13 days in Mexico Itinerary

13 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Mexico City
— 1 night
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Queretaro City
— 1 night
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San Miguel de Allende
— 1 night
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Guanajuato
— 2 nights
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Guadalajara
— 1 night
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Morelia
— 2 nights
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Mexico City
— 3 nights

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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 find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Mexico City trip app.

Cartagena, Colombia to Mexico City is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Colombia Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Cartagena in December, you will find days in Mexico City are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are much colder (9°C). On the 23rd (Wed), you'll travel to Queretaro City.

Things to do in Mexico City

Tours · Museums · Nightlife
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 23:

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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.
On the 23rd (Wed), examine the collection at Museo Regional, steep yourself in history at Franciscan Missions in the Sierra Gorda, then get engrossed in the history at Museo de los Conspiradores, and finally steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Rosa de Viterbo, then explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Queretaro MACQ, and then stroll the grounds of Panteon de los queretanos Ilustres.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Queretaro City road trip planner.

Drive from Mexico City to Queretaro City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. December in Queretaro City sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Queretaro City

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:
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Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Iglesia de Santa Rosa de Viterbo ©
Iglesia de Santa Rosa de Viterbo
Museo Regional ©
Museo Regional

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San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel de Allende ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Museo Histórico Casa de Allende, admire the landmark architecture of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de la Concepcion, then take in the exciting artwork at Mr Poster, then stop by Abrazos San Miguel, and finally get to know the fascinating history of El Jardin.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Miguel de Allende trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Queretaro City to San Miguel de Allende in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December in San Miguel de Allende, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Guanajuato.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:
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El Jardin ©
El Jardin
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel ©
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel
Iglesia de la Concepcion ©
Iglesia de la Concepcion

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Guanajuato

Guanajuato ©
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 (Sat): examine the collection at Casa Museo Gene Byron, then take an in-depth tour of Alhondiga de Granaditas, and then see the interesting displays at Museo del Pueblo de Guanajuato. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Museo Ex-Hacienda del Cochero, examine the collection at Museo de las Momias de Guanajuato, ponder the design of Plaza de San Fernando, see the interesting displays at Museo Ex Convento Dieguino, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Diego, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Guanajuato trip planner.

You can drive from San Miguel de Allende to Guanajuato in an hour. In December, daytime highs in Guanajuato are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Guadalajara.

Things to do in Guanajuato

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:
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Casa Museo Gene Byron ©
Casa Museo Gene Byron
Alhondiga de Granaditas ©
Alhondiga de Granaditas
Iglesia de San Diego ©
Iglesia de San Diego

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Guadalajara

Guadalajara
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Guadalajara Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Rectoria de la Universidad de Guadalajara, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Ajijic Cemetery. On your second day here, examine the collection at Instituto Cultural Cabanas, admire the masterpieces at MUSA Museo de las Artes Universidad de Guadalajara, and then stroll the grounds of Panteon de Belen.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Guadalajara tour planner.

Traveling by car from Guanajuato to Guadalajara takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Guadalajara can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Morelia.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ajijic Cemetery
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
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Instituto Cultural Cabanas
Instituto Cultural Cabanas
Panteon de Belen ©
Panteon de Belen

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Morelia

Morelia ©
Morelia is a city and municipality in the north central part of the state of Michoacán in central Mexico. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): make a trip to Catedral de Morelia, take a stroll through Centro Historico de Morelia, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo de Santa Rosa de Lima, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Government Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Centro de Interpretacion Ruta Don Vasco, then see the interesting displays at Museo Antiguo Convento Franciscano De Santa Ana de Tzintzuntzan, then explore the ancient world of Tzintzuntzan Archaeological Zone, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo de la Compania de Jesus.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Morelia trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Guadalajara to Morelia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Morelia can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Morelia

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Patzcuaro, Tzintzuntzan
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:
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Catedral de Morelia ©
Catedral de Morelia
Centro Historico de Morelia
Centro Historico de Morelia

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Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museo Memoria y Tolerancia, admire the masterpieces at Franz Mayer Museum (Museo Franz Mayer), explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Popular, then stroll around Alameda Central, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, then admire the masterpieces at Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, then make a trip to Murales de Diego Rivera en la Secretaria de Educacion Publica, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Mexico City trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Morelia to Mexico City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Morelia in December, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mexico City: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 9°C at night. On the 3rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:
Highlights from your plan
Franz Mayer Museum (Museo Franz Mayer) ©
Franz Mayer Museum (Museo Franz Mayer)
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo

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