6 days in Pacific Coast Itinerary

6 days in Pacific Coast Itinerary

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6 days in Pacific Coast Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Mazatlan
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Bucerias
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Acapulco
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Chicago

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.
On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Immaculate Conception Cathedral, wander the streets of Old Mazatlan, then get to know the fascinating history of Plaza Machado, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Nidart.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Mazatlan online travel route planner .

Chicago, USA to Mazatlan is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Mazatlan is minus 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in May: high temperatures in Mazatlan hover around 87°F and lows are around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Bucerias.

Things to do in Mazatlan

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Old Mazatlan ©
Old Mazatlan
Playa Olas Altas ©
Playa Olas Altas
Immaculate Conception Cathedral ©
Immaculate Conception Cathedral

1
day
Bucerias

Bucerias ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at A Broken Art, shop like a local with Galeria del Sol, get a taste of the local shopping with Bucerias Art Gallery, then examine the collection at Museo Casa Tequilera, and finally kick back and relax at Nuevo Vallarta Beach.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bucerias online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Mazatlan to Bucerias takes 6 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Mazatlan to Bucerias is 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in Bucerias are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Acapulco.

Things to do in Bucerias

Museums Shopping Outdoors

Side Trip

Nuevo Vallarta Beach
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Nuevo Vallarta Beach ©
Nuevo Vallarta Beach
A Broken Art ©
A Broken Art
Bucerias Art Gallery ©
Bucerias Art Gallery

1
night
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 4th (Tue): take a stroll through Punta Diamante and then admire the landmark architecture of Capilla de la Paz (Chapel of Peace). On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at La Quebrada and then see the interesting displays at El Fuerte de San Diego.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Acapulco day trip planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bucerias to Acapulco. Traveling from Bucerias in June, you will find days in Acapulco are a bit warmer (93°F), and nights are about the same (75°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Acapulco

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

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