8 days in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast Itinerary

8 days in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast Itinerary

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8 days in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly + Taxi:  5 h 15 min
1
Guanajuato
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
San Juan Teotihuacan
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Tlaltizapan
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Mexico City
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Chicago

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nights
Guanajuato

Recognized as a World Heritage Site, Guanajuato spills over hilly terrain in central Mexico, luring visitors with its pleasant tree-shaded plazas and friendly sidewalk cafes.
On the 6th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Museo de las Momias de Guanajuato. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then admire the striking features of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Guanajuato attractions planner .

Chicago, USA to Guanajuato is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in March: highs in Guanajuato hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Juan Teotihuacan.

Things to do in Guanajuato

Tours Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

San Miguel de Allende
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Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel ©
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel
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Fabrica La Aurora

1
night
San Juan Teotihuacan

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Museo Manuel Gamio Centro de Estudios Teotihuacanos, explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5, and then steep yourself in history at Piramide de la Serpiente Emplumada.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Juan Teotihuacan trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Guanajuato to San Juan Teotihuacan in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Tlaltizapan.

Things to do in San Juan Teotihuacan

Historic Sites Museums
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1
night
Tlaltizapan

Tlaltizapan ©
Tlaltizapán is a city in the Mexican state of Morelos. You've now added Las Estacas Natural River to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): make a splash at Balneario Santa Isabel and then take in the natural beauty of Las Estacas Natural River.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Tlaltizapan online tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from San Juan Teotihuacan to Tlaltizapan takes 3 hours. March in Tlaltizapan sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Tlaltizapan

Theme Parks Parks Nature

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Las Estacas Natural River
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Las Estacas Natural River ©
Las Estacas Natural River
Balneario Santa Isabel ©
Balneario Santa Isabel

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nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
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, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, get outside with Ride MB, make a trip to Museo Frida Kahlo, and take an in-depth tour of Museo del Templo Mayor.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Mexico City trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Tlaltizapan to Mexico City in 2 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Tlaltizapan in March: high temperatures in Mexico City hover around 75°F and lows are around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo