28 days in Jalisco Itinerary

28 days in Jalisco Itinerary

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Puerto Vallarta
— 7 nights
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Yelapa
— 2 nights
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Mascota
— 2 nights
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Tequila
— 4 nights
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Mazamitla
— 2 nights
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Ajijic
— 3 nights
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Lagos de Moreno
— 1 night
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Guadalajara
— 6 nights
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Puerto Vallarta

— 7 nights
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Puerto Vallarta is known for wildlife, adventure, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, tour the pleasant surroundings at Los Muertos Beach, and take in the dramatic natural features at Los Arcos de Mismaloya.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Vallarta trip planner.

Reno, USA to Puerto Vallarta is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Reno to Puerto Vallarta due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Reno in October, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Puerto Vallarta: temperatures range from 88°F by day to 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Yelapa.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 24:

Yelapa

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Quimixto, take in nature's colorful creations at Vallarta Botanical Gardens, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Las Animas. Here are some ideas for day two: learn something new at Yelapa English Spanish Institute, see what you can catch with Garcia Fishing Charters, and then relax and rejuvenate at Yoga in Yelapa at the Sky Temple.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Yelapa trip planner.

Getting from Puerto Vallarta to Yelapa by car takes about 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Yelapa are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Mascota.

Things to do in Yelapa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 24 — 26:

Mascota

— 2 nights
Mascota is a town and municipality in Jalisco, in central-western Mexico. On the 27th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de Nuestra Senora de los Dolores, then steep yourself in history at La Preciosa Sangre, and then don't miss a visit to Plaza Principal. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Rosario Talpa, make a trip to Casa de las piedras, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Arqueologico.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Mascota road trip website.

Traveling by car from Yelapa to Mascota takes 4.5 hours. In October in Mascota, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Tequila.

Things to do in Mascota

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 26 — 28:

Tequila

— 4 nights
Santiago de Tequila is a town and municipality located in the state of Jalisco about 60 km from the city of Guadalajara. Tequila is known for breweries & distilleries, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: sample the fine beverages at La Fortaleza, get outside with Jalisco en Globo, learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, and look for gifts at La Damajuana Galeria.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tequila trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Mascota to Tequila in 3.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Mascota in October; daily highs in Tequila reach 80°F and lows reach 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Mazamitla.

Things to do in Tequila

Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 28 — Nov 1:

Mazamitla

— 2 nights
Mazamitla is a town and municipality of the Mexican state of Jalisco. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): hunt for treasures at Mercado Municipal, stroll through Cocodrilario La Manzanilla, and then admire the sheer force of Cascada El Salto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Mazamitla and then stroll around Plaza Municipal Jose Parres Arias.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Mazamitla online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tequila to Mazamitla in 2.5 hours. On the 3rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ajijic.

Things to do in Mazamitla

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 1 — 3:

Ajijic

— 3 nights
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ajijic: Jocotepec (Malecon de Jocotepec & Parroquia Senor del Monte).

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ajijic attractions app.

You can drive from Mazamitla to Ajijic in 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lagos de Moreno.

Things to do in Ajijic

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 3 — 6:

Lagos de Moreno

— 1 night
Lagos de Moreno is a city and its surrounding municipal area of the same name, located in the extreme northeastern part of the state of Jalisco in Mexico. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): admire the striking features of Templo del Calvario, make a trip to Centro Historico de Lagos de Moreno, and then examine the collection at Sacred Art Museum.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Lagos de Moreno online travel planner.

Getting from Ajijic to Lagos de Moreno by car takes about 3 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Lagos de Moreno can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Guadalajara.

Things to do in Lagos de Moreno

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 7:

Guadalajara

— 6 nights

Pearl of the West

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.
Go for a jaunt from Guadalajara to Zapopan to see El Diente about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Instituto Cultural Cabanas, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, explore the world behind art at Museo Pantaleon Panduro, and ponder the world of politics at Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Jalisco.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Guadalajara trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lagos de Moreno to Guadalajara takes 2.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Guadalajara are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 7 — 13:

Jalisco travel guide

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Swim with Dolphins · Piers & Boardwalks · Zipline
Western Mexico's state of Jalisco features a long Pacific coastline dotted with modern resorts, so it doesn't surprise that much of the region's income comes from the tourism sector. Arguably the most popular place to visit in Jalisco is Puerto Vallarta, drawing both international and domestic visitors with its beaches and proximity to pristine wilderness areas. The country's cultural center, Jalisco is also the birthplace of tequila, the wide-brimmed sombrero, and mariachis, arguably three of Mexico's biggest symbols. Venture farther away from the big cities during your Jalisco holiday to discover the true heart and soul of this region by attending folk festivals and discovering the secrets of local cuisine.