8 days in Nayarit Itinerary

8 days in Nayarit Itinerary

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Fly to Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport, Drive to La Penita de Jaltemba
La Penita de Jaltemba
San Blas
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
Nuevo Vallarta
— 3 nights


La Penita de Jaltemba

La Peñita de Jaltemba, commonly called La Peñita', is a small beach town in Nayarit, Mexico, with a population of approximately 20,000 inhabitants. Your day by day itinerary now includes Fun in the sun rentals. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): stop by Hamaca Maya and then get outside with Fun in the sun rentals.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our La Penita de Jaltemba driving holiday planning website.

Mexico City to La Penita de Jaltemba is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Mexico City in June; daily highs in La Penita de Jaltemba reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to San Blas.

Things to do in La Penita de Jaltemba

Outdoors · Shopping

San Blas

— 2 nights
San Blas is both a municipality and municipal seat located on the Pacific coast of Mexico in the state of Nayarit.CitySan Blas is a port and a popular tourist destination, located about 160km north of Puerto Vallarta, and 64km west of the state capital Tepic. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): stroll through Las Islitas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of the Rosary (Nuestra Senora del Rosario), and then contemplate the long history of Contaduria. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along San Blas River, then step off the mainland to explore Isla Isabel, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Borrego.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Blas day trip planner.

Getting from La Penita de Jaltemba to San Blas by car takes about 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in San Blas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sayulita.

Things to do in San Blas

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Beaches


— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Marietas Islands and then add some adventure to your tour with Chica Locca. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tee off at Punta Mita Golf Course, then relax and rejuvenate at Serenity Mobile Spa, then stroll through Playa Las Cuevas, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa De Los Muertos.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, read Sayulita road trip site.

Drive from San Blas to Sayulita in 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Nuevo Vallarta.

Things to do in Sayulita

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Dolphin Discovery Vallarta as well as Cinepolis Lago Real. Take a break from the city and head to Nuevo Vallarta Beach and Playa Las Animas. Head to Mega Comercial Mexicana and Art in Amberfor some retail therapy. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Bucerias, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and make a trip to El Buzo.

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

Getting from Sayulita to Nuevo Vallarta by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Nuevo Vallarta can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Nuevo Vallarta

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Nayarit travel guide

Beaches · Swim with Dolphins · Islands
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.