35 days in Jalisco Itinerary

35 days in Jalisco Itinerary

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Start: Minneapolis
Fly + Drive:  9 h 30 min
1
Mascota
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Tequila
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Guadalajara
— 8 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Lagos de Moreno
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Ajijic
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Tapalpa
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
7
Cabo Corrientes
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Puerto Vallarta
— 8 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: Minneapolis

1
night
Mascota

Mascota ©
Mascota is a town and municipality in Jalisco, in central-western Mexico. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): examine the collection at Museo Arqueologico, make a trip to Casa de las piedras, and then steep yourself in history at La Preciosa Sangre.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Mascota trip itinerary builder.

Minneapolis, USA to Mascota is an approximately 12- hour combination of flight and car. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Minneapolis in December, with highs in Mascota at 82°F and lows at 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tequila.

Things to do in Mascota

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museo Arqueologico ©
Museo Arqueologico
Casa de las piedras ©
Casa de las piedras
La Preciosa Sangre ©
La Preciosa Sangre

6
nights
Tequila

Tequila ©
Santiago de Tequila is a town and municipality located in the state of Jalisco about 60 km from the city of Guadalajara. Take a break from Tequila with a short trip to Guachimontones in Teuchitlan, about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Jalisco en Globo, sample the fine beverages at Tequila Tres Mujeres, don't miss a visit to Plaza Principal Tequila Jalisco, and admire the striking features of Hacienda El Centenario.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Tequila trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Mascota to Tequila in 3.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Mascota in December: highs in Tequila hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Guadalajara.

Things to do in Tequila

Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Amatitan, Guachimontones, Magdalena Jalisco Mexico
Highlights from your plan
La Fortaleza ©
La Fortaleza
Jalisco en Globo ©
Jalisco en Globo
Guachimontones ©
Guachimontones

8
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Parroquia del Senor de la Misercordia (in Ocotlan), Basilica de San Juan de los Lagos (in San Juan de Los Lagos) and Atotonilco El Alto (Parque Natural Taretan & Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Instituto Cultural Cabanas, explore the world behind art at Museo Pantaleon Panduro, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and take in the exciting artwork at Del Corazon de la Tierra- Gallery.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Guadalajara trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tequila to Guadalajara takes 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Guadalajara can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lagos de Moreno.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Tlaquepaque, Zapopan, Atotonilco El Alto, Parroquia del Senor de la Misercordia, Basilica de San Juan de los Lagos
Highlights from your plan
Palacio de Gobierno ©
Palacio de Gobierno
Instituto Cultural Cabanas ©
Instituto Cultural Cabanas
Museo Pantaleon Panduro ©
Museo Pantaleon Panduro

2
nights
Lagos de Moreno

Lagos de Moreno ©
Lagos de Moreno is a city and its surrounding municipal area of the same name, located in the extreme northeastern part of the state of Jalisco in Mexico. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): cool off at Balneario El Paraiso. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Sacred Art Museum, don't miss a visit to Centro Historico de Lagos de Moreno, and then admire the striking features of Templo del Calvario.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Lagos de Moreno using our trip planner.

You can drive from Guadalajara to Lagos de Moreno in 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Lagos de Moreno can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ajijic.

Things to do in Lagos de Moreno

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Balneario El Paraiso ©
Balneario El Paraiso
Centro Historico de Lagos de Moreno ©
Centro Historico de Lagos de Moreno
Templo del Calvario ©
Templo del Calvario

4
nights
Ajijic

Ajijic ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ajijic: Jocotepec (Malecon de Jocotepec & Parroquia Senor del Monte) and Mazamitla (Plaza Municipal Jose Parres Arias & Iglesia de Mazamitla).

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ajijic vacation planning tool.

You can drive from Lagos de Moreno to Ajijic in 3 hours. In December, daytime highs in Ajijic are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tapalpa.

Things to do in Ajijic

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Jocotepec, Mazamitla, Chapala Plaza, Galo de Allende
Highlights from your plan
Parroquia Senor del Monte ©
Parroquia Senor del Monte
Galo de Allende ©
Galo de Allende
Ajijic Malecon ©
Ajijic Malecon

3
nights
Tapalpa

Tapalpa ©
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 Ávalos Saavedra, reached the region. Venture out of the city with trips to Parque Nacional Nevado de Colima (in Ciudad Guzman) and Lugo (in Sayula). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Salto del Nogal, ponder the design of Pila De Las Culebras, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ekopark Tapalpa, and pause for some serene contemplation at Templo de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tapalpa vacation site.

Getting from Ajijic to Tapalpa by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Cabo Corrientes.

Things to do in Tapalpa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Parque Nacional Nevado de Colima, Lugo
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Nevado de Colima ©
Parque Nacional Nevado de Colima
Salto del Nogal ©
Salto del Nogal
Las Piedrotas ©
Las Piedrotas

2
nights
Cabo Corrientes

Cabo Corrientes ©
Cabo Corrientes is a cape on the Pacific coast of the Mexican state of Jalisco. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): stroll through Playa Las Animas, admire the natural beauty at Vallarta Botanical Gardens, and then kick back and relax at Boca de Tomatlan Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Galeria Coppelia and then wander the wide-open spaces of Rancho Sol y Mar.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Cabo Corrientes online day trip planner.

You can drive from Tapalpa to Cabo Corrientes in 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in January, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Cabo Corrientes

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Boca de Tomatlan Beach, Rancho Sol y Mar
Highlights from your plan
Vallarta Botanical Gardens ©
Vallarta Botanical Gardens
Playa Las Animas ©
Playa Las Animas
Rancho Sol y Mar ©
Rancho Sol y Mar

8
nights
Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta ©
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, nightlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk, get outside with Bahía de Banderas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and stroll through Los Muertos Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Vallarta trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Cabo Corrientes to Puerto Vallarta by car takes about 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Malecon Boardwalk ©
Malecon Boardwalk
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe ©
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Zona Romantica ©
Zona Romantica