8 days in Oaxaca & Puerto Escondido Itinerary

8 days in Oaxaca & Puerto Escondido Itinerary

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Oaxaca
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Puerto Escondido
— 4 nights
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Oaxaca
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Oaxaca — 2 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.
On the 20th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman and then examine the collection at Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Zona Arqueologica de Monte Alban, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de Nuestra Senora de la Soledad, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Benito Juárez.

To find maps and other tourist information, go to the Oaxaca trip maker website.

Missoula, USA to Oaxaca is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Missoula to Oaxaca, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Missoula in November: high temperatures in Oaxaca hover around 84°F and lows are around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Puerto Escondido.
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Puerto Escondido — 4 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. Change things up with a short trip to Punta Cometa in Mazunte (about 1h 20 min away). There's much more to do: stroll through Playa Zicatela, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Manialtepec, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Bacocho, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Escondido trip planning tool.

You can fly from Oaxaca to Puerto Escondido in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Oaxaca in November, plan for much warmer nights in Puerto Escondido, with lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Oaxaca.
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Oaxaca — 1 night

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Oaxaca trip planner.

Getting from Puerto Escondido to Oaxaca by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for much colder nights when traveling from Puerto Escondido in November since evenings lows in Oaxaca dip to 53°F. On the 26th (Sat), you're off to home.
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