17 days in Guanajuato, Oaxaca & San Luis Potosi Itinerary

17 days in Guanajuato, Oaxaca & San Luis Potosi Itinerary

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Leon
— 1 day
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Oaxaca
— 2 nights
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Huatulco
— 2 nights
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Mazunte
— 2 nights
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Puerto Escondido
— 1 night
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San Miguel de Allende
— 3 nights
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San Luis Potosi
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Leon

León is the most populous city and municipality in the Mexican state of Guanajuato. On the 22nd (Thu), take a stroll around Calzada de las Artes, take a stroll around Forum Cultural Guanajuato, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo expiatorio del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Leon online trip itinerary planner.

Puerto Penasco to Leon is an approximately 23.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Penasco to Leon due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Puerto Penasco in October; daily highs in Leon reach 30°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Leon

Shopping · Historic Sites
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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.
Head to Workshop of Jacobo and Maria Angeles and Voces de Copalfor plenty of shopping. Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman and Basilica de la Soledad will appeal to history buffs. When in Oaxaca, make a side trip to see Zona Arqueologica Zaachila in Zaachila, approximately Zaachila away. There's still lots to do: hike along Coyote Aventuras, explore the world behind art at Alvarez Bravo Photographic Center, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and contemplate the long history of Monte Alban.

To see reviews and other tourist information, you can read our Oaxaca trip planning website.

You can drive from Leon to Oaxaca in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Huatulco.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Trails · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 23 — 26:

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Huatulco

A short flight from Mexico City, scenic Huatulco features nine picture-perfect bays on the Pacific coast.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Cacaluta. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Huatulco National Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Huatulco tour planning app.

You can fly from Oaxaca to Huatulco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Oaxaca in October, Huatulco is a bit warmer at night with lows of 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Mazunte.

Things to do in Huatulco

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 28:

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Mazunte

On the 29th (Thu), kick back and relax at Bahia Estacahuite, then take in the pleasant sights at Hridaya Yoga, and then stroll through Santuario La Escobilla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Centro Mexicano de la Tortuga and then kick back and relax at Playa Mermejita.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Mazunte tour planner.

Getting from Huatulco to Mazunte by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Puerto Escondido.

Things to do in Mazunte

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 28 — 30:

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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. On the 31st (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Coral and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Puerto Escondido travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Mazunte to Puerto Escondido in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Puerto Escondido sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Puerto Escondido

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 30 — 31:

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San Miguel de Allende

A relatively small town in central Mexico, relaxed San Miguel de Allede offers an ideal setting for visitors in search of a bit of history and a great deal of photogenic architecture.
Shop till you drop at Mr Poster and Casa Michoacana. Get some historical perspective at Templo de San Francisco and Casa de La Corregidora. Venture out of the city with trips to Queretaro City (Teatro de la Republica & Museo Casa de la Zacatecana). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at La Parroquia, stop by Abrazos San Miguel, admire the striking features of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, and pause for some serene contemplation at Templo de Nuestra Senora de la Salud.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Miguel de Allende online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Escondido to San Miguel de Allende takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Puerto Escondido in October: highs in San Miguel de Allende hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to San Luis Potosi.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 3:

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San Luis Potosi

Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): examine the collection at Museo de Arte Sacro, then examine the collection at Museo Laberinto, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of San Luis Potosi, then take in the exciting artwork at Tropico Arte & Diseno, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de Aranzazu.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the San Luis Potosi tour builder.

Traveling by car from San Miguel de Allende to San Luis Potosi takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from San Miguel de Allende in November, expect a bit cooler with lows of 7°C in San Luis Potosi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Luis Potosi

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 5:

Guanajuato travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Granary of the Republic
With well over a third of its area suitable for agriculture, Guanajuato remains the "Granary of the Republic" as a major producer of corn, beans, sorghum, barley, and wheat. A tour of Guanajuato allows you to trace the "Bicentennial Route," originally followed by an insurgent army led by Miguel Hidalgo, one of the leaders of Mexican struggle for independence. Other popular things to do in Guanajuato include exploring historical haciendas and mines, attending local festivals, and visiting the state's thriving cities. Start in the World Heritage-listed eponymous capital, known for its cobblestoned streets, pleasant plazas, and unusual underground roadways.

Oaxaca travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Bodies of Water
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.

San Luis Potosi travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Waterfalls · Gardens
Home to ancient cultures that inhabited modern-day Mexico long before the arrival of colonialists, the northern Mexican state of San Luis Potosi celebrates its rich history. Founded on the back of a gold rush in 1592, the state, and its capital city of the same name, enjoyed prosperity, which can still be seen in the striking colonial architecture on a San Luis Potosi itinerary. Situated between three of Mexico's biggest cities, the state holds an important place as one of the country's key trading routes. Most of the state sits on the Mexican plateau, with a tropial valley around the Tampaon River in the east.