21 days in Oaxaca, Puerto Vallarta & Mexico City Itinerary

21 days in Oaxaca, Puerto Vallarta & Mexico City Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Oaxaca
— 3 nights
2
Puerto Vallarta
— 6 nights
3
Mexico City
— 9 nights

3
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.
Oaxaca is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, admire the striking features of Basilica de la Soledad, learn and have fun at Oaxaca Cooking Classes La Cocina Oaxaquena, and look for gifts at Antiga by VM.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Oaxaca trip planner.

Linkoping, Sweden to Oaxaca is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 7 hours. When traveling from Linkoping in December, plan for much warmer days in Oaxaca, with highs around °C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman ©
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman
Monte Alban ©
Monte Alban
Coyote Aventuras ©
Coyote Aventuras

6
nights
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.
Attractions like Malecon Boardwalk and Vallarta Botanical Gardens make great kid-friendly stops. Go for a jaunt from Puerto Vallarta to Boca de Tomatlan to see Boca de Tomatlan Beach about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, head outdoors with Bahía de Banderas, and get to know the fascinating history of Zona Romantica.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Puerto Vallarta vacation builder tool.

You can fly from Oaxaca to Puerto Vallarta in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Oaxaca in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in Puerto Vallarta. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Vallarta Botanical Gardens, Boca de Tomatlan Beach
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Malecon Boardwalk ©
Malecon Boardwalk
Los Muertos Beach ©
Los Muertos Beach
Vallarta Botanical Gardens ©
Vallarta Botanical Gardens

9
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Kids will enjoy Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Museo Frida Kahlo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mexico City: Catedral de Texcoco -La Inmaculada Concepcion (in Texcoco), Puebla (Fort of Guadalupe Museum, Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario), &more) and San Juan Teotihuacan (Museo Manuel Gamio Centro de Estudios Teotihuacanos & Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo, stroll around Bosque de Chapultepec, delve into the distant past at Museo del Templo Mayor, and ponder the world of politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional).

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Mexico City holiday maker site.

Fly from Puerto Vallarta to Mexico City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Puerto Vallarta in December; daily highs in Mexico City reach °C and lows reach °C. On the 8th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Puebla, San Juan Teotihuacan, Catedral de Texcoco -La Inmaculada Concepcion, Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario) ©
Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario)
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

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