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Denver to Puerto Vallarta drive

2 travelers   /   driving   /   4 days


Denver to Puerto Vallarta road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Denver to Puerto Vallarta. If you're planning a road trip to Puerto Vallarta, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Denver
drive for about 3 hours

1:08 pm  Trinidad (Colorado)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:08 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

4:47 pm  The Shed
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 6 hours

 Day 2

9:00 am  leave from The Shed
drive for about 5.5 hours

2:19 pm  El Paso
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:19 pm
drive for about 4 hours

7:32 pm  Basílica de Guadalupe
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 9.5 hours

 Day 3

11:00 am  leave from Basílica de Guadalupe
drive for about 5 hours

4:13 pm  Gomez Palacio
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 5 hours

 Day 4

10:00 am  leave from Gomez Palacio
drive for about 2.5 hours

12:39 pm  Durango (Mexico)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:39 pm
drive for about 4.5 hours

6:14 pm  arrive in Puerto Vallarta

day 4 driving ≈ 7 hours

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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Denver, Colorado.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.



How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.



Where should I stop along the way?

Trinidad (Colorado)  (3 answers)
The Shed  (5 mentions)
El Paso  (23 answers)
    questions about El Paso:
        Best free things to do in El Paso?
        Must-see spots & fun things to do for 4 guys in their mid twenties?
        El Paso, TX
Basílica de Guadalupe
Gomez Palacio
Durango (Mexico)  (3 answers)
    questions about Durango (Mexico):
        best route from Durango to Zacatecas




Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.



What are some things to do in Puerto Vallarta?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

La Palapa Restaurant  (2 mentions)
Malecón  (2 mentions)
Riviera Nayarit  (2 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Puerto Vallarta. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Rick from Langley (Canada) asked:
fun restaurant for a group with one teenager  (3 answers)

profile  Sarah from Seattle asked:
What are the best spots for a non-tourist trap experience in PV?  (2 answers)

profile  Hannah from Milwaukee asked:
Best beach in PV?  (1 answer)

profile  Maria from asked:
Recommendations for things to do in Puerto Vallarta?  (1 answer)

profile  Lisa from Kansas City (Missouri) asked:
Places to eat on Christmas Day?  (1 answer)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Puerto Vallarta.





Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Puerto Vallarta to Denver drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Denver to Puerto Vallarta. Or get a full Denver to Puerto Vallarta flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend.

And if you know Denver well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Denver!






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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 1,679 miles
driving time of 27 hours, 35 minutes
Puerto Vallarta is 1 hour ahead of Denver
150 Denver travel answers
3 Trinidad (Colorado) travel answers
23 El Paso travel answers
3 Durango (Mexico) travel answers
35 Puerto Vallarta travel answers





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