11 days in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast Itinerary

11 days in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central Mexico and Gulf Coast trip planner

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San Miguel de Allende
— 2 nights
Fly
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Puebla
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Mexico City
— 4 nights
Drive
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San Juan Teotihuacan
— 2 nights
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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.
San Miguel de Allende is known for historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, get engrossed in the history at Museo Histórico Casa de Allende, see the interesting displays at Museo La Esquina, and get to know the fascinating history of El Jardin.

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New York City, USA to San Miguel de Allende is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In January, San Miguel de Allende is much hotter than New York City - with highs of 74°F and lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can fly to Puebla.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Museums · Shopping · Spas · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 6:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Tonantzintla and then see the interesting displays at Museo Amparo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Puebla Cathedra and then pause for some serene contemplation at Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario).

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Puebla day trip planner.

You can fly from San Miguel de Allende to Puebla in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Miguel de Allende in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Puebla, with lows of 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can catch the shuttle to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 8:

Mexico City

— 4 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Mexico City is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, see the interesting displays at Museo Frida Kahlo, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bosque de Chapultepec, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Mexico City trip planning website.

Getting from Puebla to Mexico City by shuttle takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. January in Mexico City sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Juan Teotihuacan.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 12:

San Juan Teotihuacan

— 2 nights
Home to perhaps the most impressive of Mexico's archaeological sites, San Juan Teotihuacan provides easy access to the World Heritage-listed "City of Gods," the largest pre-Columbian urban center in the Americas.
On the 13th (Thu), delve into the distant past at Piramide de la Serpiente Emplumada and then explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Ex Convent of Acolman.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read San Juan Teotihuacan tour planning website.

You can drive from Mexico City to San Juan Teotihuacan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in San Juan Teotihuacan

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 12 — 14:

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.