10 days in Pacific Coast Itinerary

10 days in Pacific Coast Itinerary

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10 days in Pacific Coast Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Mazatlan
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Culiacan
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Taxco
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
4
Acapulco
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h
5
Sayulita
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h
End: Dallas

2
nights
Mazatlan

Mazatlan ©
Fine beaches remain a top reason to take a trip to Mazatlan, a developed resort city with a high concentration of hotels and restaurants.
Escape the urban bustle at Playa Las Gaviotas and Playa Olas Altas. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Plaza Machado and Immaculate Conception Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: visit a coastal fixture at El Faro Lighthouse, observe the fascinating underwater world at Acuario Mazatlan, take in the exciting artwork at Nidart, and wander the streets of Old Mazatlan.

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Dallas, USA to Mazatlan is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Dallas in July, you will find days in Mazatlan are little chillier (91°F), and nights are about the same (75°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Culiacan.

Things to do in Mazatlan

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Playa Olas Altas ©
Playa Olas Altas
Immaculate Conception Cathedral ©
Immaculate Conception Cathedral
Plaza Machado ©
Plaza Machado

1
night
Culiacan

Culiacan ©
Culiacán is a city in northwestern Mexico. On the 9th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Piedras Las Labradas Petroglyphs, get curious at Centro de Ciencias de Sinaloa, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico Culiacan.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Culiacan online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Mazatlan to Culiacan takes 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mazatlan in July: highs in Culiacan hover around 97°F, while lows dip to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Taxco.

Things to do in Culiacan

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Piedras Las Labradas Petroglyphs
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Jardin Botanico Culiacan ©
Jardin Botanico Culiacan
Piedras Las Labradas Petroglyphs ©
Piedras Las Labradas Petroglyphs
Centro de Ciencias de Sinaloa ©
Centro de Ciencias de Sinaloa

1
day
Taxco

Taxco ©
Taxco de Alarcón is a small city and administrative center of a Taxco de Alarcón Municipality located in the Mexican state of Guerrero. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Mil Cascadas, then view the masterpieces at Galeria de arte en plata Andres, then see the interesting displays at Museo Casa de Las Lagrimas o Casa Figueroa, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Prisca de Taxco.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Taxco trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Culiacan to Taxco. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Culiacan to Taxco due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Culiacan in July: high temperatures in Taxco hover around 81°F and lows are around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Acapulco.

Things to do in Taxco

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Galeria de arte en plata Andres
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Santa Prisca de Taxco ©
Santa Prisca de Taxco
Mil Cascadas ©
Mil Cascadas

3
nights
Acapulco

Acapulco ©
Probably one of Mexico's best-known beach resorts, Acapulco came into prominence in the mid-20th century, when it became a getaway for Hollywood movie starts and European millionaires.
Visit Barra Vieja Beach and Playa Revolcadero for some beach relaxation. Get a sense of the local culture at Capilla de la Paz (Chapel of Peace) and House of Culture. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at La Quebrada, wander the streets of Punta Diamante, examine the collection at El Fuerte de San Diego, and take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Las Brisas.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Acapulco online tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Taxco to Acapulco takes 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Taxco in July; daily highs in Acapulco reach 94°F and lows reach 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Sayulita.

Things to do in Acapulco

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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La Quebrada ©
La Quebrada
Capilla de la Paz (Chapel of Peace) ©
Barra Vieja Beach ©
Barra Vieja Beach

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nights
Sayulita

Sayulita ©
Sandy beaches, good surfing, and affordable dining draw an increasing number of tourists to vacation in Sayulita, a smaller and less hectic alternative to nearby Puerto Vallarta.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Marietas Islands, then play a few rounds at Punta Mita Golf Course, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nuevo Vallarta Beach, examine the collection at Museo Casa Tequilera, and then take in the exciting artwork at A Broken Art.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Sayulita trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Acapulco to Sayulita by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Acapulco in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Sayulita: temperatures range from 89°F by day to 76°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sayulita

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bucerias, Nuevo Vallarta Beach, Marietas Islands, Punta Mita Golf Course
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Marietas Islands ©
Marietas Islands
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nuevo Vallarta Beach ©
Nuevo Vallarta Beach

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