5 days in Guadalajara & Acapulco Itinerary

5 days in Guadalajara & Acapulco Itinerary

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5 days in Guadalajara & Acapulco Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  5​h
1
Guadalajara
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Acapulco
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

2
nights
Guadalajara

Guadalajara ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): contemplate the long history of La Casa Historica de Tlaquepaque. On the next day, explore the world behind art at MUSA Museo de las Artes Universidad de Guadalajara, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Zoologico Guadalajara, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Romantic Lake Chapala.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Guadalajara trip planner .

San Francisco, USA to Guadalajara is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Guadalajara due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Guadalajara, with highs around 80°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Acapulco.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

La Casa Historica de Tlaquepaque
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Zoologico Guadalajara ©
Zoologico Guadalajara
Expiatory Temple ©
Expiatory Temple
Guadalajara Cathedral ©
Guadalajara Cathedral

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Capilla de la Paz (Chapel of Peace), then look for gifts at Senor Frog's, then make a trip to La Quebrada, and finally see the interesting displays at El Fuerte de San Diego. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Playas Caleta y Caletilla and then cruise along Costera.

Make your Acapulco itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Guadalajara to Acapulco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, Acapulco is somewhat warmer than Guadalajara - with highs of 94°F and lows of 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Acapulco

Parks Outdoors Nature
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La Quebrada ©
La Quebrada
Capilla de la Paz (Chapel of Peace) ©
Costera ©
Costera

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