9 days in Veracruz Itinerary

9 days in Veracruz Itinerary

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Orizaba
— 1 day
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Veracruz
— 2 nights
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Tlacotalpan
— 1 day
Drive
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San Andres Tuxtla
— 5 nights
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Veracruz
— 1 night
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Orizaba — 1 day

Orizaba is a city and municipality in the Mexican state of Veracruz. On the 10th (Tue), admire the striking features of Iron Palace and then get to know the resident critters at Ecoparque Rio.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Orizaba day trip website.

Mexico City to Orizaba is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Veracruz.
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Veracruz — 2 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. On the 11th (Wed), step off the mainland to explore Cancuncito Reserva Arrecifal.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Veracruz trip tool.

Traveling by car from Orizaba to Veracruz takes 2 hours. In May in Veracruz, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tlacotalpan.
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Tlacotalpan — 1 day

Tlacotalpan is a town in Tlacotalpan Municipality in the Mexican state of Veracruz, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1998 primarily for its architecture and colonial-era layout. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Augustin Lara Museum and then stroll around Parque Zaragoza.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tlacotalpan online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Veracruz to Tlacotalpan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May in Tlacotalpan, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Andres Tuxtla.
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San Andres Tuxtla — 5 nights

San Andrés Tuxtla is a city and municipality is the south of the Mexican state of Veracruz. San Andres Tuxtla is known for nature, shopping, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Nanciyaga, look for gifts at Puros Santa Clara, take an in-depth tour of El Museo Tuxteco, and kick back and relax at Barra de Sontecomapan.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read San Andres Tuxtla road trip website.

You can drive from Tlacotalpan to San Andres Tuxtla in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Tlacotalpan in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in San Andres Tuxtla, with lows around 24°C. On the 17th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Veracruz.
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Veracruz — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Wax Museum of Veracruz and then head off the coast to Cancuncito Reserva Arrecifal.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Veracruz attractions site.

You can drive from San Andres Tuxtla to Veracruz in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 18th (Wed), you're off to home.
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Highlights from your trip

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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