7 days in Nayarit Itinerary

7 days in Nayarit Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nayarit trip planner

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Fly to Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport, Drive to Tepic
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Tepic
— 1 day
Drive
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Sayulita
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nuevo Vallarta
— 3 nights
Fly to Phoenix, Bus to Tucson

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Tepic

— 1 day
Tepic is the capital and largest city of the western Mexican state of Nayarit.It is located in the central part of the state, at.It stands at an altitude of 915m above sea level, on the banks of the Río Mololoa and the Río Tepic, approximately 225km north-west of Guadalajara, Jalisco. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): stroll around Parque La Loma, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Tepic, and then get great views at Cerro San Juan.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tepic holiday planner.

Tucson, USA to Tepic is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Tucson in March, with highs in Tepic at 86°F and lows at 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sayulita.

Things to do in Tepic

Parks · Historic Sites

Sayulita

— 2 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.
On the 28th (Sun), stop by Galeria Tanana, play a few rounds at Punta Mita Golf Course, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally stop by Sayulita Sol jewelry. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Destiladeras Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa De Los Muertos.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sayulita trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Tepic to Sayulita in 2.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tepic to Sayulita. Traveling from Tepic in March, you will find days in Sayulita are slightly colder (80°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (63°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Nuevo Vallarta.

Things to do in Sayulita

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Nuevo Vallarta

— 3 nights
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.
On the 30th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Nuevo Vallarta Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museo Casa Tequilera, then admire the natural beauty at Vallarta Botanical Gardens, and then stroll through Playa Las Animas.

Plan my day in Nuevo Vallarta using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Sayulita to Nuevo Vallarta in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in March, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nuevo Vallarta

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Nayarit travel guide

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Beaches · Islands · Swim with Dolphins
Growingly popular with international tourists, Nayarit includes a long strip of the Pacific coast and encompasses several picturesque islands. For most visitors, a holiday in Nayarit conjures up images of an exotic getaway where white-sand beaches stretch for nearly 320 km (200 mi). Upscale resorts and a slew of laidback little towns complete the picture here, attracting artists, backpackers, surfers, families with kids, Mexican celebrities, and foreign travelers with deep pockets. Despite the popularity of Nayarit vacations, it's easy to get away from everyone here, as the area boasts countless palm-fringed coves offering seclusion and privacy.