19 days in Mexico Itinerary

19 days in Mexico Itinerary

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19 days in Mexico Itinerary

Mexico City
Mexico City
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
San Miguel de Allende
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Zacatecas
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
Saltillo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Monterrey
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Mexico City

5
days
Mexico City

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mexico City: San Juan Teotihuacan (Pyramid of the Sun & Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia), explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, ponder the world of politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), and appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Center (Centro Historico).

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Mexico City vacation trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Metepec to Mexico City. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Metepec in October since evenings lows in Mexico City dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Mexico City

Sightseeing Historic Sites Museums

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San Juan Teotihuacan
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Templo Mayor Museum
Palacio de Bellas Artes

5
days
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.
Spend the 25th (Tue) surrounded by wildlife at Canada de la Virgen. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, indulge your taste buds at Olio Fino Tasting Room, examine the collection at La Esquina Mexican Toy Museum, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the San Miguel de Allende trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Mexico City to San Miguel de Allende takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Mexico City in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Miguel de Allende: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Zacatecas.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Parks Sightseeing Wildlife Areas
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El Charco del Ingenio
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel
Horseback Riding Tours

2
days
Zacatecas

Zacatecas is known for museums, sightseeing, religious sites, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Mina El Eden, make a trip to Morismas de Bracho, take some stellar pictures from Cerro de la Bufa, and explore the world behind art at Pedro Coronel Museum (Museo de Pedro Coronel).

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Zacatecas vacation builder.

Traveling by car from San Miguel de Allende to Zacatecas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. While traveling from San Miguel de Allende, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Zacatecas, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 9°C. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Saltillo.

Things to do in Zacatecas

Sightseeing Museums Parks
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Cerro de la Bufa
Mina El Eden

2
days
Saltillo

Saltillo is the capital and largest city of the northeastern Mexican state of Coahuila and the municipal seat of the municipality of the same name. On the 30th (Sun), examine the collection at Museo del Desierto, then do a tasting at San Lorenzo Hacienda, then see the interesting displays at Museo de las Aves, and finally examine the collection at Museo de la Revolucion Mexicana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Santiago de Saltillo and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alameda Zaragoza.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Saltillo trip generator.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zacatecas to Saltillo. The time zone difference when traveling from Zacatecas to Saltillo is 1 hour. In October, daytime highs in Saltillo are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Monterrey.

Things to do in Saltillo

Museums Wineries Historic Sites

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San Lorenzo Hacienda
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Museo del Desierto
San Lorenzo Hacienda
Museo de las Aves

4
days
Monterrey

An industrial powerhouse and a major transportation hub close to the Texas border, Monterrey offers visitors a blend of culture, art, and history.
Venture out of the city with trips to Xenpal Petting Zoo (in Villa de Garcia) and Cascada del Chipitin (in Santiago). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Parque Fundidora, explore the fascinating underground world of Grutas de Garcia, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Contemporaneo (MARCO), and appreciate the extensive heritage of Paseo de Santa Lucia.

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Explore your travel options from Saltillo to Monterrey with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Saltillo to Monterrey is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Monterrey

Parks Sightseeing Museums

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Cascada del Chipitin, Xenpal Petting Zoo
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Parque Fundidora
Foro Paseo Santa Lucía
Parque Ecologico Chipinque

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