8 days in Oaxaca Itinerary

8 days in Oaxaca Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oaxaca holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Puerto Escondido
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Mazunte
— 1 night
Drive
3
Huatulco
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Oaxaca
— 2 nights
Fly

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Puerto Escondido

— 2 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. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa Zicatela and Playa Bacocho. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Carrizalillo, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Puerto Angelito, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Puerto Escondido online visit planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Puerto Escondido is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, tram, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 2 hours. When traveling from Los Angeles in February, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Puerto Escondido: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 72°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Mazunte.

Things to do in Puerto Escondido

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
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Mazunte

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Zipolite and then get great views at Punta Cometa.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Mazunte trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Puerto Escondido to Mazunte takes 1.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Mazunte can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Huatulco.

Things to do in Mazunte

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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Highlights from your trip

Huatulco

— 2 nights
A short flight from Mexico City, scenic Huatulco features nine picture-perfect bays on the Pacific coast.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Buceo Scuba Huatulco and then stroll through Bahia San Agustin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): kick back and relax at Bahia de Cacaluta and then kick back and relax at Playa La Entrega.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Huatulco holiday builder site.

You can drive from Mazunte to Huatulco in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in February, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Huatulco

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Oaxaca

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Zona Arqueologica de Monte Alban, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de Nuestra Senora de la Soledad, and then don't miss a visit to Zocalo. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Etnobotanico de Oaxaca, then pause for some serene contemplation at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, and then stop by La Casa de las Artesanias de Oaxaca.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Oaxaca trip maker site.

Fly from Huatulco to Oaxaca in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect cooler evenings in Oaxaca when traveling from Huatulco in February, with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping
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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.