23 days in Mexico & Colombia Itinerary

23 days in Mexico & Colombia Itinerary

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23 days in Mexico & Colombia Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  22 h 45 min
1
Huatulco, Mexico
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Mazunte, Mexico
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Puerto Escondido, Mexico
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
4
Oaxaca, Mexico
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
5
Cancun, Mexico
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
6
Medellin, Colombia
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
7
Minca, Colombia
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  31 h
End: Sydney, Australia

3
nights
Huatulco, Mexico

A short flight from Mexico City, scenic Huatulco features nine picture-perfect bays on the Pacific coast.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Playa La Entrega and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get in touch with nature at Playa San Augustin and Fishing Charters & Tours. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Buceo Scuba Huatulco, take in the dramatic scenery at Magic Falls, and experience the excitement of Maica Silver & Contemporary Bijoux.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Huatulco trip planning tool .

Sydney, Australia to Huatulco is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and taxi. You'll gain 16 hours traveling from Sydney to Huatulco due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Huatulco, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Mazunte.

Things to do in Huatulco

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Playa La Entrega ©
Playa La Entrega
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
Mazunte, Mexico

Mazunte ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Santuario La Escobilla, relax and rejuvenate at Hridaya Yoga, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Zipolite.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Mazunte online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Huatulco to Mazunte takes 1.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Mazunte can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Puerto Escondido.

Things to do in Mazunte

Spas Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Zipolite
Highlights from your plan
Hridaya Yoga ©
Hridaya Yoga

2
nights
Puerto Escondido, Mexico

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. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Carrizalillo, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Zicatela, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then stroll through Playa Bacocho, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico Universidad del Mar campus.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Escondido online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Mazunte to Puerto Escondido in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in February, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Puerto Escondido

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Playa Zicatela ©
Playa Zicatela
Playa Bacocho ©
Playa Bacocho
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Oaxaca, Mexico

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.
Visit Mercado Benito Juárez and Monte Alban for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca and Rufino Tamayo Museum of Pre-Hispanic Art. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Oaxaca Textile Museum, don't miss a visit to Amate Books, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de la Soledad, and view the masterpieces at Voces de Copal.

To find reviews, photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Oaxaca planning app .

Fly from Puerto Escondido to Oaxaca in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Oaxaca when traveling from Puerto Escondido in March, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca ©
Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca
Oaxaca Textile Museum ©
Oaxaca Textile Museum

5
nights
Cancun, Mexico

Few destinations in Mexico dazzle visitors quite like Cancun, a modern resort town filled with glitzy hotels sitting on picturesque and well-developed Caribbean beaches.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Zona Arqueológica El Meco and Catedral de la Santisima Trinidad. Relax by the water at Xcacel Beach and Playa Chacmool. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cancun: Isla Mujeres (Fishing Charters & Tours & Scuba & Snorkeling) and Puerto Morelos (Nature & Wildlife Tours, Spas, &more). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Marlin, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, examine the collection at Mayan Museum of Cancun, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Cancun holiday planner.

You can fly from Oaxaca to Cancun in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Oaxaca in March, expect nights in Cancun to be somewhat warmer, around 24°C, while days are little chillier, around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Puerto Morelos, Isla Mujeres, Zona Arqueológica El Meco
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos ©
National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos
Zona Arqueológica El Meco ©
Zona Arqueológica El Meco

3
nights
Medellin, Colombia

Medellin ©
Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Get outdoors at 2000m Descent and more and Parasailing & Paragliding. Museo de Antioquia and Planetario de Medellin will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Parque Arvi, walk around Parques del Rio, stop by Cuatro Patas S.A.S., and steep yourself in history at Parroquia Nuestra Senora del Rosario de La Piedra.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Medellin journey website .

Getting from Cancun to Medellin by flight takes about 7 hours. Traveling from Cancun in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Medellin, with lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Minca.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Parroquia Sta Ana Santuario de Maria Auxiliadora .Sabaneta
Highlights from your plan
Museo de Antioquia ©
Museo de Antioquia
medellin 2000m DESCENT ©
medellin 2000m DESCENT
Parque Arvi ©
Parque Arvi

2
nights
Minca, Colombia

Minca
A Minca vacation takes you to a small mountain village nestled above Santa Marta in the Sierra Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at El Dorado Bird Reserve and then take in the awesome beauty at Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Cascada de Marinka and then head outdoors with Pozo Azul.

To see other places to visit, photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Minca journey planner.

Fly from Medellin to Minca in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Medellin in March, with highs in Minca at 39°C and lows at 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Minca

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
El Dorado Bird Reserve ©
El Dorado Bird Reserve
Pozo Azul ©
Pozo Azul

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