38 days in North America Itinerary

38 days in North America Itinerary

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Monterrey
— 2 nights
Fly
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Chihuahua
— 3 nights
Fly
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Los Mochis
— 1 night
Drive
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La Paz
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Guerrero Negro
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tijuana
— 1 night
Fly
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Guadalajara
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tequila
— 1 night
Drive
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Leon
— 1 night
Drive
10
Guanajuato
— 2 nights
Drive
11
San Miguel de Allende
— 4 nights
Fly
12
San Juan Teotihuacan
— 2 nights
Drive
13
Mexico City
— 4 nights
Shuttle
14
Puebla
— 2 nights
Bus
15
Cuernavaca
— 1 day
Drive
16
Taxco
— 2 nights
Drive
17
Acapulco
— 3 nights

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Monterrey — 2 nights

An industrial powerhouse and a major transportation hub close to the Texas border, Monterrey offers visitors a blend of culture, art, and history.
On the 9th (Sun), walk around Alameda Zaragoza, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Santiago de Saltillo, and then examine the collection at Museo de las Aves. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Paseo de Santa Lucia, look for gifts at D'GARHETI Gallery Boutique, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Parque la Huasteca.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Monterrey travel route planning website.

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major aiports are General Mariano Escobedo International Airport, Plan De Guadalupe International Airport and Del Norte International Airport. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Chihuahua.
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Find places to stay Dec 9 — 11:

Chihuahua — 3 nights

The city of Chihuahua is the state capital of the Mexican state of Chihuahua. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Grutas Nombre de Dios and then take in breathtaking views at Batopilas Canyon.

Make your Chihuahua itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Monterrey to Chihuahua. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mexican Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Mochis.
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Find places to stay Dec 11 — 14:

Los Mochis — 1 night

Los Mochis is a coastal city in northern Sinaloa, Mexico. On the 14th (Fri), head outdoors with Estadio Emilio Ibarra Almada and then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Sagrado Corazon de Jesus.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Los Mochis trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Chihuahua to Los Mochis with the Route module. In December, Los Mochis is a bit warmer than Chihuahua - with highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to La Paz.
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Find places to stay Dec 14 — 15:

La Paz — 3 nights

It's no coincidence that La Paz means "peace" in Spanish, as this tourist center with a small-town vibe offers a tranquil atmosphere and blissfully pleasant weather throughout the year.
Get outdoors at Playa Pichilingue (Pichilingue Beach) and Balandra Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to El Serpentario De La Paz and Isla Espiritu Santo. Next up on the itinerary: add some adventure to your tour with Harker Board, don't miss a visit to Malecon, and take in the spiritual surroundings of La Paz Cathedral.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the La Paz trip maker app.

Drive from Los Mochis to La Paz in 10 hours. In December, daily temperatures in La Paz can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Guerrero Negro.
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Find places to stay Dec 14 — 18:

Guerrero Negro — 2 nights

Guerrero Negro is the largest town located in the municipality of Mulegé in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur (BCS). On the 18th (Tue), get outside with Outdoor Activities. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Dunas de Soledad.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Guerrero Negro trip maker site.

You can drive from La Paz to Guerrero Negro in 10 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Tijuana.
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Find places to stay Dec 18 — 20:
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Tijuana — 1 night

Tijuana is the largest city in Baja California and on the Baja California Peninsula and center of the Tijuana metropolitan area, part of the international San Diego–Tijuana metropolitan area. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playas de Tijuana, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe estara abierto por la noche la catedral el 11de dice., and then examine the collection at Tijuana Cultural Center (CECUT).

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tijuana trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Guerrero Negro to Tijuana in 11.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mexican Pacific Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In December, daily temperatures in Tijuana can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Guadalajara.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 21:

Guadalajara — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): see the interesting displays at Instituto Cultural Cabanas, get to know the resident critters at Zoologico Guadalajara, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Guadalajara Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Templo Expiatorio del Santisimo Sacramento and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Chapala.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Guadalajara road trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tijuana to Guadalajara. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Tijuana to Guadalajara due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Tijuana in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Guadalajara: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tequila.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Nature
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Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:

Tequila — 1 night

Santiago de Tequila is a town and municipality located in the state of Jalisco about 60 km from the city of Guadalajara. On the 23rd (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Museo Los Abuelos Familia Sauza, then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional del Tequila MUNAT, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Parroquia Santiago Apostol, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada Los Azules.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tequila trip maker website.

You can drive from Guadalajara to Tequila in 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 8°C. On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Leon.
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Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:

Leon — 1 night

León is the most populous city and municipality in the Mexican state of Guanajuato. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): have fun and explore at Centro de Ciencias Explora and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Expiatorio del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Leon itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Tequila to Leon in 3.5 hours. December in Leon sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Guanajuato.
Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:

Guanajuato — 2 nights

Recognized as a World Heritage Site, Guanajuato spills over hilly terrain in central Mexico, luring visitors with its pleasant tree-shaded plazas and friendly sidewalk cafes.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Museo Regional de Guanajuato Alhondiga de Granaditas, see the interesting displays at Museo de las Momias de Guanajuato, and then explore and take pictures at Cerro del cubilete. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Dulceria La Catrina and then see a world frozen in time at Pozos de Mineral.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Guanajuato online journey planner.

Getting from Leon to Guanajuato by car takes about 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Guanajuato are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Miguel de Allende.
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Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:

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 El Jardin and La Parroquia. You'll explore and learn at Museo La Esquina and Fabrica La Aurora. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, look and learn at Museo de Astronomia Prehispanica, take an in-depth tour of Museo Histórico Casa de Allende, and stroll through Canada de la Virgen.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Miguel de Allende trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Guanajuato to San Miguel de Allende by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in December, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to San Juan Teotihuacan.
Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 31:

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Cuartel De Arte and then get outside with Flying Pictures Mexico. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Galeria Media Luna and then examine the collection at Centro Interactivo Mundo Futbol.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Juan Teotihuacan trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from San Miguel de Allende to San Juan Teotihuacan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mexico City.
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Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:

Mexico City — 4 nights

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Get some historical perspective at Zocalo and National Palace. Get outdoors at Lago del Bosque de Chapultepec and Zoologico Los Coyotes. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through La Condesa, explore the historical opulence of Chapultepec Castle, look for gifts at Tinta Naranja Urban Gallery, and explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Mexico City trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Juan Teotihuacan to Mexico City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Mexico City, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can catch the shuttle to Puebla.
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Find places to stay Jan 2 — 6:

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario), then see the interesting displays at Museo Amparo, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Puebla Cathedra. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de los Ferrocarriles Mexicanos, then steep yourself in history at Barrio del Artista, and then get to know the resident critters at Africam Safari.

Plan trip to Puebla with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Mexico City to Puebla by shuttle takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Cuernavaca.
Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 9:

Cuernavaca — 1 day

Cuernavaca is the capital and largest city of the state of Morelos in Mexico. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): head outdoors with Parque Ecologico Chapultepec, get engrossed in the history at Robert Brady Museum, and then admire the landmark architecture of Palacio de Cortes.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cuernavaca planning tool.

You can take a bus from Puebla to Cuernavaca in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Puebla in January, expect Cuernavaca to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Taxco.
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Find places to stay Jan 9 — 10:

Taxco — 2 nights

Taxco de Alarcón is a small city and administrative center of a Taxco de Alarcón Municipality located in the Mexican state of Guerrero. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): Head underground at Grutas La Estrella. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Museo Guillermo Spratling, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Prisca de Taxco, then see the interesting displays at Casa Humboldt, and finally see the interesting displays at Silver Museum (Museo de la Plateria).

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Taxco tour itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Cuernavaca to Taxco in 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Acapulco.
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Find places to stay Jan 9 — 12:

Acapulco — 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Capilla de la Paz (Chapel of Peace) and Casa de la Cultura. Take a break from the city and head to Playa de Barra Vieja and La Quebrada. Take a break from Acapulco with a short trip to Playa Ventura in Playa Ventura, about 26 hours away. It doesn't end there: examine the collection at Fuerte De San Diego.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Acapulco trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Taxco to Acapulco in 3.5 hours. In January, Acapulco is somewhat warmer than Taxco - with highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel back home.
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Find places to stay Jan 12 — 15:

Chihuahua travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Churches

Guanajuato travel guide

4.3
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.

Puebla travel guide

4.5
Churches · Zoos · Landmarks
Many visitors remember their Puebla vacation by the state's eponymous capital, recognized as a World Heritage Site thanks to its colonial-era architecture. Yet this state in east-central Mexico offers more than just a single charming city, its rural landscape a mix of picturesque mountains and lush river valleys tailor-made for active holidays. The region's natural areas offer plenty of memorable outdoor experiences, with mountain climbing, hiking, walking, camping, river rafting, and hang-gliding among the top things to do in Puebla. Local cuisine provides another major reason to visit, treating food connoisseurs to a stunning range of different flavors and an impressive number of original recipes.