49 days in Mexico City, Veracruz & Oaxaca Itinerary

49 days in Mexico City, Veracruz & Oaxaca Itinerary

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Mexico City
— 6 nights
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Veracruz
— 3 nights
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Oaxaca
— 17 nights
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Mexico City
— 22 nights
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Mexico City

— 6 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 Tepotzotlan to see Temple San Francisco Javier about 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Historic Center (Centro Historico), examine the collection at Museo Dolores Olmedo Patino, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Popular, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Mexico City road trip site.

Toronto, Canada to Mexico City is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Toronto to Mexico City due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in January: high temperatures in Mexico City hover around 69°F and lows are around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Veracruz.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Veracruz

— 3 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. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Casa de Hernan Cortes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of San Juan de Ulua, then don't miss a visit to Malecon, and then examine the collection at Museum of the City.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Veracruz journey maker website.

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Veracruz takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mexico City in January: high temperatures in Veracruz hover around 76°F and lows are around 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Veracruz

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Oaxaca

— 17 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oaxaca: Zona Arqueologica Zaachila (in Zaachila), Zona Arqueologica de Mitla (in San Pablo Villa de Mitla) and Capilla Del Senor De Tlacolula (in Tlacolula). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica de Monte Alban, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de Nuestra Senora de la Soledad, admire the striking features of Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Oaxaca trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Veracruz to Oaxaca in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Veracruz in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Oaxaca, with highs around 82°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 48°F. You'll set off for Mexico City on the 28th (Fri).

Things to do in Oaxaca

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Mexico City

— 22 nights

City of Palaces

Change things up with these side-trips from Mexico City: Cuernavaca (Espacio Cultural "Aqui estuvo Zapata", Spanish Language Institute - Day Course, &more), San Juan Teotihuacan (Piramide de la Serpiente Emplumada, Palacio de Tepantitla, &more) and Lagartija Club Mezcal (in Tepoztlan). See even more of Mexico City: learn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, delve into the distant past at Museo del Templo Mayor, see the interesting displays at Museo Frida Kahlo, and don't miss a visit to Zocalo.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Mexico City road trip website.

Fly from Oaxaca to Mexico City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Oaxaca in January, expect nights in Mexico City to be about the same, around 44°F, while days are little chillier, around 69°F. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips