38 days in North America Itinerary

38 days in North America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico holiday planner
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Mexico City
— 5 nights
Fly
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Oaxaca
— 4 nights
Drive
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Veracruz
— 4 nights
Fly
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Puebla
— 4 nights
Fly
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San Miguel de Allende
— 5 nights
Fly
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Puerto Vallarta
— 5 nights
Drive
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Tequila
— 3 nights
Drive
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Guadalajara
— 4 nights
Fly to General Roberto Fierro Villalobos International Airport, Drive to Creel
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Creel
— 3 nights
Bus to Chihuahua, Fly to Mexico City

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mexico City: Cuernavaca (Archaeological Zone of Xochicalco, Robert Brady Museum, &more) and Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 (in San Juan Teotihuacan). There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor, walk around Bosque de Chapultepec, and make a trip to Museo Frida Kahlo.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Mexico City holiday website.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Mexico City. In August, daily temperatures in Mexico City can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Oaxaca.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods
Side Trips
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 20:

Oaxaca — 4 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.
When in Oaxaca, make a side trip to see Capilla Del Senor De Tlacolula in Tlacolula, approximately Tlacolula away. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, don't miss a visit to Andador de Macedonia Alcala, get engrossed in the history at Zona Arqueologica de Monte Alban, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Oaxaca itinerary site.

Getting from Mexico City to Oaxaca by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. While traveling from Mexico City, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Oaxaca, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Veracruz.
Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 24:

Veracruz — 4 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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Veracruz: Xalapa (Museo de Antropologia de Xalapa & Jardin Botanico Francisco Javier Clavijero) and Casa Bautista Galvez (in Coatepec). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at San Juan de Ulua, make a trip to Casa de Hernan Cortes, learn about all things military at Museo Naval Mexico, and contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Poza Reyna.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Veracruz online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Oaxaca to Veracruz takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Oaxaca in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Veracruz, with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Puebla.
Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trips
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 28:

Puebla — 4 nights

Recognized as a World Heritage Site thanks to its photogenic colonial buildings, Puebla remains one of Mexico's top destinations for architecture enthusiasts.
Explore Puebla's surroundings by going to Tonantzintla (in San Andres Cholula), Zona Arqueológica de Cholula (in San Pedro Cholula) and Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala (in Tlaxcala). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Puebla Cathedra, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Africam Safari, get lost in a book at Biblioteca Palafoxiana, and have some family-friendly fun at Rescate Tactico.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Puebla trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Veracruz to Puebla in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Veracruz in August: highs in Puebla hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can catch the flight to San Miguel de Allende.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Aug 28 — Sep 1:

San Miguel de Allende — 5 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.
Explore San Miguel de Allende's surroundings by going to Guanajuato (Monumento al Pipila, Museo del Pueblo de Guanajuato, &more). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Nepantla, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and walk around El Charco del Ingenio.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Miguel de Allende trip itinerary planning app.

Fly from Puebla to San Miguel de Allende in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Puebla in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Miguel de Allende: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can fly to Puerto Vallarta.
Museums · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites
Side Trip
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 6:

Puerto Vallarta — 5 nights

Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Take a break from Puerto Vallarta with a short trip to Vallarta Botanical Gardens in Cabo Corrientes, about 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and take in the dramatic natural features at Los Arcos de Mismaloya.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Puerto Vallarta trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from San Miguel de Allende to Puerto Vallarta takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Miguel de Allende in September; daily highs in Puerto Vallarta reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tequila.
Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife
Side Trip
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 11:

Tequila — 3 nights

Santiago de Tequila is a town and municipality located in the state of Jalisco about 60 km from the city of Guadalajara. Change things up with a short trip to Zona Arqueologica Teuchitlan o Guachimontones in Teuchitlan (about 1h 10 min away). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada Los Azules, sample the fine beverages at La Cata Tequila Tasting Room, don't miss a visit to Plaza Principal Tequila Jalisco, and admire the striking features of Hacienda El Centenario.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Tequila travel planning tool.

Traveling by car from Puerto Vallarta to Tequila takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta in September, expect Tequila to be little chillier, temps between 30°C and 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Guadalajara.
Breweries & Distilleries · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 14:

Guadalajara — 4 nights

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.
Guadalajara is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Instituto Cultural Cabanas, admire the masterpieces at Museo Pantaleon Panduro, appreciate the history behind Basilica de Zapopan, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Acuario Michin Guadalajara.

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Getting from Tequila to Guadalajara by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Guadalajara are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Creel.
Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 18:

Creel — 3 nights

Creel is a town in the Sierra Tarahumara of the Mexican state of Chihuahua. Creel is known for nature, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada Cusarare, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Ignacio Mission, take in the dramatic natural features at San Ignacio Arareko, and take in breathtaking views at Sierra Tarahumara.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Creel trip itinerary planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Guadalajara to Creel. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mexican Pacific Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Trails
Side Trip
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:

Guanajuato travel guide

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Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Churches
Granary of the Republic
With well over a third of its area suitable for agriculture, Guanajuato remains the "Granary of the Republic" as a major producer of corn, beans, sorghum, barley, and wheat. A tour of Guanajuato allows you to trace the "Bicentennial Route," originally followed by an insurgent army led by Miguel Hidalgo, one of the leaders of Mexican struggle for independence. Other popular things to do in Guanajuato include exploring historical haciendas and mines, attending local festivals, and visiting the state's thriving cities. Start in the World Heritage-listed eponymous capital, known for its cobblestoned streets, pleasant plazas, and unusual underground roadways.

Jalisco travel guide

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Swim with Dolphins · Piers & Boardwalks · Zipline
Western Mexico's state of Jalisco features a long Pacific coastline dotted with modern resorts, so it doesn't surprise that much of the region's income comes from the tourism sector. Arguably the most popular place to visit in Jalisco is Puerto Vallarta, drawing both international and domestic visitors with its beaches and proximity to pristine wilderness areas. The country's cultural center, Jalisco is also the birthplace of tequila, the wide-brimmed sombrero, and mariachis, arguably three of Mexico's biggest symbols. Venture farther away from the big cities during your Jalisco holiday to discover the true heart and soul of this region by attending folk festivals and discovering the secrets of local cuisine.

Copper Canyon travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Waterfalls · Canyons