23 days in Mexico Itinerary

23 days in Mexico Itinerary

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23 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
Drive:  2​h
1
San Pedro Cholula
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Puebla
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Oaxaca
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Huatulco
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Mazunte
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Puerto Escondido
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
7
Taxco
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Mexico City


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1
night
San Pedro Cholula

San Pedro Cholula ©
Santuario de la Virgen de los Remedios has been added to your itinerary. On the 6th (Sun), stop by La monarca, then explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueológica de Cholula, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario de la Virgen de los Remedios. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at Paso de Cortes and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ex Convento San Juan Bautista.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Pedro Cholula trip planner .

Drive from Taxco to San Pedro Cholula in 4 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Taxco in January: high temperatures in San Pedro Cholula hover around 26°C and lows are around 5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Pedro Cholula

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Paso de Cortes, Ex Convento San Juan Bautista
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Paso de Cortes ©
Paso de Cortes
Ex Convento San Juan Bautista ©
Ex Convento San Juan Bautista

3
nights
Puebla

Puebla ©
Recognized as a World Heritage Site thanks to its photogenic colonial buildings, Puebla remains one of Mexico's top destinations for architecture enthusiasts.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cantona Archaeological Ruins and Zona Arqueologica De Yohualichan. Popular historic sites such as Barrio del Artista and Catedral Basilica de Puebla are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Puebla: Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Ocotlan (in Tlaxcala) and Volcan La Malinche (in Huamantla). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Santo Domingo (Iglesia de Santo Domingo), look for all kinds of wild species at Museo Viviente, get outside with Laguna de Alchichica, and pause for some serene contemplation at Templo de San Francisco.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Puebla travel route builder app .

Mexico City to Puebla is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a shuttle. December in Puebla sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Puebla

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Volcan La Malinche, Archaeological Zone Yohualichan, Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Ocotlan
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Volcan La Malinche ©
Volcan La Malinche
Archaeological Zone Yohualichan ©
Archaeological Zone Yohualichan
Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Ocotlan ©

5
nights
Oaxaca

Oaxaca ©
Capital city of the eponymous state, Oaxaca relies heavily on its colonial charm, its core a maze of tree-shaded alleys flanked by photogenic mansions, government buildings, and old churches.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hierve el Agua as well as Mezcal Educational Tours. Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica de la Soledad and Yagul. Visit Convento de Cuilapam and Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Rufino Tamayo Museum of Pre-Hispanic Art, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado 20 de Noviembre, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and hike along Pueblos Mancomunados.

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Traveling by car from Puebla to Oaxaca takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Puebla in December; daily highs in Oaxaca reach 33°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Huatulco.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Yagul
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Mezcal Educational Tours ©
Mezcal Educational Tours
Convento de Cuilapam ©
Convento de Cuilapam

4
nights
Huatulco

Huatulco
A short flight from Mexico City, scenic Huatulco features nine picture-perfect bays on the Pacific coast.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chachacual as well as Wahaca Cooking Classes. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cacaluta and Hagia Sofia. Get a sense of the local culture at Site Museum Bocana del Rio Copalita and Europa Galeria De Arte. Spend the 26th (Wed) exploring nature at Huatulco National Park. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Xtreme Team, admire the sheer force of Magic Falls, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and experience the excitement of Maica Silver & Contemporary Bijoux.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Huatulco online tour itinerary builder .

You can fly from Oaxaca to Huatulco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect much hotter evenings in Huatulco when traveling from Oaxaca in December, with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mazunte.

Things to do in Huatulco

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Huatulco National Park
Huatulco National Park
Cacaluta ©
Cacaluta
Magic Falls ©
Magic Falls

2
nights
Mazunte

Mazunte ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): stroll through Bahia Estacahuite and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Zipolite. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Mermejita and then look for all kinds of wild species at Centro Mexicano de la Tortuga.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Mazunte online trip builder .

You can drive from Huatulco to Mazunte in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Puerto Escondido.

Things to do in Mazunte

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Bahia Estacahuite, Playa Zipolite
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Playa Zipolite ©
Playa Zipolite
Playa Mermejita ©
Playa Mermejita

6
nights
Puerto Escondido

Puerto Escondido ©
Puerto Escondido is a small port and tourist center in the municipality of San Pedro Mixtepec Distrito 22 in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. You've now added The Mexykan Cooking Classes & Market Tours. to your itinerary. Get outdoors at Playa Bacocho and Playa Carrizalillo. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Playa Coral and Central Surf Shop. There's still lots to do: stroll through Playa Zicatela, enjoy the sand and surf at Puerto Angelito Beach, browse the eclectic array of goods at El Mercado, and take in the exciting artwork at Fundacion Casa Wabi.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Puerto Escondido trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Mazunte to Puerto Escondido in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Puerto Escondido can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Taxco.

Things to do in Puerto Escondido

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Playa Bacocho ©
Playa Bacocho
Playa Carrizalillo ©
Playa Carrizalillo
Puerto Angelito Beach ©
Puerto Angelito Beach

1
day
Taxco

Taxco ©
Taxco de Alarcón is a small city and administrative center of a Taxco de Alarcón Municipality located in the Mexican state of Guerrero. Parque Nacional Grutas de Cacahuamilpa has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Mil Cascadas and then shop like a local with Galeria de arte en plata Andres. Here are some ideas for day two: sample the fine beverages at Casa Nayaa Mezcal, explore the fascinating underground world of Parque Nacional Grutas de Cacahuamilpa, and then admire the landmark architecture of Ex-convento de San Bernardino de Siena.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Taxco trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Puerto Escondido to Taxco takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Puerto Escondido in January, expect Taxco to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Pedro Cholula.

Things to do in Taxco

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Mil Cascadas ©
Mil Cascadas

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