5 days in Mexico Itinerary

5 days in Mexico Itinerary

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5 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Mexico City
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Palenque
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Oaxaca
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Dallas

1
night
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
On the 15th (Mon), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, explore the ancient world of Square of the Three Cultures, then make a trip to Murales de Diego Rivera en la Secretaria de Educacion Publica, and finally admire the landmark architecture of House of Tiles (Casa de los Azulejos). Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional De Arte, examine the collection at Museo Memoria y Tolerancia, and then see the interesting displays at Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mexico City online trip planner .

San Francisco, USA to Mexico City is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Mexico City. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan ©
Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan
Square of the Three Cultures ©
Square of the Three Cultures
House of Tiles (Casa de los Azulejos) ©

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nights
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 17th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Cascada de Roberto Barrios and then take in the dramatic scenery at La Asuncion. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Santo Domingo, then admire the sheer force of Welib Ja Waterfalls, and then see the interesting displays at Museo de Sitio de Palenque "Alberto Ruz Lhuillier".

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Palenque tour itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Palenque takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Palenque

Nature Parks Museums
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Cascada de Roberto Barrios ©
Cascada de Roberto Barrios
Iglesia Santo Domingo ©
Iglesia Santo Domingo

1
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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 19th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Ex-Convento de Santa Catalina, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Soledad, and then steep yourself in history at Convento de Cuilapam.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Oaxaca itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Palenque to Oaxaca in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Oaxaca can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites
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Convento de Cuilapam ©
Convento de Cuilapam
Basilica de la Soledad ©
Basilica de la Soledad

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