Guanajuato include exploring historical haciendas and mines, attending local festivals, and visiting the state's thriving cities. Start in the World Heritage-listed eponymous capital, known for its cobblestoned streets, pleasant plazas, and unusual underground roadways.

Jalisco travel guide

4.4
Swim with Dolphins · Piers & Boardwalks · Zipline
Western Mexico's state of Jalisco features a long Pacific coastline dotted with modern resorts, so it doesn't surprise that much of the region's income comes from the tourism sector. Arguably the most popular place to visit in Jalisco is Puerto Vallarta, drawing both international and domestic visitors with its beaches and proximity to pristine wilderness areas. The country's cultural center, Jalisco is also the birthplace of tequila, the wide-brimmed sombrero, and mariachis, arguably three of Mexico's biggest symbols. Venture farther away from the big cities during your Jalisco holiday to discover the true heart and soul of this region by attending folk festivals and discovering the secrets of local cuisine.

Copper Canyon travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Canyons · Waterfalls