18 days in North America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico itinerary planner
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Fly
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Acapulco
— 6 nights
Fly
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Oaxaca
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Puebla
— 2 nights
Shuttle
4
Mexico City
— 3 nights
Fly
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Guadalajara
— 3 nights
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Acapulco — 6 nights

Probably one of Mexico's best-known beach resorts, Acapulco came into prominence in the mid-20th century, when it became a getaway for Hollywood movie stars and European millionaires.
Let the collections at Galeria Las Brisas and House of Culture capture your imagination. Shop till you drop at Senor Frog's and Galerias Diana. On the 22nd (Wed), enjoy an adventurous day among the treetops at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla de la Paz (Chapel of Peace), tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Revolcadero, stop by Punta Diamante, and examine the collection at Fuerte De San Diego.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Acapulco trip maker site.

Toronto, Canada to Acapulco is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in March; daily highs in Acapulco reach 38°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow time for the flight to Oaxaca.
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Oaxaca — 3 nights

Capital city of the eponymous state, Oaxaca relies heavily on its colonial charm, its core a maze of tree-shaded alleys flanked by photogenic mansions, government buildings, and old churches.
On the 28th (Tue), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Union de Palenqueros de Oaxaca and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de Nuestra Senora de la Soledad. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica de Monte Alban, explore the galleries of Taller Zeny Fuentes y Reyna, then explore the galleries of Workshop of Jacobo and Maria Angeles, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Oaxaca trip planner.

Getting from Acapulco to Oaxaca by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Acapulco in March, Oaxaca is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Puebla.
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Puebla — 2 nights

City of Angels

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 31st (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Museo Jose Luis Bello y Gonzales, get some fabulous bargains at La Gran Fama, then hunt for treasures at Mercado el Parian, and finally wander the streets of Zocalo. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario), see the interesting displays at Museo Amparo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Puebla Cathedra, then examine the collection at La Casa del Mendrugo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tonantzintla.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Puebla trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Oaxaca to Puebla takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Oaxaca in March, with highs in Puebla at 30°C and lows at 10°C. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Mexico City.
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Mexico City — 3 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Appreciate the collections at Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Museo Frida Kahlo. Get some cultural insight at Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 and Museo del Templo Mayor. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, take in the exciting artwork at Yawi Arte Tradicional, stop by Ambarte, and step into the grandiose world of Chapultepec Castle.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Mexico City trip maker.

Getting from Puebla to Mexico City by shuttle takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Puebla in April since evenings lows in Mexico City dip to 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Guadalajara.
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Guadalajara — 3 nights

Pearl of the West

One of Mexico's cultural hubs, Guadalajara represents the home of mariachi music and hosts numerous large-scale events, ranging from international film festivals to celebrated book fairs.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Jalisco and Templo Expiatorio del Santisimo Sacramento. Head to Del Corazon de la Tierra and Andares Centro Comercialfor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: take in the exciting artwork at Tlaquepaque and Tonala Artisans Tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Guadalajara Cathedral, browse the eclectic array of goods at Tonala Craft Market, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoologico Guadalajara.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Guadalajara road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Guadalajara takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mexico City in April, you will find days in Guadalajara are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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