8 days in Mexico City, Queretaro & Puebla Itinerary

8 days in Mexico City, Queretaro & Puebla Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Bogota
Fly:  7 h 15 min
1
Mexico City
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Queretaro City
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Puebla
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Bogota

4
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Step out of Mexico City with an excursion to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan--about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, learn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, examine the collection at Museo Frida Kahlo, and get a sense of history and politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional).

For photos and more tourist information, read Mexico City travel itinerary planner.

Bogota, Colombia to Mexico City is an approximately 8.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bogota to Mexico City. In December, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Queretaro City.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo

1
night
Queretaro City

Queretaro City ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): make a trip to Templo y ex-convento de la Santa Cruz de los Milagros, make a trip to Convento de Santa Clara, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Peña de Bernal.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Queretaro City sightseeing planning site.

You can drive from Mexico City to Queretaro City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Queretaro City can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Puebla.

Things to do in Queretaro City

Parks Nature
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Peña de Bernal ©
Peña de Bernal
Convento de Santa Clara ©
Convento de Santa Clara

2
nights
Puebla

Puebla ©
Recognized as a World Heritage Site thanks to its photogenic colonial buildings, Puebla remains one of Mexico's top destinations for architecture enthusiasts.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Zocalo, examine the collection at Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Santo Domingo (Iglesia de Santo Domingo). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Puebla Cathedra and then pause for some serene contemplation at Templo San Francisco Acatepec.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Puebla day trip planner.

You can drive from Queretaro City to Puebla in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In December in Puebla, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Templo San Francisco Acatepec
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Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario) ©
Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario)
Puebla Cathedra ©
Puebla Cathedra
Zocalo ©
Zocalo

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