32 days in Mexico Itinerary

32 days in Mexico Itinerary

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32 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Oaxaca
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Huatulco
— 7 nights
Taxi + Bus:  2​h
3
Puerto Escondido
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  4​h 15​min
4
Puebla
— 6 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
5
Mexico City
— 7 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Toronto

5
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.
Take a break from Oaxaca with a short trip to Mitla in San Pablo Villa de Mitla, about 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Monte Alban, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, make a trip to Zocalo, and examine the collection at Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Oaxaca trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Oaxaca is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Toronto in October, you will find days in Oaxaca are much warmer (33°C), and nights are a bit warmer (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Huatulco.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Santa Maria del Tule, Mitla
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Monte Alban ©
Monte Alban
Hierve el Agua ©
Hierve el Agua
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption ©

7
nights
Huatulco

Huatulco ©
A short flight from Mexico City, scenic Huatulco features nine picture-perfect bays on the Pacific coast.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Huatulco: Garden of Elia Martinez (in Pluma Hidalgo) and Mazunte (Laguna Ventanilla, Punta Cometa, & more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Buceo Scuba Huatulco, cast your line with a fishing tour, admire the sheer force of Magic Falls, and explore the galleries of Europa Galeria De Arte.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Huatulco holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Oaxaca to Huatulco takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Oaxaca in November since evenings lows in Huatulco dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Puerto Escondido.

Things to do in Huatulco

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mazunte, Garden of Elia Martinez
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Punta Cometa ©
Punta Cometa
Buceo Scuba Huatulco ©
Buceo Scuba Huatulco
Playa La Entrega ©
Playa La Entrega

5
nights
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. Take a break from Puerto Escondido with a short trip to Santuario La Escobilla in Mazunte, about 46 minutes away. Spend the 15th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Zicatela, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Principal, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico Universidad del Mar campus.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Puerto Escondido travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Huatulco to Puerto Escondido takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Puebla.

Things to do in Puerto Escondido

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Santuario La Escobilla
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Playa Zicatela ©
Playa Zicatela
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

6
nights
Puebla

Puebla ©
Recognized as a World Heritage Site thanks to its photogenic colonial buildings, Puebla remains one of Mexico's top destinations for architecture enthusiasts.
Explore Puebla's surroundings by going to Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala (in Tlaxcala), San Pedro Cholula (Parroquia de San Andres Cholula & Zona Arqueológica de Cholula) and Tonantzintla (in San Andres Cholula). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario), see the interesting displays at Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo), explore the world behind art at Museo Jose Luis Bello y Gonzales, and make a trip to Estrella de Puebla.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Puebla day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Puerto Escondido to Puebla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Puerto Escondido in November, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Puebla: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can take a bus to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

San Pedro Cholula, Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala, Tonantzintla
Highlights from your plan
Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario) ©
Puebla Cathedra ©
Puebla Cathedra

7
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Go for a jaunt from Mexico City to San Juan Teotihuacan to see Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: learn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, get a sense of history and politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and make a trip to Zocalo.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Mexico City vacation planner.

Take a bus from Puebla to Mexico City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. In November in Mexico City, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
Highlights from your plan
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo

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