9 days in Guanajuato Itinerary

9 days in Guanajuato Itinerary

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9 days in Guanajuato Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  9​h
1
San Miguel de Allende
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Leon
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Valle de Santiago
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: San Francisco

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel and El Jardin are in your itinerary. Shop till you drop at Fabrica La Aurora and Mr Poster. Step out of San Miguel de Allende to go to San Jose Iturbide and see La Tinaja, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at La Esquina Mexican Toy Museum, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the exciting artwork at Arte Divino, and make a trip to Chapel of Jimmy Ray.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Miguel de Allende day trip site .

San Francisco, USA to San Miguel de Allende is an approximately 9-hour combination of subway, flight, taxi, and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to San Miguel de Allende due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in November: highs in San Miguel de Allende hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Leon.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

La Tinaja
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Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel ©
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel
Fabrica La Aurora ©
Fabrica La Aurora
El Jardin ©
El Jardin

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Leon

Leon ©
León is the most populous city and municipality in the Mexican state of Guanajuato. Alhondiga de Granaditas and Don Quixote Iconographic Museum (Museo Iconografico del Quijote) will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museo de las Momias de Guanajuato and Basilica of Our Lady of Guanajuato. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Leon: Guanajuato (Alley of the Kiss (Callejon del Beso), El Cantador, & more) and Cerro del cubilete (in Silao). There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo expiatorio del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Acuario del Bajio.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Leon trip planner .

Getting from San Miguel de Allende to Leon by car takes about 2.5 hours. In November in Leon, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Valle de Santiago.

Things to do in Leon

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Guanajuato, Cerro del cubilete
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Monumento al Pipila ©
Monumento al Pipila
Museo de las Momias de Guanajuato ©
Museo de las Momias de Guanajuato

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Valle de Santiago

Valle de Santiago ©
Valle de Santiago is a municipio (municipality) in the Mexican state of Guanajuato, and also the name of its largest township and cabecera municipal (municipal seat). Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): get outside with Crater Rincon de Parangueo.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Valle de Santiago online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Leon to Valle de Santiago in 1.5 hours. November in Valle de Santiago sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Valle de Santiago

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Crater Rincon de Parangueo ©
Crater Rincon de Parangueo