4 days in Southern Mexico Itinerary

4 days in Southern Mexico Itinerary

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Palenque
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Oaxaca
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Palenque — 2 nights

Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE. The World Heritage-listed remnants of this settlement seem little changed by the passage of time and represent one of Mexico's finest examples of Mayan architecture.
On the 4th (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Agua Azul Waterfalls and then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascadas de Misol-Ha. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Santo Domingo, then explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica de Palenque, and then stroll through Aluxes Palenque.

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Kansas City, USA to Palenque is an approximately 18-hour flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can fly to Oaxaca.
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Oaxaca — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Oaxaca route planner.

Fly from Palenque to Oaxaca in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Oaxaca sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 58°F at night. On the 6th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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Southern Mexico travel guide

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Home to the mighty Maya civilization before the arrival of medieval Europeans, Southern Mexico most notably includes the Yucatan Peninsula, one of the country's richest regions in terms of history and culture. Tours of Southern Mexico appeal to everyone from history and architecture buffs, to avid photographers and hedonists in search of that perfect seaside spot. A long coastline dotted with modern resorts remains the epicenter of Southern Mexico tourism, offering travelers a chance to blend water sports with culturally enriching visitors to a slew of Maya-related ruins. To get the best of both worlds, include Cancun and Tulum on your Southern Mexico itinerary, and then split your time between sightseeing historical sites and soaking up some Caribbean sunshine.
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