15 days in Cabo San Lucas, Oaxaca & Mexico City Itinerary

15 days in Cabo San Lucas, Oaxaca & Mexico City Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico itinerary planner

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Cabo San Lucas
— 3 nights
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Oaxaca
— 5 nights
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Puerto Escondido
— 3 nights
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Mexico City
— 3 nights
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Cabo San Lucas

— 3 nights
One of Mexico's premier vacation spots, Cabo San Lucas lures pleasure seekers with its trendy restaurant scene, raucous nightlife, and, of course, picture-perfect beaches.
Visit Divorce beach and Santa Maria Beach for some beach relaxation. Do some cultural sightseeing at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art and Galeria de Ida Victoria. Next up on the itinerary: tee off at Cabo del Sol Golf Club, explore by horseback at Cuadra San Francisco, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Solmar.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cabo San Lucas travel route builder website.

Salt Lake City, USA to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salt Lake City in October, expect nights in Cabo San Lucas to be much warmer, around 28°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Oaxaca

— 5 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Playa La Bocana and Coyote Aventuras. Get some historical perspective at Temple Tlacochahuaya and Zona Arqueologica de Atzompa. When in Oaxaca, make a side trip to see Zona Arqueologica Zaachila in Zaachila, approximately Zaachila away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Alvarez Bravo Photographic Center, contemplate the long history of Ex-Convento de Santa Catalina, view the masterpieces at Galeria Arte de Oaxaca, and look for gifts at Antiga by VM.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Oaxaca travel site.

You can fly from Cabo San Lucas to Oaxaca in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and car; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cabo San Lucas to Oaxaca due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Cabo San Lucas in October since evenings lows in Oaxaca dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can fly to Puerto Escondido.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Puerto Escondido

— 3 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. Get in touch with nature at Playa Marinero and Playa Principal de Puerto Escondido. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Playa Coral. Change things up with these side-trips from Puerto Escondido: Mazunte (Santuario La Escobilla & Playa Mermejita). Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Puerto Escondido online road trip planner.

You can fly from Oaxaca to Puerto Escondido in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Oaxaca in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Puerto Escondido, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to fly to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puerto Escondido

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

Side Trip

Mexico City

— 3 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez and Zona Arqueologica Tlatelolco. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museo Nacional de San Carlos and Museo de Historia Natural. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Museo Nacional de las Intervenciones, admire the striking features of Sagrario Metropolitano, visit Colonia Roma, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Square of the Three Cultures.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mexico City travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Escondido to Mexico City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Puerto Escondido in October, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Mexico City: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 14°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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.