7 days in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast Itinerary

7 days in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central Mexico and Gulf Coast trip planner

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Mexico City
— 3 nights
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Guanajuato
— 3 nights
Drive to Del Bajío International Airport, Fly to Manchester

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Mexico City

— 3 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Step out of Mexico City to go to San Juan Teotihuacan and see Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: learn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, explore the historical opulence of Chapultepec Castle, take an in-depth tour of Museo del Templo Mayor, and get a sense of history and politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional).

For where to stay and more tourist information, read our Mexico City trip itinerary site.

Manchester, UK to Mexico City is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Manchester to Mexico City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in November, you will find days in Mexico City are much warmer (26°C), and nights are a bit warmer (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to fly to Guanajuato.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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Guanajuato

— 3 nights
Recognized as a World Heritage Site, Guanajuato spills over hilly terrain in central Mexico, luring visitors with its pleasant tree-shaded plazas and friendly sidewalk cafes.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): get the lay of the land with Walking tours and then don't miss a visit to Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of El Jardin, see the interesting displays at Museo La Esquina, then admire the landmark architecture of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo Histórico Casa de Allende.

Plan trip to Guanajuato with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Mexico City to Guanajuato by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In November, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Guanajuato

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

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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.