16 days in North America Itinerary

16 days in North America Itinerary

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Fly
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Oaxaca
— 3 nights
Fly
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Puerto Escondido
— 5 nights
Fly to Merida, Shuttle to Valladolid
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Valladolid
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Tulum
— 4 nights
Drive
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Playa del Carmen
— 1 night
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Oaxaca

— 3 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Zona Arqueologica de Atzompa, Hierve el Agua, La Casa de los Sabores Cooking School, and other attractions. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Zona Arqueologica de Monte Alban, see the interesting displays at Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de Nuestra Senora de la Soledad, and admire the striking features of Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Oaxaca travel route planning tool.

Los Angeles, USA to Oaxaca is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles to Oaxaca, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Oaxaca, ranging from highs of 90°F to lows of 60°F. On the 10th (Mon), you'll travel to Puerto Escondido.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites · Shopping · Classes · Museums

Puerto Escondido

— 5 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 day by day itinerary now includes Laguna de Manialtepec as well as Punta Cometa. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Playa Zicatela and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Carrizalillo.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Escondido online tour planner.

You can fly from Oaxaca to Puerto Escondido in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Puerto Escondido when traveling from Oaxaca in May, with lows around 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Valladolid.

Things to do in Puerto Escondido

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Valladolid

— 2 nights

Sultana of the East

One of the gateways to the ruins of Chichen Itza, Valladolid boasts plenty of historic charm and offers a range of tourist-oriented services that ensure pleasant holidays in this area.
You've added X'Canche Cenote, Cenote Samula, Templo de Kukulkan, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Cenote Samula, explore the striking landscape at X'Canche Cenote, then make a trip to Ek Balam, and finally Head underground at Cenote Hubiku. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Templo de Kukulkan.

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You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Puerto Escondido to Valladolid in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Escondido to Valladolid is 1 hour. While traveling from Puerto Escondido, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Valladolid, ranging from highs of 94°F to lows of 80°F. On the 17th (Mon), you'll travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Valladolid

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Tulum

— 4 nights
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Rio Secreto, Parque Dos Ojos, Aktun Chen, and other attractions. Change things up with a short trip to Chichen Itza in Chichen Itza (about 1h 55 min away). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, explore the activities along Casa Cenote, and Head underground at Gran Cenote.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tulum attractions planning website.

Getting from Valladolid to Tulum by shuttle takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Valladolid in May, with highs in Tulum at 85°F and lows at 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen

— 1 night
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the world behind art at Museo Frida Kahlo and then stop by Fernando Rodriguez.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Playa del Carmen travel route builder site.

You can drive from Tulum to Playa del Carmen in an hour. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. May in Playa del Carmen sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 71°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Shopping · Museums
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