33 days in Southern Mexico & Mexico City Itinerary

33 days in Southern Mexico & Mexico City Itinerary

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Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  19 h 45 min
1
Huatulco
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Mazunte
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Puerto Escondido
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
4
Oaxaca
— 6 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h 30 min
5
San Cristobal de las Casas
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Comitan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Ocosingo
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Palenque
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
9
Mexico City
— 3 nights
Fly:  21 h 30 min
End: Tel Aviv

5
nights
Huatulco

Huatulco
A short flight from Mexico City, scenic Huatulco features nine picture-perfect bays on the Pacific coast.
Take a break from the city and head to Huatulco National Park and Playa Organo. Do some cultural sightseeing at Site Museum Bocana del Rio Copalita and Europa Galeria De Arte. When in Huatulco, make a side trip to see Garden of Elia Martinez in Pluma Hidalgo, approximately Pluma Hidalgo away. The adventure continues: get outside with Mercado Organico de Huatulco, catch some excitement at Maica Silver & Contemporary Bijoux, contemplate the waterfront views at Chachacual, and have fun at Temazcal NA-HA MAYA Huatulco.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Huatulco vacation app.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Huatulco is an approximately 20- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in November, things will get a bit warmer in Huatulco: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Mazunte.

Things to do in Huatulco

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Garden of Elia Martinez
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Huatulco National Park
Huatulco National Park
Site Museum Bocana del Rio Copalita ©
Site Museum Bocana del Rio Copalita
Cascadas de Llano Grande ©
Cascadas de Llano Grande

3
nights
Mazunte

Mazunte ©
Relax by the water at Playa Mazunte and Zipolite. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hridaya Yoga and Santuario La Escobilla.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mazunte trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Huatulco to Mazunte in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Puerto Escondido.

Things to do in Mazunte

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Playa Zipolite, Zipolite
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Playa Mazunte ©
Playa Mazunte
Laguna Ventanilla ©
Laguna Ventanilla
Playa Zipolite ©
Playa Zipolite

4
nights
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. Get outdoors at Playa Principal and Playa Coral. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Playa Marinero and Dolphin & Whale Watching. There's lots more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Galeria de Arte Casa12, don't miss a visit to Perez Gasga, find your balance on the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Escondido online trip builder.

You can drive from Mazunte to Puerto Escondido in 1.5 hours. In November in Puerto Escondido, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Puerto Escondido

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Playa Principal ©
Playa Principal

6
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo de Filatelia de Oaxaca, A.C. and Zona Arqueologica Zaachila. You'll explore and learn at Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Oaxaca (MACO) and Aripo INSTITUTO OAXAQUEÑO DE LAS ARTESANÍAS.. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oaxaca: Workshop of Jacobo and Maria Angeles (in San Martin Tilcajete) and Yagul (in Tlacolula). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Coyote Aventuras, explore the world behind art at Alvarez Bravo Photographic Center, take in the exciting artwork at Voces de Copal, and explore the galleries of La Mano Magica.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Oaxaca trip planning website.

You can fly from Puerto Escondido to Oaxaca in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puerto Escondido in November, Oaxaca is colder at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Cristobal de las Casas.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Workshop of Jacobo and Maria Angeles, Playa Del Amor, Yagul, Zona Arqueologica Zaachila, Santa Maria de la Asuncion
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Coyote Aventuras ©
Coyote Aventuras
Museo de Filatelia de Oaxaca, A.C. ©
Museo de Filatelia de Oaxaca, A.C.
Playa Del Amor ©
Playa Del Amor

6
nights
San Cristobal de las Casas

San Cristobal de las Casas ©
San Cristóbal de las Casas, also known by its native Tzotzil name, Jovel, is a town and municipality located in the Central Highlands region of the Mexican state of Chiapas. Step out of the city life by going to Grutas de Rancho Nuevo and Miradores Canon del Sumidero. Step off the beaten path and head to Museo del ambar Lilia Mijangos and Museo del Ambar. Change things up with these side-trips from San Cristobal de las Casas: Tuxtla Gutierrez (Zoologico Miguel Alvarez del Toro & Museo del Cafe de Chiapas). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Centro de Textiles del Mundo Maya, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Guadalupe, make a trip to El Arcotete Parque Ecoturístico, and admire the natural beauty at Orquídeas Moxviquil: Botanical Garden.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Cristobal de las Casas vacation app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Oaxaca to San Cristobal de las Casas in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Cristobal de las Casas when traveling from Oaxaca in November, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Comitan.

Things to do in San Cristobal de las Casas

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Tuxtla Gutierrez
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Museo del ambar Lilia Mijangos ©
Museo del ambar Lilia Mijangos
Centro de Textiles del Mundo Maya ©
Centro de Textiles del Mundo Maya
Foro Cultural Kinoki ©
Foro Cultural Kinoki

2
nights
Comitan

Comitan ©
Comitán is the fourth-largest city in the Mexican state of Chiapas. On the 26th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Cascadas Las Nubes and then explore the activities along Lago Montebello. On the next day, make a trip to Zona Arqueologica de Chinkultic and then don't miss a visit to Pueblo Magico - Kiosko, Zocalo y Calles Del Centro de la Ciudad.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Comitan route planner.

Drive from San Cristobal de las Casas to Comitan in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ocosingo.

Things to do in Comitan

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lago Montebello
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Lago Montebello ©
Lago Montebello
Zona Arqueologica de Chinkultic ©
Zona Arqueologica de Chinkultic

1
night
Ocosingo

Ocosingo ©
Ocosingo is a city and its surrounding municipality of the same name in the Mexican state of Chiapas. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Tonina.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ocosingo trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Comitan to Ocosingo in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Palenque.

Things to do in Ocosingo

Historic Sites
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Tonina ©
Tonina

1
night
Palenque

Palenque ©
Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): examine the collection at Museo de Sitio de Palenque "Alberto Ruz Lhuillier", then take in the dramatic scenery at Welib Ja Waterfalls, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Santo Domingo.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Palenque road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Ocosingo to Palenque takes 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Palenque

Museums Parks Nature
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Iglesia Santo Domingo ©
Iglesia Santo Domingo

3
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Monumento y Museo de la Revolucion. On the 30th (Sat), examine the collection at Museo Postal, then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de San Carlos, and then appreciate the history behind Monumento y Museo de la Revolucion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museo Antiguo Palacio de Iturbide, then examine the collection at Museo Del Estanquillo, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de la Acuarela.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Mexico City road trip app.

You can fly from Palenque to Mexico City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In November in Mexico City, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums
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Monumento y Museo de la Revolucion ©
Monumento y Museo de la Revolucion
Biblioteca Vasconcelos ©
Biblioteca Vasconcelos
Museo Nacional de San Carlos ©
Museo Nacional de San Carlos