49 days in Baja California Itinerary

49 days in Baja California Itinerary

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Start: Toronto
Fly:  8 h 15 min
1
Cabo San Lucas
— 9 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Cabo Pulmo
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Los Barriles
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
La Paz
— 9 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
Loreto
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
San Ignacio
— 3 nights
Drive:  10 h 45 min
7
Mexicali
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Valle de Guadalupe
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
9
Tijuana
— 7 nights
Fly:  18 h 30 min
End: Toronto

9
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.
Visit Medano Beach and Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach) for some beach relaxation. Get some cultural insight at Church of Saint Luke and La Candelaria. Explore Cabo San Lucas' surroundings by going to Todos Santos (Galeria de Todos Santos, Manos Mexicanas, &more) and San Jose del Cabo (Enrique Bascon, Galeria de Arte, Parroquia San Jose, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Maria Beach, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in the exciting artwork at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art.

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Toronto, Canada to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 9- hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mexican Pacific Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in January, with highs in Cabo San Lucas at 28°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cabo Pulmo.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

San Jose del Cabo, Todos Santos, Cuadra San Francisco
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Shark Diving
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Cabo Pulmo

On the 26th (Sun), stroll through Cabo Pulmo Marine Preserve and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cabo Pulmo holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Cabo San Lucas to Cabo Pulmo takes 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Cabo San Lucas in January since evenings lows in Cabo Pulmo dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Los Barriles.

Things to do in Cabo Pulmo

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Cabo Pulmo Marine Preserve ©
Cabo Pulmo Marine Preserve

2
nights
Los Barriles

Los Barriles ©
You've now added Baja's Awesome Sportfishing to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take a tour by water with Baja's Awesome Sportfishing and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rancho Ecologico Sol de Mayo and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Los Barriles trip planner.

You can drive from Cabo Pulmo to Los Barriles in 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Los Barriles are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to La Paz.

Things to do in Los Barriles

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Rancho Ecologico Sol de Mayo, Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
Baja's Awesome Sportfishing ©
Baja's Awesome Sportfishing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Fishing Charters & Tours

9
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Caktu Souvenirs and Museo de Antropologia e Historia de Baja California Sur. Get in touch with nature at Balandra Beach and Shark Diving. Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Beach (in Todos Santos) and Balandra Beach (in Los Tecolotes). Next up on the itinerary: cast your line with a fishing tour, explore by horseback at Rancho El Cajon, stroll through Playa Migrino, and take in the spiritual surroundings of La Paz Cathedral.

To find out how to plan a trip to La Paz, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Los Barriles to La Paz takes 2 hours. January in La Paz sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Loreto.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Los Cabos, Palm Beach, Balandra Beach
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Balandra Beach ©
Balandra Beach
Isla Espiritu Santo ©
Isla Espiritu Santo

6
nights
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. Take a break from the city and head to Parque Nacional Bahia de Loreto and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get a sense of the local culture at Misión San Francisco Javier de Viggé-Biaundó and Richard Jackson Galeria. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mision de Nuestra Senora de Loreto, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and see the interesting displays at Museo de las Misiones de Baja California.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Loreto trip website.

Traveling by car from La Paz to Loreto takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in February, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Ignacio.

Things to do in Loreto

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

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

3
nights
San Ignacio

San Ignacio ©
Visiting Sierra de San Francisco and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Misión San Ignacio Kadakaamán and Iglesia Santa Barbara. Explore San Ignacio's surroundings by going to Santa Rosalia (La Vendedora de Libros & Museum o Mining History).

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Ignacio trip planning website.

You can drive from Loreto to San Ignacio in 4.5 hours. When traveling from Loreto in February, plan for slightly colder days in San Ignacio, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mexicali.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Rosalia, Baja California
Highlights from your plan
Sierra de San Francisco ©
Sierra de San Francisco
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Iglesia Santa Barbara ©
Iglesia Santa Barbara

2
nights
Mexicali

Mexicali ©
Mexicali is the capital city of the Mexican state of Baja California and seat of the Municipality of Mexicali. Escape the urban bustle at Canon de Guadalupe and Cerro Prieto. Centro Estatal de las Artes, Mexicali and Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: explore the engaging exhibits at Museo Sol del Nino, examine the collection at Instituto de Investigaciones Culturales - Museo UABC, try to win big at Arenia Casino, and buy something for everyone on your list at Plaza Galerias del Valle.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Mexicali planner.

Traveling by car from San Ignacio to Mexicali takes 10.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mexican Pacific Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from San Ignacio in February, plan for a bit cooler nights in Mexicali, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Valle de Guadalupe.

Things to do in Mexicali

Shopping Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Centro Estatal de las Artes, Mexicali ©
Centro Estatal de las Artes, Mexicali
Museo Sol del Nino ©
Museo Sol del Nino
Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe ©
Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe

8
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. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Xecue Vinicola and El Corcho Rosa Valle Girl Vino. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Valle de Guadalupe: Ensenada (Bodegas de Santo Tomas, Tequila Room, &more). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Casa Magoni.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Valle de Guadalupe trip planner.

You can drive from Mexicali to Valle de Guadalupe in 3 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Mexicali in February: high temperatures in Valle de Guadalupe hover around 21°C and lows are around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tijuana.

Things to do in Valle de Guadalupe

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Ensenada
Highlights from your plan
Xecue Vinicola ©
Xecue Vinicola
Casa Magoni ©
Casa Magoni
El Corcho Rosa Valle Girl Vino ©
El Corcho Rosa Valle Girl Vino

7
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. Take a break from the city and head to Cerro El Coronel and Playas de Tijuana. La Vid and Museo Del Coleccionista De Tijuana are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Tijuana's surroundings by going to Rosarito (Ugi Gallery, Mercado Del Mar, &more) and Museo Comunitario Kumiai (in Tecate). There's still lots to do: have fun and explore at Mini City, take an in-depth tour of Amigos del Artes, make a trip to Tijuana Arch, and browse the different shops at Plaza Rio Tijuana.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tijuana trip planner.

Drive from Valle de Guadalupe to Tijuana in 2 hours. Traveling from Valle de Guadalupe in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Tijuana, with lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tijuana

Museums Outdoors Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Rosarito, Museo Comunitario Kumiai
Highlights from your plan
La Vid ©
La Vid
Cerro El Coronel ©
Cerro El Coronel
Playas de Tijuana ©
Playas de Tijuana

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