32 days in Pacific Coast Itinerary

32 days in Pacific Coast Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Mazatlan
— 5 nights
2
Zihuatanejo
— 3 nights
3
Acapulco
— 5 nights
4
Taxco
— 4 nights
5
Manzanillo
— 4 nights
6
Colima
— 3 nights
7
Sayulita
— 6 nights

5
nights
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, appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaza Machado, kick back and relax at Playa Olas Altas, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Acuario Mazatlan.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Mazatlan online attractions planner.

New York City, USA to Mazatlan is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Mazatlan is minus 2 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in March, with highs in Mazatlan at °F and lows at °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Zihuatanejo.

Things to do in Mazatlan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Stone Island (Isla de las Piedras) ©
Stone Island (Isla de las Piedras)
Malecon ©
Malecon
Plaza Machado ©
Plaza Machado

3
nights
Zihuatanejo

Zihuatanejo ©
Together with the adjecent town of Ixtapa, coastal Zihuatanejo remains one of southwestern Mexico's major tourist destinations.
Venture out of the city with trips to ECOT (in Troncones) and Ixtapa (Ciclopista de Ixtapa, Playa Linda, &more). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Playa la Ropa, contemplate the waterfront views at Zihuatanejo Bay, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de Santa Maria de Guadalupe.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Zihuatanejo trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Mazatlan to Zihuatanejo by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Mexican Pacific Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Mazatlan in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of °F in Zihuatanejo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Acapulco.

Things to do in Zihuatanejo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ixtapa, ECOT
Highlights from your plan
Ixtapa Island (Isla Ixtapa) ©
Ixtapa Island (Isla Ixtapa)
Playa la Ropa ©
Playa la Ropa
Ciclopista de Ixtapa ©
Ciclopista de Ixtapa

5
nights
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.
Acapulco is known for nature, beaches, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at La Quebrada, wander the streets of Punta Diamante, stop by Senor Frog's, and kick back and relax at Playa Pie de la Cuesta.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Acapulco tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Zihuatanejo to Acapulco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, daytime highs in Acapulco are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Taxco.

Things to do in Acapulco

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Quebrada ©
La Quebrada
Capilla de la Paz (Chapel of Peace) ©
Capilla de la Paz (Chapel of Peace)
Punta Diamante ©
Punta Diamante

4
nights
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. Taxco is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Prisca de Taxco, take some stellar pictures from Cristo Monumental Taxco, go deep underground at Mina Prehispanica de Taxco, and see the interesting displays at Museo Casa de Las Lagrimas o Casa Figueroa.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Taxco online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Acapulco to Taxco by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Acapulco in March, expect Taxco to be little chillier, temps between °F and °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Manzanillo.

Things to do in Taxco

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Mil Cascadas ©
Mil Cascadas
Santa Prisca de Taxco ©
Santa Prisca de Taxco
Zocalo ©
Zocalo

4
nights
Manzanillo

Manzanillo is a city, seat of Manzanillo Municipality, in the Mexican state of Colima. Go for a jaunt from Manzanillo to Cuyutlan to see El Tortugario about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, get outside with Outdoor Activities, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Miramar, and tee off at Isla Navidad Golf Course.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Manzanillo journey builder tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Taxco to Manzanillo. Traveling from Taxco in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Manzanillo, with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Colima.

Things to do in Manzanillo

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

El Tortugario
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas

3
nights
Colima

Colima ©
Step out of Colima to go to Coquimatlan and see Parque Ecologico El Palapo, which is approximately 30 minutes away.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Colima vacation maker app.

Getting from Manzanillo to Colima by car takes about 1.5 hours. When traveling from Manzanillo in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Colima, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Sayulita.

Things to do in Colima

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Comala, Jardin de la Villa, El Tortugugario, Parque Ecologico El Palapo
Highlights from your plan
Volcano of Colima ©
Volcano of Colima
Hacienda Nogueras ©
Hacienda Nogueras
Museo Universitario Alejandro Rangel ©
Museo Universitario Alejandro Rangel

6
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sayulita: Nuevo Vallarta (Nuevo Vallarta Beach, Swim with Dolphins, &more) and Bucerias (The Bucerias Art Walk & Splash of Glass). And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Marietas Islands, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, take in nature's colorful creations at Lo de Perla Jungle Garden, and play a few rounds at Punta Mita Golf Course.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sayulita day trip planner.

You can drive from Colima to Sayulita in 6 hours. Traveling from Colima in March, you will find days in Sayulita are a bit cooler (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sayulita

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Nuevo Vallarta, Bucerias, Punta de Mita, Lo de Perla Jungle Garden, Marietas Islands
Highlights from your plan
Marietas Islands ©
Marietas Islands
Kayaking & Canoeing
Nuevo Vallarta Beach ©
Nuevo Vallarta Beach