7 days in Mexico Itinerary

7 days in Mexico Itinerary

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7 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Chicago
1
Guadalajara
— 3 nights
2
Puerto Vallarta
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Cabo San Lucas
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Chicago

3
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.
Visiting Zoologico Guadalajara and Lake Chapala will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Guachimontones and Palacio de Gobierno. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Guadalajara: Tequila (La Cata Tequila Tasting Room & Casa Sauza). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Instituto Cultural Cabanas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Expiatory Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Teatro Degollado, and admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Huichol Wixarica.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Guadalajara online trip itinerary maker .

Chicago, USA to Guadalajara is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago in March, expect nights in Guadalajara to be somewhat warmer, around 49°F, while days are warmer, around 82°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Parks Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Tequila, Lake Chapala, Guachimontones
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Guachimontones ©
Guachimontones
Expiatory Temple ©
Expiatory Temple
Guadalajara Cathedral ©
Guadalajara Cathedral

1
night
Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta ©
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, then step off the mainland to explore Isla Cuale, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Zona Romantica.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Puerto Vallarta online tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Guadalajara to Puerto Vallarta takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Guadalajara in March since evenings lows in Puerto Vallarta dip to 63°F. On the 7th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Zona Romantica ©
Zona Romantica
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe ©
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Isla Cuale ©
Isla Cuale

2
nights
Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas ©
One of Mexico's premier vacation spots, Cabo San Lucas lures pleasure seekers with its trendy restaurant scene, raucous nightlife, and, of course, picture-perfect beaches.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take a memorable tour with Cabo Sailing Ocean Adventures, contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Cabo San Lucas, and then explore by horseback at Cuadra San Francisco.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cabo San Lucas online vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of flight, taxi, and bus from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March, daily temperatures in Cabo San Lucas can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Cuadra San Francisco
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Bay of Cabo San Lucas ©
Bay of Cabo San Lucas
Cabo Sailing Ocean Adventures ©
Cabo Sailing Ocean Adventures
Cuadra San Francisco ©
Cuadra San Francisco

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