13 days in Mexico City, Queretaro City & San Miguel de Allende Itinerary

Make it your trip
Mexico City
— 7 nights
Queretaro City
— 2 nights
San Miguel de Allende
— 3 nights


Mexico City — 7 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 and Historic Center (Centro Historico) will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Bosque de Chapultepec and Museo Viviente. Venture out of the city with trips to Puebla (Museo de Arte Popular Santa Rosa de Lima, Zocalo, &more) and Parque De Los Ciervos (in Atizapan de Zaragoza). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana de la Ciudad de Mexico, see the interesting displays at Museo Frida Kahlo, and step into the grandiose world of Chapultepec Castle.

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If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major aiports are Licenciado Benito Juarez International Airport, Querétaro Intercontinental Airport and Santa Lucía Air Force Base / Felipe Angeles International Airport. In March, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Queretaro City.
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Queretaro City — 2 nights

With a World Heritage-listed town center, Queretaro offers plenty of colonial charm appealing to visitors looking to add a bit of history and culture to their vacation.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Peña de Bernal. On the 7th (Tue), get a taste of life in the country at RANCHO LA HONDONADA|, then do a tasting at Freixenet Mexico, then take in the dramatic natural features at Peña de Bernal, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de la Virgen de los Dolores de Soriano. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ponder the world of politics at Casa de La Corregidora, then examine the collection at Museo Regional, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Santa Rosa de Viterbo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Sacro.

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Drive from Mexico City to Queretaro City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. Traveling from Mexico City in April, expect nights in Queretaro City to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with Fabrica La Aurora, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then stop by Arte Divino, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museo La Esquina and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

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Traveling by car from Queretaro City to San Miguel de Allende takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in San Miguel de Allende sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride back home.
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