9 days in Oaxaca Itinerary

9 days in Oaxaca Itinerary

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9 days in Oaxaca Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
1
Oaxaca
— 2 nights
2
Puerto Escondido
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Mazunte
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Huatulco
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Mexico City

2
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Convento de Cuilapam and Museo de Filatelia de Oaxaca, A.C.. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, don't miss a visit to Amate Books, examine the collection at Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca, and admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Oaxaca travel website .

Mexico City to Oaxaca is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a shuttle. When traveling from Mexico City in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Oaxaca: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Puerto Escondido.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman ©
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman
Convento de Cuilapam ©
Convento de Cuilapam
Museo de Filatelia de Oaxaca, A.C. ©

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Puerto Escondido

Puerto Escondido ©
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 4th (Sun): stop by Central Surf Shop, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Carrizalillo, and then kick back and relax at Playa Zicatela. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): browse the eclectic array of goods at El Mercado, then kick back and relax at Playa Bacocho, and then stroll through Playa Coral.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Puerto Escondido itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Oaxaca to Puerto Escondido takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Oaxaca in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°C in Puerto Escondido. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Mazunte.

Things to do in Puerto Escondido

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Playa Bacocho ©
Playa Bacocho
Playa Carrizalillo ©
Playa Carrizalillo
Playa Coral ©
Playa Coral

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Mazunte

Mazunte ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): go for a walk through Hridaya Yoga and then kick back and relax at Zipolite. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Punta Cometa, then explore the activities along Laguna Ventanilla, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Mazunte.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Mazunte trip planner.

You can drive from Puerto Escondido to Mazunte in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Mazunte are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Huatulco.

Things to do in Mazunte

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Zipolite
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Punta Cometa ©
Punta Cometa
Laguna Ventanilla ©
Laguna Ventanilla
Playa Mazunte ©
Playa Mazunte

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Huatulco

Huatulco ©
A short flight from Mexico City, scenic Huatulco features nine picture-perfect bays on the Pacific coast.
On the 8th (Thu), head outdoors with Xtreme Team, delve into the distant past at Site Museum Bocana del Rio Copalita, and then walk around Copalita Ecological Park & Ruins. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Buceo Scuba Huatulco and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cacaluta.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Huatulco holiday website .

Traveling by car from Mazunte to Huatulco takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Huatulco are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Huatulco

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Cacaluta ©
Cacaluta
Site Museum Bocana del Rio Copalita ©
Buceo Scuba Huatulco ©
Buceo Scuba Huatulco
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