30 days in San Miguel de Allende & Mexico City Itinerary

30 days in San Miguel de Allende & Mexico City Itinerary

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30 days in San Miguel de Allende & Mexico City Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
San Miguel de Allende
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Mexico City
— 27 nights
End: Mexico City

2
nights
San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel de Allende ©
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.
On the 3rd (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of El Jardin, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Fabrica La Aurora, and then do a tasting at Vinedos Cuna de Tierra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado de Artesanias, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at La Parroquia, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria San Francisco, savor the flavors at Olio Fino Tasting Room, then look for gifts at Vintage Posters International Gallery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Miguel de Allende sightseeing planner.

Mexico City to San Miguel de Allende is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in San Miguel de Allende are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Mexico City.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vinedos Cuna de Tierra
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El Jardin ©
El Jardin
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel ©
Fabrica La Aurora ©
Fabrica La Aurora

27
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Get in touch with nature at Piedra Herrada Sanctuary and Chapultepec Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Historic Center (Centro Historico) and Palacio de Bellas Artes. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mexico City: Cacaxtla - Xochitécatl (in Nativitas Municipality), Tepozteco (in Tepoztlan) and Ex-Hacienda de Chautla (in San Martin Texmelucan de Labastida). Spend the 25th (Mon) exploring nature at El Chico National Park. The adventure continues: examine the collection at National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia), get a sense of history and politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), explore the ancient world of Templo Mayor Museum, and steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Mexico City vacation planner.

You can drive from San Miguel de Allende to Mexico City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Mexico City can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cuernavaca, Cacaxtla - Xochitécatl, El Chico National Park, Zona Arqueologica Malinalco, Tepozteco
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Frida Kahlo Museum ©
Frida Kahlo Museum
National Museum of Anthropology ©
National Museum of Anthropology
Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan ©
Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan

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