18 days in Baja California Itinerary

18 days in Baja California Itinerary

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18 days in Baja California Itinerary

Start: Pointe-a-Pitre, Grande-Terre Island
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Loreto
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
La Paz
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Cabo San Lucas
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Valle de Guadalupe
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  22​h
End: Pointe-a-Pitre, Grande-Terre Island

3
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. Spend the 15th (Wed) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Bahia de Loreto. There's much more to do: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and view the masterpieces at Richard Jackson Galeria.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Loreto online travel planner .

Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe to Loreto is an approximately 23-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Pointe-a-Pitre to Loreto due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Pointe-a-Pitre in May, Loreto is a bit cooler at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Loreto

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Parque Nacional Bahia de Loreto ©
Parque Nacional Bahia de Loreto

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.
Go for a jaunt from La Paz to El Sargento to see Rancho Cacachilas about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Isla Espiritu Santo, explore the striking landscape at Isla Los Islotes, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the La Paz trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Loreto to La Paz in 4.5 hours. In May in La Paz, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Isla Los Islotes, Rancho Cacachilas
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Isla Espiritu Santo ©
Isla Espiritu Santo
Fishing Charters & Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching

5
nights
Cabo San Lucas

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, nightlife, beaches, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, make a trip to Tomas Spangler Photography Gallery, kick back and relax at Medano Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa del Amor.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cabo San Lucas trip builder tool .

Getting from La Paz to Cabo San Lucas by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from La Paz in May, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Cabo San Lucas: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Valle de Guadalupe.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors Parks Tours
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El Arco de Cabo San Lucas ©
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas
Fishing Charters & Tours
Swim with Dolphins

2
nights
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. Venture out of the city with trips to Ensenada (Rancho Los Bandidos & Zipline). Dedicate the 29th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. It doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Xecue Vinicola.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Valle de Guadalupe online day trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cabo San Lucas to Valle de Guadalupe. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Cabo San Lucas in May, expect nights in Valle de Guadalupe to be cooler, around 7°C, while days are little chillier, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Valle de Guadalupe

Tours Wineries Outdoors

Side Trip

Ensenada
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Zipline
Vinos Dubacano ©
Vinos Dubacano

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