19 days in Mexico City & Oaxaca Itinerary

19 days in Mexico City & Oaxaca Itinerary

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Mexico City
— 15 nights
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Oaxaca
— 3 nights
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Mexico City — 15 nights

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Palacio de Bellas Artes. Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 and Museo Frida Kahlo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Mexico City side-trips: Cuernavaca (Spanish Language Institute - Day Course, Robert Brady Museum, &more), San Juan Teotihuacan (Piramide de la Serpiente Emplumada & Teotihuacan Pyramids) and Puebla (Museo Viviente, Zocalo, &more). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, make a trip to Zocalo, and ponder the world of politics at National Palace.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Mexico City trip itinerary builder.

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major aiports are Licenciado Benito Juarez International Airport, Querétaro Intercontinental Airport and Santa Lucía Air Force Base / Felipe Angeles International Airport. In February in Mexico City, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Oaxaca.
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Oaxaca — 3 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.
On the 25th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica de Monte Alban, then trek along Coyote Aventuras, and then see the interesting displays at Oaxaca Textile Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Benito Juárez, then admire the masterpieces at Rufino Tamayo Museum of Pre-Hispanic Art, then examine the collection at Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Oaxaca trip builder site.

You can fly from Mexico City to Oaxaca in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mexico City in February: highs in Oaxaca hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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