15 days in Oaxaca Itinerary

15 days in Oaxaca Itinerary

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Huatulco
— 4 nights
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Mazunte
— 2 nights
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Puerto Escondido
— 2 nights
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Oaxaca
— 6 nights
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Huatulco

— 4 nights
A short flight from Mexico City, scenic Huatulco features nine picture-perfect bays on the Pacific coast.
Huatulco is known for nature, beaches, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Playa La Entrega, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bahia de Cacaluta, play a few rounds at Las Parotas Club de Golf Huatulco, and explore the activities along Tangolunda Bay.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Huatulco trip itinerary website.

Joplin, USA to Huatulco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Joplin in December, with highs in Huatulco at 88°F and lows at 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Mazunte.

Things to do in Huatulco

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Mazunte

— 2 nights
On the 24th (Fri), stroll through Playa Mazunte and then take some stellar pictures from Punta Cometa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Laguna Ventanilla and then take in the pleasant sights at Hridaya Yoga.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Mazunte trip planner.

Drive from Huatulco to Mazunte in 1.5 hours. December in Mazunte sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Puerto Escondido.

Things to do in Mazunte

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): stroll through Playa Carrizalillo and then stroll through Playa Zicatela. Keep things going the next day: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Bacocho.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Puerto Escondido trip tool.

Drive from Mazunte to Puerto Escondido in 1.5 hours. In December in Puerto Escondido, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Puerto Escondido

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Oaxaca

— 6 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.
Step out of Oaxaca to go to Teotitlan del Valle and see Isaac Vasquez Studio, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, see the interesting displays at Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca, don't miss a visit to Hierve el Agua, and admire the natural beauty at Jardin Etnobotanico de Oaxaca.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Oaxaca road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Escondido to Oaxaca takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puerto Escondido in December, expect colder with lows of 50°F in Oaxaca. You'll set off for home on the 2nd (Sun).

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

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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.