8 days in Mexico Itinerary

8 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  9 h
1
Cancun
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Tulum
— 3 nights
+3
Bus + Ferry + Taxi + Fly:  9 h 30 min
3
Cabo San Lucas
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: San Francisco

1
night
Cancun

Few destinations in Mexico dazzle visitors quite like Cancun, a modern resort town filled with glitzy hotels sitting on picturesque and well-developed Caribbean beaches.
On the 17th (Sat), get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Delfines. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, observe the fascinating underwater world at Interactive Aquarium, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Tortugas.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cancun online route planner.

San Francisco, USA to Cancun is an approximately 9.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to Cancun. In August, Cancun is somewhat warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 89°F and lows of 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tulum.

Things to do in Cancun

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Swim with Dolphins
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Playa Tortugas ©
Playa Tortugas

3
nights
Tulum

Tulum ©
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Paradise Beach and Akumal Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret and Gran Cenote. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site and look for gifts at Mixik.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Tulum tour itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Cancun to Tulum takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Tulum can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret, Akumal Beach
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret ©
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

1
night
Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas ©
One of Mexico's premier vacation spots, Cabo San Lucas lures pleasure seekers with its trendy restaurant scene, raucous nightlife, and, of course, picture-perfect beaches.
On the 22nd (Thu), kick back and relax at Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach), kick back and relax at Chileno Beach, and then stop by Caboholic Store & Activity Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): look for gifts at Feinstein Jewelry and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa del Amor.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cabo San Lucas online itinerary planner.

Do a combination of bus, ferry, and flight from Tulum to Cabo San Lucas in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Tulum to Cabo San Lucas is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Tulum in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 79°F in Cabo San Lucas. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach)
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Playa del Amor ©
Playa del Amor
Chileno Beach ©
Chileno Beach
Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach) ©
Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach)

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