7 days in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast Itinerary

7 days in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central Mexico and Gulf Coast trip planner

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Guanajuato
— 1 night
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Dolores Hidalgo
— 1 night
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San Miguel de Allende
— 2 nights
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Queretaro City
— 2 nights
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Guanajuato

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Museo Regional de Guanajuato Alhondiga de Granaditas, pause for some photo ops at Monumento al Pipila, and then hunt for treasures at Mercado Hidalgo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to The Alley Of The Kiss, then examine the collection at Museo de las Momias de Guanajuato, and then make a trip to Jardin de la Union.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Guanajuato trip itinerary maker app.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Guanajuato. In June, daytime highs in Guanajuato are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Dolores Hidalgo.

Things to do in Guanajuato

Museums · Shopping

Dolores Hidalgo

— 1 night
On the 11th (Thu), make a trip to Plaza Principal - Jardin del Grande Hidalgo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Grito, then examine the collection at Casa Museo Jose Alfredo Jimenez, and finally learn about winemaking at Vinedos Cuna de Tierra.

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Traveling by car from Guanajuato to Dolores Hidalgo takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Dolores Hidalgo

Wineries · Museums · Historic Sites

San Miguel de Allende

— 2 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 12th (Fri), stroll around El Charco del Ingenio, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then don't miss a visit to El Jardin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): browse the collection at Biblioteca Pública de San Miguel de Allende, then see the interesting displays at Museo La Esquina, then walk around Parque Benito Juarez, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read San Miguel de Allende visit planner.

Traveling by car from Dolores Hidalgo to San Miguel de Allende takes an hour. In June, daytime highs in San Miguel de Allende are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Queretaro City.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Parks · Historic Sites · Spas · Museums

Queretaro City

— 2 nights
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 14th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Santa Rosa de Viterbo, then contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas, and then don't miss a visit to Cerro de las Campanas. Keep things going the next day: shop like a local with Bocanegra Cava de Quesos, learn about winemaking at Finca Sala Vive by Freixenet Mexico, then take in the dramatic natural features at Peña de Bernal, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de la Virgen de los Dolores de Soriano.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Queretaro City tour planner.

Traveling by car from San Miguel de Allende to Queretaro City takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Queretaro City

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Central Mexico and Gulf Coast travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Natural History Museums
Once the core of a powerful Aztec empire, Central Mexico and Gulf Coast now contains some of the country's most popular tourist destinations, offering a blend of coastal and inland activities. Most Central Mexico and Gulf Coast holidays understandably involve stops at sandy beaches, but if you wish to enrich your experience with a bit of culture and history, don't miss Guanajuato City and Veracruz. While exploring these cities, you can museum hop, get to know the country's arts and music scene, discover numerous historic buildings, and mingle with ex-pats from Canada and the United States. For that ultimate Central Mexico and Gulf Coast sightseeing experience, spend some time exploring the region's World Heritage-listed archaeological sites.