8 days in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast Itinerary

8 days in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast Itinerary

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8 days in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast Itinerary

Start: Santiago
Fly:  15​h
1
Veracruz
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Puebla
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Mexico City
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Santiago

1
night
Veracruz

Veracruz ©
Veracruz, officially known as Heroica Veracruz, is a major port city and municipality on the Gulf of Mexico in the Mexican state of Veracruz. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): make a splash at Aquatico Inbursa Waterpark and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Acuario de Veracruz.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Veracruz trip itinerary planner .

Santiago, Chile to Veracruz is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Chile Time (CLT) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 2 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Veracruz can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Puebla.

Things to do in Veracruz

Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Acuario de Veracruz ©
Acuario de Veracruz

2
nights
Puebla

Puebla
Recognized as a World Heritage Site thanks to its photogenic colonial buildings, Puebla remains one of Mexico's top destinations for architecture enthusiasts.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): get to know the resident critters at Zoo Parque Loro Puebla, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Africam Safari, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Museo Viviente. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museo de Arte Popular Santa Rosa de Lima, meet the residents at Zoologico de Altiplano, and then stroll around Parque Paseo de los GIgantes.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Puebla online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Veracruz to Puebla takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Veracruz in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be colder in Puebla, with lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puebla

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Zoologico de Altiplano
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Africam Safari
Africam Safari
Zoo Parque Loro Puebla ©
Zoo Parque Loro Puebla
Parque Paseo de los GIgantes ©
Parque Paseo de los GIgantes

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nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Take a break from Mexico City with a short trip to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan, about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, make a trip to Museo Frida Kahlo, stop by Origen Mexico Artesanias, and explore the striking landscape of Bosque de Chapultepec.

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Getting from Puebla to Mexico City by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or drive. February in Mexico City sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Nature

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Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Bosque de Chapultepec ©
Bosque de Chapultepec
Museo Trick Eye ©
Museo Trick Eye