45 days in Baja California Itinerary

45 days in Baja California Itinerary

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Start: San Francisco
Fly:  14 h 15 min
1
Tijuana
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Valle de Guadalupe
— 7 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
San Felipe
— 4 nights
Drive:  6 h 45 min
4
Guerrero Negro
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
San Ignacio
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
6
Mulege
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Loreto
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
8
La Paz
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Todos Santos
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
10
Cabo Pulmo
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
11
San Jose del Cabo
— 7 nights
Fly:  4 h
End: San Francisco

5
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. Get some cultural insight at Tijuana Cultural Center (CECUT) and Catedral de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe. Step off the beaten path and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and Rosarito Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tijuana: Rosarito (La Vid & Cerro El Coronel). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Playas de Tijuana, tee off at Tijuana Country Club (Club Campestre Tijuana), have fun and explore at Museo Del Coleccionista De Tijuana, and stop by Casa Avestruz.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tijuana holiday site.

San Francisco, USA to Tijuana is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 64°F in Tijuana. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Valle de Guadalupe.

Things to do in Tijuana

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trip

Rosarito
Highlights from your plan
Playas de Tijuana ©
Playas de Tijuana
Tijuana Cultural Center (CECUT) ©
Tijuana Cultural Center (CECUT)
Wine Tours & Tastings

7
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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museo de la vid y el vino and Decantos Vinicola. Get a sense of the local culture at Wine Tours & Tastings and Xecue Vinicola. Change things up with these side-trips from Valle de Guadalupe: Ensenada (Kayaking & Canoeing, Tequila Room, &more). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at L.A. Cetto.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Valle de Guadalupe online tour planner.

You can drive from Tijuana to Valle de Guadalupe in 2 hours. Traveling from Tijuana in August, expect nights in Valle de Guadalupe to be slightly colder, around 55°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 92°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Felipe.

Things to do in Valle de Guadalupe

Wineries Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Ensenada
Highlights from your plan
Xecue Vinicola ©
Xecue Vinicola
Museo de la vid y el vino ©
Museo de la vid y el vino
Wine Tours & Tastings

4
nights
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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Playa Las Palmas and Playa Tecolote. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sierra de San Francisco, contemplate the waterfront views at Bahia Magdalena, enjoy the sand and surf at Estero Beach, and stroll around Scammon's Lagoon.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Felipe day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Valle de Guadalupe to San Felipe takes 4 hours. Traveling from Valle de Guadalupe in August, you will find days in San Felipe are a bit warmer (98°F), and nights are warmer (79°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Guerrero Negro.

Things to do in San Felipe

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Baja California
Highlights from your plan
Sierra de San Francisco ©
Sierra de San Francisco
Valley of the Giants Valle de los Gigantos ©
Valley of the Giants Valle de los Gigantos

2
nights
Guerrero Negro

Guerrero Negro is the largest town located in the municipality of Mulegé in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur (BCS). Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Reserva de la Biosfera del Vizcaino, thensee majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then browse the collection at Bajabooks Guerrero Negro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Ojo de Liebre and then head outdoors with Dunas de Soledad.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Guerrero Negro day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from San Felipe to Guerrero Negro takes 7 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from San Felipe to Guerrero Negro is 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Ignacio.

Things to do in Guerrero Negro

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Ojo de Liebre
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Reserva de la Biosfera del Vizcaino ©
Reserva de la Biosfera del Vizcaino
Ojo de Liebre ©
Ojo de Liebre

1
night
San Ignacio

Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Misión San Ignacio Kadakaamán and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Ignacio online vacation planner.

Drive from Guerrero Negro to San Ignacio in 2.5 hours. August in San Ignacio sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 84°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Mulege.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Misión San Ignacio Kadakaamán ©
Misión San Ignacio Kadakaamán

1
night
Mulege

Mulege ©
On the 20th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Baja Sur Prison Museum, kick back and relax at Playa Los Cocos, and then admire the architecture and history at Mission Santa Rosalia de Mulege.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, read our Mulege trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Ignacio to Mulege takes 2 hours. August in Mulege sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 84°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Loreto.

Things to do in Mulege

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mission Santa Rosalia de Mulege ©
Mission Santa Rosalia de Mulege

4
nights
Loreto

Loreto ©
Loreto is a city in and municipal seat of Loreto Municipality, located on the Gulf of California in eastern Baja California Sur state, Mexico.The city of 14,724 people is located about 350km north of La Paz, the capital of Baja California Sur state.HistoryLoreto was the first Spanish colonial settlement of the Viceroyalty of New Spain on the Baja California Peninsula.The town was founded in 1697 by Jesuit missionaries, who found a steady spring of fresh water on this site, as the Misión Nuestra Señora de Loreto. Misión San Francisco Javier de Viggé-Biaundó and Mision de Nuestra Senora de Loreto will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Museo de las Misiones de Baja California and Richard Jackson Galeria. Next up on the itinerary: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, head off the coast to Isla Carmen, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Bahia de Loreto, and get outside with Loreto Guide with Said Orozco.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Loreto trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Mulege to Loreto in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Mulege in August, you will find days in Loreto are somewhat warmer (98°F), and nights are about the same (82°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Loreto

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Isla Carmen
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Bahia de Loreto ©
Parque Nacional Bahia de Loreto
Dolphin & Whale Watching

7
nights
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.
Relax by the water at Balandra Beach and Ensenada Grande. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like La Paz Cathedral and Diaz Castro Galeria. There's much more to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, kick back and relax at Playa Migrino, head off the coast to Isla Los Islotes, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Caimancito Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the La Paz trip maker website.

Getting from Loreto to La Paz by car takes about 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 100°F in August, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to drive to Todos Santos.

Things to do in La Paz

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Los Cabos, Balandra Beach, Isla Los Islotes
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
La Paz Cathedral ©
La Paz Cathedral
Balandra Beach ©
Balandra Beach

5
nights
Todos Santos

Todos Santos ©
Todos Santos is a small coastal town at the foothills of the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains, on the Pacific coast side of the Baja California Peninsula, about an hour's drive north of Cabo San Lucas on Highway 19 and an hour's drive southwest from La Paz. Get a sense of the local culture at La Candelaria and Ochre-Colored Church. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa Los Cerritos and Palm Beach. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at La Pastora, look for gifts at Atelier Naica, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Pilar, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa La Cachora.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Todos Santos travel planner.

Getting from La Paz to Todos Santos by car takes about 1.5 hours. While traveling from La Paz, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Todos Santos, ranging from highs of 89°F to lows of 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cabo Pulmo.

Things to do in Todos Santos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Spas
Highlights from your plan
Playa Los Cerritos ©
Playa Los Cerritos
Tortugueros Las Playitas ©
Tortugueros Las Playitas
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach

1
night
Cabo Pulmo

Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Cabo Pulmo Marine Preserve and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Cabo Pulmo trip planner.

Drive from Todos Santos to Cabo Pulmo in 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Cabo Pulmo can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Jose del Cabo.

Things to do in Cabo Pulmo

Wildlife Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Cabo Pulmo Marine Preserve ©
Cabo Pulmo Marine Preserve

7
nights
San Jose del Cabo

San Jose del Cabo ©
Underdeveloped and unexplored for most of its history, San Jose del Cabo emerged as a major tourist destination in the 1970s, when a growing number of sun-and-sand visitors discovered the area's appealing beaches.
Get some cultural insight at Parroquia San Jose and La Sacristia Art & History. Step off the beaten path and head to Santa Maria Beach and Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach). Explore San Jose del Cabo's surroundings by going to Cabo San Lucas (Church of Saint Luke, La Turquesa Jewelry and Art, &more). There's still lots to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, explore the galleries of Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery, stroll through Chileno Beach, and take in the exciting artwork at Tanya Talamante.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Jose del Cabo trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Cabo Pulmo to San Jose del Cabo takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in September, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Jose del Cabo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cabo San Lucas, Cuadra San Francisco
Highlights from your plan
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas ©
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas
Parroquia San Jose ©
Parroquia San Jose
Santa Maria Beach ©
Santa Maria Beach

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