5 days in Cabo San Lucas & San Jose del Cabo Itinerary

5 days in Cabo San Lucas & San Jose del Cabo Itinerary

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Cabo San Lucas
— 1 day
San Jose del Cabo
— 4 nights


Cabo San Lucas — 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas and then steep yourself in history at Church of Saint Luke.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cabo San Lucas trip planner.

San Jose del Cabo to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Cabo San Lucas can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Jose del Cabo.
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San Jose del Cabo — 4 nights

Underdeveloped and unexplored for most of its history, San Jose del Cabo emerged as a major tourist destination in the 1970s, when a growing number of sun-and-sand visitors discovered the area's appealing beaches.
Take a break from the city and head to Cuadra San Francisco and San Jose's Estuary and Bird Sanctuary. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery and Sillvermoon Gallery. Step out of San Jose del Cabo to go to Cabo Pulmo and see Cabo Pulmo Marine Preserve, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia San Jose, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach), look for gifts at Eduardo Sanchez Jewelry, and browse the exhibits of Movimiento Art Gallery.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Jose del Cabo online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Cabo San Lucas to San Jose del Cabo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in San Jose del Cabo when traveling from Cabo San Lucas in December, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.
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