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Guanajuato, Mexico

Mexico’s Silver Cities & the Pacific Coast



13 Days

Prices Start from

$7,264pp (ex. flights)

Suitable for

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Unveiling the enchanting Silver Cities of Mexico, this route journeys from bustling Mexico City to coastal Punta Mita. Encompassing coffee stops in sunny plazas, expertly guided tours of Teotihuacan and even private visits to artists’ homes, this customisable itinerary is designed to give arts and culture buffs a comprehensive introduction to southern Mexico’s lesser-visited metropolises.

Key Highlights of this Itinerary

Metropolitan Cathedral and President's Palace in Zocalo, Mexico City, Mexico 1

Explore Mexico City

Amble the streets of the cultural, cosmopolitan capital and surrounding ancient sites.

colourful street in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico 2

See the Silver Cities

Discover the quaint towns of Queretaro, San Miguel de Allende and Guanajuato.

Teotihuacan, Mexico City, Mexico 3

Ancient Archaeology

In the ancient Mesoamerican city of Teotihuacan, see the Pyramids of the Moon and Sun.

Oceanfront Villa, Four Seasons Punta Mita, Punta Mita, Mexico 4

Pacific Coast Luxury

Experience the rugged beauty of Punta Mita from a lavish Four Seasons Resort.

Why we like it

Combining the ultimate bragging rights of learning about the rituals, cosmology and everyday lives of the Aztecs at Teotihuacan with days spent ambling the streets of charming cities with fine colonial architecture, intrepid travellers embarking on this route are rewarded with a jam-packed itinerary. Offering everything from mountain drives to private viewings of unique artwork, this trip can be tailored to suit any activity level or interest. As the route traversed lies in the south of the country, where a dense congregation of Silver Cities are located, aficionados of culture and architecture are able to gain a comprehensive and intimate knowledge of this region with comparatively minimal time spent travelling. The addition of an indulgent stopover in a resort on the peninsula of Punta Mita allows for private boat cruises, surfing lessons, snorkelling with sea lions, whale-watching or even a visit to a local bottlenose dolphin colony.

Explore our suggested itinerary

  • Day 1
    Mexico City
  • Day 2 - 3
    Mexico City
  • Day 4
    Mexico City - Queretaro
  • Day 5
    Queretaro - San Miguel de Allende
  • Day 6 - 7
    San Miguel de Allende
  • Day 8
    San Miguel de Allende - Guanajuato
  • Day 9
  • Day 10
    Guanajuato - Guadalajara - Puerto Vallarta
  • Day 11 -12
    Punta Mita
  • Day 13
    Punta Mita - Mexico City

Now for the details


Below you can see some of the wonderful places we recommend you stay on your journey.

Las Alcobas £££££

  • Mexico
  • City

Las Alcobas is located in the lively and fashionable district of Polanco. This former 1950s apartments residence has been recreated as a modern 35 room hotel finished to very high specifications. All rooms have wired and wireless internet connections, luxury bedding, TV, DVD and CD entertainment and theatre systems from BOSE and luxury bathrooms. A personal concierge service is available throughout your stay.

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Four Seasons Punta Mita £££££

  • Mexico
  • Beach and Island Escapes

The hotel offers 140 rooms in tile-roofed Mexican-style casitas set along the Pacific Coast with views of the sea, beaches and beautiful mountains. All casita rooms are exceptionally spacious and feature a comfortable sitting area and a walkout balcony or terrace. The hotel has a large, free form infinity pool, its own golf course, tennis courts and spa. Punta Mita boasts the best diving and snorkelling along the Banderas Bay. Complimentary beach and water-sports equipment are available including boogie boards, kayaks, snorkel equipment and windsurfers. Furthermore, the concierge can arrange private excursions in the local area including canopy tours, boat cruises, surfing lessons, snorkelling with sea lions, seasonal whale watching or a visit to a local bottlenose-dolphin colony.

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A note on price

Prices will vary depending on the time of year you are travelling. Prices do not include international flights. Please ask one of our Travel Experts for an accurate quote. Flights purchased through Steppes Travel departing from the UK are ATOL protected.

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When to travel

Mexico in January

January and February are peak months of travel as the weather is dry, temperatures and temperatures are warm. As these are popular months, we recommend planning 9-12 months in advance. Many beach hotels and resort have required minimum night stays during this time, which will be taken into consideration when planning your itinerary.

Mexico in February

January and February are peak months of travel as the weather is dry, temperatures and temperatures are warm. As these are popular months, we recommend planning 9-12 months in advance. Many beach hotels and resort have required minimum night stays during this time, which will be taken into consideration when planning your itinerary.

Mexico in March

March continues to be a dry month in Mexico and peak time to visit. Crowds have calmed from January and February school holidays and can be a great time to travel.

Mexico in April

April continues to be peak season to travel to Mexico. Weather is still dry and towards the end of the month temperatures begin to rise slightly in the south.

Mexico in May

May is a shoulder season set between the dry season ending in April and the start of hurricane season in June. Expect the occasional afternoon shower and temperatures to begin rising in the south.

Mexico in June

The rains become more prevalent in June, in the form of afternoon storms and showers. Humidity and temperatures are building as hurricane season begins, though historically most hurricanes take place between August and November.

Mexico in July

July is very much the wet season across Mexico. Expect temperatures of +30 along the coast which break into afternoon showers to cool the evenings. The temperatures inland are marginally less, averaging mid-20s.

Mexico in August

Hurricane Season

Mexico in September

Hurricane Season

Mexico in October

Hurricane Season

Mexico in November

November is considered the first month heading into the dry season. The rains have subsided but not completely gone, following the hurricane season. Early November can be a good time to visit, before the school holiday (for the USA) crowds begin.

Mexico in December

December is one of the most popular months for travel in Mexico. Weather is dry and warm across the country making for a comfortable environment to experience the culture and wildlife that Mexico has to offer. As this is a busy time, we highly recommend planning 9-12 months in advance.

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