23 days in Mexico Itinerary

23 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Start: Cabo San Lucas
1
Cabo San Lucas
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h 30 min
2
Ensenada
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Tijuana
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
4
Mazatlan
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Los Mochis
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h
6
Guaymas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
7
Loreto
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
8
La Paz
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
End: Cabo San Lucas

4
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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.
Step out of Cabo San Lucas to go to San Jose del Cabo and see Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach), which is approximately 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, take in the exciting artwork at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art, enjoy the sand and surf at Medano Beach, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cabo San Lucas route website.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Cabo San Lucas. In November, daytime highs in Cabo San Lucas are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Ensenada.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach), Cuadra San Francisco
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El Arco de Cabo San Lucas ©
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas
Fishing Charters & Tours
Medano Beach ©
Medano Beach

3
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Ensenada

Ensenada ©
Ensenada is a coastal city in Mexico, the third-largest in Baja California. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ensenada: Valle de Guadalupe (Vinos Dubacano, Casa Magoni, &more). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Bodegas de Santo Tomas, appreciate the history behind El Jardin De Tara, look for gifts at Tequila Room, and explore by horseback at Rancho Los Bandidos.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ensenada travel planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Cabo San Lucas to Ensenada in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, tram, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mexican Pacific Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Cabo San Lucas in November, things will get a bit cooler in Ensenada: highs are around 26°C and lows about 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tijuana.

Things to do in Ensenada

Wineries Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Valle de Guadalupe
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Xecue Vinicola ©
Xecue Vinicola
Casa Magoni ©
Casa Magoni
Bodegas de Santo Tomas ©
Bodegas de Santo Tomas

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Tijuana

Tijuana is the largest city in Baja California and on the Baja California Peninsula and center of the Tijuana metropolitan area, part of the international San Diego–Tijuana metropolitan area. On the 9th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Tijuana Cultural Center (CECUT), then don't miss a visit to Tijuana Arch, then make a trip to Mullme, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Del Coleccionista De Tijuana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then look for gifts at Mercado Del Mar.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tijuana online itinerary builder.

You can drive from Ensenada to Tijuana in 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Mazatlan.

Things to do in Tijuana

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Mercado Del Mar
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Tijuana Cultural Center (CECUT) ©
Tijuana Cultural Center (CECUT)
Mullme ©
Mullme

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nights
Mazatlan

Mazatlan ©
Fine beaches remain a top reason to take a trip to Mazatlan, a developed resort city with a high concentration of hotels and restaurants.
Mazatlan is known for historic sites, adventure, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Malecon, admire the striking features of Mazatlan Cathedral, visit a coastal fixture at El Faro Lighthouse, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Acuario Mazatlan.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Mazatlan journey planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tijuana to Mazatlan. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tijuana to Mazatlan. Traveling from Tijuana in November, expect Mazatlan to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Los Mochis.

Things to do in Mazatlan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Playa Olas Altas ©
Playa Olas Altas
Malecon ©
Malecon
Mazatlan Cathedral ©
Mazatlan Cathedral

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Los Mochis

Los Mochis ©
Los Mochis is a coastal city in northern Sinaloa, Mexico. On the 15th (Fri), get outside with El Pechocho and then take in nature's colorful creations at Parque Sinaloa. On the next day, get outside with Plazuela 27 de Septiembre and then admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico Benjamin Francis Johnston.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Los Mochis trip planner.

Drive from Mazatlan to Los Mochis in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Guaymas.

Things to do in Los Mochis

Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

El Pechocho
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El Pechocho ©
El Pechocho
Parque Sinaloa ©
Parque Sinaloa
Plazuela 27 de Septiembre ©
Plazuela 27 de Septiembre

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Guaymas

Guaymas ©
Guaymas is a city located in Guaymas Municipality in the southwest part of the state of Sonora in northwestern Mexico. On the 17th (Sun), make a trip to Ala Del Malecon Turistico and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cerro Tetakawi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Nacapule Canyon and then contemplate the waterfront views at Estero el Soldado, Area Natural Protegida.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Guaymas holiday planner.

Getting from Los Mochis to Guaymas by car takes about 4.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Guaymas can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Loreto.

Things to do in Guaymas

Nature Parks

Side Trip

San Carlos
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Nacapule Canyon ©
Nacapule Canyon
Ala Del Malecon Turistico ©
Ala Del Malecon Turistico

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Loreto

Loreto is a city in and municipal seat of Loreto Municipality, located on the Gulf of California in eastern Baja California Sur state, Mexico.The city of 14,724 people is located about 350km north of La Paz, the capital of Baja California Sur state.HistoryLoreto was the first Spanish colonial settlement of the Viceroyalty of New Spain on the Baja California Peninsula.The town was founded in 1697 by Jesuit missionaries, who found a steady spring of fresh water on this site, as the Misión Nuestra Señora de Loreto. On the 19th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mision de Nuestra Senora de Loreto and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Bahia de Loreto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Loreto trip app.

Traveling by car from Guaymas to Loreto takes 12 hours. November in Loreto sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Loreto

Wildlife Nature Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Parque Nacional Bahia de Loreto ©
Parque Nacional Bahia de Loreto
Spas

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La Paz

La Paz ©
It's no coincidence that La Paz means "peace" in Spanish, as this tourist center with a small-town vibe offers a tranquil atmosphere and blissfully pleasant weather throughout the year.
La Paz is known for wildlife, beaches, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Isla Espiritu Santo, enjoy the sand and surf at Balandra Beach, stop by Casa Parra Gallery, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the La Paz trip planner.

Traveling by car from Loreto to La Paz takes 4.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in La Paz can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Isla Espiritu Santo ©
Isla Espiritu Santo
Fishing Charters & Tours
Balandra Beach ©
Balandra Beach

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