8 days in Seattle & Puerto Vallarta Itinerary

8 days in Seattle & Puerto Vallarta Itinerary

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Seattle, United States
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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Seattle, United States

— 3 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Explore Seattle's surroundings by going to Tacoma (Washington State History Museum & Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium). Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, and take a stroll through Bellevue Square.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle sightseeing tool.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Seattle Tacoma International Airport, Boeing Field King County International Airport, McChord Air Force Base and Jefferson County International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in December, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

— 3 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: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Zona Romantica.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Vallarta trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Seattle to Puerto Vallarta by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Seattle in December, things will get warmer in Puerto Vallarta: highs are around 82°F and lows about 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife
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