14 days in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast Itinerary

14 days in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast Itinerary

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Fly to Licenciado Benito Juarez International Airport, Drive to Tula de Allende
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Tula de Allende
— 1 day
Drive
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Tepotzotlan
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Juan Teotihuacan
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Pedro Cholula
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cuernavaca
— 3 nights
Drive to Licenciado Benito Juarez International Airport, Fly to London

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Tula de Allende — 1 day

Tula de Allende is a town and one of the 84 municipalities of Hidalgo in central-eastern Mexico. On the 9th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Zona Arqueologica de Tula and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de San Jose de Tula.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Tula de Allende trip planner.

London, UK to Tula de Allende is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Tula de Allende is minus 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Tepotzotlan.
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Tepotzotlan — 3 nights

Tepotzotlán is a city and a municipality in the Mexico state of Mexico. Popular historic sites such as Temple San Francisco Javier and Village of Tepotzotlan are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museo Nacional del Virreinato and Centro Ceremonial Otomi. There's more to do: delve into the distant past at Arcos del Sitio.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Tepotzotlan online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Tula de Allende to Tepotzotlan takes an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Juan Teotihuacan.
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San Juan Teotihuacan — 3 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Teotihuacan Pyramids and Archivo Historico y Museo de Mineria, A. C.. Get some cultural insight at Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 and Museo de Medicina Laboral Nicolas Zavala. Go for a jaunt from San Juan Teotihuacan to Mineral del Monte to see Museo de Sitio Mina la Dificultad about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Ex Convent of Acolman, explore the world behind art at Museo De Los Murales Teotihuacanos - Beatriz de La Fuente, head outdoors with Flying Pictures Mexico, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Manuel Gamio Centro de Estudios Teotihuacanos.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the San Juan Teotihuacan road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tepotzotlan to San Juan Teotihuacan takes an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Pedro Cholula.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
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San Pedro Cholula — 4 nights

Let the collections at Museo de Sitio de Cholula and Museo Regional de Cholula capture your imagination. Zona Arqueológica de Cholula and Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Ocotlan are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting San Pedro Cholula side-trips: Tlaxcala (Escalinatas De Los Heroes, Centro Historico de Tlaxcala, &more).

To see more things to do and tourist information, read our San Pedro Cholula trip planner.

Getting from San Juan Teotihuacan to San Pedro Cholula by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in San Pedro Cholula can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cuernavaca.
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Cuernavaca — 3 nights

Cuernavaca is the capital and largest city of the state of Morelos in Mexico. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Museo Morelense de Arte Popular, then steep yourself in history at Robert Brady Museum, then examine the collection at Museo de Arte Indigena Contemporaneo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de San Jose El Calvario. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Archaeological Zone of Xochicalco, examine the collection at La tallera Siqueiros, and then explore the galleries of NM Contemporaneo, galeria de arte..

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cuernavaca journey website.

Traveling by car from San Pedro Cholula to Cuernavaca takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from San Pedro Cholula in October, Cuernavaca is a bit warmer at night with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.
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Central Mexico and Gulf Coast travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Natural History Museums
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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