31 days in Michoacan Itinerary

31 days in Michoacan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Santa Clara del Cobre
— 4 nights
2
Uruapan
— 6 nights
3
Zamora de Hidalgo
— 6 nights
4
Tlalpujahua
— 5 nights
5
Morelia
— 9 nights

4
nights
Santa Clara del Cobre

Santa Clara del Cobre ©
Santa Clara del Cobre is known for nature, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for gifts at El Viejo Almacen, examine the collection at National Museum of the Copper, and contemplate the waterfront views at Zirahuen.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Clara del Cobre online trip builder.

San Francisco, USA to Santa Clara del Cobre is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Santa Clara del Cobre due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in December: high temperatures in Santa Clara del Cobre hover around °F and lows are around °F. You will leave for Uruapan on the 15th (Tue).

Things to do in Santa Clara del Cobre

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Museo del Cobre
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 15:
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Museo del Cobre ©
Museo del Cobre
Zirahuen ©
Zirahuen
National Museum of the Copper ©
National Museum of the Copper

6
nights
Uruapan

Uruapan ©
Uruapan is the second largest city in the Mexican state of Michoacán. Change things up with these side-trips from Uruapan: Antigua Iglesia de San Juan Parangaricutiro (in Angahuan), Santa Clara del Cobre (in Patzcuaro) and Museo de la guitarra (in Paracho). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Parque Nacional Barranca del Cupatitzio, stroll through Presa Santa Catarina, don't miss a visit to La Casa mas Angosta, and explore the ancient world of Tingambato Archaeological Site.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Uruapan trip planner.

You can drive from Santa Clara del Cobre to Uruapan in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Uruapan are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Zamora de Hidalgo.

Things to do in Uruapan

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Michoacan, Chorros Del Varal, Antigua Iglesia de San Juan Parangaricutiro, Santa Clara del Cobre, Santa Maria Magdalena
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 21:
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Parque Nacional Barranca del Cupatitzio ©
Parque Nacional Barranca del Cupatitzio
Santa Clara del Cobre ©
Santa Clara del Cobre

6
nights
Zamora de Hidalgo

Zamora de Hidalgo ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zamora de Hidalgo: Balneario Huingo (in Zinapecuaro), La Piedad (Santuario del Senor de La Piedad & Puente Cabadas) and Parroquia del Senor de la Paz (in Ecuandureo). Spend the 24th (Thu) exploring nature at Lago de Camecuaro National Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Zamora de Hidalgo holiday builder website.

Traveling by car from Uruapan to Zamora de Hidalgo takes 2.5 hours. On the 27th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tlalpujahua.

Things to do in Zamora de Hidalgo

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

La Piedad, Lago de Camecuaro National Park, Balneario Huingo, Parque Nacional Lago de Camecuaro, Parroquia del Senor de la Paz
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 27:
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Catedral Diocesana de Zamora Michoacan ©
Catedral Diocesana de Zamora Michoacan
Santuario del Senor de La Piedad ©
Santuario del Senor de La Piedad

5
nights
Tlalpujahua

Tlalpujahua ©
Tlalpujahua is a town and municipality located in the far northeast of the state of Michoacán in central Mexico. Change things up with these side-trips from Tlalpujahua: Angangueo (Parker House (Casa Parker) & Mariposa Monarca) and Grutas de Tziranda (in Ciudad Hidalgo). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 1st (Fri) at Parque Acuatico Tepetongo. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Museo Mina Dos Estrellas, stroll through La Reserva de la Biosfera Mariposa Monarca, get to know the resident critters at Mundo Granjero & Zoo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario del Carmen.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tlalpujahua trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Zamora de Hidalgo to Tlalpujahua in 3.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Tlalpujahua can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Morelia.

Things to do in Tlalpujahua

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Contepec, Michoacan, Angangueo, Grutas de Tziranda
Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 1:
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Mariposa Monarca ©
Mariposa Monarca
Museo Mina Dos Estrellas ©
Museo Mina Dos Estrellas
Mundo Granjero & Zoo ©
Mundo Granjero & Zoo

9
nights
Morelia

Morelia
Morelia is a city and municipality in the north central part of the state of Michoacán in central Mexico. Explore Morelia's surroundings by going to Tzintzuntzan (Museo Antiguo Convento Franciscano De Santa Ana de Tzintzuntzan & Tzintzuntzan Archaeological Zone) and Patzcuaro (House of Eleven Patios (Casa de los Once Patios), Basilica de Nuestra Senora de la Salud, &more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Centro Historico de Morelia, see the interesting displays at Museo Del Dulce, make a trip to Museo Michoacano de las Artesanias en Exconvento de San Francisco, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Guadalupe Sanctuary.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Morelia trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Tlalpujahua to Morelia in 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Tlalpujahua in January; daily highs in Morelia reach °F and lows reach °F. On the 10th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Morelia

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Patzcuaro, Tzintzuntzan
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 10:
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Centro Historico de Morelia
Centro Historico de Morelia
Guadalupe Sanctuary ©
Guadalupe Sanctuary
The Aqueduct ©
The Aqueduct