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

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  7 h
1
Mexico City
— 12 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Taxco
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Cuernavaca
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Puebla
— 11 nights
Bus:  4 h 30 min
5
Veracruz
— 5 nights
bus:  2 h 30 min
6
Cordoba
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Tehuacan
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
8
Oaxaca
— 13 nights
Shuttle:  5 h
9
Mexico City
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h
End: Atlanta

12
nights
Mexico City

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan and Museo Dolores Olmedo Patino. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan and Museo Diego Rivera Anahuacalli. There's still lots to do: take a peaceful walk through Chapultepec Park, wander the streets of San Angel, see the interesting displays at Museo Memoria y Tolerancia, and gain insight at Ciudad Universitaria.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mexico City visit planner .

Atlanta, USA to Mexico City is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Atlanta in January: high temperatures in Mexico City hover around 24°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Taxco.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Colonia Roma, Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
Find places to stay Jan 27 — Feb 8:
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Food Tours
Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan ©
Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan

3
nights
Taxco

Taxco ©
Taxco de Alarcón is a small city and administrative center of a Taxco de Alarcón Municipality located in the Mexican state of Guerrero. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Plaza Borda, steep yourself in history at Casa de la Cultura de Taxco (Casa Borda), then make a trip to Zocalo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Prisca de Taxco, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Casa de Las Lagrimas o Casa Figueroa. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Silver Museum (Museo de la Plateria), look for gifts at Mercado Central, get engrossed in the history at Museo Guillermo Spratling, then examine the collection at Casa Humboldt, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Ex-convento de San Bernardino de Siena.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Taxco trip itinerary builder website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mexico City to Taxco. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mexico City in February: high temperatures in Taxco hover around 34°C and lows are around 16°C. On the 11th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cuernavaca.

Things to do in Taxco

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Galeria de arte en plata Andres
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 11:
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Casa Humboldt ©
Casa Humboldt
Santa Prisca de Taxco ©
Santa Prisca de Taxco

3
nights
Cuernavaca

Cuernavaca ©
Cuernavaca is the capital and largest city of the state of Morelos in Mexico. Get a sense of the local culture at Robert Brady Museum and Cathedral of the Asencion (Catedral de la Asuncion). Museum-lovers will get to explore Palacio de Cortes and Espacio Cultural "Aqui estuvo Zapata". Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cuernavaca: Lagartija Club Mezcal (in Tepoztlan) and Spas & Wellness (in Ixtapan de la Sal). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Archaeological Zone of Xochicalco, pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de San Jose El Calvario, tee off at Club de Golf de Cuernavaca, and take in nature's colorful creations at Garden Borda Cultural Center.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Cuernavaca trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Taxco to Cuernavaca with the Route module. In February, daytime highs in Cuernavaca are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Puebla.

Things to do in Cuernavaca

Historic Sites Golf Outdoors

Side Trip

Lagartija Club Mezcal
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 14:
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Robert Brady Museum ©
Robert Brady Museum
Archaeological Zone of Xochicalco ©
Archaeological Zone of Xochicalco
Palacio de Cortes ©
Palacio de Cortes

11
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.
Let the collections at Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo) and Casa de la Musica de Viena en Puebla capture your imagination. Zocalo and Catedral Basilica de Puebla are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Puebla: Tlaxcala (Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Ocotlan, Palacio de gobierno de Tlaxcala, & more), Church of Santa Maria (in Santa Maria Tonantzintla) and San Pedro Cholula (Iglesia de Santa Maria Tonanzintla, Santuario de la Virgen de los Remedios, & more). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario), explore the world behind art at Museo Jose Luis Bello y Gonzales, see the interesting displays at Museo de Arte Popular Santa Rosa de Lima, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo San Francisco Acatepec.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Puebla trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cuernavaca to Puebla takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, Puebla is slightly colder than Cuernavaca - with highs of 29°C and lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Veracruz.

Things to do in Puebla

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

San Pedro Cholula, Tlaxcala, Cacaxtla - Xochitécatl, Tonantzintla, Kabah
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 25:
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Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario) ©
Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo) ©
Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo)
Tonantzintla ©
Tonantzintla

5
nights
Veracruz

Veracruz ©
Veracruz, officially known as Heroica Veracruz, is a major port city and municipality on the Gulf of Mexico in the Mexican state of Veracruz. Let the collections at Museo Naval Mexico and Casa de la Cultura Agustin Lara capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at San Juan de Ulua and Wax Museum of Veracruz. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Veracruz: Augustin Lara Museum (in Tlacotalpan) and Zona Arqueologica de Cempoala (in Zempoala). There's lots more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium of Veracruz, enjoy the sand and surf at Costa Esmeralda, stroll through Playa Villa Rica, and stop by La Josefina.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Veracruz holiday tool .

You can drive from Puebla to Veracruz in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Puebla in February, plan for a bit warmer nights in Veracruz, with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Cordoba.

Things to do in Veracruz

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Tlacotalpan, La Josefina, Zona Arqueologica de Cempoala
Find places to stay Feb 25 — Mar 2:
Highlights from your plan
Acuario de Veracruz ©
Acuario de Veracruz
San Juan de Ulua ©
San Juan de Ulua
Museo Naval Mexico ©
Museo Naval Mexico

3
nights
Cordoba

Cordoba ©
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. Get some cultural insight at Museo Francisco Gabilondo Soler and Museo del Cafe. Museum-lovers will appreciate State Art Museum and Museo Religioso de San Antonio. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cordoba: Orizaba (Poliforum Mier y Pesado, Museo de la Cerveza, & more). There's more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Palacio Municipal de Cordoba and take in the pleasant sights at Parque 21 de mayo.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cordoba journey planner.

Explore your travel options from Veracruz to Cordoba with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tehuacan.

Things to do in Cordoba

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Orizaba
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 5:
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State Art Museum ©
State Art Museum
Museo Francisco Gabilondo Soler ©
Museo Francisco Gabilondo Soler
Poliforum Mier y Pesado ©
Poliforum Mier y Pesado

2
nights
Tehuacan

Tehuacan ©
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. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Tehuacan-Cuicatlan Biosphere Reserve, then examine the collection at Museo del Valle de Tehuacan, and then see the interesting displays at Museo de Mineralogia Dr. Miguel Romero Sanchez. Here are some ideas for day two: 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 meet the residents at El Club de los Animalitos.

Before you visit Tehuacan, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cordoba to Tehuacan. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Tehuacan

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Botanic Garden Comunitario Dra Helia Bravo Hollis
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 7:
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Archealogic Zone of Tehuacan Viejo ©
Museo del Valle de Tehuacan ©
Museo del Valle de Tehuacan

13
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.
Monte Alban and Rufino Tamayo Museum of Pre-Hispanic Art will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman and Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca. Venture out of the city with trips to Mitla (in San Pablo Villa de Mitla), Teotitlan del Valle (Porfirio Gutierrez & Casa Don Taurino) and Tlacolula (Yagul & Chapel of Silver). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, wander the streets of San Antonio Arrazola, make a trip to Zocalo, and examine the collection at Museo de Filatelia de Oaxaca, A.C..

Take the guesswork out of planning a Oaxaca vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tehuacan to Oaxaca. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Tlacolula, Teotitlan del Valle, Playa Del Amor, Zona Arqueologica Zaachila, Tule Tree
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 20:
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Monte Alban ©
Monte Alban
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman ©
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman
Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca ©
Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca

5
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Museum-lovers will get to explore Frida Kahlo Museum and Palacio de Bellas Artes. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Historic Center (Centro Historico) and National Museum of Anthropology. See some other sides of Mexico City: buy something for everyone on your list at Coyoacan, get a sense of history and politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and get engrossed in the history at Museo Casa Luis Barragan.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Mexico City trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Oaxaca to Mexico City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Oaxaca in March: highs in Mexico City hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 25:
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Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes