60 days in California Itinerary

60 days in California Itinerary

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San Diego
— 6 nights
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Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Drive
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Santa Barbara
— 5 nights
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 8 nights
Drive
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South Lake Tahoe
— 6 nights
Drive
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St. Helena
— 6 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 7 nights
Drive
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Monterey
— 3 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
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San Diego

America's Finest City

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas) and Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine). Spend the 21st (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. The adventure continues: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, learn more about the world around you at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego driving holiday planning website.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to San Diego. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in November, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 17 — 23:

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Los Angeles

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, Disneyland Park, &more), Santa Monica Farmers Market (in Santa Monica) and BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir (in Chino Hills). Pack the 26th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, shop like a local with The Grove, don't miss a visit to Montana Avenue, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In November in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 23 — 30:

5
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Santa Barbara

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Explore Santa Barbara's surroundings by going to Foxen Vineyard & Winery (in Santa Maria), Solvang (Rusack Vineyards, Sunny Fields Park, &more) and Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat (in Ventura). There's lots more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Santa Barbara Zoo, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center, don't miss a visit to Old Mission Santa Barbara, and take an in-depth tour of Santa Barbara Historical Museum.

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Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Santa Barbara, with lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Wineries · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 5:

6
nights
Death Valley National Park

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Death Valley National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Titus Canyon, steep yourself in history at Charcoal Kilns, get great views at Dante's View, and cruise along Artists Dr.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Death Valley National Park attractions app.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Death Valley National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Traveling from Santa Barbara in December, things will get slightly colder in Death Valley National Park: highs are around 56°F and lows about 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 11:

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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, identify plant and animal life at McGurk Meadow, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Falls Loop, and trek along Four Mile Trail.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park day trip site.

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Death Valley National Park in December; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 46°F and lows reach 14°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 19:

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kings Beach (Old Brockway Golf Course & Kings Beach Miniature Golf), SWA Watersports (in Homewood) and Truckee River Bike Trail (in Tahoe City). There's much more to do: awaken your taste buds at Wine Tours From Tahoe, contemplate the long history of Tallac Historic Site, contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, and look for gifts at Grass Roots Natural Foods.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our South Lake Tahoe online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe in 3 hours. In December in South Lake Tahoe, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 19°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors · Parks · Golf · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 19 — 25:

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St. Helena

The Heart Of Napa Valley

The city of St.
Change things up with these side-trips from St. Helena: Healdsburg (Simi Winery & Ferrari-Carano Winery) and Sonoma (Mission San Francisco Solano, Sonoma Plaza, &more). Dedicate the 26th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: do a tasting at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, admire the landmark architecture of Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park, and admire the verdant scenery at Swanson Vineyards Salon.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read St. Helena vacation planner.

Drive from South Lake Tahoe to St. Helena in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in December: high temperatures in St. Helena hover around 60°F and lows are around 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 31:

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 2nd (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, admire the masterpieces at Asian Art Museum, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Anchor Brewing Company.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Francisco road trip planning app.

Drive from St. Helena to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from St. Helena in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 7:

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Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. Monterey is known for zoos & aquariums, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: sample some tasty brews at Monterey Bay Food Tours, take a leisurely stroll along Carmel Beach Boardwalk, look for all kinds of wild species at Monarch Grove Sanctuary, and enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Monterey route app.

Getting from San Francisco to Monterey by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a shuttle. In January, daily temperatures in Monterey can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 7 — 10:

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A Land of Giants

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: surround yourself with nature on Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, trek along Congress Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at General Grant Tree Trail, and take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock Trail.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park driving holiday website.

Traveling by car from Monterey to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 5 hours. Traveling from Monterey in January, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 15:

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.