5 days in Mexico City, Oaxaca & Huatulco Itinerary

5 days in Mexico City, Oaxaca & Huatulco Itinerary

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5 days in Mexico City, Oaxaca & Huatulco Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
1
Mexico City
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Oaxaca
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Huatulco
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Mexico City

2
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mexico City: Convento Agustino (in Malinalco) and Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 (in San Juan Teotihuacan). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, and step into the grandiose world of Chapultepec Castle.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Mexico City trip planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Mexico City. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Convento Agustino, Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de la Soledad, examine the collection at Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, and finally explore the ancient world of Monte Alban.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Oaxaca journey maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Oaxaca takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Mexico City in August, expect nights in Oaxaca to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Huatulco.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites Museums
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Monte Alban ©
Monte Alban
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman ©
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman

1
night
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 Cacaluta. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): kick back and relax at Cacaluta, kick back and relax at Playa La Entrega, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Buceo Scuba Huatulco.

To find ratings and other tourist information, read Huatulco trip planning site .

You can fly from Oaxaca to Huatulco in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Huatulco when traveling from Oaxaca in August, with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Huatulco

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Buceo Scuba Huatulco ©
Buceo Scuba Huatulco
Playa La Entrega ©
Playa La Entrega
Cacaluta ©
Cacaluta

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