58 days in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast, Taxco & Oaxaca Itinerary

58 days in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast, Taxco & Oaxaca Itinerary

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Mexico City
— 12 nights
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Taxco
— 3 nights
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Cuernavaca
— 3 nights
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Puebla
— 11 nights
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Veracruz
— 5 nights
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Cordoba
— 3 nights
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Tehuacan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Oaxaca
— 13 nights
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Mexico City
— 5 nights
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Mexico City — 12 nights

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Let the collections at Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan and Museo Diego Rivera Anahuacalli capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 and Museo Dolores Olmedo Patino. And it doesn't end there: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, wander the streets of Polanco, have fun and explore at Memory and Tolerance Museum, and make a trip to Murales de Diego Rivera en la Secretaria de Educacion Publica.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Mexico City tour app.

Atlanta, USA to Mexico City is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Atlanta to Mexico City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlanta in November, expect nights in Mexico City to be about the same, around 49°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Taxco.
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Find places to stay Nov 27 — Dec 9:

Taxco — 3 nights

Taxco de Alarcón is a small city and administrative center of a Taxco de Alarcón Municipality located in the Mexican state of Guerrero. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): make a trip to Plaza Borda, steep yourself in history at Casa de la Cultura de Taxco (Casa Borda), make a trip to Zocalo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Prisca de Taxco, and finally examine the collection at Museo Casa de Las Lagrimas o Casa Figueroa. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Silver Museum (Museo de la Plateria), look for gifts at Mercado Central, get engrossed in the history at Museo Guillermo Spratling, then see the interesting displays at Casa Humboldt, and finally admire the striking features of Ex-convento de San Bernardino de Siena.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Taxco trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Mexico City to Taxco in 2.5 hours. In December, Taxco is a bit warmer than Mexico City - with highs of 80°F and lows of 56°F. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cuernavaca.
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Cuernavaca — 3 nights

Cuernavaca is the capital and largest city of the state of Morelos in Mexico. Robert Brady Museum and Palacio de Cortes will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Archaeological Zone of Xochicalco and Garden Borda Cultural Center. Step out of Cuernavaca with an excursion to Lagartija Club Mezcal in Tepoztlan--about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: play a few rounds at Club de Golf de Cuernavaca, examine the collection at Espacio Cultural "Aqui estuvo Zapata", take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Asencion (Catedral de la Asuncion), and pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de San Jose El Calvario.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cuernavaca day trip website.

You can drive from Taxco to Cuernavaca in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Cuernavaca can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Puebla.
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Puebla — 11 nights

Recognized as a World Heritage Site thanks to its photogenic colonial buildings, Puebla remains one of Mexico's top destinations for architecture enthusiasts.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario) and Tonantzintla. Let the collections at Museo Amparo and Museo Regional de Cholula capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Puebla side-trips: Tlaxcala (Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Ocotlan, Palacio de gobierno de Tlaxcala, &more), San Pedro Cholula (Zona Arqueológica de Cholula, Parroquia de San Andres Cholula, &more) and Exconvento de Calpan (in San Andres Calpan). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Zocalo, browse the collection at Biblioteca Palafoxiana, examine the collection at Museo Regional de la Revolucion Mexicana - Puebla, and explore the world behind art at Museo Jose Luis Bello y Gonzales.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Puebla online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by bus from Cuernavaca to Puebla takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Cuernavaca in December: high temperatures in Puebla hover around 73°F and lows are around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Veracruz.
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Find places to stay Dec 15 — 26:

Veracruz — 5 nights

Veracruz, officially known as Heroica Veracruz, is a major port city and municipality on the Gulf of Mexico in the Mexican state of Veracruz. Do some cultural sightseeing at San Juan de Ulua and Zona Arqueologica de Cempoala. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo Naval Mexico and Wax Museum of Veracruz. Venture out of the city with trips to Tlacotalpan (Augustin Lara Museum & Casa de la Cultura Agustin Lara). There's still lots to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Acuario de Veracruz, don't miss a visit to Malecon, steep yourself in history at Casa de Hernan Cortes, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Costa Esmeralda.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Veracruz trip itinerary planning tool.

You can take a bus from Puebla to Veracruz in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puebla in December, expect nights in Veracruz to be warmer, around 66°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cordoba.
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Find places to stay Dec 26 — 31:

Cordoba — 3 nights

Córdoba, officially known as Heroica Córdoba, is a city and the seat of the municipality of the same name in the Mexican state of Veracruz. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Poliforum Mier y Pesado and Museo Francisco Gabilondo Soler. Let the collections at Museo del Cafe and State Art Museum capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cordoba: Orizaba (Museo Religioso de San Antonio, Museo de la Cerveza, &more). There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Palacio Municipal de Cordoba and go for a walk through Parque 21 de mayo.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cordoba road trip planning site.

Traveling by bus from Veracruz to Cordoba takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tehuacan.
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Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:

Tehuacan — 2 nights

Tehuacán is the second largest city in the Mexican state of Puebla, nestled in the Southeast Valley of Tehuacán, bordering the states of Oaxaca and Veracruz. On the 4th (Tue), stroll through Tehuacan-Cuicatlan Biosphere Reserve, then see the interesting displays at Museo del Valle de Tehuacan, and then see the interesting displays at Museo de Mineralogia Dr. Miguel Romero Sanchez. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Botanic Garden Comunitario Dra Helia Bravo Hollis, then delve into the distant past at Archealogic Zone of Tehuacan Viejo, and then get to know the resident critters at El Club de los Animalitos.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Tehuacan online travel route planner.

You can drive from Cordoba to Tehuacan in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Oaxaca.
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Oaxaca — 13 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.
Zona Arqueologica de Monte Alban and Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca and Museo de Filatelia de Oaxaca, A.C.. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oaxaca: Teotitlan del Valle (Porfirio Gutierrez & Casa Don Taurino), Zona Arqueologica de Mitla (in San Pablo Villa de Mitla) and Tlacolula (Yagul & Capilla Del Senor De Tlacolula). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Benito Juárez, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Etnobotanico de Oaxaca, and take an in-depth tour of Rufino Tamayo Museum of Pre-Hispanic Art.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Oaxaca trip builder site.

Getting from Tehuacan to Oaxaca by car takes about 3 hours. In January, daytime highs in Oaxaca are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to fly to Mexico City.
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Mexico City — 5 nights

Get a sense of the local culture at Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Museo Frida Kahlo. Museum-lovers will appreciate Palacio de Bellas Artes and Museo del Templo Mayor. See even more of Mexico City: take a stroll through Coyoacan, ponder the world of politics at National Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Center (Centro Historico), and don't miss a visit to Paseo de la Reforma.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Mexico City online driving holiday planner.

You can take a shuttle from Oaxaca to Mexico City in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a shuttle. When traveling from Oaxaca in January, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Mexico City: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Find places to stay Jan 18 — 23:

Central Mexico and Gulf Coast travel guide

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Once the core of a powerful Aztec empire, Central Mexico and Gulf Coast now contains some of the country's most popular tourist destinations, offering a blend of coastal and inland activities. Most Central Mexico and Gulf Coast holidays understandably involve stops at sandy beaches, but if you wish to enrich your experience with a bit of culture and history, don't miss Guanajuato City and Veracruz. While exploring these cities, you can museum hop, get to know the country's arts and music scene, discover numerous historic buildings, and mingle with ex-pats from Canada and the United States. For that ultimate Central Mexico and Gulf Coast sightseeing experience, spend some time exploring the region's World Heritage-listed archaeological sites.
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