9 days in Mexico Itinerary

9 days in Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico trip itinerary planner

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Fly
1
Mexico City
— 1 day
Drive
2
Tepoztlan
— 1 day
Drive
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San Miguel de Allende
— 1 night
Fly
4
San Juan Teotihuacan
— 1 night
Fly
5
Oaxaca
— 1 night
Fly
6
San Cristobal de las Casas
— 1 night
Shuttle
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Palenque
— 1 night
Fly
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Mexico City
— 1 night
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Mexico City

— 1 day

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
On the 31st (Mon), take in the exciting artwork at Yawi Arte Tradicional, make a trip to Zocalo, then contemplate the long history of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), then explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Capilla del Senor de la Humildad.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Mexico City online driving holiday planner.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Mexico City is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from San Juan in May, expect Mexico City to be little chillier, temps between 30°C and 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car to Tepoztlan.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 1:

Tepoztlan

— 1 day
Tepoztlán is a town in the Mexican state of Morelos. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tepozteco, browse the fresh offerings at Mercado, and then make a trip to Ex Convento Dominico de la Natividad.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tepoztlan route builder website.

Drive from Mexico City to Tepoztlan in 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mexico City in June: highs in Tepoztlan hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Tepoztlan

Nature · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 1:

San Miguel de Allende

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): stroll around Parque Benito Juarez, admire the striking features of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Histórico Casa de Allende, and finally make a trip to El Jardin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then get a taste of the local shopping with Mr Poster.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Miguel de Allende trip app.

You can drive from Tepoztlan to San Miguel de Allende in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June in San Miguel de Allende, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to San Juan Teotihuacan.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Spas · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 3:

San Juan Teotihuacan

— 1 night
Home to perhaps the most impressive of Mexico's archaeological sites, San Juan Teotihuacan provides easy access to the World Heritage-listed "City of Gods," the largest pre-Columbian urban center in the Americas.
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Getting from San Miguel de Allende to San Juan Teotihuacan by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Oaxaca.

Things to do in San Juan Teotihuacan

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 4:

Oaxaca

— 1 night
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 5th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Zocalo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de Nuestra Senora de la Soledad.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Oaxaca road trip planning tool.

Getting from San Juan Teotihuacan to Oaxaca by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to San Cristobal de las Casas.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 5:

San Cristobal de las Casas

— 1 night
San Cristóbal de las Casas, also known by its native Tzotzil name, Jovel, is a town and municipality located in the Central Highlands region of the Mexican state of Chiapas. On the 6th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de San Cristobal Martir, see the interesting displays at Templo de Santo Domingo, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then shop like a local with Arteria Chiapas, and finally walk around Parque.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the San Cristobal de las Casas attractions planning website.

You can fly from Oaxaca to San Cristobal de las Casas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Oaxaca in June since evenings lows in San Cristobal de las Casas dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to catch the shuttle to Palenque.

Things to do in San Cristobal de las Casas

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 6:

Palenque

— 1 night
Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE. The World Heritage-listed remnants of this settlement seem little changed by the passage of time and represent one of Mexico's finest examples of Mayan architecture.
On the 7th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Santo Domingo, then make a trip to Zona Arqueologica de Palenque, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Aluxes Palenque.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Palenque trip planning site.

You can take a shuttle from San Cristobal de las Casas to Palenque in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Mexico City.

Things to do in Palenque

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 7:

Mexico City

— 1 night

City of Palaces

On the 8th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Museo del Azucar.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Mexico City trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Palenque to Mexico City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 8:
Highlights from your trip

Mexico travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling
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.

Guanajuato travel guide

4.3
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.