8 days in Pacific Coast Itinerary

8 days in Pacific Coast Itinerary

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8 days in Pacific Coast Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Mazatlan
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Sayulita
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  5​h
3
Acapulco
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Newark

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 the 13th (Thu), take in the exciting artwork at Nidart, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaza Machado, then take a stroll through Old Mazatlan, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Immaculate Conception Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): enjoy the sea views from El Faro Lighthouse, stroll through Playa Olas Altas, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Basilica de Mazatlan, and finally make a trip to Malecon.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Mazatlan trip itinerary planning website .

Newark, USA to Mazatlan is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Newark in February: high temperatures in Mazatlan hover around 82°F and lows are around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sayulita.

Things to do in Mazatlan

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Mazatlan Cathedral ©
Mazatlan Cathedral
Playa Olas Altas ©
Playa Olas Altas
Old Mazatlan ©
Old Mazatlan

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): tee off at Punta Mita Golf Course, head off the coast to Marietas Islands, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nuevo Vallarta Beach. On your second day here, get a taste of the local shopping with A Broken Art, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then stop by Tiendita Hola Sayulita.

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You can drive from Mazatlan to Sayulita in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mazatlan to Sayulita due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mazatlan in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sayulita, with lows of 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Acapulco.

Things to do in Sayulita

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Nuevo Vallarta Beach, Punta Mita Golf Course, Marietas Islands, A Broken Art
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Nuevo Vallarta Beach ©
Nuevo Vallarta Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Marietas Islands ©
Marietas Islands

3
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.
Capilla de la Paz (Chapel of Peace) and El Fuerte de San Diego are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at La Quebrada and Playa Revolcadero. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Punta Diamante, kick back and relax at Playas Caleta y Caletilla, and view the masterpieces at Galeria Las Brisas.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Acapulco travel route builder tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Sayulita to Acapulco in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sayulita in February; daily highs in Acapulco reach 91°F and lows reach 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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

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