11 days in Huatulco & Palenque Itinerary

11 days in Huatulco & Palenque Itinerary

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Huatulco
— 7 nights
Fly to Villahermosa, Bus to Palenque
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Palenque
— 2 nights
Bus to Villahermosa, Fly to Huatulco

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Huatulco

A short flight from Mexico City, scenic Huatulco features nine picture-perfect bays on the Pacific coast.
Change things up with these side-trips from Huatulco: Garden of Elia Martinez (in Pluma Hidalgo), Puerto Escondido (Playa Carrizalillo, Jardin Botanico Universidad del Mar campus, &more) and Mazunte (Santuario La Escobilla & Punta Cometa). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Playa La Entrega, contemplate the waterfront views at Tangolunda Bay, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and catch some excitement at Maica Silver & Contemporary Bijoux.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Huatulco road trip planner.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiport is Bahías de Huatulco International Airport. In December, daytime highs in Huatulco are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Huatulco

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

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Palenque

Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE.
Palenque is known for nature, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Zona Arqueologica de Palenque, admire the sheer force of Cascada de Roberto Barrios, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Santo Domingo.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Palenque day trip planner.

Getting from Huatulco to Palenque by combination of flight and bus takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Palenque

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites