35 days in North America Itinerary

35 days in North America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico holiday planner

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Guadalajara
— 2 nights
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Morelia
— 4 nights
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Cuernavaca
— 5 nights
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Oaxaca
— 7 nights
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Puebla
— 5 nights
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San Juan Teotihuacan
— 2 nights
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Queretaro City
— 2 nights
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San Luis Potosi
— 4 nights
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Monterrey
— 3 nights
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Guadalajara

— 2 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.
On the 18th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Guadalajara Cathedral.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Guadalajara online trip builder.

Mazatlan to Guadalajara is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Mazatlan to Guadalajara is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Mazatlan in June; daily highs in Guadalajara reach 34°C and lows reach 20°C. You'll set off for Morelia on the 20th (Mon).

Things to do in Guadalajara

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 20:
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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 trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Morelia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario de Guadalupe y Exconvento de San Diego, make a trip to Acueducto de Morelia, and wander the streets of Centro Historico de Morelia.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Morelia trip planning site.

Getting from Guadalajara to Morelia by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Guadalajara in June since evenings lows in Morelia dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cuernavaca.

Things to do in Morelia

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 24:

Cuernavaca

— 5 nights
Cuernavaca is the capital and largest city of the state of Morelos in Mexico. Venture out of the city with trips to Jardines de Mexico (in Jojutla) and Taxco (Santa Prisca de Taxco & Zocalo). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Robert Brady Museum, explore the ancient world of Archaeological Zone of Xochicalco, explore the galleries of Palacio de Cortes, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cuernavaca road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Morelia to Cuernavaca takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Cuernavaca can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Cuernavaca

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 24 — 29:

Oaxaca

— 7 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.
Oaxaca is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, see the interesting displays at Oaxaca Textile Museum, and make a trip to Hierve el Agua.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Oaxaca online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Cuernavaca to Oaxaca takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Oaxaca, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Puebla.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 6:

Puebla

— 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Puebla: Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala (in Tlaxcala), Tonantzintla (in San Andres Cholula) and San Pedro Cholula (La monarca & Zona Arqueológica de Cholula). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario), stroll around Zocalo, examine the collection at Museo Amparo, and get to know the resident critters at Africam Safari.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Puebla trip planner.

You can drive from Oaxaca to Puebla in 4 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, Puebla is slightly colder than Oaxaca - with highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Juan Teotihuacan.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 11:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): get outside with Flying Pictures Mexico and then explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Piramide de la Serpiente Emplumada and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Juan Teotihuacan trip planner.

You can drive from Puebla to San Juan Teotihuacan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Queretaro City.

Things to do in San Juan Teotihuacan

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 13:

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.
On the 13th (Wed), look for gifts at Bocanegra Cava de Quesos and then take in the dramatic natural features at Peña de Bernal. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Queretaro City driving holiday planner.

Getting from San Juan Teotihuacan to Queretaro City by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Luis Potosi.

Things to do in Queretaro City

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 15:

San Luis Potosi

— 4 nights
Xilitla has been added to your itinerary.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Luis Potosi travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Queretaro City to San Luis Potosi takes 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in San Luis Potosi can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Monterrey.

Things to do in San Luis Potosi

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 19:

Monterrey

— 3 nights

City of the Mountains

An industrial powerhouse and a major transportation hub close to the Texas border, Monterrey offers visitors a blend of culture, art, and history.
Monterrey is known for parks, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: walk around Parque Fundidora, Head underground at Grutas de Garcia, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Paseo de Santa Lucia.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Monterrey road trip planning site.

Explore your travel options from San Luis Potosi to Monterrey with the Route module. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Monterrey

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 22:

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.