22 days in Pacific Coast Itinerary

22 days in Pacific Coast Itinerary

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22 days in Pacific Coast Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Acapulco
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Ixtapa
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Taxco
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Culiacan
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Mazatlan
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Sayulita
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: London

4
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.
Acapulco is known for nature, beaches, historic sites, scenic drive, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at La Quebrada, don't miss a visit to Mural Diego Rivera, wander the streets of Punta Diamante, and admire the striking features of Capilla de la Paz (Chapel of Peace).

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Acapulco sightseeing tool .

London, UK to Acapulco is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from London to Acapulco. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from London in September; daily highs in Acapulco reach 38°C and lows reach 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Ixtapa.

Things to do in Acapulco

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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La Quebrada ©
La Quebrada
Capilla de la Paz (Chapel of Peace) ©
Punta Diamante ©
Punta Diamante

3
nights
Ixtapa

Ixtapa ©
Ixtapa is a city in the municipality of Zihuatanejo de Azueta, in the Mexican state of Guerrero. Get out of town with these interesting Ixtapa side-trips: Ayotlcalli Rescue and Conservation Center (in Playa Blanca) and La Chole Archeological Site (in Petatlan). Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Ixtapa Island (Isla Ixtapa), kick back and relax at Playa Vista Hermosa, explore the landscape on two wheels at Ciclopista de Ixtapa, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Coral.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ixtapa tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Acapulco to Ixtapa by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Ixtapa can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Taxco.

Things to do in Ixtapa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

ECOT, Ayotlcalli Rescue and Conservation Center, La Chole Archeological Site
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Ixtapa Island (Isla Ixtapa) ©
Ixtapa Island (Isla Ixtapa)
Playa Quieta ©
Playa Quieta
Ciclopista de Ixtapa ©
Ciclopista de Ixtapa

2
nights
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. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): make a trip to Zocalo, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Prisca de Taxco, then see the interesting displays at Museo Casa de Las Lagrimas o Casa Figueroa, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Guillermo Spratling, and finally make a trip to Plaza Borda. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Ex-convento de San Bernardino de Siena, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado de Plata o Tianguis Sabatino, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Yolotl Tap Room.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Taxco travel route planner .

Getting from Ixtapa to Taxco by car takes about 6.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Ixtapa in September, with highs in Taxco at 30°C and lows at 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Culiacan.

Things to do in Taxco

Shopping Nightlife Breweries & Distilleries
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Yolotl Tap Room ©
Yolotl Tap Room
Santa Prisca de Taxco ©
Santa Prisca de Taxco
Zocalo ©
Zocalo

1
night
Culiacan

Culiacan ©
Culiacán is a city in northwestern Mexico. On the 16th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Parque de la Riberas, then engage your brain at Centro de Ciencias de Sinaloa, and then get your game on at Beisbox. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Piedras Las Labradas Petroglyphs, admire all the interesting features of Estadio Tomateros, then get your game on at Espiral Jugueteria, and finally admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico Culiacan.

Discover how to plan a Culiacan trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Taxco to Culiacan. Traveling from Taxco to Culiacan, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Taxco in September: high temperatures in Culiacan hover around 41°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mazatlan.

Things to do in Culiacan

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Piedras Las Labradas Petroglyphs
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Jardin Botanico Culiacan ©
Jardin Botanico Culiacan
Estadio Tomateros ©
Estadio Tomateros
Parque de la Riberas ©
Parque de la Riberas

4
nights
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.
Mazatlan is known for historic sites, adventure, nature, beaches, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Malecon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaza Machado, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and stroll through Playa Olas Altas.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Mazatlan road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Culiacan to Mazatlan takes 3 hours. Traveling from Culiacan in September, you will find days in Mazatlan are little chillier (38°C), and nights are about the same (27°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sayulita.

Things to do in Mazatlan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Zipline
Plaza Machado ©
Plaza Machado
Acuario Mazatlan ©
Acuario Mazatlan

3
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.
Explore Sayulita's surroundings by going to Bucerias (A Broken Art & Art in Amber). There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Marietas Islands, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and head outdoors with Sayulita Beach.

Discover how to plan a Sayulita trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Mazatlan to Sayulita takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, daytime highs in Sayulita are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sayulita

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Bucerias, Punta de Mita, Nuevo Vallarta Beach, Marietas Islands, Fishing Charters & Tours
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Marietas Islands ©
Marietas Islands
Nuevo Vallarta Beach ©
Nuevo Vallarta Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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