13 days in Seattle, Puerto Vallarta & Cancun Itinerary

13 days in Seattle, Puerto Vallarta & Cancun Itinerary

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Seattle, United States
— 2 nights
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
— 4 nights
3
Cancun, Mexico
— 4 nights

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Seattle, United States

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Pike Place Market and The Museum of Flight. Visit Pioneer Square and West Point Lighthouse for their historical value. There's still lots to do: shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, kick back and relax at Alki Beach, and look for gifts at Glasshouse Studio.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Seattle driving holiday planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Seattle Tacoma International Airport, Boeing Field King County International Airport, McChord Air Force Base and Jefferson County International Airport. In December in Seattle, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Swim with Dolphins and Old Vallarta. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Los Muertos Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Puerto Vallarta: Punta Mita Golf Course (in Punta de Mita), Boca de Tomatlan Beach (in Boca de Tomatlan) and Cabo Corrientes (Playa Las Animas & Vallarta Botanical Gardens). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to El Centro, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the spiritual surroundings of Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and take in the exciting artwork at Peyote People.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Puerto Vallarta online road trip planner.

Getting from Seattle to Puerto Vallarta by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Puerto Vallarta is 2 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Seattle in December, with highs in Puerto Vallarta at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cabo Corrientes, Punta Mita Golf Course, Swim with Dolphins, Boca de Tomatlan Beach
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Swim with Dolphins
Scuba & Snorkeling
Old Vallarta ©
Old Vallarta

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Cancun, Mexico

Few destinations in Mexico dazzle visitors quite like Cancun, a modern resort town filled with glitzy hotels sitting on picturesque and well-developed Caribbean beaches.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Cenote Chaak Tun. Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado and Nuestra Senora del Carmen Catholic Church will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cancun: Riviera Maya (in Playa del Carmen), Aktun Chen (in Akumal) and National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos (in Puerto Morelos). There's still lots to do: stroll through Xcacel Beach, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cancun online trip maker.

You can fly from Puerto Vallarta to Cancun in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Vallarta to Cancun due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Aktun Chen, National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos
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Scuba & Snorkeling
National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos ©
National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos
Cenote Chaak Tun ©
Cenote Chaak Tun

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