19 days in North America Itinerary

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Mexico City
— 4 nights
San Miguel de Allende
— 5 nights
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
— 4 nights


Mexico City — 4 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Step out of Mexico City with an excursion to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan--about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, wander the streets of Historic Center (Centro Historico), and get a sense of history and politics at National Palace.

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Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Mexico City. In October, daily temperatures in Mexico City can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Miguel de Allende.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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San Miguel de Allende — 5 nights

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.
San Miguel de Allende is known for sightseeing, shopping, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, trot along with a tour on horseback, stroll through Canada de la Virgen, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Histórico Casa de Allende.

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Traveling by car from Mexico City to San Miguel de Allende takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Mexico City in October, you will find days in San Miguel de Allende are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). On the 26th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Zacatecas.
Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Shopping
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Zacatecas — 3 nights

Quarry City

Beautifully preserved architecture and a refreshing lack of mass tourism remain among the main reasons to take a trip to Zacatecas, a colonial-era city at the heart of Mexico.
Zacatecas is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Museo Rafael Coronel, don't miss a visit to Morismas de Bracho, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parroquia de Nuestra Senora de Fatima, and go deep underground at Mina El Eden.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Zacatecas online trip maker.

Traveling by car from San Miguel de Allende to Zacatecas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October, Zacatecas is slightly colder than San Miguel de Allende - with highs of 27°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Saltillo.
Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 29:

Saltillo — 2 nights

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. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museo del Desierto, learn about winemaking at San Lorenzo Hacienda, then examine the collection 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 next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Santiago de Saltillo, stop by El Sarape de Saltillo, then walk around Alameda Zaragoza, and finally browse the different shops at Plaza Real Saltillo.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Saltillo holiday planning website.

You can drive from Zacatecas to Saltillo in 4 hours. Traveling from Zacatecas to Saltillo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Saltillo are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Monterrey.
Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Monterrey — 4 nights

City of the Mountains

An industrial powerhouse and a major transportation hub close to the Texas border, Monterrey offers visitors a blend of culture, art, and history.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Monterrey: Cascada del Chipitin (in Santiago) and Xenpal (in Villa de Garcia). And it doesn't end there: walk around Chipinque A.B.P. Ecological Park, explore the world behind art at Museo de la Casa de los Titeres, gain insight at Instituto Tecnologico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), and stop by D'GARHETI Gallery Boutique.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Monterrey trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Saltillo to Monterrey takes 1.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Saltillo to Monterrey due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites
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Guanajuato travel guide

Landmarks · Architectural Buildings · Specialty Museums
Granary of the Republic
With well over a third of its area suitable for agriculture, Guanajuato remains the "Granary of the Republic" as a major producer of corn, beans, sorghum, barley, and wheat. A tour of Guanajuato allows you to trace the "Bicentennial Route," originally followed by an insurgent army led by Miguel Hidalgo, one of the leaders of Mexican struggle for independence. Other popular things to do in Guanajuato include exploring historical haciendas and mines, attending local festivals, and visiting the state's thriving cities. Start in the World Heritage-listed eponymous capital, known for its cobblestoned streets, pleasant plazas, and unusual underground roadways.

Northern Mexico travel guide

Parks · Historic Walking Areas · Specialty Museums
Offering an ultimate frontier-land experience, Northern Mexico encompasses a sprawling desert region stretching along the border with the United States. Often called "Lost Mexico" or "Unknown Mexico" because it remains largely ignored by foreign travelers, this area includes Chihuahua, the country's biggest state and the former stomping ground of Pancho Villa's revolutionary forces. Perhaps the biggest tourist attraction in Northern Mexico, the rugged Copper Canyon is familiar to most movie buffs from numerous Westerns. This giant canyon system, deeper and larger than the Grand Canyon, remains one of the wildest and remotest places in Mexico. Other reasons for taking a trip to Northern Mexico are the region's appealing beaches, colonial-era towns, and diverse wildlife areas.