9 days in Mexico City & Oaxaca Itinerary

9 days in Mexico City & Oaxaca Itinerary

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Mexico City
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Oaxaca
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Mexico City

— 5 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Museo del Templo Mayor. Get some cultural insight at Museo Frida Kahlo and Historic Center (Centro Historico). Step out of Mexico City with an excursion to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan--about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Coyoacan, admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), delve into the lush surroundings at Bosque de Chapultepec, and see the interesting displays at Museo Soumaya.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mexico City trip itinerary maker site.

Medellin, Colombia to Mexico City is an approximately 8-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Medellin to Mexico City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Medellin in August, expect Mexico City to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

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Oaxaca

— 3 nights
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 9th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Zona Arqueologica de Monte Alban and then admire the masterpieces at Rufino Tamayo Museum of Pre-Hispanic Art. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, examine the collection at Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca, then shop like a local with Voces de Copal, then admire the striking features of Basilica de Nuestra Senora de la Soledad, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Oaxaca Brewing Company.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Oaxaca trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Oaxaca takes 2.5 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. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping
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