28 days in Jalisco & Nayarit Itinerary

28 days in Jalisco & Nayarit Itinerary

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Tlaquepaque
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Tequila
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San Sebastian del Oeste
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Tepic
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San Blas
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Puerto Vallarta
— 7 nights
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Nuevo Vallarta
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Bucerias
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San Francisco
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Sayulita
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Punta de Mita
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Careyes
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Tapalpa
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Mazamitla
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Tlaquepaque

— 1 day
Tlaquepaque, historically San Pedro Tlaquepaque, is a city and the surrounding municipality in the Mexican state of Jalisco.GeographyDuring the 20th century it was absorbed by the outward spread of the state capital and is now a fully integrated part of the Guadalajara conurbation, lying only a few kilometres from the city centre. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Ceramic Museum (Museo Regional de la Ceramica), then hunt for treasures at Tonala Craft Market, then look for gifts at Nuestros Dulces, and finally don't miss a visit to Independencia Avenue.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tlaquepaque trip builder website.

Guadalajara to Tlaquepaque is an approximately half hour car ride. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tequila.

Things to do in Tlaquepaque

Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

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Tequila

— 1 night
Santiago de Tequila is a town and municipality located in the state of Jalisco about 60 km from the city of Guadalajara. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada Los Azules, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Casa Sauza, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parroquia Santiago Apostol.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tequila vacation builder website.

Drive from Tlaquepaque to Tequila in 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Sebastian del Oeste.

Things to do in Tequila

Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 7:

San Sebastian del Oeste

— 1 night
On the 8th (Sat), get great views at Mirado La Bufa.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the San Sebastian del Oeste trip builder site.

You can drive from Tequila to San Sebastian del Oeste in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Tequila in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Sebastian del Oeste, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Tepic.

Things to do in San Sebastian del Oeste

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 8:

Tepic

— 1 night
Tepic is the capital and largest city of the western Mexican state of Nayarit.It is located in the central part of the state, at.It stands at an altitude of 915m above sea level, on the banks of the Río Mololoa and the Río Tepic, approximately 225km north-west of Guadalajara, Jalisco. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): head off the coast to Marietas Islands and then tee off at Campo de Ensuenos (Field of Dreams).

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tepic online trip builder.

Getting from San Sebastian del Oeste to Tepic by car takes about 4.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Sebastian del Oeste to Tepic due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from San Sebastian del Oeste in January since evenings lows in Tepic dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Blas.

Things to do in Tepic

Parks · Golf · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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San Blas

— 1 night
San Blas is both a municipality and municipal seat located on the Pacific coast of Mexico in the state of Nayarit.CitySan Blas is a port and a popular tourist destination, located about 160km north of Puerto Vallarta, and 64km west of the state capital Tepic. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at San Blas River and then kick back and relax at Las Islitas.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the San Blas day trip planner.

Getting from Tepic to San Blas by car takes about an hour. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tepic to San Blas. Traveling from Tepic in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Blas, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in San Blas

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 10:

Puerto Vallarta

— 7 nights
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Visit Playa Las Animas and Los Muertos Beach for some beach relaxation. Appreciate the collections at Galleria Dante and Elements of Design. Take a break from Puerto Vallarta with a short trip to Vallarta Botanical Gardens in Cabo Corrientes, about 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with Puerto Vallarta Art Walk (Start Point), take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk, appreciate the extensive heritage of Zona Romantica, and admire the masterpieces at Peyote People.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Vallarta online travel route builder.

Drive from San Blas to Puerto Vallarta in 3.5 hours. January in Puerto Vallarta sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Nuevo Vallarta.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Shopping · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 10 — 17:

Nuevo Vallarta

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Estudio-Cafe, enjoy the sand and surf at Nuevo Vallarta Beach, and then stop by Paradise Plaza Shopping Center Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Nuevo Vallarta trip itinerary site.

Drive from Puerto Vallarta to Nuevo Vallarta in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in January, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Bucerias.

Things to do in Nuevo Vallarta

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 17 — 19:

Bucerias

— 2 nights
On the 19th (Wed), don't miss a visit to El Buzo and then view the masterpieces at A Broken Art. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the eclectic array of goods at La Cruz de Huancaxtle Market, hunt for treasures at La Cruz Market, then look for gifts at Art in Amber, and finally kick back and relax at Bucerias.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Bucerias sightseeing planner.

Bucerias is just a short distance from Nuevo Vallarta. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in January, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Bucerias

Shopping · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 19 — 21:

San Francisco

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): stop by Tianguis Lo de Marcos.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco online itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Bucerias to San Francisco takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in January, and nighttime lows around 19°C. You'll set off for Sayulita on the 22nd (Sat).

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 21 — 22:
Highlights from your trip

Sayulita

— 2 nights
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 22nd (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Sayulita Farmers Market/Mercado del Pueblo and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Playa De Los Muertos, get outside with Sayulita Beach, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally look for gifts at Galeria Tanana.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sayulita online route builder.

Sayulita is just a short distance from San Francisco. In January, daytime highs in Sayulita are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Punta de Mita.

Things to do in Sayulita

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 24:

Punta de Mita

— 2 nights
On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tee off at Punta Mita Golf Course, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then enjoy the sand and surf at El Anclote, and finally stop by Scarlett boutique.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Punta de Mita visit planning website.

Punta de Mita is just a short distance from Sayulita. January in Punta de Mita sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. You will leave for Careyes on the 26th (Wed).

Things to do in Punta de Mita

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 26:

Careyes

— 2 nights
On the 27th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Careyitos Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Chacala, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Lo De Marco. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rectoria de Santo Domingo de Guzman, stroll through Cuyutlan, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Los Ayalas.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Careyes holiday planner.

Drive from Punta de Mita to Careyes in 4 hours. In January, Careyes is a bit warmer than Punta de Mita - with highs of 35°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Tapalpa.

Things to do in Careyes

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 26 — 28:

Tapalpa

— 1 night
Tapalpa is a town and municipality, in Jalisco state of central-western Mexico.HistoryThe word "Tapalpa" comes from the Nahuatl word "tlapalpan" meaning "land of colors."The region was inhabited by the Otomi prior to the arrival of the Spanish.In 1523, the Spanish, led by Alonso de Ávalos Saavedra, reached the region. On the 29th (Sat), admire the verdant scenery at Las Piedrotas, then take in the dramatic scenery at Salto del Nogal, and then stroll through Ekopark Tapalpa.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Tapalpa holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Careyes to Tapalpa takes 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Mazamitla.

Things to do in Tapalpa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 29:

Mazamitla

— 1 night
Mazamitla is a town and municipality of the Mexican state of Jalisco. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Cascada El Salto.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Mazamitla trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Tapalpa to Mazamitla takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Guadalajara.

Things to do in Mazamitla

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 29 — 30:
Highlights from your trip

Guadalajara

— 3 nights

Pearl of the West

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.
Get some cultural insight at Templo Expiatorio del Santisimo Sacramento and Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Jalisco. Head to Tlaquepaque and Tonala Artisans Tour and Fiaga Boutiquefor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Guadalajara: Diane Pearl Collecions (in Ajijic) and Lake Chapala (in Chapala). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Instituto Cultural Cabanas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bosque de la Primavera, pause for some serene contemplation at Guadalajara Cathedral, and look for gifts at Mercado del Mar.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Guadalajara trip maker app.

Getting from Mazamitla to Guadalajara by car takes about 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 2:

Jalisco travel guide

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Swim with Dolphins · Piers & Boardwalks · Zipline
Western Mexico's state of Jalisco features a long Pacific coastline dotted with modern resorts, so it doesn't surprise that much of the region's income comes from the tourism sector. Arguably the most popular place to visit in Jalisco is Puerto Vallarta, drawing both international and domestic visitors with its beaches and proximity to pristine wilderness areas. The country's cultural center, Jalisco is also the birthplace of tequila, the wide-brimmed sombrero, and mariachis, arguably three of Mexico's biggest symbols. Venture farther away from the big cities during your Jalisco holiday to discover the true heart and soul of this region by attending folk festivals and discovering the secrets of local cuisine.

Nayarit travel guide

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Beaches · Swim with Dolphins · Islands
Growingly popular with international tourists, Nayarit includes a long strip of the Pacific coast and encompasses several picturesque islands. For most visitors, a holiday in Nayarit conjures up images of an exotic getaway where white-sand beaches stretch for nearly 320 km (200 mi). Upscale resorts and a slew of laidback little towns complete the picture here, attracting artists, backpackers, surfers, families with kids, Mexican celebrities, and foreign travelers with deep pockets. Despite the popularity of Nayarit vacations, it's easy to get away from everyone here, as the area boasts countless palm-fringed coves offering seclusion and privacy.