60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

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1
Monterey
— 7 nights
2
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 7 nights
3
Death Valley National Park
— 7 nights
4
Joshua Tree National Park
— 6 nights
5
San Diego
— 8 nights
6
Los Angeles
— 8 nights
7
Truckee
— 1 night
8
San Francisco
— 8 nights
9
Oakland
— 7 nights

7
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and San Carlos Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Point Lobos and Carmel River State Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Monterey: Big Sur (Partington Cove, McWay Falls, &more) and Santa Cruz (West Cliff Drive & Natural Bridges State Beach). There's lots more to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, enjoy the sand and surf at China Cove and Gibson Beach, identify plant and animal life at Del Monte Beach, and learn about winemaking at Joyce Vineyards.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Monterey trip planner.

Oakland to Monterey is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of subway and shuttle. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Oakland in May: highs in Monterey hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Carmel, Pebble Beach, Pacific Grove, Santa Cruz
Find places to stay May 26 — Jun 2:
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

7
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.
Popular historic sites such as General Sherman Tree and Cerro Gordo Mines are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Giant Forest and Moro Rock Trail. Take a break from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park with a short trip to The Presidente tree in Three Rivers, about 1h 55 min away. There's still lots to do: trek along General Grant Tree Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park, cruise along Kings Canyon Scenic Byway, and Head underground at Boyden Cavern.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner.

Drive from Monterey 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 Monterey, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 94°F to lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Cerro Gordo Mines, The Presidente tree
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 9:
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Moro Rock Trail ©
Moro Rock Trail
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park

7
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Goldwell Open Air Museum and Eureka Mine. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Harmony Borax Works and Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad Museum. Go for a jaunt from Death Valley National Park to Amargosa Valley to see Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, admire all the interesting features of Artists Dr, trek along Gower Gulch Loop, and stroll through Daylight Pass.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Death Valley National Park day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park in 7 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in June since evenings lows in Death Valley National Park dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Goldwell Open Air Museum, Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad Museum
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 16:
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Artists Palette ©
Artists Palette
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge ©
Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge

6
nights
Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
Explore hidden gems such as Split Rock and Salvation Mountain. Get in touch with nature at Lost Palms Oasis Trail and Wall Street Mill. Explore Joshua Tree National Park's surroundings by going to Box Canyon Road (in Mecca), Davis-Schrimpf Seep Field (in Niland) and General George S. Patton Memorial Museum (in Chiriaco Summit). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Barker Dam Trail, admire nature's extreme beauty at Cottonwood Spring Oasis, don't miss a visit to Hall of Horrors, and appreciate the views at Hidden Valley Nature Trail.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Joshua Tree National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Joshua Tree National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 102°F in June, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Box Canyon Road, Davis-Schrimpf Seep Field, General George S. Patton Memorial Museum, Salvation Mountain
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 22:
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Barker Dam Trail
Barker Dam Trail
Salvation Mountain ©
Salvation Mountain
General George S. Patton Memorial Museum ©
General George S. Patton Memorial Museum

8
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.
Visit Old Town San Diego State Historic Park and Mormon Battalion Historic Site for their historical value. We've included these beaches for you: Coronado Beach and Pacific Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from San Diego: Oceanside Pier (in Oceanside), Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine) and Carlsbad (South Carlsbad State Beach & Carlsbad Village). The adventure continues: visit a coastal fixture at Old Point Loma Lighthouse, browse the exhibits of Maritime Museum of San Diego, step off the mainland to explore Coronado Island, and deepen your understanding at Torrey Pines Gliderport.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego holiday maker tool.

Drive from Joshua Tree National Park to San Diego in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in June, expect nights in San Diego to be a bit cooler, around 64°F, while days are cooler, around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Carlsbad, Coronado, Oceanside Pier, Lions, Tigers & Bears
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 30:
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Old Point Loma Lighthouse ©
Old Point Loma Lighthouse
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park

8
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Newport Beach and Crystal Cove. Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum and The Broad are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Laguna Beach (1,000 Steps Beach & Victoria Beach), Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach) and Mission San Juan Capistrano (in San Juan Capistrano). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, and examine the collection at Hollywood Bowl Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles tour itinerary site.

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from San Diego, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Truckee.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Laguna Beach, Santa Monica, Manhattan Beach, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 8:
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Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano

1
night
Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. On the 9th (Thu), grab your bike and head to Truckee Bike Park and then hike along Tompkins Memorial Trail.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Truckee route planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Truckee takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect cooler evenings in Truckee when traveling from Los Angeles in July, with lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 9:
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Truckee Bike Park ©
Truckee Bike Park

8
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
California State Railroad Museum and Legion of Honor will appeal to museum buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Castello di Amorosa and Walt Disney Family Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Charles M. Schulz Museum (in Santa Rosa), Sacramento (Crocker Art Museum & California State Capitol Museum) and VJB Cellars (in Kenwood). There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum, and trek along Lands End.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner.

You can drive from Truckee to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Truckee in July: highs in San Francisco hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Oakland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Sacramento, Charles M. Schulz Museum, Castello di Amorosa, VJB Cellars
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 17:
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California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa

7
nights
Oakland

Oakland ©
You'll explore and learn at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum and Mumm Napa. Get in touch with nature at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Marin Headlands. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oakland: Domaine Carneros (in Napa), Bodega Dunes (in Bodega) and Sunol Regional Wilderness (in Sunol).

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Oakland trip app.

Oakland is just a stone's throw from San Francisco. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oakland

Parks · Wineries · Wildlife

Side Trips

Napa, Oakville, Rutherford, St. Helena, Lafayette Reservoir
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 24:
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Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum ©
The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum

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