16 days in Mexico Itinerary

16 days in Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico travel planner

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Mexico City
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Juan Teotihuacan
— 1 day
Taxi to Tepotzotlán, Bus to Morelia
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Morelia
— 2 nights
Bus
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Guadalajara
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Blas
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mazatlan
— 3 nights
Bus
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Mexico City
— 1 day
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Mexico City

— 3 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Museo del Templo Mayor, then explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, then learn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, and finally explore the galleries of Museo Frida Kahlo. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Zocalo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, and finally walk around Alameda Central.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Mexico City vacation maker website.

Paris, France to Mexico City is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Paris to Mexico City due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Mexico City can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Juan Teotihuacan.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

San Juan Teotihuacan

— 1 day
Home to perhaps the most impressive of Mexico's archaeological sites, San Juan Teotihuacan provides easy access to the World Heritage-listed "City of Gods," the largest pre-Columbian urban center in the Americas.
On the 10th (Tue), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then make a trip to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Juan Teotihuacan trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Mexico City to San Juan Teotihuacan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Morelia.

Things to do in San Juan Teotihuacan

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Morelia

— 2 nights
Morelia is a city and municipality in the north central part of the state of Michoacán in central Mexico. On the 11th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario de Guadalupe y Exconvento de San Diego and then don't miss a visit to Acueducto de Morelia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Morelia and then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin de las Rosas.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Morelia trip maker tool.

You can fly from San Juan Teotihuacan to Morelia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Morelia can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Guadalajara.

Things to do in Morelia

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Guadalajara

— 2 nights

Pearl of the West

One of Mexico's cultural hubs, Guadalajara represents the home of mariachi music and hosts numerous large-scale events, ranging from international film festivals to celebrated book fairs.
On the 13th (Fri), examine the collection at Instituto Cultural Cabanas and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Acuario Michin Guadalajara. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoologico Guadalajara and then pause for some serene contemplation at Guadalajara Cathedral.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Guadalajara trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Morelia to Guadalajara takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Morelia in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 19°C in Guadalajara. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Blas.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Museums

San Blas

— 3 nights
San Blas is both a municipality and municipal seat located on the Pacific coast of Mexico in the state of Nayarit.CitySan Blas is a port and a popular tourist destination, located about 160km north of Puerto Vallarta, and 64km west of the state capital Tepic. San Blas is known for beaches, nature, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of the Rosary (Nuestra Senora del Rosario), enjoy the sand and surf at Las Islitas, explore the activities along Matanchen Bay, and step off the mainland to explore Isla Isabel.

To find out how to plan a trip to San Blas, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Guadalajara to San Blas in 3.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Guadalajara in August; daily highs in San Blas reach 37°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mazatlan.

Things to do in San Blas

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Mazatlan

— 3 nights

Pacific Pearl

Fine beaches remain a top reason to take a trip to Mazatlan, a developed resort city with a high concentration of hotels and restaurants.
Mazatlan is known for historic sites, adventure, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Malecon de Mazatlan, stop by Onilikan, admire the striking features of Catedral Mazatlan Basilica de la Inmaculada Concepcion, and get to know the fascinating history of Plaza Machado.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Mazatlan driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from San Blas to Mazatlan takes 4 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mexican Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Mexico City.

Things to do in Mazatlan

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Adventure

Mexico City

— 1 day

City of Palaces

On the 21st (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo, then explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, then learn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, and finally examine the collection at Museo Frida Kahlo.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Mexico City vacation planner.

You can fly from Mazatlan to Mexico City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mazatlan to Mexico City. Traveling from Mazatlan in August, things will get a bit cooler in Mexico City: highs are around 28°C and lows about 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums · Historic Sites

Mexico travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling
Tailor-made for anyone seeking that traditional sun-and-sand experience, Mexico vacations allow visitors to explore nearly 10,000 km (6,200 mi) of picturesque coastlines. Idyllic beaches and favorable year-round weather aside, this diverse country with a rich pre-Colombian history allows tourists a chance to discover a fascinating cuisine, numerous archaeological sites, state-of-the-art museums, colonial-era haciendas, and outstanding examples of 21st-century architecture. Most visitors get to know the country by its cities, but if you want a well-rounded Mexico tour, spend some time exploring its jungles, cloud forests, Caribbean reefs, snowcapped volcanoes, vast deserts, and tranquil lagoons. Life is lived outdoors in Mexico, so wherever you go, don't forget to dine alfresco and stroll the country's colonial streets.