11 days in Michoacan Itinerary

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Fly to Don Miguel Hidalgo Y Costilla International Airport, Drive to Zamora de Hidalgo
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Zamora de Hidalgo
— 1 night
Drive
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Uruapan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Morelia
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tlalpujahua
— 3 nights
Drive to General Francisco J. Mujica International Airport, Fly to Washington

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Zamora de Hidalgo — 1 night

On the 30th (Sun), get a sense of history and politics at Palacio Federal, walk around Lake Camecuaro, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Lago de Camecuaro.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Zamora de Hidalgo trip itinerary planning app.

Washington, USA to Zamora de Hidalgo is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington to Zamora de Hidalgo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Uruapan.
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Uruapan — 2 nights

Uruapan is the second largest city in the Mexican state of Michoacán. On the 31st (Mon), delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueologica Tingambato and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Presa Santa Catarina. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Barranca del Cupatitzio.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Uruapan day trip app.

Drive from Zamora de Hidalgo to Uruapan in 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Morelia.
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Morelia — 4 nights

Morelia is a city and municipality in the north central part of the state of Michoacán in central Mexico. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museo Antiguo Convento Franciscano De Santa Ana de Tzintzuntzan and Conservatorio de las Rosas. Family-friendly places like Centro Historico de Morelia and Casa de la Cultura de Morelia will thrill your kids. Explore Morelia's surroundings by going to Zona Arqueologica De Tzintzuntzan (in Tzintzuntzan) and Patzcuaro (Templo de la Compania de Jesus & La Mano Grafica). There's still lots to do: get a sense of history and politics at Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Michoacan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario de Guadalupe y Exconvento de San Diego, look and learn at Planetario de Morelia, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Morelia.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Morelia itinerary planner.

You can drive from Uruapan to Morelia in 2 hours. Traveling from Uruapan in November, Morelia is a bit cooler at night with lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tlalpujahua.
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Tlalpujahua — 3 nights

Tlalpujahua is a town and municipality located in the far northeast of the state of Michoacán in central Mexico. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Parker House (Casa Parker) and then stroll through La Reserva de la Biosfera Mariposa Monarca. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario del Carmen, then make a trip to Tlalpujahua - Pueblo Magico, and then examine the collection at Museo Mina Dos Estrellas.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tlalpujahua trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Morelia to Tlalpujahua by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Morelia in November, things will get a bit cooler in Tlalpujahua: highs are around 68°F and lows about 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel back home.
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