8 days in Mexico City & San Miguel de Allende Itinerary

8 days in Mexico City & San Miguel de Allende Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Ottawa
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  14 h
1
Mexico City
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
San Miguel de Allende
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  17 h 45 min
End: Ottawa

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Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Visit Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 and Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana) for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Zocalo. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, visit Coyoacan, steep yourself in history at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), and step into the grandiose world of Chapultepec Castle.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Mexico City online driving holiday planner.

Ottawa, Canada to Mexico City is an approximately 10- hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ottawa to Mexico City. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): stroll around El Charco del Ingenio and then admire the striking features of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Abrazos San Miguel, examine the collection at Museo La Esquina, then browse for treasures at Fabrica La Aurora, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of El Jardin.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Miguel de Allende driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Mexico City to San Miguel de Allende takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. When traveling from Mexico City in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Miguel de Allende, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Museums Shopping Parks
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Fabrica La Aurora ©
Fabrica La Aurora
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel ©
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel
El Jardin ©
El Jardin