5 days in Oaxaca Itinerary

5 days in Oaxaca Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Diego
Bus + Fly:  6 h 30 min
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  5 h 45 min
End: San Diego


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: contemplate the long history of Monte Alban, make a trip to Zocalo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de la Soledad, and take in nature's colorful creations at Ethnobotanical Garden.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Oaxaca trip planner.

San Diego, USA to Oaxaca is an approximately 6.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from San Diego in April, expect nights in Oaxaca to be about the same, around 57°F, while days are much warmer, around 92°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Huatulco.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Tule Tree
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Monte Alban ©
Monte Alban
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman ©
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman
Hierve el Agua ©
Hierve el Agua


Huatulco ©
A short flight from Mexico City, scenic Huatulco features nine picture-perfect bays on the Pacific coast.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): stroll through Playa La Entrega and then explore the activities along Buceo Scuba Huatulco.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Huatulco holiday maker.

You can fly from Oaxaca to Huatulco in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Huatulco when traveling from Oaxaca in April, with lows around 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Huatulco

Parks Nature Beaches
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Playa La Entrega ©
Playa La Entrega
Buceo Scuba Huatulco ©
Buceo Scuba Huatulco