Jan 3, 2009, 1:18 PM
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If you maintain an open agenda after the 2 weeks in language school, it shouldn't be impossible. The trick is to make lodging reservations for your first and last nights, or perhaps one "special" hotel in some specific city mid trip. That way you can adapt your plans on the fly.
Re: [apucko] 40 days trip to cental mexico
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When we used to travel in Mexico before we moved here, we'd travel with a broad and general plan, cutting off and adding on as needed.
Patzcuaro, Tzintzuntzan and Quiroga are all quite close and can be visited on day trips, although Pátzcuaro deserves a few days. (Be aware that at Easter the city fills up and obtaining lodging is difficult, not to mention getting around.) Morelia is only 45 minutes to an hour from Pátzcuaro. There are frequent buses and pretty inexpensive "colectivo" taxis.
Querétaro is a gem, worth a couple of night's visit. San Miguel is special, but Guanajuato is unique, a "don't miss" place. Dolores Hidalgo held little attraction for us when we visited it for a couple of days. Come to think of it, Quiroga is not especially attractive, unless you are looking for leather goods, furniture or the notable carnitas.
The principle attraction of Uruapan is the cascading river in a tropical setting within the Parque Nacional. The city itself is quite homely.
I'd be sure to spend some nights in Pátzcuaro, if possible, making the side trips as you wish. It's a better base than Morelia. I also recommend the lakeshore drive that goes from Ihuatzio to Tzintzuntzan. It can be done in a combi colectivo bus, but a car is preferable.
"En Boca Cerrada No Entran Moscas."