9 days in Pacific Coast Itinerary

9 days in Pacific Coast Itinerary

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9 days in Pacific Coast Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Mazatlan
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h
2
Taxco
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
3
Acapulco
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h
4
Sayulita
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h
End: Toronto

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): stop by Onilikan. On the next day, 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 view the masterpieces at Nidart.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Mazatlan online day trip planner .

Toronto, Canada to Mazatlan is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in September: high temperatures in Mazatlan hover around 38°C and lows are around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Taxco.

Things to do in Mazatlan

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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Zipline
Immaculate Conception Cathedral ©
Immaculate Conception Cathedral
Plaza Machado ©
Plaza Machado

1
day
Taxco

Taxco ©
Taxco de Alarcón is a small city and administrative center of a Taxco de Alarcón Municipality located in the Mexican state of Guerrero. On the 12th (Thu), shop like a local with Galeria de arte en plata Andres, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado de Plata o Tianguis Sabatino, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Prisca de Taxco, and finally examine the collection at Museo Casa de Las Lagrimas o Casa Figueroa.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Taxco online tour planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mazatlan to Taxco. The time zone difference when traveling from Mazatlan to Taxco is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Mazatlan in September; daily highs in Taxco reach 30°C and lows reach 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Acapulco.

Things to do in Taxco

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Galeria de arte en plata Andres
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Santa Prisca de Taxco ©
Santa Prisca de Taxco
Galeria de arte en plata Andres ©
Galeria de arte en plata Andres

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capilla de la Paz (Chapel of Peace), then stop by Senor Frog's, then make a trip to La Quebrada, and finally see the interesting displays at El Fuerte de San Diego. On the next day, shop like a local with Galeria Las Brisas and then take a stroll through Punta Diamante.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Acapulco travel route planning tool .

Traveling by car from Taxco to Acapulco takes 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Taxco in September; daily highs in Acapulco reach 38°C and lows reach 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Sayulita.

Things to do in Acapulco

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

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nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stroll through Nuevo Vallarta Beach, and then view the masterpieces at Antonio Collantes Gallery. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Art in Amber, then buy something for everyone on your list at Mega Comercial Mexicana, then view the masterpieces at A Broken Art, and finally step off the mainland to explore Marietas Islands.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sayulita online trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Acapulco to Sayulita in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Sayulita are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sayulita

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Bucerias, Nuevo Vallarta Beach, Marietas Islands, Luna Layne
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nuevo Vallarta Beach ©
Nuevo Vallarta Beach
Marietas Islands ©
Marietas Islands

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