9 days in Guanajuato, Puebla & Mexico City Itinerary

9 days in Guanajuato, Puebla & Mexico City Itinerary

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Fly to Del Bajío International Airport, Drive to Leon
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Leon
— 1 day
Drive
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San Miguel de Allende
— 3 nights
Fly
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Puebla
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Mexico City
— 2 nights
Fly

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Leon

— 1 day
León is the most populous city and municipality in the Mexican state of Guanajuato. Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): appreciate the history behind Arco Triunfal de la Calzada de los Heroes, take an in-depth tour of Museo de Arte e Historia de Guanajuato, then get into the urban bustle at Calzada de las Artes, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Expiatorio del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Leon trip itinerary planner.

Guatemala City, Guatemala to Leon is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Leon

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites
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San Miguel de Allende

— 3 nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Horseback Riding Tours and Canada de la Virgen. Galeria Casa Diana and Museo Regional de Guanajuato Alhondiga de Granaditas are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in San Miguel de Allende, make a side trip to see Museo Casa Diego Rivera in Guanajuato, approximately Guanajuato away. There's more to do: get to know the fascinating history of El Jardin.

To find maps and tourist information, read San Miguel de Allende road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Leon to San Miguel de Allende takes 2.5 hours. August in San Miguel de Allende sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Puebla.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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Puebla

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario de la Virgen de los Remedios, explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueológica de Cholula, and then look for gifts at La monarca. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Fuertes de Loreto, then examine the collection at Museo Amparo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Compania Templo del Espiritu Santo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Internacional del Barroco.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Puebla trip planning site.

You can fly from San Miguel de Allende to Puebla in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Miguel de Allende in September, expect nights in Puebla to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are slightly colder, around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to catch the shuttle to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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Mexico City

— 2 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Popular, then see the interesting displays at Monumento y Museo de la Revolucion, and then stroll through Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Murales de Diego Rivera en la Secretaria de Educacion Publica, then have fun and explore at Memory and Tolerance Museum, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Bosque de Chapultepec.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Mexico City day trip tool.

Traveling by shuttle from Puebla to Mexico City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

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Guanajuato travel guide

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Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Churches
Granary of the Republic
With well over a third of its area suitable for agriculture, Guanajuato remains the "Granary of the Republic" as a major producer of corn, beans, sorghum, barley, and wheat. A tour of Guanajuato allows you to trace the "Bicentennial Route," originally followed by an insurgent army led by Miguel Hidalgo, one of the leaders of Mexican struggle for independence. Other popular things to do in Guanajuato include exploring historical haciendas and mines, attending local festivals, and visiting the state's thriving cities. Start in the World Heritage-listed eponymous capital, known for its cobblestoned streets, pleasant plazas, and unusual underground roadways.