8 days in Mexico Itinerary

8 days in Mexico Itinerary

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8 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
1
Mexico City
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Tequisquiapan
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
San Miguel de Allende
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
4
Guanajuato
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Guadalajara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Tequila
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Mexico City

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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 nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia), get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo, explore the galleries of Museo del Templo Mayor, and shop like a local with Coyoacan.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Mexico City online driving holiday planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Mexico City. In October in Mexico City, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Tequisquiapan.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Museo de Frida Kahlo ©
Museo de Frida Kahlo

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Tequisquiapan

Tequisquiapan ©
Tequisquiapan is a town and municipality located in the southeast of the state of Querétaro in central Mexico. On the 1st (Thu), don't miss a visit to Templo de Santa Maria de la Asuncion, learn about winemaking at Viñedos La Redonda, then stop by Bocanegra Cava de Quesos, and finally admire all the interesting features of Parque La Pila.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Tequisquiapan attractions planner.

Getting from Mexico City to Tequisquiapan by car takes about 2.5 hours. While traveling from Mexico City, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tequisquiapan, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Tequisquiapan

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Viñedos La Redonda
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Parque La Pila ©
Parque La Pila
Viñedos La Redonda ©
Viñedos La Redonda
Bocanegra Cava de Quesos ©
Bocanegra Cava de Quesos

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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 (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Museo Histórico Casa de Allende, take in the spiritual surroundings of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, then get to know the fascinating history of El Jardin, and finally shop like a local with Fabrica La Aurora.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the San Miguel de Allende trip builder site .

Getting from Tequisquiapan to San Miguel de Allende by car takes about 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in San Miguel de Allende can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Guanajuato.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

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

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Guanajuato

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 3rd (Sat), pause for some photo ops at Monumento al Pipila, explore the world behind art at Don Quixote Iconographic Museum (Museo Iconografico del Quijote), then get engrossed in the history at Alhondiga de Granaditas, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo Exhacienda San Gabriel de Barrera.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Guanajuato journey maker tool .

You can drive from San Miguel de Allende to Guanajuato in an hour. In November, daytime highs in Guanajuato are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Guadalajara.

Things to do in Guanajuato

Museums
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Guadalajara

Guadalajara ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Expiatory Temple, then pause for some serene contemplation at Guadalajara Cathedral, then get a sense of history and politics at Palacio de Gobierno, and finally examine the collection at Instituto Cultural Cabanas.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Guadalajara trip planner .

You can drive from Guanajuato to Guadalajara in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In November, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tequila.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Historic Sites Museums
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Expiatory Temple ©
Expiatory Temple
Palacio de Gobierno ©
Palacio de Gobierno
Guadalajara Cathedral ©
Guadalajara Cathedral

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Tequila

Tequila ©
Santiago de Tequila is a town and municipality located in the state of Jalisco about 60 km from the city of Guadalajara. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Plaza Principal Tequila Jalisco, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional del Tequila MUNAT, take an in-depth tour of Museo Los Abuelos Familia Sauza, then view the masterpieces at La Damajuana, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parroquia Santiago Apostol.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tequila trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Guadalajara to Tequila in 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tequila

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Museo Nacional del Tequila MUNAT ©
Museo Nacional del Tequila MUNAT
Plaza Principal Tequila Jalisco ©
Plaza Principal Tequila Jalisco
Parroquia Santiago Apostol ©
Parroquia Santiago Apostol

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