12 days in Oaxaca Itinerary

12 days in Oaxaca Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oaxaca travel route planner
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Fly
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Huatulco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zipolite
— 4 nights
Drive
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Puerto Escondido
— 1 night
Fly
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Oaxaca
— 4 nights
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Huatulco — 2 nights

A short flight from Mexico City, scenic Huatulco features nine picture-perfect bays on the Pacific coast.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): surround yourself with nature on Bird Guide Cornelio and then stroll through Playa La Entrega. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Organo and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Huatulco sightseeing planning tool.

Torreon to Huatulco is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Torreon to Huatulco. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Torreon in November; daily highs in Huatulco reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. On the 1st (Wed), you'll travel to Zipolite.
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Zipolite — 4 nights

Explore hidden gems such as Playa Mazunte and Zipolite. Visit Playa Zipolite and Playa Mermejita for some beach relaxation.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Zipolite route planner.

Traveling by car from Huatulco to Zipolite takes 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Zipolite can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Puerto Escondido.
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Puerto Escondido — 1 night

Puerto Escondido is a small port and tourist center in the municipality of San Pedro Mixtepec Distrito 22 in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): kick back and relax at Playa Zicatela and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Coral.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Puerto Escondido trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Zipolite to Puerto Escondido takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Oaxaca.
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Oaxaca — 4 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.
Visit Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman and Temple Tlacochahuaya for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Ex-Convento de Santa Catalina and Basilica de Nuestra Senora de la Soledad. Change things up with a short trip to Yagul in Tlacolula (about 48 minutes away). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueologica de Atzompa, gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Convento de San Jeronimo, and relax and rejuvenate at MAE Masaje & Bodywork.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Oaxaca online travel planner.

Fly from Puerto Escondido to Oaxaca in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puerto Escondido in December, expect cooler with lows of 11°C in Oaxaca. You'll set off for home on the 10th (Fri).
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Oaxaca travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · History Museums
Despite its favorable coastal location on the Pacific, Oaxaca remains one of Mexico's least-developed states, visited mostly by die-hard fans of traditional cuisine and Mexico's native artistic traditions. Warm year-round weather ensures a pleasant Oaxaca holiday no matter when you visit, with the area's varied landscapes providing plenty of chances for outdoor activities. Dense forests burst with abundant plant and animal life, while rugged mountains hide a slew of sleepy indigenous communities untouched by modern developments and commercial tourism. Allowing visitors to discover the less-traveled side of Mexico, comprehensive tours of Oaxaca often include visits to secluded beaches and history-soaked sites from the pre-Hispanic period.
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