8 days in Pacific Coast Itinerary

8 days in Pacific Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pacific Coast holiday planner

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Acapulco
— 1 night
Fly
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Mazatlan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sayulita
— 3 nights
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Acapulco

— 1 night
Probably one of Mexico's best-known beach resorts, Acapulco came into prominence in the mid-20th century, when it became a getaway for Hollywood movie starts and European millionaires.
On the 28th (Fri), stop by La Isla Acapulco Shopping Village.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Acapulco day trip planner.

Orlando, USA to Acapulco is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to Acapulco is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Orlando in December, expect Acapulco to be a bit warmer, temps between 92°F and 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Mazatlan.

Things to do in Acapulco

Shopping · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Mazatlan

— 2 nights

Pacific Pearl

Fine beaches remain a top reason to take a trip to Mazatlan, a developed resort city with a high concentration of hotels and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): kick back and relax at Playa Brujas and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mazatlan Farmers Market. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Olas Altas, then look for gifts at Casa Etnika, and then enjoy the sea views from El Faro Mazatlan.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Mazatlan trip builder.

Getting from Acapulco to Mazatlan by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mexican Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Acapulco in December: high temperatures in Mazatlan hover around 83°F and lows are around 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sayulita.

Things to do in Mazatlan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Sayulita

— 3 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.
Head to Splash of Glass and Quiverito Surf Shopfor some retail therapy. Discover out-of-the-way places like Estudio-Cafe and Sayulita Farmers Market/Mercado del Pueblo. Get out of town with these interesting Sayulita side-trips: Bucerias (Bucerias Art Gallery, A Broken Art, &more). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Creaciones de Joyeria Jewelry Creations by Veronica y Fabio Vanin, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Pancho, and explore the galleries of Luna Layne.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sayulita online attractions planner.

You can drive from Mazatlan to Sayulita in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Mazatlan to Sayulita, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mazatlan in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sayulita, with lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Sayulita

Shopping · Museums · Classes · Outdoors

Side Trips

Pacific Coast travel guide

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Beaches · Islands · Landmarks
Long the playground of mostly American visitors, Mexico's Pacific Coast draws a growing number of travelers from distant corners of the world with its diverse landscapes and good tourist infrastructure. White-sand beaches backed by lush vegetation remain the top Pacific Coast attraction, though this area also encompasses mountains and rugged jungle terrain ideal for adventurers, nature lovers, and photographers. A trip to Pacific Coast puts action in the great outdoors right at your fingertips, allowing you to swim in jungle-framed coves, eat in quaint fishing villages, and zipline through the foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains. A popular alternative to overcrowded Cancun, this coastline also features Puerto Vallarta, boasting a colonial-era plaza and a network of cobblestoned streets.