35 days in Mexico & San Francisco Itinerary

35 days in Mexico & San Francisco Itinerary

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to San Francisco
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San Francisco, United States
— 8 nights
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Guadalajara, Mexico
— 4 nights
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Oaxaca, Mexico
— 8 nights
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Puerto Escondido, Mexico
— 7 nights
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Mexico City, Mexico
— 5 nights
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San Francisco, United States

— 8 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: VGS Chateau Potelle (in St. Helena) and Ace It Bike Tours (in Windsor). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, get great views at Twin Peaks, shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

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Cardiff, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cardiff to San Francisco is minus 8 hours. In October, San Francisco is somewhat warmer than Cardiff - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Guadalajara.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trips

Guadalajara, Mexico

— 4 nights

Pearl of the West

One of Mexico's cultural hubs, Guadalajara represents the home of mariachi music and hosts numerous large-scale events, ranging from international film festivals to celebrated book fairs.
Explore Guadalajara's surroundings by going to Malecon de Ajijic (in Ajijic) and Lake Chapala (in Chapala). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Instituto Cultural Cabanas, pause for some serene contemplation at Guadalajara Cathedral, hunt for treasures at Mercado Libertad, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Acuario Michin Guadalajara.

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Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Guadalajara takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, train, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 2 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in October, you will find days in Guadalajara are a bit warmer (31°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can fly to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Oaxaca, Mexico

— 8 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 Teotitlan del Valle to see Isaac Vasquez Studio about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: tour in harmony with nature at Coyote Aventuras, don't miss a visit to Amate Books, see the interesting displays at Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca, and indulge in some personalized pampering at MAE Masaje & Bodywork.

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Traveling by flight from Guadalajara to Oaxaca takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Oaxaca sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Puerto Escondido.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Puerto Escondido, Mexico

— 7 nights
Puerto Escondido is a small port and tourist center in the municipality of San Pedro Mixtepec Distrito 22 in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. Venture out of the city with trips to Mazunte (Punta Cometa & Hridaya Yoga). Spend the 10th (Wed) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Lagunas de Chacahua. And it doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, look for gifts at Central Surf Shop, stroll through Playa Puerto Angelito, and kick back and relax at Playa Carrizalillo.

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You can fly from Oaxaca to Puerto Escondido in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Oaxaca in November, expect warmer with lows of 27°C in Puerto Escondido. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to fly to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puerto Escondido

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Mexico City, Mexico

— 5 nights

City of Palaces

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: take an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional de Antropologia, make a trip to Zocalo, ponder the world of politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), and stroll around Bosque de Chapultepec.

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You can fly from Puerto Escondido to Mexico City in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Puerto Escondido in November, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Mexico City: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Mexico travel guide

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Ruins · Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling
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.