8 days in Puebla, Veracruz & Mexico City Itinerary

8 days in Puebla, Veracruz & Mexico City Itinerary

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8 days in Puebla, Veracruz & Mexico City Itinerary

Mexico City
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Puebla
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Veracruz
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
Mexico City
— 3 nights
Mexico City

2
days
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.
On the 2nd (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Basilica de Puebla, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo del Ex-Hospital de San Roque, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario), and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Africam Safari. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): get lost in a book at Biblioteca Palafoxiana, then see the interesting displays at Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo), then wander the streets of Zocalo, and finally find something for the whole family at Estrella de Puebla.

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Mexico City to Puebla is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a shuttle. In January, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Veracruz.

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Africam Safari ©
Africam Safari
Estrella de Puebla ©
Estrella de Puebla
Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario) ©

2
days
Veracruz

Veracruz ©
Veracruz, officially known as Heroica Veracruz, is a major port city and municipality on the Gulf of Mexico in the Mexican state of Veracruz. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): learn about all things military at Museo Naval Mexico, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium of Veracruz, and then don't miss a visit to Los Voladores of Papantla. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of San Juan de Ulua, don't miss a visit to Malecon, then steep yourself in history at Casa de Hernan Cortes, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Chachalacas Beach.

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Traveling by car from Puebla to Veracruz takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mexico City.

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Aquarium of Veracruz ©
Aquarium of Veracruz
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Chachalacas Beach
San Juan de Ulua ©
San Juan de Ulua

4
days
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Bring the kids along to Six Flags Mexico and Acuario Inbursa. There's much more to do: examine the collection at National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia), admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, steep yourself in history at Chapultepec Castle, and wander the streets of La Condesa.

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Getting from Veracruz to Mexico City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Mexico City are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

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Six Flags Mexico
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Acuario Inbursa

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