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
— 1 day
San Blas
— 2 nights
Nuevo Vallarta
— 5 nights


La Penita de Jaltemba

— 1 day
La Peñita de Jaltemba, commonly called La Peñita', is a small beach town in Nayarit, Mexico, with a population of approximately 20,000 inhabitants. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): stroll through Jaltemba Equine Education Project (J.E.E.P.), then browse the eclectic array of goods at La Penita Tiangui, and then stop by Hamaca Maya.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the La Penita de Jaltemba day trip planning tool.

Mexico City to La Penita de Jaltemba is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Mexico City in June, things will get somewhat warmer in La Penita de Jaltemba: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to San Blas.

Things to do in La Penita de Jaltemba

Shopping · Wildlife · Parks

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 9th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Contaduria, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of the Rosary (Nuestra Senora del Rosario), and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Borrego. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Playa del Rey and then kick back and relax at Platanitos Playa Beach.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Blas trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from La Penita de Jaltemba to San Blas by car takes about 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in San Blas can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Nuevo Vallarta.

Things to do in San Blas

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuevo Vallarta

— 5 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.
Do your shopping at Mega Comercial Mexicana and Estudio-Cafe. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Nuevo Vallarta Beach and Playa Punta De Mita. Venture out of the city with trips to Luna Layne (in San Francisco), Punta Mita Golf Course (in Punta de Mita) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Sayulita). Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Marietas Islands, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, look for gifts at Isabel Silver Jewelry, and view the masterpieces at Bucerias Art Gallery.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Nuevo Vallarta trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from San Blas to Nuevo Vallarta in 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Nuevo Vallarta are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Nuevo Vallarta

Shopping · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

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.