19 days in Mexico Itinerary

19 days in Mexico Itinerary

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19 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Mexico City
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Angangueo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Queretaro City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
San Miguel de Allende
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
5
Guanajuato
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Guadalajara
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Tequila
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Sayulita
— 1 night
bus:  45​min
9
Puerto Vallarta
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: London


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5
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Tula Toltec Archaeological Ruins and Iglesia de San Francisco. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Polanco and San Angel. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mexico City: Convento Agustino (in Malinalco), Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Ocotlan (in Tlaxcala) and Cathedral of the Asencion (Catedral de la Asuncion) (in Cuernavaca). The adventure continues: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, examine the collection at Museo Memoria y Tolerancia, walk around Alameda Central, and make a trip to Murales de Diego Rivera en la Secretaria de Educacion Publica.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Mexico City travel route planning tool .

London, UK to Mexico City is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Mexico City is minus 6 hours. When traveling from London in January, plan for much warmer days in Mexico City, with highs around 24°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Angangueo.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Tula Toltec Archaeological Ruins, Cathedral of the Asencion (Catedral de la Asuncion), Convento Agustino, Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Ocotlan
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Polanco ©
Polanco
San Angel ©
San Angel
Museo Memoria y Tolerancia ©
Museo Memoria y Tolerancia

1
night
Angangueo

Angangueo
Angangueo is a town and municipality located in far eastern Michoacán state in central Mexico noted for its history of mining and its location in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): see the sky in a new way at El Rosario Monarch Butterfly Preserve and then browse the exhibits of Parker House (Casa Parker).

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Angangueo road trip website .

Traveling by car from Mexico City to Angangueo takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Mexico City in January, Angangueo is a bit cooler at night with lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Queretaro City.

Things to do in Angangueo

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

El Rosario Monarch Butterfly Preserve

2
nights
Queretaro City

Queretaro City ©
With a World Heritage-listed town center, Queretaro offers plenty of colonial charm appealing to visitors looking to add a bit of history and culture to their vacation.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus Templo de Santa Clara, then get a taste of life in the country at Rancho San Josemaría - Quesos de Oveja, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Panteon de los queretanos Ilustres, and finally walk around Jardin Zenea. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): stop by Quinto Real, then get engrossed in the history at Museo de los Conspiradores, then steep yourself in history at Franciscan Missions in the Sierra Gorda, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of the City.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Queretaro City road trip site .

Traveling by car from Angangueo to Queretaro City takes 3 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Angangueo in January: high temperatures in Queretaro City hover around 27°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Queretaro City

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Franciscan Missions in the Sierra Gorda ©
Panteon de los queretanos Ilustres ©
Museo de los Conspiradores ©
Museo de los Conspiradores

1
night
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.
To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the San Miguel de Allende trip app .

Getting from Queretaro City to San Miguel de Allende by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, daytime highs in San Miguel de Allende are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll travel to Guanajuato.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Museums Tours Shopping

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): look for gifts at Dulceria La Catrina and then take a stroll through Jalpa de Canovas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): ponder the design of Plaza de San Fernando and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Pozos de Mineral.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Guanajuato trip tool .

Getting from San Miguel de Allende to Guanajuato by car takes about an hour. In January in Guanajuato, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Guadalajara.

Things to do in Guanajuato

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Pozos de Mineral ©
Pozos de Mineral
Dulceria La Catrina ©
Dulceria La Catrina

2
nights
Guadalajara

Guadalajara ©
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 24th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Aranzazu Temple, then buy something for everyone on your list at Galerias Guadalajara, and then get into the urban bustle at Centro Cultural El Refugio. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo de San Agustin, then browse the different shops at La Gran Plaza Fashion Mall, and then look for gifts at Nuestros Dulces.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Guadalajara trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Guanajuato to Guadalajara by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Tequila.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zapopan, Tlaquepaque
Highlights from your plan
Centro Cultural El Refugio ©
Centro Cultural El Refugio
Templo de San Agustin ©
Templo de San Agustin
Galerias Guadalajara ©
Galerias Guadalajara

1
night
Tequila

Tequila ©
Santiago de Tequila is a town and municipality located in the state of Jalisco about 60 km from the city of Guadalajara. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Antiguos Lavaderos, then sample the fine beverages at Casa Sauza, then steep yourself in history at Parroquia Santiago Apostol, and finally sample the fine beverages at La Cata Tequila Tasting Room. On the next day, head outdoors with Jalisco en Globo.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Tequila journey planner .

You can drive from Guadalajara to Tequila in 1.5 hours. In January in Tequila, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sayulita.

Things to do in Tequila

Outdoors Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jalisco en Globo
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Jalisco en Globo ©
Jalisco en Globo
Parroquia Santiago Apostol ©
Parroquia Santiago Apostol
Casa Sauza ©
Casa Sauza

1
night
Sayulita

Sayulita ©
Sandy beaches, good surfing, and affordable dining draw an increasing number of tourists to vacation in Sayulita, a smaller and less hectic alternative to nearby Puerto Vallarta.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): play a few rounds at Punta Mita Golf Course, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Sayulita Farmers Market/Mercado del Pueblo, then view the masterpieces at Luna Layne, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

Discover how to plan a Sayulita trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Tequila to Sayulita takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Tequila in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 19°C in Sayulita. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Sayulita

Shopping Spas Outdoors

Side Trips

Luna Layne, Punta Mita Golf Course
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Spas

2
nights
Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta ©
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
On the 29th (Wed), stop by Pages in the Sun, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Vallarta, then view the masterpieces at Galleria Dante, and finally admire the masterpieces at Galeria Colectika. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of Galeria Corsica, then explore the galleries of Ro'Wo Galeria, and then take a stroll through Olas Altas.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Vallarta trip itinerary app .

Traveling by bus from Sayulita to Puerto Vallarta takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In January in Puerto Vallarta, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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Old Vallarta ©
Old Vallarta
Olas Altas ©
Olas Altas
Galleria Dante ©
Galleria Dante

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