9 days in Mexico City & Oaxaca Itinerary

9 days in Mexico City & Oaxaca Itinerary

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Mexico City
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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 Arto Otra. Get some cultural insight at Museo Frida Kahlo and Coyoacan. 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 lots more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Bosque de Chapultepec, don't miss a visit to Zocalo, take a stroll through Historic Center (Centro Historico), and get engrossed in the history at Museo del Templo Mayor.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Mexico City trip itinerary builder.

Medellin, Colombia to Mexico City is an approximately 8-hour flight. Traveling from Medellin to Mexico City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Medellin in August, things will get a bit cooler in Mexico City: highs are around 28°C and lows about 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can 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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