12 days in Michoacan Itinerary

12 days in Michoacan Itinerary

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12 days in Michoacan Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  8​h
1
Morelia
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Zamora de Hidalgo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Uruapan
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Tlalpujahua
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h
End: San Francisco

5
nights
Morelia

Morelia ©
Morelia is a city and municipality in the north central part of the state of Michoacán in central Mexico. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Morelia: Patzcuaro (Templo de la Compania de Jesus, House of Eleven Patios (Casa de los Once Patios), & more). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Centro Historico de Morelia, make a trip to The Aqueduct, ponder the design of Tarascas Fountain, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Morelia.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Morelia day trip planning website .

San Francisco, USA to Morelia is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from San Francisco in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Morelia: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Zamora de Hidalgo.

Things to do in Morelia

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Patzcuaro
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Guadalupe Sanctuary ©
Guadalupe Sanctuary
Centro Historico de Morelia ©
Centro Historico de Morelia
The Aqueduct ©
The Aqueduct

2
nights
Zamora de Hidalgo

Zamora de Hidalgo ©
Zamora de Hidalgo, is a city in the Mexican state of Michoacán. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Lago de Camecuaro, make a trip to Plazoleta de San Francisco de Los Tecos, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario Diocesano de Nuestra Sra.de Guadalupe. Keep things going the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Palacio Federal, admire the landmark architecture of Catedral Diocesana de Zamora Michoacan, and then explore the striking landscape of Lago de Camecuaro National Park.

Plan trip to Zamora de Hidalgo with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Morelia to Zamora de Hidalgo takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Uruapan.

Things to do in Zamora de Hidalgo

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lago de Camecuaro National Park, Parque Nacional Lago de Camecuaro
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:
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2
nights
Uruapan

Uruapan ©
Uruapan is the second largest city in the Mexican state of Michoacán. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Santa Clara del Cobre and then explore the activities along Zirahuen. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Telares Uruapan, head outdoors with Parque Nacional Barranca del Cupatitzio, and then contemplate the long history of Antigua Iglesia de San Juan Parangaricutiro.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Uruapan journey maker .

You can drive from Zamora de Hidalgo to Uruapan in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in December, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tlalpujahua.

Things to do in Uruapan

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Antigua Iglesia de San Juan Parangaricutiro, Santa Clara del Cobre, Zirahuen
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Santa Clara del Cobre ©
Santa Clara del Cobre
Parque Nacional Barranca del Cupatitzio ©
Telares Uruapan ©
Telares Uruapan

2
nights
Tlalpujahua

Tlalpujahua ©
Tlalpujahua is a town and municipality located in the far northeast of the state of Michoacán in central Mexico. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): stroll through Mariposa Monarca and then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Reserva de la Biosfera Mariposa Monarca. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario del Carmen and then examine the collection at Museo Mina Dos Estrellas.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tlalpujahua online travel planner .

You can drive from Uruapan to Tlalpujahua in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Uruapan in December, things will get slightly colder in Tlalpujahua: highs are around 68°F and lows about 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tlalpujahua

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

La Reserva de la Biosfera Mariposa Monarca, Mariposa Monarca
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Museo Mina Dos Estrellas ©
Museo Mina Dos Estrellas
Santuario del Carmen ©
Santuario del Carmen