15 days in Southern Mexico Itinerary

15 days in Southern Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Huatulco
— 2 nights
2
Mazunte
— 1 night
3
Puerto Escondido
— 1 night
4
Oaxaca
— 4 nights
5
Comitan
— 1 night
6
San Cristobal de las Casas
— 2 nights
7
Palenque
— 3 nights

2
nights
Huatulco

Huatulco ©
A short flight from Mexico City, scenic Huatulco features nine picture-perfect bays on the Pacific coast.
Huatulco is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa La Entrega, experience the excitement of Maica Silver & Contemporary Bijoux, admire the sheer force of Magic Falls, and contemplate the waterfront views at Maguey Bay.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Huatulco trip planner.

Mexico City to Huatulco is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mexico City in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Huatulco: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mazunte.

Things to do in Huatulco

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Playa La Entrega ©
Playa La Entrega
Buceo Scuba Huatulco ©
Buceo Scuba Huatulco
Magic Falls ©
Magic Falls

1
night
Mazunte

Mazunte ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Santuario La Escobilla, take in the pleasant sights at Hridaya Yoga, and then take some stellar pictures from Punta Cometa.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Mazunte trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Huatulco to Mazunte in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Puerto Escondido.

Things to do in Mazunte

Spas Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Punta Cometa ©
Punta Cometa
Hridaya Yoga ©
Hridaya Yoga

1
night
Puerto Escondido

Puerto Escondido ©
Puerto Escondido is a small port and tourist center in the municipality of San Pedro Mixtepec Distrito 22 in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Bacocho, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Zicatela, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico Universidad del Mar campus.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Escondido route maker.

You can drive from Mazunte to Puerto Escondido in 1.5 hours. In May in Puerto Escondido, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Puerto Escondido

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Playa Zicatela ©
Playa Zicatela
Playa Bacocho ©
Playa Bacocho
Jardin Botanico Universidad del Mar campus ©

4
nights
Oaxaca

Oaxaca ©
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 Oaxaca with a short trip to Porfirio Gutierrez in Teotitlan del Valle, about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, admire the striking features of Basilica de la Soledad, examine the collection at Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca, and don't miss a visit to Zocalo.

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Traveling by flight from Puerto Escondido to Oaxaca takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Oaxaca when traveling from Puerto Escondido in May, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Comitan.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Porfirio Gutierrez, Santa Maria de la Asuncion
Highlights from your plan
Monte Alban ©
Monte Alban
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman ©
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman
Hierve el Agua ©
Hierve el Agua

1
night
Comitan

Comitan ©
Comitán is the fourth-largest city in the Mexican state of Chiapas. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): make a trip to Zona Arqueologica de Tenam Puente, stroll through Cascada El Chiflon, and then make a trip to Zona Arqueologica de Junchavin.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Comitan trip app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Oaxaca to Comitan. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Cristobal de las Casas.

Things to do in Comitan

Outdoors Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cascada El Chiflon ©
Cascada El Chiflon
Zona Arqueologica de Tenam Puente ©
Zona Arqueologica de Tenam Puente

2
nights
San Cristobal de las Casas

San Cristobal de las Casas ©
San Cristóbal de las Casas, also known by its native Tzotzil name, Jovel, is a town and municipality located in the Central Highlands region of the Mexican state of Chiapas. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): make a trip to Chiapa de Corzo, take in breathtaking views at Embarcadero Cañón Del Sumidero, and then look for gifts at Bazarte - Vistiendo Arte Con História. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Templo de Santo Domingo, examine the collection at Steps in San Cristobal, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo del Carmen.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Cristobal de las Casas online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Comitan to San Cristobal de las Casas in 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can catch the shuttle to Palenque.

Things to do in San Cristobal de las Casas

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Chiapa de Corzo, Embarcadero Cañón Del Sumidero
Highlights from your plan
Templo de Santo Domingo ©
Templo de Santo Domingo
Embarcadero Cañón Del Sumidero
Embarcadero Cañón Del Sumidero
Templo del Carmen ©
Templo del Carmen

3
nights
Palenque

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: delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueologica de Palenque, stroll through Aluxes, make a trip to Iglesia Santo Domingo, and take in the dramatic scenery at Welib Ja Waterfalls.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Palenque planner.

Take a shuttle from San Cristobal de las Casas to Palenque in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Palenque

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque ©
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque
Agua Azul Waterfalls ©
Agua Azul Waterfalls
Cascadas de Misol-Ha
Cascadas de Misol-Ha