5 days in San Francisco Bay Area & Cancun Itinerary

5 days in San Francisco Bay Area & Cancun Itinerary

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

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San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Bring the kids along to Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island. And it doesn't end there: get curious at Exploratorium, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and visit Fisherman's Wharf.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco attractions planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish 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
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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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): observe the fascinating underwater world at Interactive Aquarium and then browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Tortugas and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Delfines.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cancun trip planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Cancun in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, train, and bus. Traveling from San Francisco to Cancun, you'll lose 3 hours 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

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

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