31 days in North America Itinerary

31 days in North America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico vacation planner

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Oaxaca
— 7 nights
Drive
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Veracruz
— 6 nights
Drive
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Puebla
— 8 nights
Bus to Mexico City, Fly to Acapulco
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Acapulco
— 7 nights

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Oaxaca

— 7 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 with an excursion to Yagul in Tlacolula--about 48 minutes away. Spend the 8th (Sun) behind the viewfinder with Mezcal Educational Tours. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Hierve el Agua, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de Nuestra Senora de la Soledad, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Etnobotanico de Oaxaca, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Benito Juárez.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Oaxaca day trip planning website.

In August, daytime highs in Oaxaca are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Veracruz.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Veracruz

— 6 nights
Veracruz, officially known as Heroica Veracruz, is a major port city and municipality on the Gulf of Mexico in the Mexican state of Veracruz. Get out of town with these interesting Veracruz side-trips: Xalapa (Callejon del Diamante & Museo de Antropologia de Xalapa) and Museo de La Orquidea (in Coatepec). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at San Juan de Ulua, learn about all things military at Museo Naval Mexico, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and make a trip to Los Voladores of Papantla.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Veracruz trip planner.

Traveling by car from Oaxaca to Veracruz takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Oaxaca in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Veracruz, with lows of 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Puebla.

Things to do in Veracruz

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Puebla

— 8 nights

City of Angels

Recognized as a World Heritage Site thanks to its photogenic colonial buildings, Puebla remains one of Mexico's top destinations for architecture enthusiasts.
Change things up with these side-trips from Puebla: San Pedro Cholula (Parroquia de San Andres Cholula, Zona Arqueológica de Cholula, &more), Tonantzintla (in San Andres Cholula) and Tlaxcala (Escalinatas De Los Heroes, Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala, &more). There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Africam Safari, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo San Francisco Acatepec, explore the world behind art at Museo Internacional del Barroco, and wander the streets of Zocalo.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Puebla trip maker website.

Getting from Veracruz to Puebla by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Veracruz, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Puebla, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Acapulco.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Acapulco

— 7 nights
Probably one of Mexico's best-known beach resorts, Acapulco came into prominence in the mid-20th century, when it became a getaway for Hollywood movie starts and European millionaires.
Acapulco is known for nature, beaches, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to La Quebrada, glide peacefully along the water with Sup Aca, kick back and relax at Playa Pie de la Cuesta, and take a memorable drive along Costera.

To find out how to plan a trip to Acapulco, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Puebla to Acapulco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Puebla in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Acapulco, with highs around 40°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 28°C.

Things to do in Acapulco

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature