5 days in Mexico Itinerary

5 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Start: San Francisco
Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
Mexico City
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Palenque
— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Square of the Three Cultures, thenmake a trip to Murales de Diego Rivera en la Secretaria de Educacion Publica, and finally contemplate the long history of House of Tiles (Casa de los Azulejos). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional De Arte, thensee the interesting displays at Museo Memoria y Tolerancia, and then examine the collection at Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Mexico City online attractions planner.

San Francisco, USA to Mexico City is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and tram. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish 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) ©
House of Tiles (Casa de los Azulejos)

2
nights
Palenque

Palenque ©
Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada de Roberto Barrios and then take in the dramatic scenery at La Asuncion. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Santo Domingo, admire the sheer force of Welib Ja Waterfalls, and then examine the collection at Museo de Sitio de Palenque "Alberto Ruz Lhuillier".

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Palenque trip planner.

Fly from Mexico City to Palenque in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Palenque

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Ex-Convento de Santa Catalina, admire the striking features of Basilica de la Soledad, and then contemplate the long history of Convento de Cuilapam.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Oaxaca road trip website.

Fly from Palenque to Oaxaca in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Oaxaca are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oaxaca

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Basilica de la Soledad ©
Basilica de la Soledad
Convento de Cuilapam ©
Convento de Cuilapam

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