43 days in Baja California Itinerary

43 days in Baja California Itinerary

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43 days in Baja California Itinerary

Start: Mammoth Lakes
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Cabo San Lucas
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Los Barriles
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
La Paz
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Loreto
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Guerrero Negro
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
6
San Felipe
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Mexicali
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Valle de Guadalupe
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Rosarito
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Mammoth Lakes

8
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach) in San Jose del Cabo (about 32 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, take in the waterfront activity at Marina Cabo San Lucas, partake in some friendly competition at A-maze-in Cabo Race, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cabo San Lucas attractions planner .

Mammoth Lakes, USA to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mammoth Lakes to Cabo San Lucas is 1 hour. While traveling from Mammoth Lakes, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Cabo San Lucas, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Los Barriles.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Los Barriles

Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): look for gifts at Charlie's Chocolates and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy some diversion at Tres Palapas Baja Pickleball and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Los Barriles road trip planning website .

You can drive from Cabo San Lucas to Los Barriles in 2 hours. September in Los Barriles sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to La Paz.

Things to do in Los Barriles

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Fishing Charters & Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Fishing Charters & Tours
Tres Palapas Baja Pickleball ©
Tres Palapas Baja Pickleball

7
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near La Paz: Rancho Cacachilas (in El Sargento) and Cactus Sanctuary (in El Triunfo). There's still lots to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ensenada Grande, enjoy the sand and surf at Balandra Beach, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the La Paz trip website .

You can drive from Los Barriles to La Paz in 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Los Barriles in September: highs in La Paz hover around 96°F, while lows dip to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Loreto.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Isla Los Islotes, Cactus Sanctuary, Playa Migrino, Rancho Cacachilas
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Isla Espiritu Santo ©
Isla Espiritu Santo
Balandra Beach ©
Balandra Beach

5
nights
Loreto

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. Get out of town with these interesting Loreto side-trips: Mulege (Mission Santa Rosalia de Mulege & Baja Sur Prison Museum). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Bahia de Loreto, get outside with Loreto Guide with Said Orozco, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and pause for some serene contemplation at Mision de Nuestra Senora de Loreto.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Loreto itinerary builder tool .

Drive from La Paz to Loreto in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 93°F in October, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Guerrero Negro.

Things to do in Loreto

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Mulege, Isla Carmen
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Parque Nacional Bahia de Loreto ©
Parque Nacional Bahia de Loreto
Isla Carmen ©
Isla Carmen

2
nights
Guerrero Negro

Guerrero Negro is the largest town located in the municipality of Mulegé in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur (BCS). On the 12th (Sat), head outdoors with Dunas de Soledad and then don't miss a visit to Reserva de la Biosfera del Vizcaino. Here are some ideas for day two: get interesting insight from Tours and then explore the activities along Ojo de Liebre.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Guerrero Negro day trip planning app .

Drive from Loreto to Guerrero Negro in 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to San Felipe.

Things to do in Guerrero Negro

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Ojo de Liebre
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Ojo de Liebre ©
Ojo de Liebre

4
nights
San Felipe

San Felipe ©
San Felipe is a town on the bay of San Felipe in the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez) in the Mexican state of Baja California, 190 km south of the United States border and within the municipality of Mexicali. San Felipe is known for beaches and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Bahia Magdalena, kick back and relax at Playa Solmar, explore the galleries of Sierra de San Pedro Martir National Park, and walk around Scammon's Lagoon.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Felipe tour itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Guerrero Negro to San Felipe in 6 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Guerrero Negro to San Felipe is minus 1 hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mexicali.

Things to do in San Felipe

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Baja California
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3
nights
Mexicali

Mexicali ©
Mexicali is the capital city of the Mexican state of Baja California and seat of the Municipality of Mexicali. Change things up with a short trip to Sitio Arqueologico Vallecito in Tecate (about 1h 30 min away). There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Canon de Guadalupe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe, get curious at Museo Sol del Nino, and take in the exciting artwork at Centro Estatal de las Artes, Mexicali.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Mexicali trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from San Felipe to Mexicali takes 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Mexicali are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Valle de Guadalupe.

Things to do in Mexicali

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Sitio Arqueologico Vallecito
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Museo Sol del Nino ©
Museo Sol del Nino
Sitio Arqueologico Vallecito ©
Sitio Arqueologico Vallecito
Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe ©
Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe

7
nights
Valle de Guadalupe

Valle de Guadalupe ©
Valle de Guadalupe, or Francisco Zarco is a village located in the Ensenada Municipality, Baja California, Mexico, 20 km north of the city of Ensenada. Venture out of the city with trips to Ensenada (Spas, Zipline, & more). There's more to do: learn about winemaking at Xecue Vinicola and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Valle de Guadalupe itinerary planning app .

Getting from Mexicali to Valle de Guadalupe by car takes about 3 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Mexicali in October, with highs in Valle de Guadalupe at 80°F and lows at 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rosarito.

Things to do in Valle de Guadalupe

Wineries Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Ensenada
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Vinos Dubacano ©
Vinos Dubacano
Zipline
Atp Vinos y Familia ©
Atp Vinos y Familia

4
nights
Rosarito

Rosarito ©
Rosarito is a coastal resort city in the Mexican state of Baja California located approximately 10 miles south of the U.S. Rosarito is known for beaches, nightlife, adventure, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, look for gifts at Mercado Del Mar, take in the exciting artwork at La Vid, and buy something for everyone on your list at Pabellon Rosarito.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rosarito trip planner.

You can drive from Valle de Guadalupe to Rosarito in 1.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Valle de Guadalupe in October since evenings lows in Rosarito dip to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rosarito

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Isla Coronado
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Cerro El Coronel ©
Cerro El Coronel
Wine Tours & Tastings
Isla Coronado ©
Isla Coronado