33 days in Mexico & Guatemala City Itinerary

33 days in Mexico & Guatemala City Itinerary

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
— 7 nights
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Oaxaca, Mexico
— 10 nights
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Veracruz, Mexico
— 6 nights
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Puebla, Mexico
— 9 nights

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Guatemala City, Guatemala

— 7 nights

Guate

The largest city in Central America and the country's capital, Guatemala City contains historic sights and modern businesses.
Get out of town with these interesting Guatemala City side-trips: Antigua (Volcán Pacaya, La Casa del Algodon, &more). Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at La Aurora Zoo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de San Francisco, get in on the family fun at Mundo Petapa Irtra, and walk around Plaza de la Constitucion.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Guatemala City trip itinerary planning site.

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major aiport is La Aurora Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to fly to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Guatemala City

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Oaxaca, Mexico

— 10 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.
Go for a jaunt from Oaxaca to Tlacolula to see Yagul about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, trek along Coyote Aventuras, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, and make a trip to Zocalo.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Oaxaca online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Guatemala City to Oaxaca by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Guatemala City in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Oaxaca, with highs around 33°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Veracruz.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Veracruz, Mexico

— 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. Explore Veracruz's surroundings by going to Xalapa (Callejon del Diamante & Museo de Antropologia de Xalapa) and Casa Bautista Galvez (in Coatepec). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of San Juan de Ulua, make a trip to Plaza de Las Armas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Costa Esmeralda, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Veracruz online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Oaxaca to Veracruz in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Oaxaca in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Veracruz, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to fly to Puebla.

Things to do in Veracruz

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Puebla, Mexico

— 9 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 (La monarca, Parroquia de San Andres Cholula, &more), Tonantzintla (in San Andres Cholula) and Tlaxcala (Museo Miguel N. lira, Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala, &more). Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Africam Safari, see the interesting displays at Museo Amparo, admire the masterpieces at Museo Internacional del Barroco, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario).

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Puebla road trip site.

You can fly from Veracruz to Puebla in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Veracruz in December: highs in Puebla hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 7°C.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Mexico travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Beaches · Landmarks
Tailor-made for anyone seeking that traditional sun-and-sand experience, Mexico vacations allow visitors to explore nearly 10,000 km (6,200 mi) of picturesque coastlines. Idyllic beaches and favorable year-round weather aside, this diverse country with a rich pre-Colombian history allows tourists a chance to discover a fascinating cuisine, numerous archaeological sites, state-of-the-art museums, colonial-era haciendas, and outstanding examples of 21st-century architecture. Most visitors get to know the country by its cities, but if you want a well-rounded Mexico tour, spend some time exploring its jungles, cloud forests, Caribbean reefs, snowcapped volcanoes, vast deserts, and tranquil lagoons. Life is lived outdoors in Mexico, so wherever you go, don't forget to dine alfresco and stroll the country's colonial streets.