10 days in Pacific Coast Itinerary

10 days in Pacific Coast Itinerary

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10 days in Pacific Coast Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly + Bus:  8 h 30 min
1
Sayulita
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h
2
Acapulco
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Taxco
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6 h 30 min
4
Mazatlan
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Seattle

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.
Explore Sayulita's surroundings by going to Nuevo Vallarta (Nuevo Vallarta Beach & Swim with Dolphins). Next up on the itinerary: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, head outdoors with Sayulita Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and step off the mainland to explore Marietas Islands.

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Seattle, USA to Sayulita is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Seattle in August; daily highs in Sayulita reach 89°F and lows reach 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Acapulco.

Things to do in Sayulita

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Nuevo Vallarta, Marietas Islands, Spas, Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Highlights from your plan
Marietas Islands ©
Marietas Islands
Kayaking & Canoeing
Nuevo Vallarta Beach ©
Nuevo Vallarta Beach

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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 18th (Tue): make a trip to Zocalo, take in the dramatic natural features at La Quebrada, then see the interesting displays at Fuerte De San Diego, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de la Paz (Chapel of Peace). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Revolcadero and then kick back and relax at Barra Vieja Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, use the Acapulco online road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Sayulita to Acapulco takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Acapulco, expect temperatures between 94°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Taxco.

Things to do in Acapulco

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
La Quebrada ©
La Quebrada
Capilla de la Paz (Chapel of Peace) ©
Barra Vieja Beach ©
Barra Vieja Beach

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): go deep underground at Mina Prehispanica de Taxco, then examine the collection at Museo Casa de Las Lagrimas o Casa Figueroa, then don't miss a visit to Zocalo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Prisca de Taxco.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Taxco holiday planning app .

Traveling by car from Acapulco to Taxco takes 3.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Acapulco in August: high temperatures in Taxco hover around 81°F and lows are around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mazatlan.

Things to do in Taxco

Historic Sites Museums
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Santa Prisca de Taxco ©
Santa Prisca de Taxco
Zocalo ©
Zocalo
Mina Prehispanica de Taxco ©
Mina Prehispanica de Taxco

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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, adventure, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Malecon, kick back and relax at Playa Las Gaviotas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mazatlan Cathedral, and stop by Onilikan.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Mazatlan trip planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Taxco to Mazatlan. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Taxco to Mazatlan due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Taxco in August; daily highs in Mazatlan reach 91°F and lows reach 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Mazatlan

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Acuario Mazatlan ©
Acuario Mazatlan
Malecon ©
Malecon
Stone Island (Isla de las Piedras) ©
Stone Island (Isla de las Piedras)