14 days in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast Itinerary

14 days in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast Itinerary

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14 days in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast Itinerary

Memphis
Fly:  9​h 30​min
Morelia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
San Miguel de Allende
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
Guanajuato
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Zacatecas
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h
Puebla
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h
Memphis

3
days
Morelia

Morelia ©
Morelia is a city and municipality in the north central part of the state of Michoacán in central Mexico. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like House of Eleven Patios (Casa de los Once Patios) and Templo de la Compania de Jesus. Step off the beaten path and head to Santa Clara del Cobre and Jardin de las Rosas. There's much more to do: make a trip to The Aqueduct, steep yourself in history at Catedral de Morelia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Guadalupe Sanctuary, and ponder the design of Tarascas Fountain.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Millington, USA to Morelia. While traveling from Millington, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Morelia, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Miguel de Allende.

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Patzcuaro, Catedral de Morelia
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Catedral de Morelia ©
Catedral de Morelia
Guadalupe Sanctuary ©
Guadalupe Sanctuary

3
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San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel de Allende
A relatively small town in central Mexico, relaxed San Miguel de Allede offers an ideal setting for visitors in search of a bit of history and a great deal of photogenic architecture.
Get some historical perspective at El Jardin and Iglesia de Santa Rosa de Viterbo. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Plaza de Armas and Horseback Riding Tours. Step out of San Miguel de Allende to go to Queretaro and see El Acueducto De Queretaro, which is approximately 1:20 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through El Charco del Ingenio, don't miss a visit to MuVarte, look for gifts at COLORS, and savor the flavors at Olio Fino Tasting Room.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Miguel de Allende vacation planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Morelia to San Miguel de Allende. In October, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Guanajuato.

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Queretaro City
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El Charco del Ingenio
El Charco del Ingenio
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Iglesia de Santa Rosa de Viterbo ©
Iglesia de Santa Rosa de Viterbo

3
days
Guanajuato

Guanajuato ©
Recognized as a World Heritage Site, Guanajuato spills over hilly terrain in central Mexico, luring visitors with its pleasant tree-shaded plazas and friendly sidewalk cafes.
Let the collections at Regional Museum of Guanajuato Alhóndiga de Granaditas and Don Quixote Iconographic Museum (Museo Iconografico del Quijote) capture your imagination. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Arco Triunfal de la Calzada de los Heroes and Elpinchegrabador Taller de Grabado. Venture out of the city with trips to Leon (Zoologico Leon & Museo de Arte E Historia de Guanajuato). And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at DULCERIA LA CATRINA, examine the collection at El Museo Bocamina San Ramon, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Guanajuato online itinerary creator.

You can drive from San Miguel de Allende to Guanajuato in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Zacatecas.

Things to do in Guanajuato

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Leon
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1
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Zacatecas

Zacatecas ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de Nuestra Senora de Fatima, then don't miss a visit to Morismas de Bracho, and then examine the collection at Galeria de Nacimientos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): get outside with Parque Sierra de Alica.

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Getting from Guanajuato to Zacatecas by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Guanajuato in October; daily highs in Zacatecas reach 75°F and lows reach 46°F. On the 14th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Puebla.

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Parque Sierra de Alica ©
Parque Sierra de Alica

2
days
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 15th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Tonantzintla and then contemplate the long history of Fuertes de Loreto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Africam Safari, then wander the streets of Zocalo, and then see the interesting displays at Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo).

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Getting from Zacatecas to Puebla by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

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Zocalo ©
Zocalo
Iglesia de Tonantzintla ©
Iglesia de Tonantzintla
Fuertes de Loreto ©
Fuertes de Loreto

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