12 days in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast Itinerary

12 days in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central Mexico and Gulf Coast route planner
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Mexico City
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Juan Teotihuacan
Fly
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San Miguel de Allende
— 3 nights
Drive
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Guanajuato
— 2 nights
Drive
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Morelia
— 3 nights

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Mexico City — 3 nights

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Plaza San Jacinto, explore the engaging exhibits at Museo Trick Eye, and then examine the collection at Museo del Azucar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Square of the Three Cultures, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de San Francisco, and then examine the collection at Museo Antiguo Palacio de Iturbide.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Mexico City trip planning site.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Licenciado Benito Juarez International Airport, Querétaro Intercontinental Airport and Santa Lucía Air Force Base / Felipe Angeles International Airport. In February, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Juan Teotihuacan.
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San Juan Teotihuacan

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Piramide de la Luna and then admire the masterpieces at Museo De Los Murales Teotihuacanos - Beatriz de La Fuente.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Juan Teotihuacan trip planner.

Getting from Mexico City to San Juan Teotihuacan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to San Miguel de Allende.
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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Vinedos Cuna de Tierra and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Grito.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Miguel de Allende day trip planning website.

Getting from San Juan Teotihuacan to San Miguel de Allende by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Guanajuato.
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Guanajuato — 2 nights

Recognized as a World Heritage Site, Guanajuato spills over hilly terrain in central Mexico, luring visitors with its pleasant tree-shaded plazas and friendly sidewalk cafes.
On the 23rd (Thu), see the interesting displays at Casa Museo Gene Byron and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Diego. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): deepen your understanding of the past and present with a heritage tour and then hunt for treasures at Mercado Hidalgo.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Guanajuato itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Miguel de Allende to Guanajuato in an hour. February in Guanajuato sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Morelia.
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Morelia — 3 nights

Morelia is a city and municipality in the north central part of the state of Michoacán in central Mexico. Get some cultural insight at Templo de Santa Rosa de Lima and Templo de San Francisco de Asis. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Planetario de Morelia and Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Michoacan. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Arte Marakame Gallery.

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Drive from Guanajuato to Morelia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. February in Morelia sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 46°F at night.
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Central Mexico and Gulf Coast travel guide

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Once the core of a powerful Aztec empire, Central Mexico and Gulf Coast now contains some of the country's most popular tourist destinations, offering a blend of coastal and inland activities. Most Central Mexico and Gulf Coast holidays understandably involve stops at sandy beaches, but if you wish to enrich your experience with a bit of culture and history, don't miss Guanajuato City and Veracruz. While exploring these cities, you can museum hop, get to know the country's arts and music scene, discover numerous historic buildings, and mingle with ex-pats from Canada and the United States. For that ultimate Central Mexico and Gulf Coast sightseeing experience, spend some time exploring the region's World Heritage-listed archaeological sites.
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