9 days in Mexico Itinerary

9 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  9 h
1
Oaxaca
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
2
Puerto Escondido
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Zipolite
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Huatulco
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: San Francisco

3
nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as Monte Alban and Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Coyote Aventuras and Yagul. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Soledad, browse the exhibits of Nuun, and look for gifts at Antiga by VM.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Oaxaca trip planning tool.

San Francisco, USA to Oaxaca is an approximately 9- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Oaxaca due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Oaxaca, with highs around 85°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Escondido.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

Santa Maria de la Asuncion, Yagul
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Monte Alban ©
Monte Alban
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman ©
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman
Coyote Aventuras ©
Coyote Aventuras

2
nights
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 5th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Zicatela, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Carrizalillo.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Escondido trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Oaxaca to Puerto Escondido takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Oaxaca in August since evenings lows in Puerto Escondido dip to 76°F. On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Zipolite.

Things to do in Puerto Escondido

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Playa Zicatela ©
Playa Zicatela
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Playa Carrizalillo ©
Playa Carrizalillo

1
night
Zipolite

Zipolite ©
For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Zipolite trip planner.

You can drive from Puerto Escondido to Zipolite in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in August, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Huatulco.

Things to do in Zipolite

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Zipolite, Sea Turtle Center
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Sea Turtle Center ©
Sea Turtle Center

2
nights
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 8th (Sat): stop by Maica Silver & Contemporary Bijoux, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa La Entrega, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Maguey Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Huatulco trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Zipolite to Huatulco takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 74°F. On the 9th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Huatulco

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Playa La Entrega ©
Playa La Entrega
Fishing Charters & Tours
Maguey Bay ©
Maguey Bay

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