43 days in Baja California Itinerary

43 days in Baja California Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
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. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, explore by horseback at Cuadra San Francisco, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cabo San Lucas trip 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. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mammoth Lakes in September: highs in Cabo San Lucas hover around 86°F, while lows dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Los Barriles.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cuadra San Francisco, Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach)
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 27:
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El Arco de Cabo San Lucas ©
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas
Fishing Charters & Tours
Chileno Beach ©
Chileno Beach

2
nights
Los Barriles

Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): look for gifts at Charlie's Chocolates and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy some diversion at Tres Palapas Baja Pickleball and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Los Barriles trip planner.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to La Paz.

Things to do in Los Barriles

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Fishing Charters & Tours
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 29:
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around La Paz: Rancho Cacachilas (in El Sargento) and Cactus Sanctuary (in El Triunfo). There's much more to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, head off the coast to Isla Los Islotes, make a trip to Malecon, and kick back and relax at Balandra Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the La Paz online visit planner.

You can drive from Los Barriles to La Paz in 2 hours. When traveling from Los Barriles in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in La Paz: temperatures range from 96°F by day to 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Loreto.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Playa Migrino, Rancho Cacachilas, Isla Los Islotes, Cactus Sanctuary
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 6:
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Isla Espiritu Santo ©
Isla Espiritu Santo
Balandra Beach ©
Balandra Beach

5
nights
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. Explore Loreto's surroundings by going to Mulege (Mission Santa Rosalia de Mulege & Baja Sur Prison Museum). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Bahia de Loreto, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, contemplate the long history of Misión San Francisco Javier de Viggé-Biaundó, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, use the Loreto road trip app.

You can drive from La Paz to Loreto in 4.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 93°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Guerrero Negro.

Things to do in Loreto

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Mulege, Isla Carmen
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 11:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
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). Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): get outside 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 up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ojo de Liebre.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Guerrero Negro attractions planning app.

You can drive from Loreto to Guerrero Negro in 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Felipe.

Things to do in Guerrero Negro

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Ojo de Liebre
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Reserva de la Biosfera del Vizcaino ©
Reserva de la Biosfera del Vizcaino
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: stroll through Playa Las Palmas, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sierra de San Pedro Martir National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Tecolote, and contemplate the waterfront views at Scammon's Lagoon.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our San Felipe trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Guerrero Negro to San Felipe in 7 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mexican Pacific Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in October, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Mexicali.

Things to do in San Felipe

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Baja California
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 17:
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Sierra de San Pedro Martir National Park ©
Sierra de San Pedro Martir National Park
Valley of the Giants Valle de los Gigantos ©
Valley of the Giants Valle de los Gigantos

3
nights
Mexicali

Mexicali ©
Mexicali is the capital city of the Mexican state of Baja California and seat of the Municipality of Mexicali. Step out of Mexicali with an excursion to Sitio Arqueologico Vallecito in Tecate--about 1h 50 min away. There's much more to do: get curious at Museo Sol del Nino, see the interesting displays at Instituto de Investigaciones Culturales - Museo UABC, explore the galleries of Centro Estatal de las Artes, Mexicali, and make a trip to Geotermica.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Mexicali trip maker.

Traveling by car from San Felipe to Mexicali takes 2.5 hours. October in Mexicali sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 63°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Valle de Guadalupe.

Things to do in Mexicali

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Sitio Arqueologico Vallecito
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 20:
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Museo Sol del Nino ©
Museo Sol del Nino
Sitio Arqueologico Vallecito ©
Sitio Arqueologico Vallecito
Centro Estatal de las Artes, Mexicali ©
Centro Estatal de las Artes, Mexicali

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. Explore Valle de Guadalupe's surroundings by going to Ensenada (Bodegas de Santo Tomas, Spas, &more). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Xecue Vinicola and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, you can read our Valle de Guadalupe itinerary site.

Getting from Mexicali to Valle de Guadalupe by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Mexicali in October, expect Valle de Guadalupe to be little chillier, temps between 80°F and 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rosarito.

Things to do in Valle de Guadalupe

Wineries Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Ensenada
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 27:
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Xecue Vinicola ©
Xecue Vinicola
Bodegas de Santo Tomas ©
Bodegas de Santo Tomas
Casa Magoni ©
Casa Magoni

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, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Isla Coronado, view the masterpieces at Baja Gallery, look for gifts at Mercado Del Mar, and browse the exhibits of Ugi Gallery.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rosarito trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Valle de Guadalupe to Rosarito takes 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rosarito

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Isla Coronado
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 31:
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Cerro El Coronel ©
Cerro El Coronel
Isla Coronado ©
Isla Coronado
Wine Tours & Tastings