9 days in North America Itinerary

9 days in North America Itinerary

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Guadalajara
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tlaquepaque
— 1 day
Drive
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Tequila
— 1 night
Drive
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Chapala
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ajijic
Drive
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Manzanillo
— 1 night
Drive
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Guadalajara
— 1 night
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Guadalajara

— 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Templo Expiatorio del Santisimo Sacramento as well as Guadalajara Cathedral. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo Expiatorio del Santisimo Sacramento, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de San Agustin, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Templo de Nuestra Senora de Aranzazu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo Santa Maria de Gracia, examine the collection at Instituto Cultural Cabanas, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Guadalajara Cathedral.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Guadalajara trip planner.

Chicago, USA to Guadalajara is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. In January, Guadalajara is much hotter than Chicago - with highs of 75°F and lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tlaquepaque.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 6:

Tlaquepaque

— 1 day
Tlaquepaque, historically San Pedro Tlaquepaque, is a city and the surrounding municipality in the Mexican state of Jalisco.GeographyDuring the 20th century it was absorbed by the outward spread of the state capital and is now a fully integrated part of the Guadalajara conurbation, lying only a few kilometres from the city centre. On the 6th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario de Nuestra Senora de la Soledad and then see the interesting displays at Ceramic Museum (Museo Regional de la Ceramica).

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tlaquepaque trip site.

Tlaquepaque is just a stone's throw from Guadalajara. In January, daytime highs in Tlaquepaque are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tequila.

Things to do in Tlaquepaque

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

Tequila

— 1 night
Santiago de Tequila is a town and municipality located in the state of Jalisco about 60 km from the city of Guadalajara. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Museo Los Abuelos Familia Sauza and then head outdoors with Magdalena Jalisco Mexico.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tequila tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tlaquepaque to Tequila takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in January, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Chapala.

Things to do in Tequila

Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 7:
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Chapala

— 2 nights
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 8th (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Malecon de Chapala and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Parroquia de San Francisco.

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

Getting from Tequila to Chapala by car takes about 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Chapala are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. You will leave for Ajijic on the 9th (Sun).

Things to do in Chapala

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 9:

Ajijic

Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Ajijic Cemetery.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Ajijic trip builder tool.

Ajijic is just a stone's throw from Chapala. In January in Ajijic, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Manzanillo.

Things to do in Ajijic

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 10:

Manzanillo

— 1 night
Manzanillo is a city, seat of Manzanillo Municipality, in the Mexican state of Colima. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): cast your line with a fishing tour and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Malecon de Manzanillo.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Manzanillo trip planning site.

Drive from Ajijic to Manzanillo in 4.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ajijic in January: highs in Manzanillo hover around 86°F, while lows dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Guadalajara.

Things to do in Manzanillo

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 10:

Guadalajara

— 1 night

Pearl of the West

Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with Guadalajara Dive Center and then admire the landmark architecture of Rectoria de la Universidad de Guadalajara.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Guadalajara holiday planning website.

Drive from Manzanillo to Guadalajara in 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Manzanillo in January: highs in Guadalajara hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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