6 days in Mexico City, Guanajuato & Guadalajara Itinerary

6 days in Mexico City, Guanajuato & Guadalajara Itinerary

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Mexico City
— 2 nights
San Miguel de Allende
— 2 nights
— 1 night


Mexico City

— 2 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Change things up with a short trip to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan (about 1h 15 min away). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional de Antropologia, explore the historical opulence of Chapultepec Castle, make a trip to Paseo de la Reforma, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mexico City trip planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Mexico City. In November, daily temperatures in Mexico City can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums

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San Miguel de Allende

— 2 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.
On the 19th (Tue), trot along with a tour on horseback, look for gifts at Colors, and then admire the striking features of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Fabrica La Aurora, then stroll around El Charco del Ingenio, and then look and learn at Museo de Astronomia Prehispanica.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Miguel de Allende travel route builder app.

You can drive from Mexico City to San Miguel de Allende in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or 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 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Guadalajara.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Outdoors · Tours · Shopping · Museums
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— 1 night

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.
On the 21st (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario de Nuestra Senora de la Soledad, then pause for some serene contemplation at Expiatory Temple, and then examine the collection at Instituto Cultural Cabanas.

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Drive from San Miguel de Allende to Guadalajara in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Guadalajara can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Guanajuato travel guide

Landmarks · Architectural Buildings · 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.