9 days in Pacific Coast Itinerary

9 days in Pacific Coast Itinerary

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9 days in Pacific Coast Itinerary

Start: Saint John
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Mazatlan
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Zihuatanejo
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
3
Manzanillo
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h
4
Sayulita
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  14​h
End: Saint John

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Immaculate Conception Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Basilica de Mazatlan, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Olas Altas, and finally visit a coastal fixture at El Faro Lighthouse.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Mazatlan day trip planning tool .

Saint John, Canada to Mazatlan is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Saint John in April, things will get warmer in Mazatlan: highs are around 34°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Zihuatanejo.

Things to do in Mazatlan

Historic Sites Beaches Parks
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Playa Olas Altas ©
Playa Olas Altas
Catedral Basilica de Mazatlan ©
Catedral Basilica de Mazatlan
Immaculate Conception Cathedral ©
Immaculate Conception Cathedral

1
night
Zihuatanejo

Zihuatanejo ©
Together with the adjecent town of Ixtapa, coastal Zihuatanejo remains one of southwestern Mexico's major tourist destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): kick back and relax at Playa el Palmar and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Zihuatanejo Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Larga, and then appreciate the history behind El Rey de Reyes (King of Kings).

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Zihuatanejo online tour itinerary planner .

Fly from Mazatlan to Zihuatanejo in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mazatlan to Zihuatanejo. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Mazatlan in April since evenings lows in Zihuatanejo dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Manzanillo.

Things to do in Zihuatanejo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Playa el Palmar
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Playa el Palmar ©
Playa el Palmar
Playa Larga ©
Playa Larga
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
day
Manzanillo

Manzanillo ©
Manzanillo is a city, seat of Manzanillo Municipality, in the Mexican state of Colima. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take advantage of the amenities at Playa Miramar, get to know the fascinating history of Malecon, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Barra Navidad.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Manzanillo travel route planning tool .

You can drive from Zihuatanejo to Manzanillo in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In April, daytime highs in Manzanillo are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sayulita.

Things to do in Manzanillo

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Playa Miramar ©
Playa Miramar
Barra Navidad ©
Barra Navidad
Malecon ©
Malecon

3
nights
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.
Visiting Destiladeras Beach and Stand-Up Paddleboarding will get you outdoors. We've included these beaches for you: Playa De Los Muertos and Nuevo Vallarta Beach. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Marietas Islands, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sayulita Farmers Market/Mercado del Pueblo, view the masterpieces at Estudio-Cafe, and tee off at Punta Mita Golf Course.

For more things to do and other tourist information, read our Sayulita trip tool .

Getting from Manzanillo to Sayulita by car takes about 5.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Sayulita can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sayulita

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Riviera Nayarit, Punta de Mita, Marietas Islands, Destiladeras Beach
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Playa De Los Muertos ©
Playa De Los Muertos
Destiladeras Beach ©
Destiladeras Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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