15 days in Mexico Itinerary

15 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Mexico City
— 4 nights
2
Oaxaca
— 3 nights
3
Merida
— 3 nights
4
Leon
— 1 night
5
Guanajuato
— 2 nights
6
Mexico City
— 1 night

4
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Zona Arqueológica Cuicuilco and Sagrario Metropolitano. Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez and Museo de Historia Natural are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de San Carlos, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de San Hipolito, walk around Reserva Ecologica Cuemanco-Xochimilco, and gain insight at Iglesia de San Francisco.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Mexico City day trip planning tool.

San Francisco, USA to Mexico City is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and tram. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Museo Nacional de las Intervenciones ©
Museo Nacional de las Intervenciones
Museo Nacional de San Carlos ©
Museo Nacional de San Carlos
Museo Nacional de la Acuarela ©
Museo Nacional de la Acuarela

3
nights
Oaxaca

Oaxaca ©
Capital city of the eponymous state, Oaxaca relies heavily on its colonial charm, its core a maze of tree-shaded alleys flanked by photogenic mansions, government buildings, and old churches.
Explore hidden gems such as Coyote Aventuras and Zona Arqueologica Zaachila. Temple Tlacochahuaya and Convento de San Jeronimo will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Alvarez Bravo Photographic Center, view the masterpieces at Voces de Copal, stop by La Casa de las Artesanias de Oaxaca, and steep yourself in history at Ex-Convento de Santa Catalina.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Oaxaca trip itinerary website.

Getting from Mexico City to Oaxaca by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Mexico City in October, expect nights in Oaxaca to be about the same, around 56°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 83°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Merida.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Zona Arqueologica Zaachila
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Coyote Aventuras ©
Coyote Aventuras
Zona Arqueologica Zaachila ©
Zona Arqueologica Zaachila
Convento de San Jeronimo ©
Convento de San Jeronimo

3
nights
Merida

Merida ©
Yucatan's busy capital, Merida remains a mid-sized urban center offering an impressive list of cultural activities, eclectic nightlife, and a chance to see tropical examples of French and Italian architecture.
On the 11th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Hacienda Yaxcopoil, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Jesus, and then pause for some photo ops at Monumento a la Patria. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Cementario General, then look for gifts at ki'Xocolatl, then examine the collection at Casa Museo Montes Molina, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Merida journey maker website.

Fly from Oaxaca to Merida in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Oaxaca in October: high temperatures in Merida hover around 91°F and lows are around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Leon.

Things to do in Merida

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Hacienda Yaxcopoil
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Hacienda Yaxcopoil ©
Hacienda Yaxcopoil
Casa Museo Montes Molina ©
Casa Museo Montes Molina
Museo Palacio de la Musica ©
Museo Palacio de la Musica

1
night
Leon

Leon ©
León is the most populous city and municipality in the Mexican state of Guanajuato. On the 14th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo Inmaculado Corazon De Maria, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Sacro, then get into the urban bustle at Calzada de las Artes, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Parroquia del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Leon trip itinerary maker site.

Explore your travel options from Merida to Leon with the Route module. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Merida to Leon due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Merida in October; daily highs in Leon reach 79°F and lows reach 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Guanajuato.

Things to do in Leon

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums
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Calzada de las Artes ©
Calzada de las Artes
Museo de Arte Sacro ©
Museo de Arte Sacro
Templo Inmaculado Corazon De Maria ©
Templo Inmaculado Corazon De Maria

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Museo Histórico Casa de Allende, take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo de San Francisco, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at La Parroquia. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Arte Divino, then take an in-depth tour of Ignacio Allende House (Casa de Ignacio Allende), and then browse the exhibits of Mr Poster.

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Getting from Leon to Guanajuato by car takes about 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Guanajuato can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Guanajuato

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

San Miguel de Allende, Templo de San Francisco
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Museo Histórico Casa de Allende ©
Museo Histórico Casa de Allende
Templo de San Francisco ©
Templo de San Francisco
Arte Divino ©
Arte Divino

1
night
Mexico City

On the 17th (Sat), hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Mexico City travel route planning site.

Getting from Guanajuato to Mexico City by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Guanajuato in October, you will find days in Mexico City are slightly colder (73°F), and nights are about the same (54°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Tours
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Photography Tours

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