19 days in Mexico Itinerary

19 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Ciudad Valles
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Oaxaca
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Puerto Vallarta
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Guadalajara
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San Luis Potosi
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Huatulco
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Puerto Escondido
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Ciudad Valles

Ciudad Valles is the second-largest city in the Mexican state of San Luis Potosí. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): head outdoors with MS Xpediciones. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Cueva en Taninul and then explore the ancient world of Tamtoc Archaeological Site.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ciudad Valles planner.

Puerto Penasco to Ciudad Valles is an approximately 27-hour car ride. You can also drive. Traveling from Puerto Penasco to Ciudad Valles, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Ciudad Valles

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Alvarez Bravo Photographic Center and San Felipe Neri Temple. Explore hidden gems such as Playa Del Amor and Ex-Convento de Santa Catalina. And it doesn't end there: pedal to the sights with Coyote Aventuras, view the masterpieces at Voces de Copal, and admire the verdant scenery at Oaxaca Cooking Classes La Cocina Oaxaquena.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Oaxaca trip builder site.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Ciudad Valles to Oaxaca in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trip

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Puerto Vallarta

Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): don't miss a visit to El Centro, stop by El Gato gordo, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Vallarta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Galeria Caballito de Mar, explore the world behind art at Galeria Colectika, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Puerto Vallarta online tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Oaxaca to Puerto Vallarta in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Oaxaca in October, Puerto Vallarta is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Guadalajara.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Spas · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 27:

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Guadalajara

Pearl of the West

One of Mexico's cultural hubs, Guadalajara represents the home of mariachi music and hosts numerous large-scale events, ranging from international film festivals to celebrated book fairs.
On the 28th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at The Magic Top Museum, browse the different shops at Galerias Guadalajara, and then see the interesting displays at Museum of Sacred Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): explore the world behind art at MUSA Museo de las Artes Universidad de Guadalajara, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Panteon de Belen, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Aranzazu Temple.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Guadalajara journey site.

You can drive from Puerto Vallarta to Guadalajara in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In October, Guadalajara is slightly colder than Puerto Vallarta - with highs of 31°C and lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to San Luis Potosi.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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San Luis Potosi

Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de Aranzazu, and then examine the collection at Museo de Arte Sacro. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Tambaque and then buy something for everyone on your list at El Dorado Centro Comercial.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the San Luis Potosi tour itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Guadalajara to San Luis Potosi in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Guadalajara in October since evenings lows in San Luis Potosi dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Huatulco.

Things to do in San Luis Potosi

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 1:

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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 2nd (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Cacaluta and then kick back and relax at Playa Organo. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then admire the masterpieces at Europa Galeria De Arte, and then catch some excitement at Maica Silver & Contemporary Bijoux.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Huatulco trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from San Luis Potosi to Huatulco. When traveling from San Luis Potosi in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Huatulco, with highs around 36°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Puerto Escondido.

Things to do in Huatulco

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Spas
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 3:

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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. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): hunt for treasures at El Mercado and then kick back and relax at Playa Coral. On your second day here, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, stop by Central Surf Shop, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Santuario La Escobilla.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Puerto Escondido day trip site.

Traveling by car from Huatulco to Puerto Escondido takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Escondido

Shopping · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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Mexico travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Beaches · Landmarks
Tailor-made for anyone seeking that traditional sun-and-sand experience, Mexico vacations allow visitors to explore nearly 10,000 km (6,200 mi) of picturesque coastlines. Idyllic beaches and favorable year-round weather aside, this diverse country with a rich pre-Colombian history allows tourists a chance to discover a fascinating cuisine, numerous archaeological sites, state-of-the-art museums, colonial-era haciendas, and outstanding examples of 21st-century architecture. Most visitors get to know the country by its cities, but if you want a well-rounded Mexico tour, spend some time exploring its jungles, cloud forests, Caribbean reefs, snowcapped volcanoes, vast deserts, and tranquil lagoons. Life is lived outdoors in Mexico, so wherever you go, don't forget to dine alfresco and stroll the country's colonial streets.

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.