8 days in Puerto Vallarta & Zihuatanejo Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Vallarta & Zihuatanejo Itinerary

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Puerto Vallarta
— 4 nights
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Zihuatanejo
— 3 nights

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Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta ©
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). And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk, fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, explore the world behind art at Galeria Colectika, and make a trip to Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Vallarta trip itinerary builder website.

Playa del Carmen to Puerto Vallarta is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Playa del Carmen to Puerto Vallarta. In April in Puerto Vallarta, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Zihuatanejo.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

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Malecon Boardwalk ©
Malecon Boardwalk
Zipline
Swim with Dolphins

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Zihuatanejo

Zihuatanejo ©
Together with the adjecent town of Ixtapa, coastal Zihuatanejo remains one of southwestern Mexico's major tourist destinations.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Playa Las Gatas. Get out of town with these interesting Zihuatanejo side-trips: Ixtapa (Ciclopista de Ixtapa & Ixtapa Island (Isla Ixtapa)). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa la Ropa, browse the exhibits of Suazo Art Gallery, and look for gifts at TEQUILA iPOR FAVOR!.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Zihuatanejo trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Vallarta to Zihuatanejo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In April, daytime highs in Zihuatanejo are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zihuatanejo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

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Playa Las Gatas ©
Playa Las Gatas
Ixtapa Island (Isla Ixtapa) ©
Ixtapa Island (Isla Ixtapa)
Playa la Ropa ©
Playa la Ropa

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