16 days in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast Itinerary

16 days in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central Mexico and Gulf Coast travel planner

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San Miguel de Allende
— 4 nights
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San Juan Teotihuacan
— 1 night
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Puebla
— 3 nights
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Cuernavaca
— 1 night
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Mexico City
— 5 nights
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San Miguel de Allende

— 4 nights
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.
San Miguel de Allende is known for shopping, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, don't miss a visit to El Jardin, trot along with a tour on horseback, and stroll through Canada de la Virgen.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Miguel de Allende route planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to San Miguel de Allende is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to San Miguel de Allende, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in January: highs in San Miguel de Allende hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Juan Teotihuacan.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 14:

San Juan Teotihuacan

— 1 night
Home to perhaps the most impressive of Mexico's archaeological sites, San Juan Teotihuacan provides easy access to the World Heritage-listed "City of Gods," the largest pre-Columbian urban center in the Americas.
On the 15th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Museo Manuel Gamio Centro de Estudios Teotihuacanos, then explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5, and then get to know the fascinating history of Teotihuacan Pyramids.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Juan Teotihuacan trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Miguel de Allende to San Juan Teotihuacan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Puebla.

Things to do in San Juan Teotihuacan

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 15:

Puebla

— 3 nights

City of Angels

Recognized as a World Heritage Site thanks to its photogenic colonial buildings, Puebla remains one of Mexico's top destinations for architecture enthusiasts.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Puebla: Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala (in Tlaxcala), Zona Arqueológica de Cholula (in San Pedro Cholula) and Tonantzintla (in San Andres Cholula). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Puebla Cathedra, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Africam Safari, examine the collection at Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo), and stroll through Museo Viviente.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Puebla online trip planner.

You can drive from San Juan Teotihuacan to Puebla in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cuernavaca.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Cuernavaca

— 1 night
Cuernavaca is the capital and largest city of the state of Morelos in Mexico. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Robert Brady Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de San Jose El Calvario, then deepen your understanding at Spanish Language Institute - Day Course, and finally explore the ancient world of Archaeological Zone of Xochicalco.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cuernavaca trip planner.

Traveling by car from Puebla to Cuernavaca takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Puebla in January; daily highs in Cuernavaca reach 30°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cuernavaca

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 19:

Mexico City

— 5 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Mexico City is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional de Antropologia, explore the historical opulence of Chapultepec Castle, explore the galleries of Museo del Templo Mayor, and examine the collection at Museo Frida Kahlo.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Mexico City itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cuernavaca to Mexico City in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Cuernavaca in January, with highs in Mexico City at 24°C and lows at 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 24:

Central Mexico and Gulf Coast travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Natural History Museums
Once the core of a powerful Aztec empire, Central Mexico and Gulf Coast now contains some of the country's most popular tourist destinations, offering a blend of coastal and inland activities. Most Central Mexico and Gulf Coast holidays understandably involve stops at sandy beaches, but if you wish to enrich your experience with a bit of culture and history, don't miss Guanajuato City and Veracruz. While exploring these cities, you can museum hop, get to know the country's arts and music scene, discover numerous historic buildings, and mingle with ex-pats from Canada and the United States. For that ultimate Central Mexico and Gulf Coast sightseeing experience, spend some time exploring the region's World Heritage-listed archaeological sites.