15 days in Cabo San Lucas, Oaxaca & Mexico City Itinerary

15 days in Cabo San Lucas, Oaxaca & Mexico City Itinerary

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Cabo San Lucas
— 3 nights
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Oaxaca
— 5 nights
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Puerto Escondido
— 3 nights
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Mexico City
— 3 nights
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Cabo San Lucas

— 3 nights
One of Mexico's premier vacation spots, Cabo San Lucas lures pleasure seekers with its trendy restaurant scene, raucous nightlife, and, of course, picture-perfect beaches.
Visit Divorce beach and Santa Maria Beach for some beach relaxation. Do some cultural sightseeing at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art and Galeria de Ida Victoria. The adventure continues: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, take in the dramatic natural features at Pelican Rock, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Solmar.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cabo San Lucas online trip builder.

Salt Lake City, USA to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in October: highs in Cabo San Lucas hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 28°C. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Golf

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Oaxaca

— 5 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Playa La Bocana and Coyote Aventuras. Get some historical perspective at Temple Tlacochahuaya and Convento de San Jeronimo. When in Oaxaca, make a side trip to see Zona Arqueologica Zaachila in Zaachila, approximately Zaachila away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Alvarez Bravo Photographic Center, contemplate the long history of Ex-Convento de Santa Catalina, view the masterpieces at Galeria Arte de Oaxaca, and look for gifts at Antiga by VM.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Oaxaca travel site.

You can fly from Cabo San Lucas to Oaxaca in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and car; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cabo San Lucas to Oaxaca due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Cabo San Lucas in October since evenings lows in Oaxaca dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can fly to Puerto Escondido.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

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Puerto Escondido

— 3 nights
Puerto Escondido is a small port and tourist center in the municipality of San Pedro Mixtepec Distrito 22 in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. Get in touch with nature at Playa Marinero and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Playa Principal de Puerto Escondido and Santuario La Escobilla. Go for a jaunt from Puerto Escondido to Mazunte to see Playa Mermejita about 1h 20 min away. There's more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Coral.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Puerto Escondido trip planning site.

Fly from Oaxaca to Puerto Escondido in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Oaxaca in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°C in Puerto Escondido. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puerto Escondido

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

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Mexico City

— 3 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez and Museo Nacional de San Carlos. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museo Nacional de las Intervenciones and Sagrario Metropolitano. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at Museo de Historia Natural, examine the collection at Museo Del Estanquillo, steep yourself in history at Zona Arqueologica Tlatelolco, and wander the streets of Colonia Roma.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Mexico City trip builder app.

You can fly from Puerto Escondido to Mexico City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Puerto Escondido in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Mexico City, with highs around 26°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 14°C. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Mexico City

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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.