8 days in Oaxaca Itinerary

8 days in Oaxaca Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oaxaca vacation planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Oaxaca
— 3 nights
Fly
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Puerto Escondido
— 1 night
Drive
3
Mazunte
— 1 night
Drive
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Huatulco
— 2 nights
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Oaxaca

— 3 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.
Take a break from Oaxaca with a short trip to Isaac Vasquez Studio in Teotitlan del Valle, about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, make a trip to Hierve el Agua, steep yourself in history at Mercado Benito Juárez, and get engrossed in the history at Zona Arqueologica de Monte Alban.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Oaxaca travel planning tool.

Toronto, Canada to Oaxaca is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Toronto to Oaxaca due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Toronto in April: highs in Oaxaca hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to fly to Puerto Escondido.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Puerto Escondido

— 1 night
Puerto Escondido is a small port and tourist center in the municipality of San Pedro Mixtepec Distrito 22 in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Zicatela and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Escondido travel route planner.

You can fly from Oaxaca to Puerto Escondido in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Oaxaca in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Puerto Escondido, with highs around 34°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Mazunte.

Things to do in Puerto Escondido

Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife · Tours

Mazunte

— 1 night
On the 20th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Ventanilla and then take some stellar pictures from Punta Cometa.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Mazunte road trip site.

Drive from Puerto Escondido to Mazunte in 1.5 hours. In April in Mazunte, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Huatulco.

Things to do in Mazunte

Nature · Parks

Huatulco

— 2 nights
A short flight from Mexico City, scenic Huatulco features nine picture-perfect bays on the Pacific coast.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Buceo Scuba Huatulco and then kick back and relax at Playa La Entrega. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Huatulco trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Mazunte to Huatulco in 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Huatulco are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Huatulco

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Oaxaca travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · History Museums
Despite its favorable coastal location on the Pacific, Oaxaca remains one of Mexico's least-developed states, visited mostly by die-hard fans of traditional cuisine and Mexico's native artistic traditions. Warm year-round weather ensures a pleasant Oaxaca holiday no matter when you visit, with the area's varied landscapes providing plenty of chances for outdoor activities. Dense forests burst with abundant plant and animal life, while rugged mountains hide a slew of sleepy indigenous communities untouched by modern developments and commercial tourism. Allowing visitors to discover the less-traveled side of Mexico, comprehensive tours of Oaxaca often include visits to secluded beaches and history-soaked sites from the pre-Hispanic period.