60 days in California Itinerary

60 days in California Itinerary

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Crescent City
— 1 night
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San Diego
— 7 nights
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Los Angeles
— 8 nights
4
Carmel
— 2 nights
5
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 9 nights
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Tahoe City
— 6 nights
8
Napa
— 7 nights
9
Healdsburg
— 6 nights
10
San Francisco
— 8 nights

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Crescent City

Crescent City ©
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): stop by Rumiano Cheese Company, then relax and float downstream with Redwood Rides, and then admire the majestic nature at Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Enderts Beach, then stroll through Stout Grove, and then take a pleasant ride with Crescent Trail Rides.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Crescent City trip maker tool.

San Francisco to Crescent City is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from San Francisco in August, with highs in Crescent City at 63°F and lows at 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Crescent City

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Redwood Rides, Enderts Beach
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Redwood Rides ©
Redwood Rides
Enderts Beach ©
Enderts Beach
Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park ©
Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park

7
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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.
Get outdoors at La Jolla Cove and Black's Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego. Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter, take in the dramatic natural features at Cabrillo Tide Pools, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mission Beach Park, and view the masterpieces at Spanish Village Art Center.

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Traveling by flight from Crescent City to San Diego takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Crescent City in August: high temperatures in San Diego hover around 78°F and lows are around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Coronado Beach
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

8
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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.
We've included these beaches for you: Santa Monica State Beach and Santa Monica Bay. Head to Montana Avenue and Edelweiss Chocolate Factoryfor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Beverly Hills (Rodeo Drive & Mulholland Drive). And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at Annenberg Community Beach House, admire the masterpieces at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and explore the galleries of Paley Center for Media.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles visit planner.

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 84°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, The Wende Museum of the Cold War, Norton Simon Museum
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The Wende Museum of the Cold War ©
The Wende Museum of the Cold War
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

2
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Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 6th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. On your second day here, stroll through Point Lobos, kick back and relax at Asilomar State Beach, and then kick back and relax at Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge.

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You can fly from Los Angeles to Carmel in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, things will get little chillier in Carmel: highs are around 72°F and lows about 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

5
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Sequoia Sightseeing Tours and Congress Trail. When in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, make a side trip to see Sequoia National Park in Visalia, approximately Visalia away. Next up on the itinerary: take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock Trail, and stroll through Zumwalt Meadow Trail.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Carmel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight and car. While traveling from Carmel, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 90°F to lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Sequoia National Park
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Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock Trail ©
Moro Rock Trail
Congress Trail ©
Congress Trail

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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 Museum Gallery and Ansel Adams Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Get in touch with nature at Glacier Point and Lembert Dome. There's lots more to do: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, and get a dose of the wild on YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park day trip site.

You can take a bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 8.5 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in September, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are little chillier (74°F), and nights are cooler (38°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Tahoe City.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
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Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Taft Point ©
Taft Point

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Tahoe City

Tahoe City ©
Tahoe City is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hellman-Ehrman Mansion and Gatekeeper's Museum. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Meeks Bay Beach and West End Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tahoe City: Truckee (Rainbow Bridge / Donner Summit Bridge & Tahoe Donner). The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tahoe Treetop Adventure Parks, trek along Eagle Falls Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Truckee River Bike Trail.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Tahoe City route builder.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Tahoe City takes 7.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Tahoe City are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Napa.

Things to do in Tahoe City

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Truckee, Five Lakes Creek Trailhead, Emerald Bay State Park, Eagle Rock Hiking Trail, Meeks Bay Beach
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Tahoe Treetop Adventure Parks ©
Tahoe Treetop Adventure Parks
Five Lakes Creek Trailhead ©
Five Lakes Creek Trailhead
Tahoe Donner ©
Tahoe Donner

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wine Tours & Tastings and Sharpsteen Museum. Jack London State Historic Park and Castello di Amorosa will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Napa: Petaluma Seed Bank (in Petaluma), St. Helena (Modus Operandi Cellars, Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, &more) and Glen Ellen (Wellington Cellars & Imagery Estate Winery & Art Gallery). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery, soar above the sights with Napa Valley Aloft Balloon Rides, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bodega Dunes.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Napa trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tahoe City to Napa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Tahoe City in September, with highs in Napa at 81°F and lows at 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Helena, Calistoga, Glen Ellen, Rutherford, Petaluma Seed Bank
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Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Wine Tours & Tastings
Sonoma Canopy Tours ©
Sonoma Canopy Tours

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Sonoma Coast State Beach and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Jordan Vineyard & Winery and Wine Tours & Tastings. Explore Healdsburg's surroundings by going to Vincent Arroyo Winery (in Calistoga) and Fort Ross State Historic Park (in Jenner). It doesn't end there: do a tasting at Alexander Valley Vineyards.

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Drive from Napa to Healdsburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Healdsburg are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Dutton Goldfield Winery, Sonoma Coast State Beach, Pech Merle Winery, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens
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Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & Winery
Wine Tours & Tastings
Sapphire Hill Winery ©
Sapphire Hill Winery

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplacefor some retail therapy. Appreciate the collections at Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Dedicate the 15th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, admire the masterpieces at Asian Art Museum, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Healdsburg to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and subway. While traveling from Healdsburg, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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