31 days in Veracruz Itinerary

31 days in Veracruz Itinerary

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Veracruz
— 7 nights
Drive
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Catemaco
— 3 nights
Drive
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Orizaba
— 8 nights
Drive
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Xalapa
— 6 nights
Drive
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Tlapacoyan
— 1 night
Drive
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Papantla
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tuxpan
— 3 nights
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Veracruz — 7 nights

Veracruz, officially known as Heroica Veracruz, is a major port city and municipality on the Gulf of Mexico in the Mexican state of Veracruz. Veracruz is known for zoos & aquariums, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of San Juan de Ulua, don't miss a visit to Los Voladores of Papantla, explore the ancient world of Baluarte Santiago, and learn about all things military at Museo Naval Mexico.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Veracruz trip planner.

Orlando, USA to Veracruz is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Orlando in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 67°F in Veracruz. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Catemaco.
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Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 8:

Catemaco — 3 nights

Catemaco is a city in Catemaco Municipality located in the south of the Mexican state of Veracruz. Catemaco is known for nature, beaches, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Nanciyaga, kick back and relax at Barra de Sontecomapan, stroll through Reserva Ecologica La Otra Opcion, and take in the dramatic scenery at Salto de Eyipantla.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Catemaco itinerary planning app.

Drive from Veracruz to Catemaco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Catemaco when traveling from Veracruz in March, with lows around 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Orizaba.
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Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Beaches
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Find places to stay Mar 8 — 11:

Orizaba — 8 nights

Orizaba is a city and municipality in the Mexican state of Veracruz. Change things up with these side-trips from Orizaba: Museo Tatsugoro Estudio de Bonsai Miguel Rios (in Fortin de las Flores) and Cordoba (Hacienda San Francisco Toxpan, Palacio Municipal de Cordoba, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Iron Palace, don't miss a visit to Plaza Bicentenario, have fun and explore at Museo Francisco Gabilondo Soler, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral De San Miguel Arcangel.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Orizaba trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Catemaco to Orizaba takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Xalapa.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums
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Find places to stay Mar 11 — 19:

Xalapa — 6 nights

Xalapa is the capital city of the Mexican state of Veracruz and the name of the surrounding municipality. Venture out of the city with trips to Cascada de Texolo (in Xico) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Jalcomulco). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museo de Antropologia de Xalapa, get engrossed in the history at Museo El Lencero, walk around Parque de los Tecajetes, and look for gifts at Los Milagros Galeria.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Xalapa trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Orizaba to Xalapa in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tlapacoyan.
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Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors
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Find places to stay Mar 19 — 25:

Tlapacoyan — 1 night

Tlapacoyan is a small city in Veracruz, Mexico. On the 26th (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada el Encanto.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tlapacoyan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Xalapa to Tlapacoyan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. March in Tlapacoyan sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 65°F at night. On the 26th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Papantla.
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Find places to stay Mar 25 — 26:
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Papantla — 2 nights

Papantla is a city and municipality located in the north of the state of Veracruz, Mexico, in the Sierra Papanteca range and on the Gulf of Mexico. On the 27th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Museo El Tajin and then delve into the distant past at El Tajin. On your second day here, walk around Parque Israel C. Tellez and then walk around Eco Park Xanath - Papantla.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Papantla trip builder site.

You can drive from Tlapacoyan to Papantla in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March in Papantla, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tuxpan.
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Tuxpan — 3 nights

On the 29th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Arrecifes de Tuxpan and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Tuxpan. On your second day here, make a trip to Parque Reforma and then pause for some photo ops at Cristo Redentor.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Tuxpan trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Papantla to Tuxpan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.
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Find places to stay Mar 28 — 31:

Veracruz travel guide

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Aquariums · Landmarks · Castles
Though it features a long coastline along the Gulf of Mexico, Veracruz remains off the radar for most foreign visitors. A slim crescent of land a day trip away from Mexico City, this eastern state boasts several major archaeological sites, rarely crowded yet packed with history. A holiday in Veracruz lets your experience the less-traveled side of the country, where it's easy to soak up the local culture by trying out traditional culinary specialties and touring the area's quaint colonial towns. Most travelers begin their adventure in the port city of Veracruz, eastern Mexico's major hub of tourism with good shopping, dining, and entertainment options.
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