31 days in North America Itinerary

31 days in North America Itinerary

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Oaxaca
— 7 nights
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Veracruz
— 7 nights
Drive
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Puebla
— 8 nights
Bus to Mexico City, Fly to Acapulco
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Acapulco
— 8 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 7th (Sat) behind the viewfinder with Mezcal Educational Tours. The adventure continues: make a trip to Hierve el Agua, delve into the distant past at Monte Alban, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Etnobotanico de Oaxaca.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Oaxaca road trip tool.

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

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Veracruz

— 7 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. Change things up with these side-trips from Veracruz: Xalapa (Callejon del Diamante & Museo de Antropologia de Xalapa) and Museo de La Orquidea (in Coatepec). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 15th (Sun) at Aquatico Inbursa Waterpark. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of San Juan de Ulua, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Poza Reyna, observe the fascinating underwater world at Acuario de Veracruz, and kick back and relax at Costa Esmeralda.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Veracruz trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Oaxaca to Veracruz in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Oaxaca in August, Veracruz is a bit warmer at night with lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Puebla.

Things to do in Veracruz

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Outdoors

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Puebla side-trips: San Pedro Cholula (Parroquia de San Andres Cholula & Zona Arqueológica de Cholula), Tonantzintla (in San Andres Cholula) and Tlaxcala (Escalinatas De Los Heroes, Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at Africam Safari, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo San Francisco Acatepec, see the interesting displays at Museo Amparo, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Internacional del Barroco.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Puebla road trip planner.

You can drive from Veracruz to Puebla in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Veracruz in August: highs in Puebla hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 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

— 8 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: take in the dramatic natural features at La Quebrada, admire the striking features of Capilla de la Paz (Chapel of Peace), make a trip to Zocalo, and find your balance on the water with Sup Aca.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Acapulco trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Puebla to Acapulco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puebla in August, expect nights in Acapulco to be much hotter, around 28°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 40°C.

Things to do in Acapulco

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature