9 days in Mexico Itinerary

9 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Fly
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Oaxaca
— 1 day
Fly
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San Miguel de Allende
— 1 night
Drive
3
Mexico City
— 3 nights
Shuttle
4
Puebla
— 2 nights
Bus to Mexico City, Fly to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova

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Oaxaca

Capital city of the eponymous state, Oaxaca relies heavily on its colonial charm, its core a maze of tree-shaded alleys flanked by photogenic mansions, government buildings, and old churches.
On the 4th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de la Soledad, and finally delve into the distant past at Monte Alban.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Oaxaca tour builder.

Medellin, Colombia to Oaxaca is an approximately 10-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Medellin to Oaxaca. Traveling from Medellin in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Oaxaca, with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites · Museums
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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.
On the 5th (Mon), pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Fabrica La Aurora, then get to know the fascinating history of El Jardin, then don't miss a visit to Zocalo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel. On the next day, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, walk around El Charco del Ingenio, and then examine the collection at Museo La Esquina.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Miguel de Allende trip planner.

You can fly from Oaxaca to San Miguel de Allende in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in San Miguel de Allende are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Mexico City.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites
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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.
Step out of Mexico City with an excursion to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan--about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, stop by Iconico, don't miss a visit to Paseo de la Reforma, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Mexico City trip builder site.

Getting from San Miguel de Allende to Mexico City by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. When traveling from San Miguel de Allende in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Mexico City: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to take a shuttle to Puebla.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Puebla Cathedra, examine the collection at Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo), then get lost in a book at Biblioteca Palafoxiana, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Santo Domingo (Iglesia de Santo Domingo), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario).

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Puebla trip maker site.

You can take a shuttle from Mexico City to Puebla in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Mexico City in August since evenings lows in Puebla dip to 12°C. On the 11th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Ruins · Beaches · Landmarks
Tailor-made for anyone seeking that traditional sun-and-sand experience, Mexico vacations allow visitors to explore nearly 10,000 km (6,200 mi) of picturesque coastlines. Idyllic beaches and favorable year-round weather aside, this diverse country with a rich pre-Colombian history allows tourists a chance to discover a fascinating cuisine, numerous archaeological sites, state-of-the-art museums, colonial-era haciendas, and outstanding examples of 21st-century architecture. Most visitors get to know the country by its cities, but if you want a well-rounded Mexico tour, spend some time exploring its jungles, cloud forests, Caribbean reefs, snowcapped volcanoes, vast deserts, and tranquil lagoons. Life is lived outdoors in Mexico, so wherever you go, don't forget to dine alfresco and stroll the country's colonial streets.