20 days in Mexico City, Oaxaca & Tulum Itinerary

20 days in Mexico City, Oaxaca & Tulum Itinerary

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Mexico City
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Mexico City

— 5 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Step out of Mexico City to go to San Juan Teotihuacan and see Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional de Antropologia, make a trip to Zocalo, admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, and ponder the world of politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Mexico City road trip planner.

Warsaw, Poland to Mexico City is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 7 hours. In October, Mexico City is somewhat warmer than Warsaw - with highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

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Oaxaca

— 3 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.
Oaxaca is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: hike along Coyote Aventuras, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de Nuestra Senora de la Soledad, look for gifts at La Casa de las Artesanias de Oaxaca, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Oaxaca trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Oaxaca takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Mexico City in October, expect nights in Oaxaca to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 33°C. On the 3rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Tulum.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors · Tours
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Tulum

— 6 nights
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Get out of town with these interesting Tulum side-trips: Delphinus Puerto Morelos (in Puerto Morelos), Playa del Carmen (Quinta Avenida, Xcaret, &more) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Gran Cenote.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Tulum road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Oaxaca to Tulum in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Oaxaca to Tulum, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Tulum when traveling from Oaxaca in November, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

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