46 days in North America Itinerary

46 days in North America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico holiday planner

Make it your trip
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Mexico City
— 3 nights
Fly
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Morelia
— 4 nights
Drive
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Celaya
— 2 nights
Drive
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Guanajuato
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Dolores Hidalgo
Drive
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San Miguel de Allende
— 3 nights
Drive
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Guadalajara
— 12 nights
Fly
8
Cabo San Lucas
— 6 nights
Fly
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Huatulco
— 6 nights
Fly
10
Oaxaca
— 3 nights
Drive
11
Puebla
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Pedro Cholula
— 1 night
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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.
When in Mexico City, make a side trip to see Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan, approximately San Juan Teotihuacan away. Next up on the itinerary: learn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, admire the striking features of National Palace (Palacio Nacional), and delve into the distant past at Museo del Templo Mayor.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Mexico City trip maker site.

Vancouver, Canada to Mexico City is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Vancouver to Mexico City due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Vancouver in December, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Mexico City: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Morelia.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Morelia

— 4 nights
Morelia is a city and municipality in the north central part of the state of Michoacán in central Mexico. Get out of town with these interesting Morelia side-trips: Patzcuaro (Basilica de Nuestra Senora de la Salud, Templo de la Compania de Jesus, &more). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Morelia, don't miss a visit to Acueducto de Morelia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario de Guadalupe y Exconvento de San Diego, and take in nature's colorful creations at Orquidario de Morelia.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Morelia day trip planner.

You can fly from Mexico City to Morelia in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Morelia are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Celaya.

Things to do in Morelia

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Celaya

— 2 nights
Celaya is a city and its surrounding municipality in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico, located in the southeast quadrant of the state. Explore Celaya's surroundings by going to Crater Rincon de Parangueo (in Valle de Santiago) and Plaza Cibeles (in Irapuato). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Carmen, examine the collection at Museo de Celaya Historia Regional, make a trip to San Francisco Bola del Agua, and stroll around Alameda Park.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Celaya trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Morelia to Celaya in 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Celaya can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Guanajuato.

Things to do in Celaya

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Guanajuato

— 2 nights
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 11th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Artlalli, appreciate the history behind Monumento al Pipila, and then don't miss a visit to The Alley Of The Kiss. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): examine the collection at Museo de Cera, take an in-depth tour of Museo Regional de Guanajuato Alhondiga de Granaditas, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Ex-Hacienda San Gabriel de Barrera, then see the interesting displays at Museo de las Momias de Guanajuato, and finally shop like a local with Mercado Hidalgo.

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Traveling by car from Celaya to Guanajuato takes 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Dolores Hidalgo.

Things to do in Guanajuato

Museums · Shopping

Dolores Hidalgo

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Dolores Hidalgo day trip planner.

Getting from Guanajuato to Dolores Hidalgo by car takes about an hour. December in Dolores Hidalgo sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 8°C at night. You will leave for San Miguel de Allende on the 12th (Sun).

Things to do in Dolores Hidalgo

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Neighborhoods

San Miguel de Allende

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then browse for treasures at Fabrica La Aurora, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around El Charco del Ingenio, trot along with a tour on horseback, and then get to know the fascinating history of El Jardin.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Miguel de Allende trip builder site.

Drive from Dolores Hidalgo to San Miguel de Allende in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in December, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Guadalajara.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Spas

Guadalajara

— 12 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Guadalajara side-trips: Tequila (Distillery Tours & Destileria La Rojena), Chapala (Chapala Plaza & Malecon de Chapala) and Guachimontones (in Teuchitlan). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Instituto Cultural Cabanas, admire the masterpieces at Museo Pantaleon Panduro, pause for some serene contemplation at Guadalajara Cathedral, and ponder the world of politics at Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Jalisco.

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You can drive from San Miguel de Allende to Guadalajara in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in December, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Cabo San Lucas

— 6 nights
One of Mexico's premier vacation spots, Cabo San Lucas lures pleasure seekers with its trendy restaurant scene, raucous nightlife, and, of course, picture-perfect beaches.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cabo San Lucas: San Jose del Cabo (Mi Casa Azul Art Gallery, Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get outside with Cabo Dolphins by Cabo Adventures, and see Off-Road Tours.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cabo San Lucas trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Guadalajara to Cabo San Lucas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Guadalajara to Cabo San Lucas due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Cabo San Lucas when traveling from Guadalajara in December, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Huatulco.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Huatulco

— 6 nights
A short flight from Mexico City, scenic Huatulco features nine picture-perfect bays on the Pacific coast.
When in Huatulco, make a side trip to see Punta Cometa in Mazunte, approximately Mazunte away. Next up on the itinerary: get up close to creatures of the deep with Fishing With Tico Huatulco, explore the activities along Tangolunda Bay, kick back and relax at Playa La Entrega, and stroll through Bahia San Agustin.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Huatulco tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Cabo San Lucas to Huatulco in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cabo San Lucas to Huatulco. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Cabo San Lucas in January; daily highs in Huatulco reach 36°C and lows reach 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Huatulco

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Oaxaca

— 3 nights
Capital city of the eponymous state, Oaxaca relies heavily on its colonial charm, its core a maze of tree-shaded alleys flanked by photogenic mansions, government buildings, and old churches.
Oaxaca is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, make a trip to Zocalo, contemplate the long history of Monte Alban, and examine the collection at Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Oaxaca day trip planning website.

Getting from Huatulco to Oaxaca by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Huatulco, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Oaxaca, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Puebla.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Puebla

— 3 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.
Puebla is known for historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario), meet the residents at Africam Safari, look for gifts at Talavera de la Luz, and see the interesting displays at Museo Amparo.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Puebla road trip planner.

You can drive from Oaxaca to Puebla in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. In January, Puebla is little chillier than Oaxaca - with highs of 26°C and lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Pedro Cholula.

Things to do in Puebla

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

San Pedro Cholula

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Parroquia de San Andres Cholula, pause for some serene contemplation at Tonantzintla, then explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueológica de Cholula, then stop by La monarca, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario de la Virgen de los Remedios.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Pedro Cholula sightseeing app.

You can drive from Puebla to San Pedro Cholula in an hour. In January, daytime highs in San Pedro Cholula are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Pedro Cholula

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Guanajuato travel guide

4.3
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.