8 days in Baja California Sur Itinerary

8 days in Baja California Sur Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Baja California Sur tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Los Cabos International Airport, Drive to Los Barriles
Los Barriles
— 1 night
La Paz
— 2 nights
Cabo San Lucas
— 4 nights


Los Barriles

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Los Barriles trip itinerary planner.

Lafayette, USA to Los Barriles is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Lafayette to Los Barriles is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in September, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to La Paz.

Things to do in Los Barriles

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

La Paz

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): stroll through Balandra Beach, cast your line with a fishing tour, and then get outside with HarkerBoard co.. On your second day here, head off the coast to Isla Espiritu Santo and then head outdoors with Playa El Tecolote (Tecolote Beach).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the La Paz day trip website.

You can drive from Los Barriles to La Paz in 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Los Barriles in September: highs in La Paz hover around 96°F, while lows dip to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Cabo San Lucas

— 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.
Step out of Cabo San Lucas to go to San Jose del Cabo and see Eclectic Array San Jose, which is approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, make a splash at Los Cabos Tarzan Boats, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Chileno Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cabo San Lucas itinerary planner.

You can drive from La Paz to Cabo San Lucas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from La Paz in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cabo San Lucas: temperatures range from 86°F by day to 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Baja California Sur travel guide

Swim with Dolphins · Fishing Charters & Tours · Beaches
Aquarium of the World
Mexico's newest state--established in the 1970s--Baja California Sur contains some of the country's most popular tourist resorts, including the globally famous Cabo San Lucas. Understandably for a place with such an extensive coastline, beaches top most Baja California Sur itineraries, but this region in the southern half of the eponymous peninsula also boasts appealing little towns and impressively large nature reserves. Most visitors on a Baja California Sur holiday split their time between soaking up the sunshine along the coast and exploring one or more of over 60 archaeological sites preserving important pre-Columbian rock art. For the ultimate Baja experience, begin your vacation in the city of La Paz, the cosmopolitan heart of this northwestern Mexican region.