5 days in Jalisco Itinerary

5 days in Jalisco Itinerary

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Route & dates

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): make a trip to Plaza de la Liberacion, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then appreciate the history behind Basilica de Zapopan, then pause for some serene contemplation at Aranzazu Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Independencia Avenue.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Guadalajara trip itinerary site.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Guadalajara. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in December, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to 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. On the 30th (Sun), make a trip to Plaza Principal, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de Nuestra Senora de los Dolores, then examine the collection at Museo Arqueologico, then make a trip to Casa de las piedras, and finally contemplate the long history of La Preciosa Sangre.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Mascota online day trip planner.

You can drive from Guadalajara to Mascota in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Guadalajara in December, expect nights in Mascota to be warmer, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Playa Quimixto and Seas the Day. Take a break from Puerto Vallarta with a short trip to Majahuitas Beach in Majahuitas, about 2h 30 min away. The adventure continues: stop by Lucy's CuCu Cabana, kick back and relax at Playa las Gemelas, explore the galleries of Galleria Dante, and explore the world behind art at Peyote People.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Vallarta attractions planner.

Drive from Mascota to Puerto Vallarta in 2.5 hours. December in Puerto Vallarta sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Playa Quimixto, Majahuitas Beach
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Playa Quimixto ©
Playa Quimixto
Lucy's CuCu Cabana ©
Lucy's CuCu Cabana
Seas the Day ©
Seas the Day