28 days in Jalisco & Nayarit Itinerary

28 days in Jalisco & Nayarit Itinerary

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Tlaquepaque
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Tequila
— 1 night
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San Sebastian del Oeste
— 1 night
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Tepic
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San Blas
— 1 night
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Puerto Vallarta
— 7 nights
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Nuevo Vallarta
— 2 nights
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Bucerias
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 1 night
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Sayulita
— 2 nights
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Punta de Mita
— 2 nights
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Careyes
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Tapalpa
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Mazamitla
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Guadalajara
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Tlaquepaque — 1 day

Tlaquepaque, historically San Pedro Tlaquepaque, is a city and the surrounding municipality in the Mexican state of Jalisco.GeographyDuring the 20th century it was absorbed by the outward spread of the state capital and is now a fully integrated part of the Guadalajara conurbation, lying only a few kilometres from the city centre. On the 14th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Ceramic Museum (Museo Regional de la Ceramica), hunt for treasures at Tonala Craft Market, then look for gifts at Nuestros Dulces, and finally don't miss a visit to Independencia Avenue.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tlaquepaque trip itinerary site.

Guadalajara to Tlaquepaque is an approximately half hour car ride. In April in Tlaquepaque, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tequila.
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Tequila — 1 night

Santiago de Tequila is a town and municipality located in the state of Jalisco about 60 km from the city of Guadalajara. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada Los Azules, sample the fine beverages at Casa Sauza, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Parroquia Santiago Apostol, and finally examine the collection at Museo Nacional del Tequila MUNAT.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Tequila holiday site.

Traveling by car from Tlaquepaque to Tequila takes 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Tequila are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Sebastian del Oeste.
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San Sebastian del Oeste — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Mirado La Bufa.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the San Sebastian del Oeste online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Tequila to San Sebastian del Oeste in 4.5 hours. When traveling from Tequila in April, plan for slightly colder days in San Sebastian del Oeste, with highs around 32°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tepic.
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Tepic — 1 night

Tepic is the capital and largest city of the western Mexican state of Nayarit.It is located in the central part of the state, at.It stands at an altitude of 915m above sea level, on the banks of the Río Mololoa and the Río Tepic, approximately 225km north-west of Guadalajara, Jalisco. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Marietas Islands and then play a few rounds at Campo de Ensuenos (Field of Dreams).

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tepic day trip tool.

Getting from San Sebastian del Oeste to Tepic by car takes about 4.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from San Sebastian del Oeste to Tepic is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Sebastian del Oeste in April: highs in Tepic hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Blas.
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San Blas — 1 night

San Blas is both a municipality and municipal seat located on the Pacific coast of Mexico in the state of Nayarit.CitySan Blas is a port and a popular tourist destination, located about 160km north of Puerto Vallarta, and 64km west of the state capital Tepic. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at San Blas River and then kick back and relax at Las Islitas.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Blas tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Tepic to San Blas takes an hour. The time zone changes from Mexican Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Tepic, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in San Blas, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Puerto Vallarta.
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Puerto Vallarta — 7 nights

Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Escape the urban bustle at Playa Las Animas and Los Muertos Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Puerto Vallarta Art Walk (Start Point). Step out of Puerto Vallarta to go to Cabo Corrientes and see Vallarta Botanical Gardens, which is approximately 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Dante, browse the exhibits of Galeria Pacifico, and admire the masterpieces at OPC Oficina de Proyectos Culturales.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Vallarta trip planner.

You can drive from San Blas to Puerto Vallarta in 3.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Nuevo Vallarta.
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Nuevo Vallarta — 2 nights

A planned resort community with one of Mexico's highest concentrations of hotels, Nuevo Vallarta caters to international tourists with its luxurious restaurants, charming marinas, and long stretches of sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): explore the galleries of Estudio-Cafe, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nuevo Vallarta Beach, and then stop by Paradise Plaza Shopping Center Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit. On the next day, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Nuevo Vallarta online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Puerto Vallarta to Nuevo Vallarta takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in April, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bucerias.
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Bucerias — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): make a trip to El Buzo and then explore the galleries of A Broken Art. Keep things going the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at La Cruz de Huancaxtle Market, hunt for treasures at La Cruz Market, then stop by Art in Amber, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Bucerias.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bucerias trip itinerary builder website.

Bucerias is just a short distance from Nuevo Vallarta. In April, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 1 night

On the 29th (Fri), look for gifts at Tianguis Lo de Marcos.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco holiday site.

Traveling by car from Bucerias to San Francisco takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in April, and nighttime lows around 22°C. You will leave for Sayulita on the 30th (Sat).
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Sayulita — 2 nights

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.
On the 30th (Sat), hunt for treasures at Sayulita Farmers Market/Mercado del Pueblo and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Playa De Los Muertos, then get outside with Sayulita Beach, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally look for gifts at Galeria Tanana.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sayulita driving holiday tool.

Sayulita is just a stone's throw from San Francisco. In April, daily temperatures in Sayulita can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Punta de Mita.
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Punta de Mita — 2 nights

On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tee off at Punta Mita Golf Course, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then tour the pleasant surroundings at El Anclote, and finally look for gifts at Scarlett boutique.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Punta de Mita day trip planner.

Punta de Mita is just a stone's throw from Sayulita. May in Punta de Mita sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. On the 4th (Wed), you'll travel to Careyes.
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Careyes — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): kick back and relax at Careyitos Beach, then kick back and relax at Playa Chacala, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Lo De Marco. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Rectoria de Santo Domingo de Guzman, enjoy the sand and surf at Cuyutlan, and then kick back and relax at Playa Los Ayalas.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Careyes route builder site.

You can drive from Punta de Mita to Careyes in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. May in Careyes sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tapalpa.
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Tapalpa — 1 night

Tapalpa is a town and municipality, in Jalisco state of central-western Mexico.HistoryThe word "Tapalpa" comes from the Nahuatl word "tlapalpan" meaning "land of colors."The region was inhabited by the Otomi prior to the arrival of the Spanish.In 1523, the Spanish, led by Alonso de Ávalos Saavedra, reached the region. On the 7th (Sat), appreciate the views at Las Piedrotas, then take in the dramatic scenery at Salto del Nogal, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ekopark Tapalpa.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tapalpa trip planner.

You can drive from Careyes to Tapalpa in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mazamitla.
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Mazamitla — 1 night

Mazamitla is a town and municipality of the Mexican state of Jalisco. On the 8th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada El Salto.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Mazamitla online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Tapalpa to Mazamitla takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Guadalajara.
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Guadalajara — 3 nights

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.
Templo Expiatorio del Santisimo Sacramento and Guadalajara Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Tlaquepaque and Tonala Artisans Tour and Instituto Cultural Cabanas. Get out of town with these interesting Guadalajara side-trips: Ajijic (Diane Pearl Collecions & Fiaga Boutique) and Lake Chapala (in Chapala). Next up on the itinerary: see a show at Teatro Degollado, delve into the lush surroundings at Bosque de la Primavera, stop by Mercado del Mar, and get a sense of history and politics at Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Jalisco.

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Traveling by car from Mazamitla to Guadalajara takes 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel back home.
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Jalisco travel guide

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Western Mexico's state of Jalisco features a long Pacific coastline dotted with modern resorts, so it doesn't surprise that much of the region's income comes from the tourism sector. Arguably the most popular place to visit in Jalisco is Puerto Vallarta, drawing both international and domestic visitors with its beaches and proximity to pristine wilderness areas. The country's cultural center, Jalisco is also the birthplace of tequila, the wide-brimmed sombrero, and mariachis, arguably three of Mexico's biggest symbols. Venture farther away from the big cities during your Jalisco holiday to discover the true heart and soul of this region by attending folk festivals and discovering the secrets of local cuisine.
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Nayarit travel guide

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Growingly popular with international tourists, Nayarit includes a long strip of the Pacific coast and encompasses several picturesque islands. For most visitors, a holiday in Nayarit conjures up images of an exotic getaway where white-sand beaches stretch for nearly 320 km (200 mi). Upscale resorts and a slew of laidback little towns complete the picture here, attracting artists, backpackers, surfers, families with kids, Mexican celebrities, and foreign travelers with deep pockets. Despite the popularity of Nayarit vacations, it's easy to get away from everyone here, as the area boasts countless palm-fringed coves offering seclusion and privacy.
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