46 days in North America Itinerary

46 days in North America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico itinerary planner

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Huatulco
— 7 nights
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Oaxaca
— 3 nights
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Puebla
— 2 nights
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San Pedro Cholula
— 2 nights
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San Miguel de Allende
— 3 nights
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Dolores Hidalgo
Drive
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Guanajuato
— 2 nights
Drive
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Celaya
— 1 night
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Morelia
— 4 nights
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Cabo San Lucas
— 14 nights
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Guadalajara
— 7 nights
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Huatulco

— 7 nights
A short flight from Mexico City, scenic Huatulco features nine picture-perfect bays on the Pacific coast.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Huatulco: Mazunte (Playa Mazunte & Punta Cometa). And it doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with Fishing With Tico Huatulco, kick back and relax at Bahia De Cacaluta, admire the masterpieces at Europa Galeria De Arte, and walk around Museo de Sitio de Bocana del Rio Copalita.

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Vancouver, Canada to Huatulco is an approximately 10-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 Huatulco. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Vancouver in December, with highs in Huatulco at 36°C and lows at 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Huatulco

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · 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.
On the 9th (Thu), make a trip to Andador de Macedonia Alcala, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, and then examine the collection at Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): browse the exhibits of Monte Alban, then stop by El Nahual, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de Nuestra Senora de la Soledad, and finally make a trip to Zocalo.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Oaxaca online vacation planner.

You can fly from Huatulco to Oaxaca in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Huatulco in December: highs in Oaxaca hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Puebla.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Puebla

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): wander the streets of Zocalo and then pause for some serene contemplation at Puebla Cathedra. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo Amparo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario), and then enjoy breathtaking views from Estrella de Puebla.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Puebla online trip maker.

Drive from Oaxaca to Puebla in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Oaxaca in December, with highs in Puebla at 26°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Pedro Cholula.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

San Pedro Cholula

— 2 nights
Step out of San Pedro Cholula to go to San Martin Texmelucan de Labastida and see Ex-Hacienda de Chautla, which is approximately 52 minutes away.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Pedro Cholula day trip planning tool.

Drive from Puebla to San Pedro Cholula in an hour. In December in San Pedro Cholula, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in San Pedro Cholula

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

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.
On the 16th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Histórico Casa de Allende, then appreciate the extensive heritage of El Jardin, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Fabrica La Aurora. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): walk around El Charco del Ingenio, trot along with a tour on horseback, and then examine the collection at Museo La Esquina.

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Traveling by car from San Pedro Cholula to San Miguel de Allende takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in December, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Dolores Hidalgo.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

Dolores Hidalgo

Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Independence Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Grito, and then make a trip to Plaza Principal - Jardin del Grande Hidalgo.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Dolores Hidalgo day trip planning tool.

You can drive from San Miguel de Allende to Dolores Hidalgo in an hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Guanajuato.

Things to do in Dolores Hidalgo

Museums · Historic Sites

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.
To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Guanajuato tour builder website.

Traveling by car from Dolores Hidalgo to Guanajuato takes an hour. December in Guanajuato sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Celaya.

Things to do in Guanajuato

Museums

Celaya

— 1 night
Celaya is a city and its surrounding municipality in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico, located in the southeast quadrant of the state. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): stroll around Principal Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Carmen, then don't miss a visit to San Francisco Bola del Agua, and finally stroll around Alameda Park.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Celaya trip planner.

Traveling by car from Guanajuato to Celaya takes 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Morelia.

Things to do in Celaya

Parks · Historic Sites

Morelia

— 4 nights
Morelia is a city and municipality in the north central part of the state of Michoacán in central Mexico. Morelia is known for historic sites, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Catedral de Morelia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo de Santa Rosa de Lima, stop by Instituto del Artesano Michoacano, and wander the streets of Centro Historico de Morelia.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Morelia trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Celaya to Morelia takes 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Morelia are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Morelia

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Cabo San Lucas

— 14 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cabo San Lucas: San Jose del Cabo (Parroquia San Jose, Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery, &more). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and get in on the family fun at Wild Canyon Adventures.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cabo San Lucas trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Morelia to Cabo San Lucas takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Morelia to Cabo San Lucas. Traveling from Morelia in December, Cabo San Lucas is a bit warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Guadalajara.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Guadalajara

— 7 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.
When in Guadalajara, make a side trip to see Guachimontones in Teuchitlan, approximately Teuchitlan away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Instituto Cultural Cabanas, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Libertad, admire the masterpieces at Museo Pantaleon Panduro, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoologico Guadalajara.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Guadalajara trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Cabo San Lucas to Guadalajara in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. The time zone changes from Mexican Pacific Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect much colder evenings in Guadalajara when traveling from Cabo San Lucas in January, with lows around 7°C. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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.