12 days in Baja California Norte Itinerary

12 days in Baja California Norte Itinerary

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Tijuana
— 1 night
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Tecate
— 1 day
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Mexicali
— 1 night
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San Felipe
— 3 nights
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Ensenada
— 1 night
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Valle de Guadalupe
— 2 nights
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Rosarito
— 3 nights

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Tijuana

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. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): make a trip to Tijuana Arch, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playas de Tijuana, then buy something for everyone on your list at Plaza Rio Tijuana, and finally see the interesting displays at Tijuana Cultural Center (CECUT).

Plan my day in Tijuana using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Leon to Tijuana is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Leon to Tijuana due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Leon in September since evenings lows in Tijuana dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Tecate.

Things to do in Tijuana

Outdoors · Museums · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Tijuana Cultural Center (CECUT) ©
Tijuana Cultural Center (CECUT)
Playas de Tijuana ©
Playas de Tijuana
Plaza Rio Tijuana ©
Plaza Rio Tijuana

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Tecate

Tecate ©
Tecate is a small city in Baja California, Mexico, and the municipal seat of Tecate Municipality. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): examine the collection at Museo Comunitario Kumiai and then make a trip to Sitio Arqueologico Vallecito.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Tecate itinerary website.

Getting from Tijuana to Tecate by car takes about an hour. Traveling from Tijuana in September, you will find days in Tecate are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are slightly colder (13°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Mexicali.

Things to do in Tecate

Museums
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Museo Comunitario Kumiai ©
Museo Comunitario Kumiai
Sitio Arqueologico Vallecito ©
Sitio Arqueologico Vallecito

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Mexicali

Mexicali ©
Mexicali is the capital city of the Mexican state of Baja California and seat of the Municipality of Mexicali. On the 28th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe, then look for gifts at Plaza la Cachanilla, and then take in the exciting artwork at Centro Estatal de las Artes, Mexicali.

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Drive from Tecate to Mexicali in 2 hours. Traveling from Tecate in September, you will find days in Mexicali are somewhat warmer (43°C), and nights are much warmer (27°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to San Felipe.

Things to do in Mexicali

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Plaza la Cachanilla ©
Plaza la Cachanilla
Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe ©
Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Centro Estatal de las Artes, Mexicali ©
Centro Estatal de las Artes, Mexicali

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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: kick back and relax at South Beach and take in nature's colorful creations at Valley of the Giants Valle de los Gigantos.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Felipe holiday builder website.

You can drive from Mexicali to San Felipe in 2.5 hours. September in San Felipe sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 1st (Thu), you're off to Ensenada.

Things to do in San Felipe

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Valley of the Giants Valle de los Gigantos
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Valley of the Giants Valle de los Gigantos ©
Valley of the Giants Valle de los Gigantos

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Ensenada

Ensenada is a coastal city in Mexico, the third-largest in Baja California. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then make a trip to First Street.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ensenada itinerary planning site.

You can drive from San Felipe to Ensenada in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from San Felipe in October, things will get a bit cooler in Ensenada: highs are around 30°C and lows about 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Valle de Guadalupe.

Things to do in Ensenada

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
First Street ©
First Street

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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. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): do a tasting at Monte Xanic, learn about winemaking at L.A. Cetto, and then learn about winemaking at El Cielo Valle de Guadalupe. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Museo de la vid y el vino, then learn about winemaking at Casa Magoni, then do a tasting at Xecue Vinicola, and finally do a tasting at Rondo del Valle.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Valle de Guadalupe attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Ensenada to Valle de Guadalupe takes an hour. Traveling from Ensenada in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Valle de Guadalupe, with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Rosarito.

Things to do in Valle de Guadalupe

Wineries · Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Xecue Vinicola ©
Xecue Vinicola
L.A. Cetto ©
L.A. Cetto
El Cielo Valle de Guadalupe ©
El Cielo Valle de Guadalupe

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Rosarito

Rosarito is a coastal resort city in the Mexican state of Baja California located approximately 10 miles south of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): browse the exhibits of La Vid, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rosarito Beach, and then view the masterpieces at Ugi Gallery. Keep things going the next day: browse the different shops at Pabellon Rosarito, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and then look for gifts at Mercado Del Mar.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rosarito attractions planning tool.

You can drive from Valle de Guadalupe to Rosarito in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Valle de Guadalupe in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Rosarito, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rosarito

Wineries · Shopping · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Rosarito Beach
Rosarito Beach
La Vid ©
La Vid