30 days in Mexico, Colombia & Italy Itinerary

30 days in Mexico, Colombia & Italy Itinerary

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Mexico City, Mexico
— 3 nights
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Puebla, Mexico
— 2 nights
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San Juan Teotihuacan, Mexico
— 1 day
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Mineral del Monte, Mexico
— 2 nights
Drive
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Queretaro City, Mexico
— 1 night
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
— 1 day
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Guanajuato, Mexico
— 2 nights
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Cartagena, Colombia
— 5 nights
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Medellin, Colombia
— 4 nights
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Genoa, Italy
— 5 nights
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Rome, Italy
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Mexico City, Mexico — 3 nights

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and finally examine the collection at Museo Frida Kahlo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Gran Hotel Ciudad de Mexico, get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo, then pause for some photo ops at Monumento y Museo de la Revolucion, and finally tour on your own time with Ride MB.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Mexico City trip builder tool.

Bergen, Norway to Mexico City is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Bergen in July, expect nights in Mexico City to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 27°C. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Puebla.
Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks
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Puebla, Mexico — 2 nights

Recognized as a World Heritage Site thanks to its photogenic colonial buildings, Puebla remains one of Mexico's top destinations for architecture enthusiasts.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): stop by La monarca and then examine the collection at Museo Nacional de los Ferrocarriles Mexicanos. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Barrio del Artista, then examine the collection at Museo de la Talavera Poblana Armando, and then wander the streets of Zocalo.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Puebla road trip planning site.

You can take a shuttle from Mexico City to Puebla in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Puebla, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Juan Teotihuacan.
Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks
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San Juan Teotihuacan, Mexico — 1 day

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 14th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Palacio de Tepantitla and then explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Juan Teotihuacan itinerary planner.

Getting from Puebla to San Juan Teotihuacan by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Mineral del Monte.
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Mineral del Monte, Mexico — 2 nights

On the 15th (Fri), examine the collection at Museo de Medicina Laboral Nicolas Zavala and then get engrossed in the history at Museo de Sitio Mina la Dificultad.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Mineral del Monte sightseeing site.

Traveling by car from San Juan Teotihuacan to Mineral del Monte takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Queretaro City.
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Queretaro City, Mexico — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Galeria Libertad and then visit Teatro de la Republica.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Queretaro City day trip planner.

Drive from Mineral del Monte to Queretaro City in 3.5 hours. When traveling from Mineral del Monte in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Queretaro City, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. On the 17th (Sun), you're off to San Miguel de Allende.
Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico — 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de la Concepcion, then admire the landmark architecture of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, and then take in the exciting artwork at Mr Poster.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our San Miguel de Allende journey planner.

You can drive from Queretaro City to San Miguel de Allende in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In July in San Miguel de Allende, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Guanajuato.
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Guanajuato, Mexico — 2 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 18th (Mon): examine the collection at Casa Museo Gene Byron and then stop by Dulceria La Catrina. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de la Compania de Jesus Oratorio de San Felipe Neri and then take an in-depth tour of Museo Regional de Guanajuato Alhondiga de Granaditas.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Guanajuato trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Miguel de Allende to Guanajuato takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can fly to Cartagena.
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Cartagena, Colombia — 5 nights

The site of the continent's first Spanish colony, Cartagena retains much of its colonial flavor thanks to a World Heritage-listed old town, encircled by old walls and protected by imposing fortresses.
Get some cultural insight at Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa and Walled City of Cartagena. Let the collections at Choco Museo and Nara Antique Decoraciones capture your imagination. There's much more to do: look for gifts at La Casa del Joyero, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Santa Catalina de Alejandria, browse the different shops at Plaza Bocagrande Centro Comercial, and see the interesting displays at Casa Museo Rafael Nunez.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cartagena route site.

Traveling by flight from Guanajuato to Cartagena takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Guanajuato to Cartagena. In July, Cartagena is somewhat warmer than Guanajuato - with highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Medellin.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Medellin, Colombia — 4 nights

Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Get a sense of the local culture at Museum Pablo Escobar and Museo Casa de la Memoria. Shop till you drop at Mayorca Mega Plaza and El Tesoro Parque Comercial. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Medellin: Guatape (ALTITUDE & Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Carmen) and Off-Road Tours (in Guarne). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Cementerio Museo de San Pedro, look and learn at Planetario de Medellin, discover the deep blue sea with Aquarius Diving Club, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Medellin trip builder website.

Fly from Cartagena to Medellin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cartagena in July, expect Medellin to be slightly colder, temps between 34°C and 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Genoa.
Museums · Outdoors · Shopping · Tours
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 29:

Genoa, Italy — 5 nights

Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Visit Santuario di Nostra Signora di Montallegro and Basilica di Santo Stefano for their historical value. Visit Lido delle Sirene and Pluto Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore Genoa's surroundings by going to San Michele di Pagana (in Rapallo), Baia di Paraggi (in Paraggi) and Bau Bau Village (in Albissola Marina). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica dei Fieschi, stroll through Area Marina Protetta Portofino, get engrossed in the history at Museo Diocesano Di Genova, and contemplate the long history of La Commenda di Pre.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Genoa route planner.

You can fly from Medellin to Genoa in 16 hours. Traveling from Medellin to Genoa, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Medellin in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Genoa, with lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Rome.
Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Side Trips
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Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Palatine Hill and Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica and Catacombs of Saint Callixtus. There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Vatican Necropolis, have fun and explore at Welcome To Rome, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro, and pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria della Vittoria.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rome vacation builder app.

Getting from Genoa to Rome by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Genoa in August, expect nights in Rome to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 7:

Mexico travel guide

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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.

Colombia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Landmarks · Churches
Diverse in terms of landscapes, climates, and cultures, Colombia remains one of South America's least explored tourist destinations, overshadowed by its more popular southern neighbors. Combining the best of what the continent has to offer, a vacation in Colombia allows you to blend outdoor adventures with tours of picture-perfect cobblestoned towns dating back to the colonial era. Tourists on a Colombia holiday can easily hop from sun-kissed coastal spots to the hilly coffee-growing region, where thriving plantations quickly give way to a landscape of snow-covered volcanic peaks and the paramo--alpine ecosystems sheltering some of the rarest plants growing above the continuous forest line.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.