18 days in Baja California & San Francisco Itinerary

18 days in Baja California & San Francisco Itinerary

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
— 4 nights
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La Paz, Mexico
— 3 nights
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Cabo Pulmo, Mexico
— 1 night
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San Francisco, United States
— 9 nights
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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

— 4 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cabo San Lucas: San Jose del Cabo (Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery & Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach)). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, cool off at Los Cabos Tarzan Boats, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take in the waterfront activity at Medano Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cabo San Lucas day trip site.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Cabo San Lucas. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in July: highs in Cabo San Lucas hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to La Paz.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

La Paz, Mexico

— 3 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.
La Paz is known for wildlife, beaches, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Isla Espiritu Santo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Balandra Beach, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and look for gifts at Casa Parra Gallery.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the La Paz tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Cabo San Lucas to La Paz takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Cabo San Lucas, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in La Paz, ranging from highs of 44°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cabo Pulmo.

Things to do in La Paz

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Cabo Pulmo, Mexico

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cabo Pulmo Marine Preserve and then get up close to creatures of the deep with Eco Adventures.

Plan a Cabo Pulmo trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from La Paz to Cabo Pulmo in 3 hours. While traveling from La Paz, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cabo Pulmo, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Cabo Pulmo

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Tours
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San Francisco, United States

— 9 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Mill Valley to see Muir Woods National Monument about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, walk around Golden Gate Park, and make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco tour website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cabo Pulmo to San Francisco. The time zone difference moving from Mexican Pacific Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Cabo Pulmo in July: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Baja California travel guide

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Fishing Charters & Tours · Beaches · Nightlife
A vacation in Baja California lets you discover one of the world's longest peninsulas, home to some of the most dramatic landscapes in Mexico. The area often feels like the middle of nowhere and boasts a relaxed and friendly atmosphere unmatched by the country's more popular tourist destinations. From vast deserts and dormant volcanoes, to old mission towns and rugged canyons, Baja California offers a wealth of outdoor activities guaranteed to meet the expectations of the most demanding of visitors. A tour of Baja California reveals a place still largely unspoiled by mass tourism, where it's possible to hike, camp, surf, sail, and go on deep-sea fishing expeditions without rubbing shoulders with thousands of other tourist.