29 days in Baja California Itinerary

29 days in Baja California Itinerary

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29 days in Baja California Itinerary

Start: Canberra
Fly:  30​h
1
Loreto
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h 15​min
2
Mexicali
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Valle de Guadalupe
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Tijuana
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
La Paz
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Todos Santos
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
San Jose del Cabo
— 6 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Canberra

2
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. Get some cultural insight at Misión San Francisco Javier de Viggé-Biaundó and Mision de Nuestra Senora de Loreto. Museum-lovers will appreciate Richard Jackson Galeria and Museo de las Misiones de Baja California. Spend the 3rd (Mon) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Bahia de Loreto. There's still lots to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Loreto trip website .

Canberra, Australia to Loreto is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Mountain Standard Time is minus 17 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Mexicali.

Things to do in Loreto

Outdoors Tours Nature
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Parque Nacional Bahia de Loreto ©
Parque Nacional Bahia de Loreto
Kayaking & Canoeing

1
day
Mexicali

Mexicali ©
Mexicali is the capital city of the Mexican state of Baja California and seat of the Municipality of Mexicali. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Instituto de Investigaciones Culturales - Museo UABC, engage your brain at Museo Sol del Nino, then stop by Plaza la Cachanilla, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and finally examine the collection at Centro Estatal de las Artes, Mexicali.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Mexicali online trip maker .

Drive from Loreto to Mexicali in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Loreto to Mexicali, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Loreto in February since evenings lows in Mexicali dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Valle de Guadalupe.

Things to do in Mexicali

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums
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Museo Sol del Nino ©
Museo Sol del Nino
Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe ©

5
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. Xecue Vinicola and Vinos Dubacano are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at El Corcho Rosa Wine Bar.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Valle de Guadalupe trip maker .

You can drive from Mexicali to Valle de Guadalupe in 3 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler 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 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tijuana.

Things to do in Valle de Guadalupe

Wineries Shopping

Side Trip

Ensenada
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Casa Magoni ©
Casa Magoni
Vinos Dubacano ©
Vinos Dubacano
Trevista Vineyards ©
Trevista Vineyards

3
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. Shop till you drop at La Vid and Mercado Hidalgo. Tijuana Cultural Center (CECUT) and Amigos del Artes are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Tijuana: Museo Comunitario Kumiai (in Tecate) and Rosarito (Ugi Gallery & Rosarito Beach). There's much more to do: explore the engaging exhibits at Mini City, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, make a trip to Tijuana Arch, and browse the different shops at Plaza Rio Tijuana.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tijuana route planner.

Drive from Valle de Guadalupe to Tijuana in 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Valle de Guadalupe in February since evenings lows in Tijuana dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Tijuana

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Rosarito, Museo Comunitario Kumiai
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Tijuana Cultural Center (CECUT) ©
Tijuana Cultural Center (CECUT)
La Vid ©
La Vid
Rosarito Beach
Rosarito Beach

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Balandra Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours. We've included these beaches for you: Playa Migrino and Balandra Beach. Next up on the itinerary: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, examine the collection at Galeria Museo, take in the exciting artwork at Tamal Gallery, and get a taste of the local shopping with Caktu Souvenirs.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read La Paz trip builder site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tijuana to La Paz. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Tijuana in February: high temperatures in La Paz hover around 32°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Todos Santos.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Los Cabos, Balandra Beach
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Balandra Beach ©
Balandra Beach

4
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 Galeria Logan. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa Los Cerritos and La Pastora. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Tortugueros Las Playitas, take in the exciting artwork at Agua y Sol, shop like a local with Galeria de Todos Santos, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ochre-Colored Church.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Todos Santos online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from La Paz to Todos Santos takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from La Paz in February, Todos Santos is a bit warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Jose del Cabo.

Things to do in Todos Santos

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Playa San Pedrito
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Tortugueros Las Playitas ©
Tortugueros Las Playitas
Playa Los Cerritos ©
Playa Los Cerritos
La Candelaria ©
La Candelaria

6
nights
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.
Head to La Turquesa Jewelry and Art and Frank Arnold Galleryfor some retail therapy. Your inner history buff will appreciate Church of Saint Luke and Parroquia San Jose. Explore San Jose del Cabo's surroundings by going to Cabo San Lucas (El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, Swim with Dolphins, & more). There's lots more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get a taste of the local shopping with Movimiento Art Gallery, and stroll through Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach).

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the San Jose del Cabo trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Todos Santos to San Jose del Cabo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Todos Santos in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in San Jose del Cabo, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Jose del Cabo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

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

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