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Morelia and Ixtapa / Zihuatanejo: A One Week Itinerary


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Morelia Itinerary - Days 1 to 4
Morelia, Michoacan

Tarascas Fountain in Morelia

Photo by Bruce Herman, courtesy of the Mexican Tourism Board.


How to get there:

Morelia has an international airport, the General Francisco Mujica International Airport, with flights from San Francisco, Chicago and Los Angeles, as well as Mexico City. By bus or car the trip from Mexico City takes about 3 and a half hours.

Day 1 - Take a walking tour of the city visiting the cathedral, the Plaza de Armas and the aqueduct.

Day 2 - Go on a day trip to Patzcuaro.

Day 3 - Visit museums in the morning:

  • Museo Casa de Morelos Morelos' House Museum
  • Museo de Arte Colonial Colonial Art Museum
Go on a horseback riding excursion in the afternoon.

Day 4 - In the morning, shop for crafts at the Casa de las Artesanias and try the local sweets at the Mercado de Dulces. In the afternoon travel to Ixtapa / Zihuatanejo.

Next: Days 5 to 7 in Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo

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