15 days in Mexico Itinerary

15 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Puerto Vallarta
Drive:  1 h
1
Yelapa
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Tapalpa
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Chapala
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Guadalajara
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
5
Puerto Vallarta
— 8 nights
End: Puerto Vallarta

2
nights
Yelapa

Yelapa ©
On the 6th (Mon), fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then kick back and relax at Playa Quimixto, and then admire the sheer force of Yelapa Waterfalls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): visit Yelapa English Spanish Institute, then get a taste of life in the country at Rancho Sol y Mar, and then explore the galleries of Galeria Coppelia.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Yelapa vacation planner.

Puerto Vallarta to Yelapa is an approximately 3- hour car ride. In November, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tapalpa.

Things to do in Yelapa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cabo Corrientes, Rancho Sol y Mar
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Playa Quimixto ©
Playa Quimixto
Galeria Coppelia ©
Galeria Coppelia
Parasailing & Paragliding

1
day
Tapalpa

Tapalpa ©
Tapalpa is a town and municipality, in Jalisco state of central-western Mexico.HistoryThe word "Tapalpa" comes from the Nahuatl word "tlapalpan" meaning "land of colors."The region was inhabited by the Otomi prior to the arrival of the Spanish.In 1523, the Spanish, led by Alonso de Ávalos Saavedra, reached the region. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): admire the verdant scenery at Las Piedrotas.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tapalpa online day trip planner.

You can drive from Yelapa to Tapalpa in 7.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Chapala.

Things to do in Tapalpa

Nature Parks
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Las Piedrotas ©
Las Piedrotas

2
nights
Chapala

Chapala ©
Chapala is a town and municipality in the central Mexican state of Jalisco, located on the north shore of Lake Chapala, Mexico's largest freshwater lake. On the 9th (Thu), stop by Lake Chapala Farmers' Market and then step off the mainland to explore Isla de los Alacranes. On the next day, explore the different monuments and memorials at Ajijic Cemetery, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Chapala, and then get to know the fascinating history of Chapala Malecon.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Chapala itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tapalpa to Chapala in 2.5 hours. November in Chapala sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Guadalajara.

Things to do in Chapala

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ajijic, Lake Chapala
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Isla de los Alacranes ©
Isla de los Alacranes
Chapala Malecon ©
Chapala Malecon
Lake Chapala ©
Lake Chapala

2
nights
Guadalajara

Guadalajara ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Barranca de Oblatos, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Guadalajara Cathedral, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Expiatory Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Bosque de la Primavera, admire the striking features of Teatro Degollado, and then examine the collection at Instituto Cultural Cabanas.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Guadalajara trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Chapala to Guadalajara in an hour. In November, daytime highs in Guadalajara are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Nature Parks Trails
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Barranca de Oblatos ©
Barranca de Oblatos
Expiatory Temple ©
Expiatory Temple
Guadalajara Cathedral ©
Guadalajara Cathedral

8
nights
Puerto Vallarta

Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Vallarta and Galleria Dante. Step off the beaten path and head to Playa De Los Muertos and Destiladeras Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Puerto Vallarta: Platanitos Playa Beach (in Platanitos), Nuevo Vallarta Beach (in Nuevo Vallarta) and Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Punta de Mita). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Los Muertos Beach, step off the mainland to explore Isla Cuale, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa las Gemelas, and take a stroll through Olas Altas.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Vallarta travel route site.

Getting from Guadalajara to Puerto Vallarta by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Guadalajara, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Puerto Vallarta, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Nuevo Vallarta, Destiladeras Beach, Playa De Los Muertos, Platanitos Playa Beach, Stand-Up Paddleboarding
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Playa De Los Muertos ©
Playa De Los Muertos
Old Vallarta ©
Old Vallarta

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