8 days in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast Itinerary

8 days in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central Mexico and Gulf Coast journey planner

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Guanajuato
— 1 day
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San Miguel de Allende
— 1 night
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Queretaro City
— 1 night
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Ezequiel Montes
— 1 night
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Mexico City
— 3 nights
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Guanajuato

— 1 day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): explore the world behind art at Diego Rivera Museum and Home (Museo Casa Diego Rivera), then get engrossed in the history at Alhondiga de Granaditas, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parroquia de Basilica Colegiata de Nuestra Senora de Guanajuato, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Ex-Hacienda San Gabriel de Barrera.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Guanajuato road trip tool.

Phoenix, USA to Guanajuato is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to Guanajuato. In June, Guanajuato is cooler than Phoenix - with highs of 84°F and lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Guanajuato

Museums · Historic Sites
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San Miguel de Allende

— 1 night
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 3rd (Mon), examine the collection at Museo La Esquina, then get to know the fascinating history of El Jardin, then admire the striking features of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, and finally don't miss a visit to Zocalo.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Miguel de Allende trip app.

Drive from Guanajuato to San Miguel de Allende in an hour. In June, daytime highs in San Miguel de Allende are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Queretaro City.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Historic Sites · Museums
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Queretaro City

— 1 night
With a World Heritage-listed town center, Queretaro offers plenty of colonial charm appealing to visitors looking to add a bit of history and culture to their vacation.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): make a trip to El Acueducto De Queretaro, ponder the world of politics at Casa de La Corregidora, then see the interesting displays at Museo Regional, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Rosa de Viterbo, and finally contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Queretaro City road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from San Miguel de Allende to Queretaro City takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Ezequiel Montes.

Things to do in Queretaro City

Historic Sites · Museums
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Ezequiel Montes

— 1 night
Ezequiel Montes is a municipality in the Mexican state of Querétaro. On the 5th (Wed), do a tasting at De Cote Casa Vitivinicola, then do a tasting at Finca Sala Vive by Freixenet Mexico, and then learn about winemaking at Vinedos Azteca.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ezequiel Montes trip website.

You can drive from Queretaro City to Ezequiel Montes in an hour. In June in Ezequiel Montes, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Ezequiel Montes

Wineries
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Mexico City

— 3 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Get some historical perspective at Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 and Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana). Get a sense of the local culture at Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Museo Frida Kahlo. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, wander the streets of Historic Center (Centro Historico), get a sense of history and politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), and enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Latino.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Mexico City driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Ezequiel Montes to Mexico City takes 3 hours. Traveling from Ezequiel Montes in June, you will find days in Mexico City are slightly colder (76°F), and nights are about the same (57°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

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Central Mexico and Gulf Coast travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Natural History Museums
Once the core of a powerful Aztec empire, Central Mexico and Gulf Coast now contains some of the country's most popular tourist destinations, offering a blend of coastal and inland activities. Most Central Mexico and Gulf Coast holidays understandably involve stops at sandy beaches, but if you wish to enrich your experience with a bit of culture and history, don't miss Guanajuato City and Veracruz. While exploring these cities, you can museum hop, get to know the country's arts and music scene, discover numerous historic buildings, and mingle with ex-pats from Canada and the United States. For that ultimate Central Mexico and Gulf Coast sightseeing experience, spend some time exploring the region's World Heritage-listed archaeological sites.

Queretaro travel guide

4.3
Geologic Formations · Landmarks · Wineries & Vineyards
At the very center of Mexico, the tiny state of Queretaro encompasses a range of ecosystems, from arid deserts to tropical rainforests. A trip to Queretaro reveals a compact area once controlled by the powerful Aztec Empire, which now contains mostly small towns, agricultural villages, and family-run ranches. Despite its small size, this state is packed with pleasant surprises, from historically significant sites and wildlife-rich biosphere reserves, to major pre-Columbian ruins. One of the most popular places to visit in Queretaro is La Pena de Bernal, one of the world's tallest and oldest monoliths, formed by natural forces at least 60 million years ago.