9 days in Guanajuato, Puebla & Mexico City Itinerary

9 days in Guanajuato, Puebla & Mexico City Itinerary

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9 days in Guanajuato, Puebla & Mexico City Itinerary

Start: Guatemala City
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Leon
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Miguel de Allende
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Puebla
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Mexico City
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Guatemala City

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Leon

Leon ©
León is the most populous city and municipality in the Mexican state of Guanajuato. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): admire the striking features of Arco Triunfal de la Calzada de los Heroes, examine the collection at 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 see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Leon vacation maker website .

Guatemala City, Guatemala to Leon is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. In August in Leon, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Leon

#Shopping, #Historic Sites, #Museums
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Calzada de las Artes ©
Calzada de las Artes
Museo de Arte E Historia de Guanajuato ©

3
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Horseback Riding Tours and Canada de la Virgen. Step off the beaten path and head to Alhondiga de Granaditas and Galeria Casa Diana. Go for a jaunt from San Miguel de Allende to Guanajuato to see Diego Rivera Museum and Home (Museo Casa Diego Rivera) about 1h 20 min away. It doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to El Jardin.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Miguel de Allende sightseeing planner.

Drive from Leon to San Miguel de Allende in 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in San Miguel de Allende can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Puebla.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Guanajuato
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El Jardin ©
El Jardin
Alhondiga de Granaditas ©
Alhondiga de Granaditas

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nights
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 4th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario de la Virgen de los Remedios, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria Tonantzintla, then delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueológica de Cholula, and finally look for gifts at La monarca. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Fuertes de Loreto, then see the interesting displays at Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo), then admire the striking features of La Compania Templo del Espiritu Santo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Internacional del Barroco.

To find more things to do and tourist information, read our Puebla online vacation planner .

You can drive from San Miguel de Allende to Puebla in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from San Miguel de Allende in September: highs in Puebla hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puebla

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping

Side Trip

San Pedro Cholula
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Zona Arqueológica de Cholula ©
Zona Arqueológica de Cholula
Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo) ©
Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo)

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Popular, examine the collection at Monumento y Museo de la Revolucion, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Murales de Diego Rivera en la Secretaria de Educacion Publica, see the interesting displays at Museo Memoria y Tolerancia, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Chapultepec Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Mexico City trip planner .

You can drive from Puebla to Mexico City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. September in Mexico City sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

#Parks, #Museums, #Nature

Side Trip

Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve
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Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve ©
Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve
Chapultepec Park ©
Chapultepec Park
Museo Memoria y Tolerancia ©
Museo Memoria y Tolerancia

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