8 days in Mexico Itinerary

8 days in Mexico Itinerary

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8 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Guadalajara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
San Juan de Los Lagos
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Aguascalientes
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Tonala
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Chicago

1
night
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.
To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Guadalajara online itinerary planner .

Chicago, USA to Guadalajara is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. While traveling from Chicago, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Guadalajara, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to San Juan de Los Lagos.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Instituto Cultural Cabanas ©
Instituto Cultural Cabanas
Guadalajara Cathedral ©
Guadalajara Cathedral
Room Escape Games

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night
San Juan de Los Lagos

San Juan de Los Lagos ©
San Juan de los Lagos is a city and municipality located in the northeast corner of the state of Jalisco, Mexico, in a region known as Los Altos. On the 4th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de San Juan de los Lagos.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Juan de Los Lagos road trip website .

Traveling by car from Guadalajara to San Juan de Los Lagos takes 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in San Juan de Los Lagos can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Aguascalientes.

Things to do in San Juan de Los Lagos

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Basilica de San Juan de los Lagos ©
Basilica de San Juan de los Lagos

4
nights
Aguascalientes

Aguascalientes ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Zacatecas (Plazuela Miguel Auza, Mina El Eden, & more) and Leon (Museo de Arte E Historia de Guanajuato & Templo expiatorio del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus).

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Aguascalientes trip planner .

Drive from San Juan de Los Lagos to Aguascalientes in 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Aguascalientes are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Tonala.

Things to do in Aguascalientes

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Zacatecas, Leon
Highlights from your plan
Mina El Eden ©
Mina El Eden
Cerro de la Bufa ©
Cerro de la Bufa

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Tonala

Tonala ©
Tonalá is a city and municipality within the Guadalajara Metropolitan Area in the state of Jalisco in Mexico. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de la Ceramica and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Tonala Craft Market.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tonala trip planner .

Drive from Aguascalientes to Tonala in 3 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Tonala can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tonala

Shopping Museums
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Tonala Craft Market ©
Tonala Craft Market
Museo Nacional de la Ceramica ©
Museo Nacional de la Ceramica

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