26 days in Southern Mexico Itinerary

26 days in Southern Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Oaxaca
— 4 nights
2
Tuxtla Gutierrez
— 3 nights
3
Comitan
— 3 nights
4
Palenque
— 4 nights
5
Puerto Escondido
— 2 nights
6
Mazunte
— 3 nights
7
Huatulco
— 4 nights

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.
Step out of Oaxaca to go to Tlacolula and see Yagul, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, make a trip to Zocalo, get a dose of the wild on Coyote Aventuras, and admire the striking features of Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Oaxaca trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Oaxaca is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Oaxaca is minus 16 hours. When traveling from Melbourne in June, plan for warmer days in Oaxaca, with highs around °C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Tuxtla Gutierrez.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Yagul
Highlights from your plan
Hierve el Agua ©
Hierve el Agua
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman ©
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman
Monte Alban ©
Monte Alban

3
nights
Tuxtla Gutierrez

Tuxtla Gutierrez
Tuxtla Gutiérrez is the capital and the largest city of the Mexican southeast state of Chiapas. Venture out of the city with trips to San Cristobal de las Casas (Artisan2you, Museo del Ambar, &more). There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Embarcadero Cañón Del Sumidero, tour the pleasant surroundings at Miradores Canon del Sumidero, and stroll around Parque de la Marimba.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Tuxtla Gutierrez online tour itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Oaxaca to Tuxtla Gutierrez with the Route module. Traveling from Oaxaca in June, Tuxtla Gutierrez is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Comitan.

Things to do in Tuxtla Gutierrez

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Cristobal de las Casas, Embarcadero Cañón Del Sumidero
Highlights from your plan
Embarcadero Cañón Del Sumidero
Embarcadero Cañón Del Sumidero
Museo del Ambar ©
Museo del Ambar
Templo de Santo Domingo ©
Templo de Santo Domingo

3
nights
Comitan

Comitan ©
Comitán is the fourth-largest city in the Mexican state of Chiapas. Comitan is known for nature, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada El Chiflon, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Hermila Dominguez de Castellanos, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lagunas de Montebello National Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Koila.

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You can drive from Tuxtla Gutierrez to Comitan in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Comitan

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Lagunas de Montebello National Park
Highlights from your plan
Cascada El Chiflon ©
Cascada El Chiflon
Lagunas de Montebello National Park ©
Lagunas de Montebello National Park
Parque Central ©
Parque Central

4
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: don't miss a visit to Zona Arqueologica de Palenque, take in the dramatic scenery at Agua Azul Waterfalls, examine the collection at Museo de Sitio de Palenque "Alberto Ruz Lhuillier", and tour the pleasant surroundings at Aluxes.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Palenque trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Comitan to Palenque in 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Puerto Escondido.

Things to do in Palenque

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque ©
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque
Agua Azul Waterfalls ©
Agua Azul Waterfalls
Aluxes ©
Aluxes

2
nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico Universidad del Mar campus, stroll through Playa Bacocho, and then stroll through Playa Carrizalillo. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Playa Zicatela, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For where to stay and tourist information, use the Puerto Escondido online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Palenque to Puerto Escondido takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Mazunte.

Things to do in Puerto Escondido

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Playa Zicatela ©
Playa Zicatela
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Playa Carrizalillo ©
Playa Carrizalillo

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nights
Mazunte

Mazunte ©
Mazunte is known for parks, nature, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Punta Cometa, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Ventanilla, take in the pleasant sights at Hridaya Yoga, and kick back and relax at Playa Mazunte.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Mazunte driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Puerto Escondido to Mazunte takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Huatulco.

Things to do in Mazunte

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Playa Zipolite
Highlights from your plan
Punta Cometa ©
Punta Cometa
Hridaya Yoga ©
Hridaya Yoga
Laguna Ventanilla ©
Laguna Ventanilla

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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: contemplate the waterfront views at Buceo Scuba Huatulco, enjoy the sand and surf at Cacaluta, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa San Augustin, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For maps and more tourist information, refer to the Huatulco day trip planner.

You can drive from Mazunte to Huatulco in 1.5 hours. July in Huatulco sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Huatulco

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Buceo Scuba Huatulco ©
Buceo Scuba Huatulco
Playa La Entrega ©
Playa La Entrega
Cacaluta ©
Cacaluta