10 days in San Luis Potosi, Queretaro City & Mexico City Itinerary

10 days in San Luis Potosi, Queretaro City & Mexico City Itinerary

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10 days in San Luis Potosi, Queretaro City & Mexico City Itinerary

Start: Mexicali
Fly:  12​h
1
San Luis Potosi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Real de Catorce
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Rio Verde
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
4
Tamasopo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Aquismon
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
6
Xilitla
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Ciudad Valles
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
San Luis Potosi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Queretaro City
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Mexico City
— Few hours
Fly:  6​h
End: Mexicali

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San Luis Potosi

San Luis Potosi
To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Luis Potosi travel route planning tool .

Mexicali to San Luis Potosi is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In December, daily temperatures in San Luis Potosi can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Real de Catorce.

Things to do in San Luis Potosi

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Real de Catorce

Real de Catorce ©
Real de Catorce, often shortened to Real, is a village in the Mexican state of San Luis Potosí and the seat of the municipality of Catorce. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Iglesia Real De Catorce as well as Hidalgo Square (Plaza Principal). Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Pueblo Fantasma, don't miss a visit to Tunel de Ogarrio, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Real De Catorce, then don't miss a visit to Templo de la Purisima Concepcion, and finally don't miss a visit to Hidalgo Square (Plaza Principal).

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Real de Catorce travel route planner .

You can drive from San Luis Potosi to Real de Catorce in 3.5 hours. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rio Verde.

Things to do in Real de Catorce

Historic Sites
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Iglesia Real De Catorce ©
Iglesia Real De Catorce
Pueblo Fantasma ©
Pueblo Fantasma
Tunel de Ogarrio ©
Tunel de Ogarrio

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Rio Verde

Rio Verde ©
Rioverde is a city and its surrounding municipality located in the south-central part of the state of San Luis Potosí, Mexico. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Manantial de la Media Luna.

Start your trip to Rio Verde by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Real de Catorce to Rio Verde in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tamasopo.

Things to do in Rio Verde

Nature Parks
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Manantial de la Media Luna ©
Manantial de la Media Luna

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Tamasopo

Tamasopo ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Desarrollo Ecoturistico Ejidal Indigena Pame Puente de Dios and then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascadas de Tamasopo.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Tamasopo trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Rio Verde to Tamasopo takes 1.5 hours. On the 16th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Aquismon.

Things to do in Tamasopo

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Aquismon
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Tamul Waterfalls ©
Tamul Waterfalls
Cueva de Agua ©
Cueva de Agua

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Aquismon

Aquismon ©
Aquismón is a town and municipality in San Luis Potosí in central Mexico. The Cave of Swallows has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at The Cave of Swallows.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Aquismon online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Tamasopo to Aquismon takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Xilitla.

Things to do in Aquismon

Nature Parks
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The Cave of Swallows ©
The Cave of Swallows

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Xilitla

Xilitla ©
Xilitla is a municipality (municipio) and town in the state of San Luis Potosí, in the Huasteca region of Mexico. For maps and tourist information, read Xilitla trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Aquismon to Xilitla in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Ciudad Valles.

Things to do in Xilitla

Museums Parks

Side Trip

Xilitla
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Jardin Escultorico Edward James ©
Jardin Escultorico Edward James
Xilitla ©
Xilitla

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Ciudad Valles

Ciudad Valles ©
Ciudad Valles is the second-largest city in the Mexican state of San Luis Potosí. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cascada de Micos, Cascada Minas Viejas and Mirador Cascada El Meco.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Ciudad Valles using our trip planner.

You can drive from Xilitla to Ciudad Valles in 2 hours. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Luis Potosi.

Things to do in Ciudad Valles

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

El Naranjo
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Cascada de Micos ©
Cascada de Micos
Mirador Cascada El Meco ©
Mirador Cascada El Meco

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San Luis Potosi

San Luis Potosi ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Plaza de San Francisco, Plaza del Carmen and Tranvia Turistico San Luis Rey.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Luis Potosi travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Ciudad Valles to San Luis Potosi by car takes about 3.5 hours. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Queretaro City.

Things to do in San Luis Potosi

Transportation Tours Historic Sites
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Cathedral of San Luis Potosi ©
Cathedral of San Luis Potosi
Plaza de San Francisco ©
Plaza de San Francisco
Plaza del Carmen ©
Plaza del Carmen

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Queretaro City

Queretaro City
With a World Heritage-listed town center, Queretaro offers plenty of colonial charm appealing to visitors looking to add a bit of history and culture to their vacation.
To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Queretaro City trip planner .

Getting from San Luis Potosi to Queretaro City by car takes about 2.5 hours. December in Queretaro City sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 47°F at night. You will leave for Mexico City on the 22nd (Sun).

Things to do in Queretaro City

Tours Shopping Museums
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Mexico City

Mexico City
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mexico City trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Queretaro City to Mexico City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Mexico City can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. You'll set off for home on the 22nd (Sun).

Things to do in Mexico City

Tours Museums Nightlife
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