7 days in Mexico Itinerary

7 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Oaxaca
— 2 nights
2
Puebla
— 2 nights
3
Puerto Vallarta
— 1 night
4
Mazatlan
— 1 night

2
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.
On the 26th (Thu), look for gifts at Workshop of Jacobo and Maria Angeles. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Museo de Filatelia de Oaxaca, A.C., view the masterpieces at Voces de Copal, thenadmire the striking features of Basilica de la Soledad, thencontemplate the long history of Convento de Cuilapam, and finally see the interesting displays at Zona Arqueologica Zaachila.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Oaxaca day trip planner.

Dallas, USA to Oaxaca is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Dallas, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Oaxaca, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Puebla.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Workshop of Jacobo and Maria Angeles, Zona Arqueologica Zaachila, Yagul
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Convento de Cuilapam ©
Convento de Cuilapam
Zona Arqueologica Zaachila ©
Zona Arqueologica Zaachila
Museo de Filatelia de Oaxaca, A.C. ©
Museo de Filatelia de Oaxaca, A.C.

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Ex-Convento de San Gabriel and then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Tlaxcala. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Cantona Archaeological Ruins and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo San Francisco Acatepec.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Puebla itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Oaxaca to Puebla takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Oaxaca in December; daily highs in Puebla reach °F and lows reach °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Pedro Cholula, Centro Historico de Tlaxcala
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
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Ex-Convento de San Gabriel ©
Ex-Convento de San Gabriel
Cantona Archaeological Ruins ©
Cantona Archaeological Ruins
Templo San Francisco Acatepec ©
Templo San Francisco Acatepec

1
night
Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta ©
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
On the 31st (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of The Church of Our Lady of the Refuge, thenbrowse the exhibits of Galleria Dante, and then wander the streets of Olas Altas.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Puerto Vallarta trip planner.

You can fly from Puebla to Puerto Vallarta in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puebla in December, expect nights in Puerto Vallarta to be warmer, around °F, while days are somewhat warmer, around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Mazatlan.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:
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Olas Altas ©
Olas Altas
Galleria Dante ©
Galleria Dante
The Church of Our Lady of the Refuge ©
The Church of Our Lady of the Refuge

1
night
Mazatlan

Mazatlan ©
Fine beaches remain a top reason to take a trip to Mazatlan, a developed resort city with a high concentration of hotels and restaurants.
On the 1st (Wed), take in the exciting artwork at Nidart and then steep yourself in history at Copala.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Mazatlan driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Puerto Vallarta to Mazatlan in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mexican Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta in December, Mazatlan is little chillier at night with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mazatlan

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Nidart ©
Nidart
Copala ©
Copala

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