Planning a trip to Guanajuato but don’t know where to start? Check out this One Week Guanajuato Itinerary and enjoy the Wonders of Guanajuato.
Guanajuato is one of the most interesting Mexican states to visit due to its wonderful mix of nature and culture.
And while everyone focuses on traveling to San de Miguel de Allende, there are way more wonderful places to visit in Guanajuato and you will learn of the most important ones in this article
Interested in exploring Guanajuato? Here is a One Week Guanajuato Itinerary for you to enjoy! Ready to explore the wonders of this magical Mexican state?
One Week in Guanajuato Itinerary Day 1: Arrive to Guanajuato City
There are two ways of arriving in Guanajuato City: by plane or by bus.
The Guanajuato International Airport, despite its name, is actually not located in Guanajuato City proper but rather in Silao which is about 30 minutes away from Guanajuato City by bus.
The other method, by far my favorite one, is to take a bus from Mexico City. It is a very smooth and picturesque 5-hour drive which will set you back close to 30 USD.
It also stops in Queretaro City on the way so you can break the journey into two to spend a couple of days there.
One Week in Guanajuato Itinerary Day 2: Explore the Wonders of Guanajuato City
Guanajuato City is one of the most beautiful Mexican cities that I have ever visited and there are enough cultural and natural attractions to keep you busy for ages.
If you are short on time, my best recommendations for cultural sights include The Museum of the Mummies of Guanajuato, the Alhondiga de Granaditas Fort, El Mercado Hidalgo, and the Basilica of Guanajuato.
When it comes to natural sites, La Presa de la Olla (Dam of the Pot) is an amazing place for doing exercise but if you want the best of both worlds, I recommend hiking the Cerro del Pipila to enjoy some of the best views of Guanajuato City. Isn’t this wonderful?
One Week in Guanajuato Itinerary Day 3: Take a Day Trip to Dolores Hidalgo
Dolores Hidalgo is the Cradle of the Mexican Independence Movement and a day trip here from Guanajuato City is a must during your visit to Guanajuato.
You can either take a local bus or hire a private taxi for the day. Some of the best sights to visit include The Museum of Mexican Independence, the Talavera (artisanal pottery) Workshops, and the many flavors of exotic ice cream (like avocado and tequila) that you’ll find downtown.
Finally, be sure to stop at the Dolores Hidalgo Municipal Graveyard to take photos at the most beautiful grave in the world: The Mausoleum of Jose Alfredo Jimenez. Sometimes you can even rent ponchos and sombreros for a mariachi pic of wonders!
One Week in Guanajuato Itinerary Day 4: Travel to the Magical Town of San de Miguel de Allende
On Day 4 of your One Week Guanajuato Itinerary, it is time to visit one of Forbes’ Best Destinations in the World: the one and only San Miguel de Allende.
From Guanajuato City, you can easily reach San Miguel de Allende by bus. It is an easy one-hour journey and it will set you back close to 10 USD.
San Miguel de Allende’s bus station is located a bit outside of town. It’s either a 30 minutes walk or a 10-minute taxi ride so be sure to plan accordingly, you can even ask your hotel to arrange a pick up for you.
One Week in Guanajuato Itinerary Day 5: Explore the Wonders of San Miguel de Allende
Many expats moved to San Miguel de Allende after visiting it once as tourists and it is easy to see why: there’s beauty everywhere you look! Your neck will hurt after turning at every corner to see what’s happening!
If you’re short of time and want to focus on seeing the highlights during your One Week in Guanajuato Itinerary, what I recommend is to visit El Charco Botanical Garden, Aurora Factory Art Gallery, go hiking at El Mirador (The Lookout), and the Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel.
Last but not least, I recommend you simply take a walk in the beautiful Instagram-worthy streets of San Miguel de Allende in the early morning, you’ll never have to compete with anyone to take a photo in front of one of those beautiful doors!
One Week in Guanajuato Itinerary Day 6: Travel to the Ghost Town of Mineral de Pozos
Your last stop in your One Week Guanajuato Itinerary is Mineral de Pozos, a beautiful Ghost Town and one of the 6 Pueblos Magicos of Guanajuato.
From San Miguel de Allende you can take a bus to reach Mineral de Pozos or rent a car. If you choose to take a bus, Mineral de Pozos is 90 away from San Miguel de Allende although there aren’t that many daily departures due to its off-the-beaten-path status.
Make sure to plan accordingly my wonder friends! I highly recommend you to check schedules and buy your tickets at least one day before your journey.
One Week in Guanajuato Itinerary Day 7: Explore the Wonders of Mineral de Pozos
Mineral de Pozos is an extremely small Pueblo Magico in the sense that you can literally walk from one extreme to the other in under 15 minutes and that’s what makes it so special in the sense that it feels like one of those charming Mexican towns from the old black and white films.
That being said, some of its most magical sights are just a few minutes away by car which is why I highly recommend either renting a car or a private taxi for the entire day to see beautiful sights such as the Lavender Fields and the Minas (Mines).
When it comes to Mineral de Pozos itself, my best recommendation is to visit the Beer Spa, a very German concept that has somehow made its way to Mineral de Pozos itself. Read this Mineral de Pozos article to know more about it!
Interested in learning more about the State of Guanajuato? Check out the Official Website of the Guanajuato Tourism Board to get inspired and plan your journey to this beautiful area of Central Mexico.
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Until next time, my friends!