15 days in Mexico City & Oaxaca Itinerary

15 days in Mexico City & Oaxaca Itinerary

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Mexico City
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Mexico City

— 2 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor, then admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, then steep yourself in history at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Museo Frida Kahlo, step into the grandiose world of Chapultepec Castle, then get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, and finally look for gifts at Sabra Dios.

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Los Angeles, USA to Mexico City is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in October: high temperatures in Mexico City hover around 73°F and lows are around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 30:

Oaxaca

— 11 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.
Attractions like Monte Alban and Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Oaxaca side-trips: Mitla (in San Pablo Villa de Mitla), Yagul (in Tlacolula) and Zona Arqueologica Zaachila (in Zaachila). Spend the 31st (Sun) behind the viewfinder with Mezcal Educational Tours. The adventure continues: tour in harmony with nature at Coyote Aventuras, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, admire the striking features of Basilica de la Soledad, and appreciate the views at Oaxaca Cooking Classes La Cocina Oaxaquena.

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Getting from Mexico City to Oaxaca by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mexico City in October: highs in Oaxaca hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 10: