5 days in Oaxaca Itinerary

5 days in Oaxaca Itinerary

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Oaxaca

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Benito Juárez, then steep yourself in history at Zona Arqueologica de Monte Alban, and then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de Nuestra Senora de la Soledad. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Zocalo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, and then look for gifts at La Casa de las Artesanias de Oaxaca.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Oaxaca trip maker.

Doha, Qatar to Oaxaca is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 9 hours. When traveling from Doha in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Oaxaca, with highs around 32°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 10°C. You will leave for home on the 14th (Fri).

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Classes
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Oaxaca travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · History Museums
Despite its favorable coastal location on the Pacific, Oaxaca remains one of Mexico's least-developed states, visited mostly by die-hard fans of traditional cuisine and Mexico's native artistic traditions. Warm year-round weather ensures a pleasant Oaxaca holiday no matter when you visit, with the area's varied landscapes providing plenty of chances for outdoor activities. Dense forests burst with abundant plant and animal life, while rugged mountains hide a slew of sleepy indigenous communities untouched by modern developments and commercial tourism. Allowing visitors to discover the less-traveled side of Mexico, comprehensive tours of Oaxaca often include visits to secluded beaches and history-soaked sites from the pre-Hispanic period.