18 days in Mexico Itinerary

18 days in Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico visit planner

Make it your trip
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Mexico City
— 8 nights
Drive
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San Miguel de Allende
— 4 nights
Drive
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Puebla
— 4 nights
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Mexico City

— 8 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mexico City: San Juan Teotihuacan (Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 & Palacio de Tepantitla) and Catedral de Texcoco -La Inmaculada Concepcion (in Texcoco). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, ponder the world of politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), browse the exhibits of Museo del Templo Mayor, and examine the collection at Museo Frida Kahlo.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Mexico City online travel planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Mexico City is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Vancouver to Mexico City. When traveling from Vancouver in April, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Mexico City: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

San Miguel de Allende

— 4 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Miguel de Allende: Guanajuato (Museo Regional de Guanajuato Alhondiga de Granaditas, Museo Ex-Hacienda San Gabriel de Barrera, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, make a trip to El Jardin, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

Plan my day in San Miguel de Allende using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Mexico City to San Miguel de Allende in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Mexico City in April, expect nights in San Miguel de Allende to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 35°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Puebla.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Puebla

— 4 nights

City of Angels

Recognized as a World Heritage Site thanks to its photogenic colonial buildings, Puebla remains one of Mexico's top destinations for architecture enthusiasts.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tonantzintla (in San Andres Cholula) and San Pedro Cholula (Zona Arqueológica de Cholula & Parroquia de San Andres Cholula). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario), pause for some serene contemplation at Templo San Francisco Acatepec, enjoy breathtaking views from Estrella de Puebla, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Africam Safari.

Before you visit Puebla, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from San Miguel de Allende to Puebla takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Puebla are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Mexico travel guide

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Ruins · Beaches · Landmarks
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.