5 days in Jalisco Itinerary

5 days in Jalisco Itinerary

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5 days in Jalisco Itinerary

Start: Monterrey
Fly:  3 h 45 min
— Few hours
Fly:  3 h 45 min
Puerto Vallarta
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
End: Monterrey


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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Expiatory Temple, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Guadalajara Cathedral, and then see the interesting displays at Instituto Cultural Cabanas.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Guadalajara journey planning site .

Monterrey to Guadalajara is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Guadalajara are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Historic Sites Museums
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Expiatory Temple ©
Expiatory Temple
Instituto Cultural Cabanas ©
Instituto Cultural Cabanas
Guadalajara Cathedral ©
Guadalajara Cathedral

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.
Step out of Puerto Vallarta with an excursion to Vallarta Botanical Gardens in Cabo Corrientes--about 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Zona Romantica, make a trip to Marina Vallarta, take a memorable tour with Tours, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Puerto Vallarta trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Guadalajara to Puerto Vallarta by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Guadalajara in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Puerto Vallarta, with highs around 32°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Vallarta Botanical Gardens
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Malecon Boardwalk ©
Malecon Boardwalk
Dolphin & Whale Watching