6 days in Playa del Carmen & Cabo San Lucas Itinerary

6 days in Playa del Carmen & Cabo San Lucas Itinerary

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6 days in Playa del Carmen & Cabo San Lucas Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
fly:  5​h
1
Playa del Carmen
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
2
Cabo San Lucas
— 2 nights
flight:  8​h
End: Washington DC

2
nights
Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen ©
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): get outside with Cenote Tak Be Ha and then delve into the distant past at Ruins of Tulum. Keep things going the next day: make a splash at Xel-Ha.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Playa del Carmen trip itinerary maker tool .

Washington DC, USA to Playa del Carmen is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of subway, bus, and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in February, expect Playa del Carmen to be warmer, temps between 80°F and 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Wildlife Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Tulum, Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret ©
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret

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nights
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 12th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas (Lands End), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Luke, and then take in the waterfront activity at Marina Cabo San Lucas. Keep things going the next day: cast your line with a fishing tour, stop by AB Desings & Factory, then kick back and relax at Chileno Beach, and finally explore by horseback at Cuadra San Francisco.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cabo San Lucas trip maker .

You can fly from Playa del Carmen to Cabo San Lucas in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Playa del Carmen to Cabo San Lucas due to the time zone difference. In February, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Cuadra San Francisco
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Cuadra San Francisco ©
Cuadra San Francisco
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas ©
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas
Fishing Charters & Tours

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