17 days in Michoacan Itinerary

17 days in Michoacan Itinerary

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17 days in Michoacan Itinerary

Start: Madison
Fly + Drive:  11 h 30 min
1
Patzcuaro
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Uruapan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Tzintzuntzan
— Few hours
Drive:  30 min
4
Patzcuaro
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h
5
Morelia
— 3 nights
Fly:  10 h 45 min
End: Madison

5
nights
Patzcuaro

Patzcuaro ©
Pátzcuaro is a large town and municipality located in the state of Michoacán. Go for a jaunt from Patzcuaro to Santa Clara del Cobre to see National Museum of the Copper about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at El Viejo Almacen, take in the waterfront at Muelle san Pedrito, see the interesting displays at Museo del Cobre, and view the masterpieces at La Mano.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Patzcuaro vacation app .

Madison, USA to Patzcuaro is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll travel to Uruapan.

Things to do in Patzcuaro

Museums Shopping Nightlife

Side Trips

Santa Clara del Cobre, Museo del Cobre, Plaza Gertrudis Bocanegra
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Museo del Cobre ©
Museo del Cobre
La Mano Grafica ©
La Mano Grafica
National Museum of the Copper ©
National Museum of the Copper

2
nights
Uruapan

Uruapan ©
Uruapan is the second largest city in the Mexican state of Michoacán. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): make a trip to La Casa mas Angosta, engage your brain at Telares Uruapan, and then head outdoors with Parque Nacional Barranca del Cupatitzio. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Antigua Iglesia de San Juan Parangaricutiro, then explore the ancient world of Tingambato Archaeological Site, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria Magdalena.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Uruapan trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Patzcuaro to Uruapan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in October, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tzintzuntzan.

Things to do in Uruapan

Historic Sites Outdoors Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Maria Magdalena, Antigua Iglesia de San Juan Parangaricutiro
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Telares Uruapan ©
Telares Uruapan
Parque Nacional Barranca del Cupatitzio ©
Tingambato Archaeological Site ©
Tingambato Archaeological Site

few
hours
Tzintzuntzan

Tzintzuntzan ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Lake Patzcuaro and then see the interesting displays at Museo Antiguo Convento Franciscano De Santa Ana de Tzintzuntzan.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tzintzuntzan vacation builder site .

Traveling by car from Uruapan to Tzintzuntzan takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Patzcuaro.

Things to do in Tzintzuntzan

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Lake Patzcuaro
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Lake Patzcuaro ©
Lake Patzcuaro

4
nights
Patzcuaro

Patzcuaro ©
See even more of Patzcuaro: contemplate the long history of Santa Clara del Cobre, admire the striking features of La Biblioteca Publica Gertrudis Bocanegra, contemplate the waterfront views at Zirahuen, and look for gifts at House of Eleven Patios (Casa de los Once Patios).

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Patzcuaro trip itinerary site .

Patzcuaro is just a stone's throw from Tzintzuntzan. You'll set off for Morelia on the 30th (Wed).

Things to do in Patzcuaro

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Zirahuen
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Zirahuen ©
Zirahuen
Santa Clara del Cobre ©
Santa Clara del Cobre

3
nights
Morelia

Morelia ©
Morelia is a city and municipality in the north central part of the state of Michoacán in central Mexico. Kids will appreciate attractions like Museo Mina Dos Estrellas and Planetario de Morelia. Take a break from Morelia with a short trip to Reino de Atzimba in Zinapecuaro, about 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Morelia, examine the collection at Museo Del Dulce, make a trip to The Aqueduct, and ponder the design of Tarascas Fountain.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Morelia day trip planning app .

Getting from Patzcuaro to Morelia by car takes about an hour. In October, daytime highs in Morelia are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Morelia

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Reino de Atzimba, Museo Mina Dos Estrellas
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Centro Historico de Morelia ©
Centro Historico de Morelia
Museo Mina Dos Estrellas ©
Museo Mina Dos Estrellas
Planetario de Morelia ©
Planetario de Morelia