8 days in Guanajuato, San Miguel de Allende & Mexico City Itinerary

8 days in Guanajuato, San Miguel de Allende & Mexico City Itinerary

Make it your trip
Fly to Del Bajío International Airport, Drive to Guanajuato
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Guanajuato
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Miguel de Allende
— 1 day
Drive
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Mexico City
— 3 nights
Fly

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Guanajuato — 3 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museo de Arte e Historia de Guanajuato and Museo Regional de Guanajuato Alhondiga de Granaditas. Venture out of the city with trips to Parque Bicentenario Guanajuato (in Silao) and Leon (Arco Triunfal de la Calzada de los Heroes & Catedral Basilica De Nuestra Madre Santisima De La Luz). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of University of Guanajuato, look for gifts at Gorky Pottery by Gorky Gonzalez, don't miss a visit to The Alley Of The Kiss, and appreciate the history behind Monumento al Pipila.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Guanajuato itinerary planner.

Ciudad Juarez to Guanajuato is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ciudad Juarez to Guanajuato due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Ciudad Juarez in September: high temperatures in Guanajuato hover around 79°F and lows are around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to San Miguel de Allende.
Museums · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites
Side Trips
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San Miguel de Allende — 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): trot along with a tour on horseback.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Miguel de Allende online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Guanajuato to San Miguel de Allende takes an hour. In September in San Miguel de Allende, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Mexico City.
Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 27:
Highlights from your trip

Mexico City — 3 nights

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): wander the streets of San Angel, stop by La Condesa, and then admire the landmark architecture of Gran Hotel Ciudad de Mexico. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, then wander the streets of Ciudad Universitaria, then don't miss a visit to Museo Frida Kahlo, and finally explore the engaging exhibits at Memory and Tolerance Museum.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Mexico City vacation planner.

Traveling by car from San Miguel de Allende to Mexico City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. When traveling from San Miguel de Allende in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Mexico City: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
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