57 days in Jalisco & Sayulita Itinerary

57 days in Jalisco & Sayulita Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico trip planner

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Guadalajara
— 9 nights
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Tequila
— 8 nights
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Mascota
— 2 nights
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San Sebastian del Oeste
— 1 night
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Careyes
— 1 night
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Cabo Corrientes
— 2 nights
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Yelapa
— 2 nights
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Puerto Vallarta
— 20 nights
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Sayulita
— 11 nights
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Guadalajara

— 9 nights

Pearl of the West

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Instituto Cultural Cabanas and Malecon de Chapala. Templo Expiatorio del Santisimo Sacramento and Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Jalisco are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Guadalajara Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Wax Museum (Museo de Cera), brush up on your military savvy at Museo del Ejercito y Fuerza Aerea, and admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Huichol Wixarica.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Guadalajara online holiday planner.

New York City, USA to Guadalajara is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 61°F in Guadalajara. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tequila.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours

Side Trips

Tequila

— 8 nights
Santiago de Tequila is a town and municipality located in the state of Jalisco about 60 km from the city of Guadalajara. You'll explore and learn at Museo Los Abuelos Familia Sauza and Museo Nacional del Tequila MUNAT. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Zona Arqueologica Teuchitlan o Guachimontones and Antiguos Lavaderos. The adventure continues: sample the fine beverages at Destileria La Rojena, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada Los Azules, contemplate the geological forces at Tequila Volcano, and contemplate the long history of Antigua Estacion de Ferrocarril.

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

You can drive from Guadalajara to Tequila in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Tequila are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Mascota.

Things to do in Tequila

Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Mascota

— 2 nights
Mascota is a town and municipality in Jalisco, in central-western Mexico. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de Nuestra Senora de los Dolores and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Rosario Talpa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): examine the collection at Museo Arqueologico and then steep yourself in history at La Preciosa Sangre.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Mascota trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tequila to Mascota takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Tequila in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Mascota: highs are around 89°F and lows about 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Sebastian del Oeste.

Things to do in Mascota

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

San Sebastian del Oeste

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Mirado La Bufa and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de San Sebastian.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the San Sebastian del Oeste trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Mascota to San Sebastian del Oeste in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in August, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Careyes.

Things to do in San Sebastian del Oeste

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Careyes

— 1 night
On the 28th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Careyitos Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Careyes route planner.

Drive from San Sebastian del Oeste to Careyes in 4.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cabo Corrientes.

Things to do in Careyes

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Cabo Corrientes

— 2 nights
Cabo Corrientes is a cape on the Pacific coast of the Mexican state of Jalisco. On the 29th (Sun), take a tour by water with Mismaloya Adventures, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Las Animas, and then admire the natural beauty at Vallarta Botanical Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with Galeria Coppelia.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cabo Corrientes vacation planning tool.

You can drive from Careyes to Cabo Corrientes in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in August, and nighttime lows around 76°F. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Yelapa.

Things to do in Cabo Corrientes

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Yelapa

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): see what you can catch with Garcia Fishing Charters and then take in the dramatic scenery at Yelapa Waterfalls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): indulge in some personalized pampering at Day Spa Verana and then enjoy the sand and surf at Majahuitas Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Yelapa route maker.

You can drive from Cabo Corrientes to Yelapa in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Yelapa can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Yelapa

Outdoors · Parks · Spas · Tours

Side Trip

Puerto Vallarta

— 20 nights
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Centro Historico and Olas Altas. Visit Playa Las Gemelas and Yelapa y Mahauitas Playa for some beach relaxation. Change things up with a short trip to Nuevo Vallarta Beach in Nuevo Vallarta (about 34 minutes away). The adventure continues: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, see Off-Road Tours, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and kick back and relax at Los Muertos Beach.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Vallarta day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Yelapa to Puerto Vallarta takes 3 hours. September in Puerto Vallarta sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Sayulita.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Museums · Shopping · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Sayulita

— 11 nights
Sandy beaches, good surfing, and affordable dining draw an increasing number of tourists to vacation in Sayulita, a smaller and less hectic alternative to nearby Puerto Vallarta.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa De Los Muertos and Playa San Pancho. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Horseback Riding Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sayulita: Platanitos Playa Beach (in Platanitos), Museo Casa Tequilera (in Bucerias) and Playa Los Ayala (in Rincon de Guayabitos). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Sayulita Beach, kick back and relax at Playa La Lancha, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa La Manzanilla, and head off the coast to Marietas Islands.

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You can take a bus from Puerto Vallarta to Sayulita in an hour. Another option is to drive. September in Sayulita sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Sayulita

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Jalisco travel guide

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Swim with Dolphins · Piers & Boardwalks · Zipline
Western Mexico's state of Jalisco features a long Pacific coastline dotted with modern resorts, so it doesn't surprise that much of the region's income comes from the tourism sector. Arguably the most popular place to visit in Jalisco is Puerto Vallarta, drawing both international and domestic visitors with its beaches and proximity to pristine wilderness areas. The country's cultural center, Jalisco is also the birthplace of tequila, the wide-brimmed sombrero, and mariachis, arguably three of Mexico's biggest symbols. Venture farther away from the big cities during your Jalisco holiday to discover the true heart and soul of this region by attending folk festivals and discovering the secrets of local cuisine.