8 days in Jalisco Itinerary

8 days in Jalisco Itinerary

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Puerto Vallarta
— 4 nights
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Guadalajara
— 3 nights
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Puerto Vallarta

— 4 nights
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Change things up with a short trip to Vallarta Botanical Gardens in Cabo Corrientes (about 58 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk, appreciate the extensive heritage of Zona Romantica, get outside with Bahía de Banderas, and get engrossed in the history at Galeria Colectika.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Vallarta trip itinerary maker tool.

Los Angeles, USA to Puerto Vallarta is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Puerto Vallarta: highs are around 89°F and lows about 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can fly to Guadalajara.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Guadalajara

— 3 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.
Guadalajara is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Museo Pantaleon Panduro, see some colorful creatures with Guadalajara Dive Center, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Acuario Michin Guadalajara, and ponder the design of Fuente De Los Ninos Miones.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Guadalajara trip planner.

You can fly from Puerto Vallarta to Guadalajara in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Puerto Vallarta in July, with highs in Guadalajara at 80°F and lows at 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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.