10 days in Guadalajara & Puerto Vallarta Itinerary

10 days in Guadalajara & Puerto Vallarta Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Guadalajara
— 4 nights
2
Puerto Vallarta
— 5 nights

4
nights
Guadalajara

Guadalajara ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Guachimontones and Guadalajara Cathedral. Your inner history buff will appreciate Expiatory Temple and Chapala Malecon. Step out of Guadalajara to go to Tequila and see Destileria La Rojena, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Tlaquepaque and Tonala Artisans Tour, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Huichol Wixarica, stroll around Bosque Colomos, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoologico Guadalajara.

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Phoenix, USA to Guadalajara is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Phoenix to Guadalajara is 1 hour. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Phoenix in July: high temperatures in Guadalajara hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Zapopan, Guachimontones, Destileria La Rojena, Chapala Malecon, Tonala Craft Market
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Guachimontones ©
Guachimontones
Chapala Malecon ©
Chapala Malecon
Expiatory Temple ©
Expiatory Temple

5
nights
Puerto Vallarta

Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and Old Vallarta. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like El Centro and Galleria Dante. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Puerto Vallarta: Playa De Los Muertos (in Sayulita), Playa Las Animas (in Cabo Corrientes) and Bucerias Art Gallery (in Bucerias). There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Punta De Mita, head off the coast to Isla Cuale, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

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Traveling by flight from Guadalajara to Puerto Vallarta takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, Puerto Vallarta is somewhat warmer than Guadalajara - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Playa De Los Muertos, Playa Las Animas, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Bucerias Art Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Old Vallarta ©
Old Vallarta
Scuba & Snorkeling

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