60 days in California Itinerary

60 days in California Itinerary

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Start: Denver
Fly:  5 h 45 min
1
Truckee
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
South Lake Tahoe
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Napa
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Healdsburg
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
Orick
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4 h
6
San Francisco
— 8 nights
Fly:  4 h
7
Yosemite National Park
— 9 nights
Bus:  6 h 45 min
8
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
9
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
10
San Diego
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Denver

5
nights
Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Truckee side-trips: Five Lakes Creek Trailhead (in Olympic Valley), River Rafting & Tubing (in Tahoe City) and Homewood (SWA Watersports & Eagle Rock Hiking Trail). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Tompkins Memorial Trail, explore the galleries of Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum, take in the waterfront activity at Donner Lake Watersports & Marina, and grab your bike and head to Truckee Bike Park.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Truckee online tour itinerary maker.

Denver to Truckee is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Denver in July: highs in Truckee hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Truckee

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Tahoe City, Kings Beach, Homewood, Five Lakes Creek Trailhead, North Tahoe Marina
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 25:
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Commons Beach Park ©
Commons Beach Park
River Rafting & Tubing
Five Lakes Creek Trailhead ©
Five Lakes Creek Trailhead

6
nights
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Change things up with a short trip to Hellman-Ehrman Mansion in Tahoe City (about 54 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: relax in the rural setting at Tahoe Trout Farm, identify plant and animal life at Van Sickle Bi-State Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Pope Beach, and trek along Mt. Tallac Trail.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our South Lake Tahoe online itinerary planner.

Getting from Truckee to South Lake Tahoe by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Truckee in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in South Lake Tahoe, with lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Napa.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tahoe City, Lake Tahoe (California)
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
D.L. Bliss State Park ©
D.L. Bliss State Park
Tahoe Trout Farm ©
Tahoe Trout Farm
Magic Carpet Golf ©
Magic Carpet Golf

5
nights
Napa

Napa ©
Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Explore Napa's surroundings by going to Santa Rosa (Charles M. Schulz Museum & Safari West) and St. Helena (Modus Operandi Cellars & Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards). There's lots more to do: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, do a tasting at VGS Chateau Potelle, stroll around Sonoma Plaza, and admire the masterpieces at Sonoma Valley Museum of Art.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Napa travel planner.

Getting from South Lake Tahoe to Napa by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 54°F in Napa. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries Parks Museums

Side Trips

Sonoma, St. Helena, Rutherford, Santa Rosa, Cliff Lede Vineyards
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 5:
Highlights from your plan
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery ©
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
Wine Tours & Tastings
Safari West ©
Safari West

5
nights
Healdsburg

Healdsburg ©
The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
Get out of town with these interesting Healdsburg side-trips: Fort Ross State Historic Park (in Jenner) and Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Jordan Vineyard & Winery and explore the activities along Russian River.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Healdsburg trip planner.

You can drive from Napa to Healdsburg in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In August in Healdsburg, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Orick.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ramazzotti Wine Tasting, Fort Ross State Historic Park, Sonoma Coast State Beach, Russian River
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & Winery
Sonoma Coast State Beach ©
Sonoma Coast State Beach
Gracianna Winery ©
Gracianna Winery

3
nights
Orick

Orick ©
Orick is a census-designated place situated on the banks of the Redwood Creek in Humboldt County, California. Venture out of the city with trips to Redwood National Park (Redwood National Park, Tall Trees Grove, &more). The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lady Bird Johnson Grove, hike along Trillium Falls Hike, and explore the stunning scenery at Fern Canyon.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Orick itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Healdsburg to Orick in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Healdsburg in August, you will find days in Orick are slightly colder (64°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Orick

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Redwood National Park
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Tall Trees Grove ©
Tall Trees Grove
Fern Canyon ©
Fern Canyon

8
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip builder tool.

Explore your travel options from Orick to San Francisco with the Route module. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Orick in August: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 73°F and lows are around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Museums
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

9
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, cruise along Tioga Pass, and take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be slightly colder, around 43°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 81°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to catch the bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

6
nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is known for nature, historic sites, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Congress Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at General Grant Tree Trail, explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock, and Head underground at Boyden Cavern.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online holiday planner.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 8.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 95°F and 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 5:
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Congress Trail ©
Congress Trail
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock

7
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and tour the pleasant surroundings at South Bay Bicycle Trail.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Los Angeles trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in September, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit cooler (85°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (66°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica, Norton Simon Museum
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

5
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Take a break from San Diego with a short trip to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas, about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Diego, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, tour the pleasant surroundings at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and stroll around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego trip planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

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