38 days in Jalisco Itinerary

38 days in Jalisco Itinerary

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38 days in Jalisco Itinerary

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

9
nights
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: kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, race across the water with a speed boat tour, explore the striking landscape of Los Arcos, and take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Dante.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Puerto Vallarta journey planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Puerto Vallarta is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect Puerto Vallarta to be somewhat warmer, temps between 89°F and 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cabo Corrientes.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Zipline
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe ©
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe

3
nights
Cabo Corrientes

Cabo Corrientes ©
Cabo Corrientes is a cape on the Pacific coast of the Mexican state of Jalisco. Venture out of the city with trips to Boca de Tomatlan Beach (in Boca de Tomatlan), Yelapa (Parasailing & Paragliding & Yelapa English Spanish Institute) and Majahuitas Beach (in Majahuitas). There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at Galeria Coppelia, stroll through Playa Las Animas, and get a taste of life in the country at Rancho Sol y Mar.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cabo Corrientes trip planner.

You can drive from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo Corrientes in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Cabo Corrientes are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Mascota.

Things to do in Cabo Corrientes

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Yelapa, Boca de Tomatlan Beach, Rancho Sol y Mar, Majahuitas Beach
Highlights from your plan
Playa Las Animas ©
Playa Las Animas
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Galeria Coppelia
Parasailing & Paragliding

2
nights
Mascota

Mascota ©
Mascota is a town and municipality in Jalisco, in central-western Mexico. On the 27th (Mon), contemplate the long history of La Preciosa Sangre and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirado La Bufa. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Plaza Principal, then make a trip to Casa de las piedras, then examine the collection at Museo Arqueologico, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Rosario Talpa.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Mascota attractions planning website .

You can drive from Cabo Corrientes to Mascota in 3.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Mascota can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Tequila.

Things to do in Mascota

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Mirado La Bufa, Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Rosario Talpa
Highlights from your plan
La Preciosa Sangre ©
La Preciosa Sangre
Casa de las piedras ©
Casa de las piedras
Museo Arqueologico ©
Museo Arqueologico

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. Change things up with a short trip to Guachimontones in Teuchitlan (about 1h 10 min away). There's still lots to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at La Fortaleza, cool off at Balneario La Toma, make a trip to Plaza Principal Tequila Jalisco, and admire the landmark architecture of Hacienda El Centenario.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Tequila using our trip planner.

Getting from Mascota to Tequila by car takes about 3.5 hours. In July, Tequila is little chillier than Mascota - with highs of 80°F and lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tapalpa.

Things to do in Tequila

Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Amatitan, Guachimontones
Highlights from your plan
Destileria La Alborada ©
Destileria La Alborada
Guachimontones ©
Guachimontones
Cascada Los Azules ©
Cascada Los Azules

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. Get out of town with these interesting Tapalpa side-trips: El Grullo (Jardin Municipal & Capilla El Cerrito) and Lugo (in Sayula). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Salto del Nogal, stroll through Ekopark Tapalpa, get outside with Bosque La Mexicana, and pause for some serene contemplation at Templo de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe.

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Traveling by car from Tequila to Tapalpa takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ciudad Guzman.

Things to do in Tapalpa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

El Grullo, Lugo
Highlights from your plan
Salto del Nogal ©
Salto del Nogal
Las Piedrotas ©
Las Piedrotas
Ekopark Tapalpa ©
Ekopark Tapalpa

1
night
Ciudad Guzman

Ciudad Guzman ©
Ciudad Guzmán is a city in the Mexican state of Jalisco. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Nevado de Colima, don't miss a visit to Casa Taller Literario Juan Jose Arreola, and then take in the exciting artwork at Casa del Arte.

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

You can drive from Tapalpa to Ciudad Guzman in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ajijic.

Things to do in Ciudad Guzman

Nature Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Nevado de Colima ©
Parque Nacional Nevado de Colima
Casa del Arte ©
Casa del Arte

4
nights
Ajijic

Ajijic ©
Get out of town with these interesting Ajijic side-trips: Parroquia Senor del Monte (in Jocotepec) and Mazamitla (Plaza Municipal Jose Parres Arias & Iglesia de Mazamitla).

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ajijic tour builder tool .

Traveling by car from Ciudad Guzman to Ajijic takes 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Ajijic are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lagos de Moreno.

Things to do in Ajijic

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

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

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 12th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Sacred Art Museum, don't miss a visit to Centro Historico de Lagos de Moreno, and then admire the landmark architecture of Templo del Calvario. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a splash at Balneario El Paraiso.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lagos de Moreno travel planner.

Traveling by car from Ajijic to Lagos de Moreno takes 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Guadalajara.

Things to do in Lagos de Moreno

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

7
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.
Go for a jaunt from Guadalajara to Zapopan to see El Diente about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: categoryPhrases.phrase.get_up_close_and_personal_with_brilliant_marine_life_at Acuario Michin, see the interesting displays at Instituto Cultural Cabanas, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Libertad, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Guadalajara Cathedral.

For photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Guadalajara driving holiday planning website .

Traveling by car from Lagos de Moreno to Guadalajara takes 2.5 hours. In August in Guadalajara, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Tlaquepaque, Zapopan
Highlights from your plan
Instituto Cultural Cabanas ©
Instituto Cultural Cabanas
Acuario Michin Guadalajara ©
Acuario Michin Guadalajara
Museo Pantaleon Panduro ©
Museo Pantaleon Panduro