21 days in Pacific Coast Itinerary

21 days in Pacific Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pacific Coast journey planner

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Mazatlan
— 3 nights
Fly
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Acapulco
— 3 nights
Drive
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Taxco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zihuatanejo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Colima
— 1 night
Drive
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Manzanillo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rincon de Guayabitos
— 4 nights
Drive to Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport, Fly to Prince George

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Mazatlan

— 3 nights

Pacific Pearl

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: don't miss a visit to Malecon de Mazatlan, observe the fascinating underwater world at Acuario Mazatlan, visit a coastal fixture at El Faro Mazatlan, and admire the landmark architecture of Catedral Mazatlan Basilica de la Inmaculada Concepcion.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Mazatlan trip maker app.

Prince George, Canada to Mazatlan is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Prince George to Mazatlan is 1 hour. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Prince George in March; daily highs in Mazatlan reach 32°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Acapulco.

Things to do in Mazatlan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Acapulco

— 3 nights
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.
Acapulco is known for nature, beaches, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through La Quebrada, head off the coast to Isla La Roqueta, see the interesting displays at Fuerte De San Diego, and make a trip to Plaza Alvarez.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Acapulco trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Mazatlan to Acapulco in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mazatlan to Acapulco, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mazatlan in March, expect Acapulco to be somewhat warmer, temps between 38°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Taxco.

Things to do in Acapulco

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Taxco

— 2 nights
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 9th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Prisca de Taxco, make a trip to Zocalo, examine the collection at Museo Casa de Las Lagrimas o Casa Figueroa, then make a trip to Plaza Borda, then look for gifts at Mercado Central, and finally get great views at Cristo Monumental Taxco. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Teleferico de Montetaxco, then don't miss a visit to Ex-convento de San Bernardino de Siena, then get outside with Las Pozas Azules, and finally go deep underground at Mina Prehispanica de Taxco.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Taxco trip planner.

You can drive from Acapulco to Taxco in 3.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Acapulco in March, with highs in Taxco at 35°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Zihuatanejo.

Things to do in Taxco

Outdoors · Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

Zihuatanejo

— 3 nights
Together with the adjecent town of Ixtapa, coastal Zihuatanejo remains one of southwestern Mexico's major tourist destinations.
Explore Zihuatanejo's surroundings by going to Ixtapa (Isla Ixtapa, Playa Linda, &more). There's still lots to do: stroll through Playa La Ropa, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Las Gatas, stop by Cielo Zapoteco, and explore the activities along Bahia de Zihuatanejo.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Zihuatanejo road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Taxco to Zihuatanejo takes 8 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Zihuatanejo when traveling from Taxco in March, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Colima.

Things to do in Zihuatanejo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Colima

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica de Colima, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Nunez, and then get impressive views of Volcano of Colima.

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Traveling by car from Zihuatanejo to Colima takes 7.5 hours. When traveling from Zihuatanejo in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Colima, with highs around 39°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Manzanillo.

Things to do in Colima

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Manzanillo

— 2 nights
Manzanillo is a city, seat of Manzanillo Municipality, in the Mexican state of Colima. On the 15th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Barra Navidad, make a trip to Centro Historico, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa La Audiencia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Bahia de Manzanillo, then kick back and relax at Playa Miramar, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Malecon de Manzanillo.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Manzanillo trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Colima to Manzanillo in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Colima in March, expect nights in Manzanillo to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are slightly colder, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rincon de Guayabitos.

Things to do in Manzanillo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Rincon de Guayabitos

— 4 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Bucerias (Splash of Glass & Santuario de Cocodrilos El Cora), Playa Las Animas (in Cabo Corrientes) and Sayulita (Sayulita Beach & Dolphin & Whale Watching).

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rincon de Guayabitos holiday maker app.

Traveling by car from Manzanillo to Rincon de Guayabitos takes 6 hours. March in Rincon de Guayabitos sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rincon de Guayabitos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Pacific Coast travel guide

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Beaches · Islands · Landmarks
Long the playground of mostly American visitors, Mexico's Pacific Coast draws a growing number of travelers from distant corners of the world with its diverse landscapes and good tourist infrastructure. White-sand beaches backed by lush vegetation remain the top Pacific Coast attraction, though this area also encompasses mountains and rugged jungle terrain ideal for adventurers, nature lovers, and photographers. A trip to Pacific Coast puts action in the great outdoors right at your fingertips, allowing you to swim in jungle-framed coves, eat in quaint fishing villages, and zipline through the foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains. A popular alternative to overcrowded Cancun, this coastline also features Puerto Vallarta, boasting a colonial-era plaza and a network of cobblestoned streets.