Route & dates
7 days in Queretaro City & Mexico City Itinerary
Start: Queretaro City
Queretaro City— 3 nights
Drive: 2h 30min
Mexico City— 3 nights
Drive: 2h 30min
End: 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.Explore Queretaro City's surroundings by going to San Miguel de Allende (El Mirador, Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, & more). There's much more to do: make a trip to Templo y ex-convento de la Santa Cruz de los Milagros, explore the striking landscape at Peña de Bernal, walk around Jardin Zenea, and steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas.
To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Queretaro City visit planner.
Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Queretaro City. In January, daily temperatures in Queretaro City can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mexico City.
Things to do in Queretaro City
San Miguel de Allende
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City of Palaces
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): head outdoors with Ride MB, steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, and then make a trip to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo, then explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, and finally examine the collection at Museo Frida Kahlo.
To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Mexico City day trip planner.
Traveling by car from Queretaro City to Mexico City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. While traveling from Queretaro City, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Mexico City, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride back home.
Things to do in Mexico City
Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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