21 days in Jalisco Itinerary

21 days in Jalisco Itinerary

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Puerto Vallarta
— 5 nights
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Cabo Corrientes
— 2 nights
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Mascota
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tapalpa
— 1 night
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Tequila
— 4 nights
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Guadalajara
— 6 nights
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Puerto Vallarta

— 5 nights
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Puerto Vallarta is known for wildlife, adventure, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, get engrossed in the history at 4D Art Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Zona Romantica, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Vallarta online trip maker.

Salt Lake City, USA to Puerto Vallarta is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Salt Lake City in July, expect nights in Puerto Vallarta to be somewhat warmer, around 76°F, while days are slightly colder, around 89°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Cabo Corrientes.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Cabo Corrientes

— 2 nights
Cabo Corrientes is a cape on the Pacific coast of the Mexican state of Jalisco. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with Boca Divers, admire the natural beauty at Vallarta Botanical Gardens, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Boca de Tomatlan Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): wander the wide-open spaces of Rancho Sol y Mar and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Las Animas.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cabo Corrientes itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo Corrientes by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Mascota.

Things to do in Cabo Corrientes

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Mascota

— 2 nights
Mascota is a town and municipality in Jalisco, in central-western Mexico. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Plaza Principal, contemplate the long history of La Preciosa Sangre, and then take some stellar pictures from Mirado La Bufa. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Casa de las piedras, see the interesting displays at Museo Arqueologico, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Rosario Talpa.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Mascota tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Cabo Corrientes to Mascota by car takes about 3.5 hours. July in Mascota sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tapalpa.

Things to do in Mascota

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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 √Āvalos Saavedra, reached the region. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): admire the verdant scenery at Las Piedrotas, admire the sheer force of Salto del Nogal, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe.

To find out how to plan a trip to Tapalpa, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Mascota to Tapalpa in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tequila.

Things to do in Tapalpa

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Tequila

— 4 nights
Santiago de Tequila is a town and municipality located in the state of Jalisco about 60 km from the city of Guadalajara. Change things up with a short trip to Zona Arqueologica Teuchitlan o Guachimontones in Teuchitlan (about 1h 10 min away). And it doesn't end there: sample the fine beverages at La Cata Tequila Tasting Room, contemplate the long history of Parroquia Santiago Apostol, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada Los Azules, and make a trip to Plaza Principal Tequila Jalisco.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tequila trip planner.

You can drive from Tapalpa to Tequila in 2.5 hours. July in Tequila sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 61°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Guadalajara.

Things to do in Tequila

Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Guadalajara

— 6 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.
Change things up with a short trip to El Diente in Zapopan (about 38 minutes away). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Museo Pantaleon Panduro, observe the fascinating underwater world at Acuario Michin Guadalajara, admire the natural beauty at Bosque Los Colomos, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo Expiatorio del Santisimo Sacramento.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Guadalajara tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Tequila to Guadalajara in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Guadalajara are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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.