15 days in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast Itinerary

15 days in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast Itinerary

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San Juan Teotihuacan
— 1 night
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Puebla
— 2 nights
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San Miguel de Allende
— 4 nights
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Angangueo
— 1 night
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Mexico City
— 6 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Virgin Rosario of Talpa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Piramide de la Serpiente Emplumada and then explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Juan Teotihuacan trip maker.

Orlando, USA to San Juan Teotihuacan is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Orlando to San Juan Teotihuacan due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Puebla.
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Historic Sites
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Find places to stay Feb 12 — 13:

Puebla — 2 nights

Recognized as a World Heritage Site thanks to its photogenic colonial buildings, Puebla remains one of Mexico's top destinations for architecture enthusiasts.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Puebla Cathedra and then see the interesting displays at Museo Amparo. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at La monarca, pause for some serene contemplation at Tonantzintla, and then get to know the resident critters at Africam Safari.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Puebla tour itinerary app.

Traveling by car from San Juan Teotihuacan to Puebla takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to San Miguel de Allende.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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San Miguel de Allende — 4 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel and Fabrica La Aurora. There's lots more to do: stroll around El Charco del Ingenio, learn something new at Van Doren Metal Art Workshop, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and don't miss a visit to Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery.

Find out how to plan San Miguel de Allende trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Fly from Puebla to San Miguel de Allende in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in San Miguel de Allende are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Angangueo.
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Museums · Classes · Parks · Shopping
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Angangueo — 1 night

Angangueo is a town and municipality located in far eastern Michoacán state in central Mexico noted for its history of mining and its location in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve. On the 20th (Thu), explore the galleries of El Rosario Monarch Butterfly Preserve and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Angangueo day trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Miguel de Allende to Angangueo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from San Miguel de Allende in February, expect Angangueo to be a bit cooler, temps between 71°F and 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Mexico City.
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Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Childrens Museums
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Mexico City — 6 nights

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Kids will enjoy Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Museo Frida Kahlo. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, stop by Coyoacan, contemplate the long history of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Mexico City trip planner.

Getting from Angangueo to Mexico City by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Angangueo in February since evenings lows in Mexico City dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums
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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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