9 days in Baja California Itinerary

9 days in Baja California Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Diego
Drive:  1 h 45 min
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h
La Paz
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
Cabo San Lucas
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h 15 min
End: San Diego


Ensenada ©
Ensenada is a coastal city in Mexico, the third-largest in Baja California. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore by horseback at Rancho Los Bandidos and then do a tasting at Bodegas de Santo Tomas. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Vinos Dubacano, thendo a tasting at Xecue Vinicola, and then learn about winemaking at Casa Magoni.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ensenada online day trip planner.

San Diego, USA to Ensenada is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a bus. July in Ensenada sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 64°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Ensenada

Wineries Parks Outdoors

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

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: step off the mainland to explore Isla Espiritu Santo, get outside with Outdoor Activities, stop by Casa Parra Gallery, and kick back and relax at Playa Migrino.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the La Paz online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Ensenada to La Paz takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ensenada to La Paz. Traveling from Ensenada in July, you will find days in La Paz are much warmer (100°F), and nights are a bit warmer (76°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in La Paz

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Playa Migrino
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Isla Espiritu Santo ©
Isla Espiritu Santo
Fishing Charters & Tours
Balandra Beach ©
Balandra Beach

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to San Jose del Cabo (Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery & Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach)). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, steep yourself in history at Church of Saint Luke, kick back and relax at Medano Beach, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cabo San Lucas trip tool.

Getting from La Paz to Cabo San Lucas by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from La Paz in July, plan for little chillier days in Cabo San Lucas, with highs around 88°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

San Jose del Cabo, Cuadra San Francisco
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El Arco de Cabo San Lucas ©
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas
Fishing Charters & Tours
Off-Road Tours