16 days in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca & Mexico City Itinerary

16 days in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca & Mexico City Itinerary

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Puerto Escondido
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Oaxaca
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Mexico City
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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 still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Zicatela, stroll through Playa Bacocho, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Manialtepec, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Escondido trip itinerary planning tool.

San Francisco, USA to Puerto Escondido is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in February, expect Puerto Escondido to be much warmer, temps between 84°F and 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to fly to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Puerto Escondido

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

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Oaxaca

— 4 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.
Chocolate Mayordomo has been added to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Zona Arqueologica de Monte Alban, see the interesting displays at Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Etnobotanico de Oaxaca, and don't miss a visit to Zocalo.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Oaxaca trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Escondido to Oaxaca takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puerto Escondido in February, Oaxaca is much colder at night with lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Mexico City.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
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Mexico City

— 6 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Go for a jaunt from Mexico City to San Juan Teotihuacan to see Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, take a peaceful walk through Bosque de Chapultepec, appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Mexico City tour itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Oaxaca to Mexico City by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Oaxaca in February, you will find days in Mexico City are little chillier (75°F), and nights are about the same (48°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

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