Route & dates
7 days in Southern Mexico Itinerary
Fly + bus: 13h 15min
Palenque— 2 nights
bus + Fly: 4h 30min
Oaxaca— 4 nights
Fly: 9h 30min
Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE.Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Agua Azul Waterfalls and then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascadas de Misol-Ha. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aluxes Ecoparque and then don't miss a visit to Palenque ruinas.
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Toronto, Canada to Palenque is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Toronto to Palenque, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in February, expect Palenque to be much hotter, temps between 33°C and 23°C. On the 26th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Oaxaca.
Things to do in Palenque
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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 Oaxaca with a short trip to Mitla in San Pablo Villa de Mitla, about 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, don't miss a visit to Hierve el Agua, take in nature's colorful creations at Ethnobotanical Garden, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Benito Juárez.
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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Palenque to Oaxaca in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Palenque in February, Oaxaca is little chillier at night with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.
Things to do in Oaxaca
Mitla, Tule Tree
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