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Mexico CIty to Morelia and then...?

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Mexico CIty to Morelia and then...?

Driving from Mexico City to Morelia morning of Dec 28 and leaving morning of Dec 31. Two little kids (ages 6 and 7) and the wife. We will be stayng in a hotel not far from the cathedral.

Would like to see Morelia for the first day, Dec 29. Our kids won't tolerate long hikes/walks so I think one day will be enough.

The second day though, the 30th, I was thinking about an trying to find a guide to take us to some Patzcuaro highlights followed by Urupan highlights and then head west as far as the Paricutin Volcano. No hiking but at least checking out this wonder of the world from a distance. Possibly stop to look at some butterflies. Is this unreasonable??? Are the drives too far and too long? Does anyone know a tour guide who could handle this?

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1. Re: Mexico CIty to Morelia and then...?

Yes, that's far too much for one day! A visit to the butterflies will take you all day - you can't just "stop off" and look at them as it's quite a trek to get there. I would recommend instead a visit to Patzcuaro (which others rave about although it's not a personal favorite) and take a boat across to the island of Janizio where you can climb up the hill to the huge statue of Morelos. Lovely views and loads of souvenir shops en route (with strategically placed drinking places for the non-shoppers!). Then maybe across to Urupuan to the national park when you can stroll through the forest and see a number of waterfalls (most artificial). That will take you all day.

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