49 days in North America Itinerary

49 days in North America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico tour itinerary planner

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Mexico City
— 32 nights
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San Miguel de Allende
— 7 nights
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Guadalajara
— 2 nights
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Mazatlan
— 7 nights
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Mexico City

— 32 nights

City of Palaces

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: Catedral de Texcoco -La Inmaculada Concepcion (in Texcoco), San Juan Teotihuacan (Palacio de Tepantitla & Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5) and Cuernavaca (Archaeological Zone of Xochicalco, Spanish Language Institute - Day Course, &more). There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, don't miss a visit to Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala, and see the interesting displays at Museo Frida Kahlo.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Mexico City trip maker.

Atlanta, USA to Mexico City is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Atlanta in July: high temperatures in Mexico City hover around 74°F and lows are around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

San Miguel de Allende

— 7 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Guanajuato (Monumento al Pipila, Jardin de la Union, &more). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, stroll through Canada de la Virgen, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and browse for treasures at Fabrica La Aurora.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our San Miguel de Allende holiday planner.

You can drive from Mexico City to San Miguel de Allende in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. When traveling from Mexico City in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Miguel de Allende: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can fly to Guadalajara.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Parks · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

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 16th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Templo de Nuestra Senora de Aranzazu, make a trip to Plaza Universidad, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Guadalajara Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario de Nuestra Senora de la Soledad, then sample the fine beverages at Tequilas Del Senor, then see the interesting displays at Instituto Cultural Cabanas, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Acuario Michin Guadalajara.

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

Getting from San Miguel de Allende to Guadalajara by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August in Guadalajara, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Mazatlan.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Mazatlan

— 7 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Malecon de Mazatlan, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Las Gaviotas, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Acuario Mazatlan.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Mazatlan sightseeing planning tool.

You can drive from Guadalajara to Mazatlan in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Guadalajara to Mazatlan due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Guadalajara in August, expect Mazatlan to be a bit warmer, temps between 91°F and 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mazatlan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

Guanajuato travel guide

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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.