6 days in Riviera Nayarit & Puerto Vallarta Itinerary

6 days in Riviera Nayarit & Puerto Vallarta Itinerary

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6 days in Riviera Nayarit & Puerto Vallarta Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  6 h 45 min
1
Nuevo Vallarta
— 2 nights
Bus:  30 min
2
Puerto Vallarta
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: San Francisco

2
nights
Nuevo Vallarta

A planned resort community with one of Mexico's highest concentrations of hotels, Nuevo Vallarta caters to international tourists with its luxurious restaurants, charming marinas, and long stretches of sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): play a few rounds at Punta Mita Golf Course, step off the mainland to explore Marietas Islands, and then kick back and relax at Destiladeras Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nuevo Vallarta Beach and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Nuevo Vallarta sightseeing planning tool.

San Francisco, USA to Nuevo Vallarta is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Nuevo Vallarta. In April, Nuevo Vallarta is a bit warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 82°F and lows of 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Nuevo Vallarta

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Marietas Islands, Punta Mita Golf Course, Kayaking & Canoeing, Destiladeras Beach
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Marietas Islands ©
Marietas Islands
Nuevo Vallarta Beach ©
Nuevo Vallarta Beach

3
nights
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.
When in Puerto Vallarta, make a side trip to see Vallarta Botanical Gardens in Cabo Corrientes, approximately Cabo Corrientes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk, don't miss a visit to Plaza Lazaro Cardenas, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Discover how to plan a Puerto Vallarta trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Puerto Vallarta is just a short distance from Nuevo Vallarta. April in Puerto Vallarta sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can 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
Zipline
Swim with Dolphins

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