9 days in Mexico City, Puebla & Oaxaca Itinerary

9 days in Mexico City, Puebla & Oaxaca Itinerary

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Mexico City
— 3 nights
2
Puebla
— 2 nights
3
Oaxaca
— 3 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to La Condesa and San Angel. Next up on the itinerary: learn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, admire the landmark architecture of Ciudad Universitaria, stroll around Bosque de Chapultepec, and don't miss a visit to Zocalo.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Mexico City itinerary planning tool.

Cabo San Lucas to Mexico City is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mexican Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. In December, Mexico City is slightly colder than Cabo San Lucas - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to catch the shuttle to Puebla.

Things to do in Mexico City

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nature
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Bosque de Chapultepec ©
Bosque de Chapultepec
San Angel ©
San Angel

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): wander the streets of Zocalo, thenbrowse the collection at Biblioteca Palafoxiana, and then get to know the resident critters at Africam Safari.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Puebla online journey planner.

You can take a shuttle from Mexico City to Puebla in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. December in Puebla sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Puebla

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Neighborhoods
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Africam Safari
Africam Safari
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.
Visiting Playa Del Amor and The Water Boils will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Andador de Macedonia Alcala and Tule Tree. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oaxaca: Zona Arqueologica Zaachila (in Zaachila) and Mitla (in San Pablo Villa de Mitla). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Ethnobotanical Garden, explore the world behind art at Rufino Tamayo Museum of Pre-Hispanic Art, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de la Soledad.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Oaxaca visit website.

Getting from Puebla to Oaxaca by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or fly. Traveling from Puebla in December, things will get a bit warmer in Oaxaca: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zona Arqueologica Zaachila, Mitla, Playa Del Amor, Tule Tree
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Andador de Macedonia Alcala ©
Andador de Macedonia Alcala
Playa Del Amor ©
Playa Del Amor
The Water Boils ©
The Water Boils

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