8 days in Oaxaca Itinerary

8 days in Oaxaca Itinerary

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Puerto Escondido
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Huatulco ©
A short flight from Mexico City, scenic Huatulco features nine picture-perfect bays on the Pacific coast.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Magic Falls, kick back and relax at Playa La Entrega, and then experience the excitement of Maica Silver & Contemporary Bijoux. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Tangolunda Bay and then get up close to creatures of the deep with Fishing With Tico Huatulco.

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Portland, USA to Huatulco is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Portland to Huatulco. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Portland in December; daily highs in Huatulco reach 88°F and lows reach 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Puerto Escondido.

Things to do in Huatulco

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
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Playa La Entrega ©
Playa La Entrega
Tangolunda Bay ©
Tangolunda Bay
Magic Falls ©
Magic Falls

Puerto Escondido

Puerto Escondido ©
Puerto Escondido is a small port and tourist center in the municipality of San Pedro Mixtepec Distrito 22 in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Zicatela.

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Traveling by car from Huatulco to Puerto Escondido takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. December in Puerto Escondido sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Puerto Escondido

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Playa Zicatela ©
Playa Zicatela
Dolphin & Whale Watching


Oaxaca ©
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.
Oaxaca is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Benito Juárez, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Soledad, and don't miss a visit to Zocalo.

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Traveling by flight from Puerto Escondido to Oaxaca takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puerto Escondido in December, expect much colder with lows of 50°F in Oaxaca. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman ©
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman
Monte Alban ©
Monte Alban
Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca ©
Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca