9 days in Playa Azul & Patzcuaro Itinerary

9 days in Playa Azul & Patzcuaro Itinerary

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9 days in Playa Azul & Patzcuaro Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly + Drive:  17 h 45 min
1
Playa Azul
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Patzcuaro
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Chicago

2
nights
Playa Azul

Playa Azul
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Playa Maruata. Explore hidden gems such as Manzanillera beach and Nexpa Beach. Take a break from Playa Azul with a short trip to Playa Erendira in Lazaro Cardenas, about 32 minutes away.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Playa Azul trip maker app.

Chicago, USA to Playa Azul is an approximately 18- hour combination of flight and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Patzcuaro.

Things to do in Playa Azul

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Lazaro Cardenas, Nexpa Beach
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5
nights
Patzcuaro

Patzcuaro ©
Step off the beaten path and head to The Stirrup Volcano (Volcan del Estribo Grande) and Templo de la Compania de Jesus. Venture out of the city with trips to Archaeological Zone of Ihuatzio (in Tzintzuntzan), Uruapan (Presa Santa Catarina, Parque Nacional Barranca del Cupatitzio, &more) and National Museum of the Copper (in Santa Clara del Cobre). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Santa Clara del Cobre, explore the ancient world of Tzintzuntzan Ruins, don't miss a visit to Tzintzuntzan Archaeological Zone, and take an in-depth tour of Centro de Interpretacion Ruta Don Vasco.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Patzcuaro tour app.

Drive from Playa Azul to Patzcuaro in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Patzcuaro

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Uruapan, Santa Clara del Cobre, Tzintzuntzan, Lake Patzcuaro, Tzintzuntzan Ruins
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Santa Clara del Cobre ©
Santa Clara del Cobre
Parque Nacional Barranca del Cupatitzio ©