5 days in San Francisco Bay Area & Cancun Itinerary

5 days in San Francisco Bay Area & Cancun Itinerary

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5 days in San Francisco Bay Area & Cancun Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
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San Francisco, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
2
Cancun, Mexico
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h
End: San Francisco, United States

2
nights
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and don't miss a visit to Lombard Street.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Francisco day trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. In December, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Cancun.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Childrens Museums Museums
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

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Cancun, Mexico

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Interactive Aquarium and then browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Tortugas and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Delfines.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cancun day trip website .

You can fly from San Francisco to Cancun in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to Cancun due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in December: high temperatures in Cancun hover around 82°F and lows are around 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Interactive Aquarium ©
Interactive Aquarium
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Playa Tortugas ©
Playa Tortugas

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