16 days in Jalisco, Mexico City & Oaxaca Itinerary

16 days in Jalisco, Mexico City & Oaxaca Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico itinerary planner

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Guadalajara
— 2 nights
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Tlaquepaque
— 1 night
Drive to Don Miguel Hidalgo Y Costilla International Airport, Fly to Mexico City
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Mexico City
— 7 nights
Fly
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Oaxaca
— 5 nights
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Guadalajara

— 2 nights

Pearl of the West

One of Mexico's cultural hubs, Guadalajara represents the home of mariachi music and hosts numerous large-scale events, ranging from international film festivals to celebrated book fairs.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): examine the collection at Instituto Cultural Cabanas and then see the interesting displays at Museo Panteon de Belen. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo de Nuestra Senora de Aranzazu and then pause for some serene contemplation at Guadalajara Cathedral.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Guadalajara online sightseeing planner.

Tijuana to Guadalajara is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Tijuana to Guadalajara, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Tijuana in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Guadalajara: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tlaquepaque.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 21:

Tlaquepaque

— 1 night
Tlaquepaque, historically San Pedro Tlaquepaque, is a city and the surrounding municipality in the Mexican state of Jalisco.GeographyDuring the 20th century it was absorbed by the outward spread of the state capital and is now a fully integrated part of the Guadalajara conurbation, lying only a few kilometres from the city centre. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario de Nuestra Senora de la Soledad and then admire the masterpieces at Museo Pantaleon Panduro.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Tlaquepaque online route maker.

Tlaquepaque is very close to Guadalajara. In December in Tlaquepaque, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 45°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Tlaquepaque

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 22:

Mexico City

— 7 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Palacio de Bellas Artes are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Zocalo and Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Museo del Templo Mayor, admire the masterpieces at Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, see the interesting displays at Museo Frida Kahlo, and pause for some photo ops at Monumento y Museo de la Revolucion.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Mexico City route maker tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tlaquepaque to Mexico City. In December, daily temperatures in Mexico City can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 29:

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Workshop of Jacobo and Maria Angeles and Basilica de Nuestra Senora de la Soledad. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Coyote Aventuras and Zona Arqueologica Zaachila. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueologica de Atzompa, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Convento de San Jeronimo, steep yourself in history at Ex-Convento de Santa Catalina, and take an in-depth tour of Zona Arqueologica de Monte Alban.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Oaxaca route maker website.

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Oaxaca takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. When traveling from Mexico City in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Oaxaca: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 50°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 3rd (Mon).

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Jalisco travel guide

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Swim with Dolphins · Piers & Boardwalks · Zipline
Western Mexico's state of Jalisco features a long Pacific coastline dotted with modern resorts, so it doesn't surprise that much of the region's income comes from the tourism sector. Arguably the most popular place to visit in Jalisco is Puerto Vallarta, drawing both international and domestic visitors with its beaches and proximity to pristine wilderness areas. The country's cultural center, Jalisco is also the birthplace of tequila, the wide-brimmed sombrero, and mariachis, arguably three of Mexico's biggest symbols. Venture farther away from the big cities during your Jalisco holiday to discover the true heart and soul of this region by attending folk festivals and discovering the secrets of local cuisine.