15 days in Oakland & Baja California Itinerary

15 days in Oakland & Baja California Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Francisco, United States
Drive:  15 min
1
Oakland, United States
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h 30 min
2
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
La Paz, Mexico
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
4
Ensenada, Mexico
— 2 nights
+4
Bus + Foot + Tram + Bus + Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: San Francisco, United States

4
nights
Oakland, United States

Oakland ©
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sears Point Racing Experience and Jack London State Historic Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oakland: Napa (Taylor Family Vineyards, Wine Tours & Tastings, &more), Petaluma Seed Bank (in Petaluma) and Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley).

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Oakland itinerary builder website.

San Francisco to Oakland is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a subway; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Oakland can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Oakland

Wineries Tours Nature

Side Trips

Napa, Sonoma, Calistoga, Lawrence Hall of Science, Petaluma Seed Bank
Highlights from your plan
Sears Point Racing Experience ©
Sears Point Racing Experience
Lawrence Hall of Science ©
Lawrence Hall of Science
Jack London State Historic Park ©
Jack London State Historic Park

4
nights
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like El Arco de Cabo San Lucas and Medano Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to San Jose del Cabo (Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery & Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach)). And it doesn't end there: cast your line with a fishing tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Luke, take in the exciting artwork at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cabo San Lucas trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Oakland to Cabo San Lucas with the Route module. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Oakland to Cabo San Lucas due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Oakland in February: high temperatures in Cabo San Lucas hover around 79°F and lows are around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to La Paz.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

San Jose del Cabo
Highlights from your plan
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas ©
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas
Chileno Beach ©
Chileno Beach
Medano Beach ©
Medano Beach

3
nights
La Paz, Mexico

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.
Kids will enjoy Isla Espiritu Santo and Malecon. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Balandra Beach, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, head outdoors with HarkerBoard co., and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the La Paz online day trip planner.

Getting from Cabo San Lucas to La Paz by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Cabo San Lucas in February, plan for a bit cooler nights in La Paz, with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ensenada.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Isla Espiritu Santo ©
Isla Espiritu Santo
Balandra Beach ©
Balandra Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Ensenada, Mexico

Ensenada ©
Ensenada is a coastal city in Mexico, the third-largest in Baja California. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): do a tasting at Bodegas de Santo Tomas, thendo a tasting at Casa Magoni, thenlearn about winemaking at Xecue Vinicola, and finally do a tasting at Atp Vinos y Familia. On your second day here, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Ensenada trip planner.

Traveling by flight from La Paz to Ensenada takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from La Paz to Ensenada is minus 1 hour. Traveling from La Paz in February, things will get slightly colder in Ensenada: highs are around 68°F and lows about 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ensenada

Wineries Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Valle de Guadalupe
Highlights from your plan
Xecue Vinicola ©
Xecue Vinicola
Zipline
Atp Vinos y Familia ©
Atp Vinos y Familia

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