8 days in Oaxaca Itinerary

8 days in Oaxaca Itinerary

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Oaxaca
— 3 nights
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Puerto Escondido
— 1 night
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Zipolite
— 1 night
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Huatulco
— 2 nights

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Oaxaca

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: take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, don't miss a visit to Andador de Macedonia Alcala, take in nature's colorful creations at Ethnobotanical Garden, and examine the collection at Museo de Filatelia de Oaxaca, A.C..

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Oaxaca trip planner.

Portland, USA to Oaxaca is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Portland to Oaxaca due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Portland in November, expect nights in Oaxaca to be somewhat warmer, around 53°F, while days are much warmer, around 84°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Puerto Escondido.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
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

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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. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Zicatela.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Escondido trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Oaxaca to Puerto Escondido by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for warmer nights when traveling from Oaxaca in November since evenings lows in Puerto Escondido dip to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Zipolite.

Things to do in Puerto Escondido

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

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Zipolite

Zipolite ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): get your bearings at Hridaya Yoga and then take some stellar pictures from Punta Cometa.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Zipolite trip planning site.

Getting from Puerto Escondido to Zipolite by car takes about 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Huatulco.

Things to do in Zipolite

Spas

Side Trip

Mazunte
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Punta Cometa ©
Punta Cometa
Hridaya Yoga ©
Hridaya Yoga

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Huatulco

Huatulco ©
A short flight from Mexico City, scenic Huatulco features nine picture-perfect bays on the Pacific coast.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): stroll through Playa La Entrega and then contemplate the waterfront views at Buceo Scuba Huatulco.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Huatulco vacation site.

You can drive from Zipolite to Huatulco in 1.5 hours. In November in Huatulco, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Huatulco

Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Garden of Elia Martinez
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Buceo Scuba Huatulco ©
Buceo Scuba Huatulco
Playa La Entrega ©
Playa La Entrega