8 days in Mexico Itinerary

8 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Phoenix
Fly + Taxi:  7 h 45 min
1
Guanajuato
— 1 day
Drive:  45 min
2
San Miguel de Allende
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Queretaro City
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Ezequiel Montes
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Mexico City
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: Phoenix

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day
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.
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 ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Guanajuato road trip tool.

Phoenix, USA to Guanajuato is an approximately 7- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and taxi; or drive. 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

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.
On the 3rd (Mon), examine the collection at Museo La Esquina, then get to know the fascinating history of El Jardin, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, and finally don't miss a visit to Zocalo.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, 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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El Jardin ©
El Jardin
Museo La Esquina ©
Museo La Esquina
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel ©
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel

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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.
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.

To find photos and more tourist information, read Queretaro City road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from San Miguel de Allende to Queretaro City takes 1.5 hours. 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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Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Iglesia de Santa Rosa de Viterbo ©
Iglesia de Santa Rosa de Viterbo
Museo Regional ©
Museo Regional

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Ezequiel Montes

Ezequiel Montes ©
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.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, 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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Finca Sala Vive by Freixenet Mexico ©
Finca Sala Vive by Freixenet Mexico
De Cote Casa Vitivinicola ©
De Cote Casa Vitivinicola
Vinedos Azteca ©
Vinedos Azteca

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 and Chapultepec Castle. Get a sense of the local culture at Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Zocalo. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, ponder the world of politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), take in panoramic vistas at Torre Latino, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, 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

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

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