Mexico’s Magical Towns of Puebla

Puebla Mexico vacation itinerary

Puebla Mexico vacation itinerary

Mexico’s Magical Towns of Puebla

Before this vacation, we thought of “Mexico” as a destination for a beautiful beach holiday, however after visiting the state of Puebla we know that it is so much more. Our family visited the city of Puebla and its surrounding magical towns in June and had a wonderful time!

History, culture, adventure, natural beauty, colonial Spanish architecture, and incredible food are all part of Puebla – a UNESCO World Heritage Center. Just 75 miles southeast of Mexico City, Puebla is the 4th largest city in the country, but undoubtedly the culinary capital of Mexico.

We delighted in the local cuisine, shopped for beautiful Talavera pottery, visited historic sites, climbed pyramids, and took day trips Puebla to Zacatlán, Tepeyahualco (Cantona and Cholula), Chignahuapan, and Huejotzingo.




Suggested 7-Day Itinerary:

To help you with your travel planning, here’s a recommended itinerary on where to stay, dine, and go in Puebla and towns nearby.

Day 1: Puebla

Hotel Descanseria
3 Oriente 627, Centro Histórico, 72000 Puebla, #01 222 246 0001

Day 2: Puebla

See local sites and enjoy delicious food at these restaurants:
Lunch: Fonda de Santa Clara
Ave. 3 Poniente 920, Centro, 72000 Puebla, #01 222 246 1919

Dinner: El Mural de los Poblanos
16 De Septiembre 506, Centro, 72000 Puebla, #01 222 242 0503

Day 3: Tepeyahualco (Cantona and Cholula)

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Lunch: Hacienda Hotel Tepetcalli & Spa
Hidalgo 14, 73990 Tepeyahualco, #01 222 265 890

Dinner: Restaurant “la Casita Poblana”
49 Poniente 4102, Estrellas del Sur, 72520 Puebla, #01 222 169 7415

Day 4: Zacatlán

Posada Don Ramón
Leandro Valle 23, Centro, 73310 Zacatlán, Puebla, #01 797 975 0405

Day 5: Chignahuapan – a magical town!


Day 6: Atlixco

Hotel Señorial
4 Norte 602, Centro, 72000 Puebla, #01 222 246 2120

Day 7: Huejotzingo

Hotel Señorial
4 Norte 602, Centro, 72000 Puebla, #01 222 246 2120


Puebla Mexico vacation itinerary

Photo Credits: some photos provided by the Puebla Office of Tourism

By: Kimberly Stone, a freelance travel writer

Acknowledgements: Global Adventuress would like to thank the Office of Tourism, and participating hotels, restaurants in this article, for hosting our stay in Puebla.  And thanks to DK Eyewitness Travel for providing the Mexico book as a helpful planning resource with photographs, detailed maps and illustrations.

Puebla Mexico vacation itinerary

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