15 days in Baja California Sur Itinerary

15 days in Baja California Sur Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Baja California Sur trip itinerary planner

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La Paz
— 5 nights
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Los Barriles
— 1 night
Drive
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Cabo Pulmo
— 1 night
Drive
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Cabo San Lucas
— 7 nights
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La Paz

— 5 nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Balandra Beach and Playa Los Cerritos. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Balandra Beach and Playa La Cachora. Explore La Paz's surroundings by going to Todos Santos (La Sonrisa de la Muerte, La Pastora, &more). There's still lots to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, stop by Casa Parra Gallery, kick back and relax at Playa Pichilingue (Pichilingue Beach), and step off the mainland to explore Isla Espiritu Santo.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our La Paz trip itinerary maker.

Mexico City to La Paz is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mexico City to La Paz. Traveling from Mexico City in August, things will get much warmer in La Paz: highs are around 44°C and lows about 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Los Barriles.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Los Barriles

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Barriles vacation app.

Getting from La Paz to Los Barriles by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from La Paz in August, expect nights in Los Barriles to be about the same, around 29°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cabo Pulmo.

Things to do in Los Barriles

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
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Cabo Pulmo

— 1 night
On the 10th (Mon), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cabo Pulmo Marine Preserve.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cabo Pulmo trip builder tool.

Drive from Los Barriles to Cabo Pulmo in 1.5 hours. August in Cabo Pulmo sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Cabo Pulmo

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Tours

Cabo San Lucas

— 7 nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Chileno Beach. Kids will appreciate attractions like El Arco de Cabo San Lucas and Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach). Step out of the city life by going to Playa del Amor and Santa Maria Beach. Explore Cabo San Lucas' surroundings by going to San Jose del Cabo (Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery, Costa Azul, &more). Next up on the itinerary: cast your line with a fishing tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, see the interesting displays at Museo de Historia Natural, and cool off at Los Cabos Tarzan Boats.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cabo San Lucas trip planner.

Getting from Cabo Pulmo to Cabo San Lucas by car takes about 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Cabo San Lucas can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Baja California Sur travel guide

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Swim with Dolphins · Fishing Charters & Tours · Beaches
Aquarium of the World
Mexico's newest state--established in the 1970s--Baja California Sur contains some of the country's most popular tourist resorts, including the globally famous Cabo San Lucas. Understandably for a place with such an extensive coastline, beaches top most Baja California Sur itineraries, but this region in the southern half of the eponymous peninsula also boasts appealing little towns and impressively large nature reserves. Most visitors on a Baja California Sur holiday split their time between soaking up the sunshine along the coast and exploring one or more of over 60 archaeological sites preserving important pre-Columbian rock art. For the ultimate Baja experience, begin your vacation in the city of La Paz, the cosmopolitan heart of this northwestern Mexican region.