9 days in Mexico City, Puebla & Oaxaca Itinerary

9 days in Mexico City, Puebla & Oaxaca Itinerary

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9 days in Mexico City, Puebla & Oaxaca Itinerary

Start: Cabo San Lucas
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  6​h
1
Mexico City
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Puebla
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Oaxaca
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  7​h 15​min
End: Cabo San Lucas

3
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ciudad Universitaria and La Condesa. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through San Angel, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), browse the different shops at Coyoacan, and contemplate the long history of Chapultepec Castle.

To find maps and tourist information, go to the Mexico City tour itinerary planner .

Cabo San Lucas to Mexico City is an approximately 6-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cabo San Lucas to Mexico City due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cabo San Lucas in December: high temperatures in Mexico City hover around 26°C and lows are around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Puebla.

Things to do in Mexico City

#Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites, #Parks
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Chapultepec Park ©
Chapultepec Park
La Condesa ©
La Condesa
Coyoacan ©
Coyoacan

2
nights
Puebla

Puebla ©
Recognized as a World Heritage Site thanks to its photogenic colonial buildings, Puebla remains one of Mexico's top destinations for architecture enthusiasts.
On the 16th (Sat), wander the streets of Zocalo, browse the collection at Biblioteca Palafoxiana, and then meet the residents at Africam Safari.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Puebla trip planner.

You can drive from Mexico City to Puebla in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. In December in Puebla, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to take a shuttle to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Puebla

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Outdoors
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Zocalo ©
Zocalo
Biblioteca Palafoxiana ©
Biblioteca Palafoxiana

3
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Playa de amor and Tule Tree. When in Oaxaca, make a side trip to see Mitla in San Pablo Villa de Mitla, approximately 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Ethnobotanical Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Oaxaca, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Soledad, and examine the collection at Oaxaca Textile Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Oaxaca trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by shuttle from Puebla to Oaxaca takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Puebla in December: high temperatures in Oaxaca hover around 32°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oaxaca

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Mitla, Tule Tree, Zona Arqueologica Zaachila, Playa Del Amor
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Ethnobotanical Garden ©
Ethnobotanical Garden
Tule Tree ©
Tule Tree
Mitla ©
Mitla

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