17 days in Mexico Itinerary

17 days in Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico trip planner

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Mexico City
— 5 nights
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Puebla
— 2 nights
Drive
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Queretaro City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tequila
— 1 night
Drive
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Puerto Vallarta
— 2 nights
Fly
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Mexico City
— 1 day
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Mexico City

— 5 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Take a break from Mexico City with a short trip to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan, about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, take an in-depth tour of Museo del Templo Mayor, and get a sense of history and politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional).

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Porto Alegre, Brazil to Mexico City is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Porto Alegre to Mexico City. When traveling from Porto Alegre in December, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Mexico City: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to take a shuttle to Puebla.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 4 — 10:

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.
Puebla is known for zoos & aquariums, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy some diversion at Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario), pause for some serene contemplation at Puebla Cathedra, see the interesting displays at Museo Amparo, and walk around Zocalo.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the Puebla trip planner.

You can take a shuttle from Mexico City to Puebla in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in December, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Queretaro City.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 12:

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 13th (Mon): don't miss a visit to El Jardin, pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, and then stroll around El Charco del Ingenio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): stop by Bocanegra Cava de Quesos and then take in the dramatic natural features at Peña de Bernal.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Queretaro City trip builder.

Traveling by car from Puebla to Queretaro City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Queretaro City can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tequila.

Things to do in Queretaro City

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 12 — 14:

Tequila

— 1 night
Santiago de Tequila is a town and municipality located in the state of Jalisco about 60 km from the city of Guadalajara. On the 15th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parroquia Santiago Apostol and then sample the fine beverages at Casa Sauza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Plaza Principal Tequila Jalisco and then gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tequila online trip planner.

You can drive from Queretaro City to Tequila in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. December in Tequila sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Tequila

Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 16:

Puerto Vallarta

— 2 nights
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
On the 17th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Los Arcos de Mismaloya, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Zona Romantica, and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Boardwalk, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Puerto Vallarta trip builder site.

You can drive from Tequila to Puerto Vallarta in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Tequila in December, expect nights in Puerto Vallarta to be much hotter, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to fly to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 18:

Mexico City

— 1 day

City of Palaces

Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): get all the equipment you need at Ride MB.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Mexico City holiday planning site.

Fly from Puerto Vallarta to Mexico City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, Mexico City is little chillier than Puerto Vallarta - with highs of 26°C and lows of 9°C. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 19:

Mexico travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling
Tailor-made for anyone seeking that traditional sun-and-sand experience, Mexico vacations allow visitors to explore nearly 10,000 km (6,200 mi) of picturesque coastlines. Idyllic beaches and favorable year-round weather aside, this diverse country with a rich pre-Colombian history allows tourists a chance to discover a fascinating cuisine, numerous archaeological sites, state-of-the-art museums, colonial-era haciendas, and outstanding examples of 21st-century architecture. Most visitors get to know the country by its cities, but if you want a well-rounded Mexico tour, spend some time exploring its jungles, cloud forests, Caribbean reefs, snowcapped volcanoes, vast deserts, and tranquil lagoons. Life is lived outdoors in Mexico, so wherever you go, don't forget to dine alfresco and stroll the country's colonial streets.