8 days in Baja California Itinerary

8 days in Baja California Itinerary

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8 days in Baja California Itinerary

Start: Playa del Carmen
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
La Paz
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Cabo San Lucas
— 3 nights
bus + taxi + Fly + foot + bus:  9​h
End: Playa del Carmen

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Isla Espiritu Santo and Malecon. Spend the 15th (Sun) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. And it doesn't end there: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, stop by Ceramica Ibarra, and take a leisurely stroll along Playa El Tecolote (Tecolote Beach).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the La Paz trip itinerary planning app .

Playa del Carmen to La Paz is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Playa del Carmen to La Paz due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Playa del Carmen in April: highs in La Paz hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in La Paz

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Fishing Charters & Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Playa El Tecolote (Tecolote Beach) ©
Playa El Tecolote (Tecolote Beach)

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Wild Canyon Adventures. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas (Lands End), identify plant and animal life at Cabo Sailing Ocean Adventures, stop by Arte de Origen, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cabo San Lucas online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from La Paz to Cabo San Lucas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from La Paz in April: highs in Cabo San Lucas hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 23°C. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

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El Arco de Cabo San Lucas (Lands End) ©
Cabo Sailing Ocean Adventures ©
Cabo Sailing Ocean Adventures
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Santa Maria Beach

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