5 days in Jalisco Itinerary

5 days in Jalisco Itinerary

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5 days in Jalisco Itinerary

Start: Guadalajara
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h 30 min
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
Puerto Vallarta
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
End: 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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Liberacion, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, admire the striking features of Basilica de Zapopan, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Aranzazu Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Independencia Avenue.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Guadalajara trip site .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Guadalajara. In December, daily temperatures in Guadalajara can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Mascota.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Fun & Games Historic Sites

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Independencia Avenue
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Room Escape Games
Plaza de la Liberacion ©
Plaza de la Liberacion
Independencia Avenue ©
Independencia Avenue


Mascota ©
Mascota is a town and municipality in Jalisco, in central-western Mexico. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Plaza Principal, pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de Nuestra Senora de los Dolores, then see the interesting displays at Museo Arqueologico, then don't miss a visit to Casa de las piedras, and finally contemplate the long history of La Preciosa Sangre.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Mascota sightseeing site .

Traveling by car from Guadalajara to Mascota takes 3.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Guadalajara in December: highs in Mascota hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Mascota

Historic Sites Museums
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La Preciosa Sangre ©
La Preciosa Sangre
Casa de las piedras ©
Casa de las piedras
Museo Arqueologico ©
Museo Arqueologico

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lucy's CuCu Cabana and Playa las Gemelas. Get out of town with these interesting Puerto Vallarta side-trips: Majahuitas Beach (in Majahuitas) and Playa Quimixto (in Cabo Corrientes). There's much more to do: shop like a local with Galleria Dante, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the water at your own pace with Seas the Day, and pick up some local products at Old Town Farmers Market.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Vallarta road trip website .

You can drive from Mascota to Puerto Vallarta in 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Majahuitas Beach, Playa Quimixto
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Playa Quimixto ©
Playa Quimixto
Majahuitas Beach ©
Majahuitas Beach
Galleria Dante ©
Galleria Dante