58 days in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast, Taxco & Oaxaca Itinerary

58 days in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast, Taxco & Oaxaca Itinerary

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Mexico City
— 12 nights
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Taxco
— 3 nights
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Cuernavaca
— 3 nights
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Puebla
— 11 nights
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Veracruz
— 5 nights
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Cordoba
— 3 nights
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Tehuacan
— 2 nights
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Oaxaca
— 13 nights
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Mexico City
— 5 nights
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Mexico City

— 12 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Appreciate the collections at Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan and Museum of Modern Art (Museo de Arte Moderno). Get some cultural insight at Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 and Bosque de Chapultepec. Next up on the itinerary: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, wander the streets of San Angel, see the interesting displays at Museo Tamayo, and don't miss a visit to Murales de Diego Rivera en la Secretaria de Educacion Publica.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Mexico City trip itinerary site.

Atlanta, USA to Mexico City is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Mexico City is minus 1 hour. In January, Mexico City is somewhat warmer than Atlanta - with highs of 24°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Taxco.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Taxco

— 3 nights
Taxco de Alarcón is a small city and administrative center of a Taxco de Alarcón Municipality located in the Mexican state of Guerrero. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): make a trip to Plaza Borda, steep yourself in history at Casa de la Cultura de Taxco (Casa Borda), don't miss a visit to Zocalo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Prisca de Taxco, and finally examine the collection at Museo Casa de Las Lagrimas o Casa Figueroa. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Silver Museum (Museo de la Plateria), stop by Mercado Central, get engrossed in the history at Museo Guillermo Spratling, then examine the collection at Casa Humboldt, and finally admire the striking features of Ex-convento de San Bernardino de Siena.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Taxco trip planner.

You can drive from Mexico City to Taxco in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Mexico City in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Taxco: highs are around 34°C and lows about 16°C. On the 11th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cuernavaca.

Things to do in Taxco

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Cuernavaca

— 3 nights
Cuernavaca is the capital and largest city of the state of Morelos in Mexico. Appreciate the collections at Robert Brady Museum and Palacio de Cortes. Do some cultural sightseeing at Archaeological Zone of Xochicalco and Espacio Cultural "Aqui estuvo Zapata". Go for a jaunt from Cuernavaca to Tepoztlan to see Lagartija Club Mezcal about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: play a few rounds at Club de Golf de Cuernavaca, admire the natural beauty at Garden Borda Cultural Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Asencion (Catedral de la Asuncion), and pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de San Jose El Calvario.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cuernavaca day trip planner.

Drive from Taxco to Cuernavaca in 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Cuernavaca are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Puebla.

Things to do in Cuernavaca

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Golf · Museums

Side Trip

Puebla

— 11 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.
Let the collections at Museo Amparo and Museo Internacional del Barroco capture your imagination. Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario) and Templo San Francisco Acatepec are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Puebla: San Andres Cholula (Tonantzintla & Museo Regional de Cholula), Tlaxcala (Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Ocotlan, Palacio de gobierno de Tlaxcala, &more) and San Pedro Cholula (Zona Arqueológica de Cholula, Parroquia de San Andres Cholula, &more). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Zocalo, admire the masterpieces at Museo Jose Luis Bello y Gonzales, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario de la Virgen de los Remedios, and examine the collection at Museo de Arte Popular Santa Rosa de Lima.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Puebla trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Cuernavaca to Puebla takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cuernavaca in February, with highs in Puebla at 29°C and lows at 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Veracruz.

Things to do in Puebla

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Veracruz

— 5 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. Appreciate the collections at Museo Naval Mexico and Wax Museum of Veracruz. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like San Juan de Ulua and Zona Arqueologica de Cempoala. Get out of town with these interesting Veracruz side-trips: Tlacotalpan (Augustin Lara Museum & Casa de la Cultura Agustin Lara). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Costa Esmeralda, examine the collection at Museo de Ripley, don't miss a visit to Malecon, and stop by La Josefina.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Veracruz travel route planning tool.

Traveling by bus from Puebla to Veracruz takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puebla in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Veracruz, with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cordoba.

Things to do in Veracruz

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Cordoba

— 3 nights
Córdoba, officially known as Heroica Córdoba, is a city and the seat of the municipality of the same name in the Mexican state of Veracruz. Let the collections at Museo Francisco Gabilondo Soler and Museo de la Cerveza capture your imagination. Museo del Cafe and Palacio Municipal de Cordoba are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Orizaba (Poliforum Mier y Pesado, Museo Religioso de San Antonio, &more). It doesn't end there: go for a walk through Parque 21 de mayo.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cordoba road trip tool.

Traveling by bus from Veracruz to Cordoba takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Tehuacan.

Things to do in Cordoba

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Tehuacan

— 2 nights
Tehuacán is the second largest city in the Mexican state of Puebla, nestled in the Southeast Valley of Tehuacán, bordering the states of Oaxaca and Veracruz. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tehuacan-Cuicatlan Biosphere Reserve, see the interesting displays at Museo del Valle de Tehuacan, and then examine the collection at Museo de Mineralogia Dr. Miguel Romero Sanchez. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Botanic Garden Comunitario Dra Helia Bravo Hollis, then explore the ancient world of Archealogic Zone of Tehuacan Viejo, and then get to know the resident critters at El Club de los Animalitos.

Start your trip to Tehuacan by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Cordoba to Tehuacan takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Tehuacan

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Oaxaca

— 13 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Zona Arqueologica de Monte Alban and Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca. Appreciate the collections at Rufino Tamayo Museum of Pre-Hispanic Art and Voces de Copal. Change things up with these side-trips from Oaxaca: Tlacolula (Yagul & Capilla Del Senor De Tlacolula), Zona Arqueologica de Mitla (in San Pablo Villa de Mitla) and Teotitlan del Valle (Porfirio Gutierrez & Casa Don Taurino). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, examine the collection at Museo de Filatelia de Oaxaca, A.C., browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Benito Juárez, and don't miss a visit to Hierve el Agua.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Oaxaca journey planner.

Drive from Tehuacan to Oaxaca in 3 hours. March in Oaxaca sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can fly to Mexico City.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Mexico City

— 5 nights

City of Palaces

Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Museo Frida Kahlo. Museum-lovers will get to explore Palacio de Bellas Artes and Museo del Templo Mayor. See some other sides of Mexico City: visit Coyoacan, see the interesting displays at Museo Soumaya, get engrossed in the history at Museo Casa Luis Barragan, and get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Mexico City road trip planning tool.

Getting from Oaxaca to Mexico City by shuttle takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a shuttle. When traveling from Oaxaca in March, plan for slightly colder days in Mexico City, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Central Mexico and Gulf Coast travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Natural History Museums
Once the core of a powerful Aztec empire, Central Mexico and Gulf Coast now contains some of the country's most popular tourist destinations, offering a blend of coastal and inland activities. Most Central Mexico and Gulf Coast holidays understandably involve stops at sandy beaches, but if you wish to enrich your experience with a bit of culture and history, don't miss Guanajuato City and Veracruz. While exploring these cities, you can museum hop, get to know the country's arts and music scene, discover numerous historic buildings, and mingle with ex-pats from Canada and the United States. For that ultimate Central Mexico and Gulf Coast sightseeing experience, spend some time exploring the region's World Heritage-listed archaeological sites.