13 days in Guadalajara, Chapala & Jocotepec Itinerary

13 days in Guadalajara, Chapala & Jocotepec Itinerary

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13 days in Guadalajara, Chapala & Jocotepec Itinerary

Start: Guadalajara
1
Guadalajara
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Chapala
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Jocotepec
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
End: Guadalajara

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Guachimontones and Guadalajara Cathedral. Museum-lovers will appreciate Tlaquepaque and Tonala Artisans Tour and Museo de Arte Huichol Wixarica. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Instituto Cultural Cabanas, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, get a sense of history and politics at Palacio de Gobierno, and pause for some serene contemplation at Expiatory Temple.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Guadalajara driving holiday planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Don Miguel Hidalgo Y Costilla International Airport. In May, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Chapala.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Guachimontones
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Guadalajara Cathedral ©
Guadalajara Cathedral
Instituto Cultural Cabanas ©
Instituto Cultural Cabanas
Expiatory Temple ©
Expiatory Temple

3
nights
Chapala

Chapala ©
Chapala is a town and municipality in the central Mexican state of Jalisco, located on the north shore of Lake Chapala, Mexico's largest freshwater lake. Chapala Malecon and Tedana Arts are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Ajijic Cemetery and San Andres Catholic Church are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: make a trip to Ajijic Malecon, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, look for gifts at Diane Pearl Collecions, and explore the activities along Lake Chapala.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Chapala trip planner.

You can drive from Guadalajara to Chapala in an hour. May in Chapala sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jocotepec.

Things to do in Chapala

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ajijic, Tedana Arts, Lake Chapala
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Lake Chapala ©
Lake Chapala
Chapala Malecon ©
Chapala Malecon
Diane Pearl Collecions ©
Diane Pearl Collecions

5
nights
Jocotepec

Jocotepec ©
Jocotepec is a town and municipality, in Jalisco in central-western Mexico. Head to Lugo and Casa del Artefor some retail therapy. Get in touch with nature at Parque Nacional Nevado de Colima and Laguna de Ciudad Guzman. Explore Jocotepec's surroundings by going to Laguna de Cajititlan (in Tlajomulco de Zuniga), Villa Corona (Agua Caliente & Parque Acuatico AguaCaliente) and Casa Taller Literario Juan Jose Arreola (in Ciudad Guzman). There's more to do: walk around Malecon de Jocotepec and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia Senor del Monte.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Jocotepec itinerary planner.

You can drive from Chapala to Jocotepec in an hour. May in Jocotepec sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 59°F at night. You will leave for home on the 1st (Sat).

Things to do in Jocotepec

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Ciudad Guzman, Villa Corona, Lugo, Laguna de Cajititlan
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Malecon de Jocotepec ©
Malecon de Jocotepec
Parque Nacional Nevado de Colima ©
Parque Nacional Nevado de Colima
Parroquia Senor del Monte ©
Parroquia Senor del Monte

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