19 days in Baja California & San Carlos Itinerary

19 days in Baja California & San Carlos Itinerary

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19 days in Baja California & San Carlos Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Tijuana
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Valle de Guadalupe
— 4 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
3
San Carlos
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
4
La Paz
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Cabo San Lucas
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Calgary

2
nights
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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tijuana: Rosarito (Rosarito Beach & Wine Tours & Tastings). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Tijuana Cultural Center (CECUT), stop by Mercado Hidalgo, make a trip to El Popo Market, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playas de Tijuana.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tijuana road trip website .

Calgary, Canada to Tijuana is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Calgary to Tijuana is minus 1 hour. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Calgary in December; daily highs in Tijuana reach 23°C and lows reach 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Valle de Guadalupe.

Things to do in Tijuana

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Rosarito
Highlights from your plan
Playas de Tijuana ©
Playas de Tijuana
Wine Tours & Tastings
Mercado Hidalgo ©
Mercado Hidalgo

4
nights
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Valle de Guadalupe: Ensenada (La Bufadora, Acuario Oceanico, & more). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Xecue Vinicola, savor the flavors at El Cielo Valle de Guadalupe, and examine the collection at Museo de la vid y el vino.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Valle de Guadalupe online vacation planner .

You can drive from Tijuana to Valle de Guadalupe in 2 hours. Traveling from Tijuana in December, expect Valle de Guadalupe to be slightly colder, temps between 19°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to San Carlos.

Things to do in Valle de Guadalupe

Wineries Museums Parks

Side Trip

Ensenada
Highlights from your plan
Xecue Vinicola ©
Xecue Vinicola
Casa Magoni ©
Casa Magoni
Bodegas de Santo Tomas ©
Bodegas de Santo Tomas

2
nights
San Carlos

San Carlos ©
Sea of Cortez has been added to your itinerary. Take a break from San Carlos with a short trip to Malecon in Guaymas, about 36 minutes away.

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

Drive from Valle de Guadalupe to San Carlos in 11.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Valle de Guadalupe to San Carlos due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Valle de Guadalupe in December, things will get somewhat warmer in San Carlos: highs are around 30°C and lows about 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to La Paz.

Things to do in San Carlos

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Sea of Cortez, Ala Del Malecon Turistico
Highlights from your plan
Nacapule Canyon ©
Nacapule Canyon
Mirador Escenico de San Carlos ©
Mirador Escenico de San Carlos
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
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, nature, adventure, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Isla Espiritu Santo, cast your line with a fishing tour, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and kick back and relax at Balandra Beach.

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You can drive from San Carlos to La Paz in 15.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in La Paz

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

5
nights
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.
Cabo San Lucas is known for wildlife, nature, beaches, nightlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, kick back and relax at Chileno Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Luke, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cabo San Lucas trip builder website .

Traveling by car from La Paz to Cabo San Lucas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from La Paz in December, Cabo San Lucas is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Casino Caliente
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas ©
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas
Chileno Beach ©
Chileno Beach