8 days in Puebla, Veracruz & Mexico City Itinerary

8 days in Puebla, Veracruz & Mexico City Itinerary

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Shuttle
1
Puebla
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Veracruz
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Mexico City
— 3 nights

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Puebla

City of Angels

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), pause for some serene contemplation at Puebla Cathedra, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de San Roque, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario), and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Africam Safari. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get lost in a book at Biblioteca Palafoxiana, then examine the collection at Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo), then tour the pleasant surroundings at Zocalo, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Estrella de Puebla.

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Mexico City to Puebla is an approximately 2-hour shuttle ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In January in Puebla, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Veracruz.

Things to do in Puebla

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods
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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. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): learn about all things military at Museo Naval Mexico, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Acuario de Veracruz, and then make a trip to Los Voladores of Papantla. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of San Juan de Ulua, don't miss a visit to Malecon, then contemplate the long history of Casa de Hernan Cortes, and finally stroll through 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. Traveling from Puebla in January, Veracruz is much warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Veracruz

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums
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Mexico City

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Attractions like Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Zocalo make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Museo Frida Kahlo, get in on the family fun at Six Flags Mexico, admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and ponder the world of politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional).

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Traveling by flight from Veracruz to Mexico City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Veracruz in January, things will get a bit cooler in Mexico City: highs are around 24°C and lows about 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Theme Parks
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