9 days in Pacific Coast Itinerary

9 days in Pacific Coast Itinerary

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9 days in Pacific Coast Itinerary

Start: Nashville
Fly + bus:  8​h
1
Nuevo Vallarta
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Acapulco
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Mazatlan
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Nashville

2
nights
Nuevo Vallarta

Nuevo Vallarta ©
A planned resort community with one of Mexico's highest concentrations of hotels, Nuevo Vallarta caters to international tourists with its luxurious restaurants, charming marinas, and long stretches of sandy beaches.
On the 5th (Sat), browse the different shops at Mega Comercial Mexicana. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Nuevo Vallarta Beach and then step off the mainland to explore Marietas Islands.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Nuevo Vallarta day trip planning app .

Nashville, USA to Nuevo Vallarta is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. While traveling from Nashville, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Nuevo Vallarta, ranging from highs of 88°F to lows of 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Acapulco.

Things to do in Nuevo Vallarta

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Bucerias, Marietas Islands
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Nuevo Vallarta Beach ©
Nuevo Vallarta Beach
Marietas Islands ©
Marietas Islands
A Broken Art ©
A Broken Art

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.
Acapulco is known for nature, beaches, historic sites, scenic drive, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at La Quebrada, get a taste of the local shopping with Galeria Las Brisas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Pie de la Cuesta, and kick back and relax at Barra Vieja Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Acapulco road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Nuevo Vallarta to Acapulco takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Acapulco sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mazatlan.

Things to do in Acapulco

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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La Quebrada ©
La Quebrada
Punta Diamante ©
Punta Diamante
Barra Vieja Beach ©
Barra Vieja Beach

3
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.
Mazatlan is known for historic sites, nature, adventure, beaches, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Malecon, snap pictures at Baluarte Bridge, take a stroll through Old Mazatlan, and enjoy the sea views from El Faro Lighthouse.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Mazatlan trip planning website .

You can fly from Acapulco to Mazatlan in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Acapulco to Mazatlan due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Mazatlan are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mazatlan

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Playa Olas Altas ©
Playa Olas Altas
Old Mazatlan ©
Old Mazatlan
Plaza Machado ©
Plaza Machado

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