24 days in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast Itinerary

24 days in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast Itinerary

Make it your trip
Fly
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Mexico City
— 5 nights
Shuttle
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Puebla
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tlaltizapan
— 1 night
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Drive to Licenciado Benito Juarez International Airport, Fly to Tamuin Airport, Drive to Ciudad Valles
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Ciudad Valles
— 1 night
Drive
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Aquismon
— 1 night
Drive
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Tequisquiapan
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Miguel de Allende
— 4 nights
Drive
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Morelia
— 3 nights
Fly
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San Juan Teotihuacan
— 2 nights
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Mexico City — 5 nights

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Palacio de Bellas Artes. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Historic Center (Centro Historico), get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo, explore the historical opulence of Chapultepec Castle, and delve into the lush surroundings at Bosque de Chapultepec.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Mexico City tour planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Mexico City is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Tel Aviv in September, things will get little chillier in Mexico City: highs are around 26°C and lows about 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can take a shuttle to Puebla.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 27:

Puebla — 3 nights

Recognized as a World Heritage Site thanks to its photogenic colonial buildings, Puebla remains one of Mexico's top destinations for architecture enthusiasts.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Zocalo and Tonantzintla. Head to Parque Puebla and Herencia 811for plenty of shopping. There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Puebla Cathedra and stroll through Museo Viviente.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Puebla trip planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Mexico City to Puebla takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Puebla sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tlaltizapan.
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Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 30:

Tlaltizapan — 1 night

Tlaltizapán is a city in the Mexican state of Morelos. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): make a splash at El Rollo Parque Acuatico and then see some colorful creatures with Buceo en Las Estacas.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tlaltizapan trip planner.

Getting from Puebla to Tlaltizapan by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Puebla in September, Tlaltizapan is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Ciudad Valles.
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Side Trip
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 1:

Ciudad Valles — 1 night

Ciudad Valles is the second-largest city in the Mexican state of San Luis Potosí. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): ponder the design of El Jardin Hidalgo and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ciudad Valles trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Tlaltizapan to Ciudad Valles with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Aquismon.
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Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 2:

Aquismon — 1 night

Aquismón is a town and municipality in San Luis Potosí in central Mexico. On the 3rd (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at The Cave of Swallows.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Aquismon sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Ciudad Valles to Aquismon in 1.5 hours. On the 3rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Tequisquiapan.
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Find places to stay Oct 2 — 3:
Highlights from your trip

Tequisquiapan — 2 nights

Tequisquiapan is a town and municipality located in the southeast of the state of Querétaro in central Mexico. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico Regional de Cadereyta and then do a tasting at Viñedos La Redonda. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: awaken your taste buds at MD Turismo y Experiencias and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Temazcal Tonatiu Iquzayampa.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tequisquiapan online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Aquismon to Tequisquiapan takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to San Miguel de Allende.
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Wineries · Tours · Parks · Nature
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Find places to stay Oct 3 — 5:

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fabrica La Aurora and Barro.Co. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Wine And Paint Class at Manuk Gallery and Botica de Santa Teresita. There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get engrossed in the history at Museo Histórico Casa de Allende, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and admire the striking features of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Miguel de Allende trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tequisquiapan to San Miguel de Allende in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in San Miguel de Allende are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Morelia.
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Museums · Shopping · Classes · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 9:

Morelia — 3 nights

Morelia is a city and municipality in the north central part of the state of Michoacán in central Mexico. Shop till you drop at Museo Michoacano de las Artesanias and Arte Marakame Gallery. Centro Historico de Morelia and Templo de San Francisco de Asis are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Morelia to Zacapu to see Alberca los Espinos about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Morelia and take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario de Guadalupe y Exconvento de San Diego.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Morelia planner.

Drive from San Miguel de Allende to Morelia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to San Juan Teotihuacan.
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Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks
Side Trip
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 12:

San Juan Teotihuacan — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Piramide de la Serpiente Emplumada and then stroll through Reino Animal. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 and then get outside with Flying Pictures Mexico.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Juan Teotihuacan online trip builder.

You can fly from Morelia to San Juan Teotihuacan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 14:

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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