8 days in North America Itinerary

8 days in North America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Mexico City
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Guadalajara
— 1 night
Drive
3
San Miguel de Allende
— 1 night
Drive
4
Taxco
— 1 night
Drive
5
Puebla
— 1 night
Bus to Mexico City, Fly to San Jose

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Mexico City

— 2 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe and then get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Museo del Templo Mayor, then explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo, and finally examine the collection at Museo Frida Kahlo.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Mexico City trip planner.

San Jose, Costa Rica to Mexico City is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Jose in December, expect Mexico City to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 9°C. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Guadalajara.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums · Historic Sites

Guadalajara

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario de Nuestra Senora de la Soledad.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Guadalajara trip maker website.

You can fly from Mexico City to Guadalajara in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

San Miguel de Allende

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): make a trip to El Jardin, look for gifts at Colors, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then take in the exciting artwork at Photographic Gallery SMA, and finally admire the striking features of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read San Miguel de Allende online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Guadalajara to San Miguel de Allende in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. December in San Miguel de Allende sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Taxco.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping

Taxco

— 1 night
Taxco de Alarcón is a small city and administrative center of a Taxco de Alarcón Municipality located in the Mexican state of Guerrero. On the 31st (Thu), admire the striking features of Ex-convento de San Bernardino de Siena, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Prisca de Taxco, then make a trip to Zocalo, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Casa de Las Lagrimas o Casa Figueroa.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Taxco trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from San Miguel de Allende to Taxco takes 6 hours. Traveling from San Miguel de Allende in December, expect Taxco to be a bit warmer, temps between 31°C and 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Puebla.

Things to do in Taxco

Historic Sites · Museums

Puebla

— 1 night

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.
On the 1st (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario).

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Puebla road trip app.

You can drive from Taxco to Puebla in 3 hours. Traveling from Taxco in January, expect Puebla to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Puebla

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Wildlife