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
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Carmel
— 2 nights
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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
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Napa
— 7 nights
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Healdsburg
— 6 nights
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San Francisco
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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.

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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 · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 21:

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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.
Get outdoors at La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool. 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 Black's Beach, 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 · Museums

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Find places to stay Aug 21 — 28:

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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.
We've included these beaches for you: Santa Monica State Beach and Santa Monica Bay. Head to Montana Avenue and Two Rodeo Drivefor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Annenberg Community Beach House (in Santa Monica) and Beverly Hills (Rodeo Drive & Mulholland Drive). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, get your bearings at Paley Center for Media, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and admire the masterpieces at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 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 84°F to lows of 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Shopping · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 28 — Sep 5:

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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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, stroll through Asilomar State Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge.

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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 a bit cooler in Carmel: highs are around 72°F and lows about 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Sequoia Sightseeing Tours and Giant Forest. When in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, make a side trip to see Sequoia National Park in Visalia, approximately Visalia away. There's still lots to do: hike along Congress Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock Trail, and admire all the interesting features of Generals Hwy.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park journey app.

Drive from Carmel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Carmel in September, you will find days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park are somewhat warmer (90°F), and nights are about the same (59°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 7 — 12:

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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 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: take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, 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 drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 5.5 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 travel to Tahoe City.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 21:

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Tahoe City

Tahoe City is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hellman-Ehrman Mansion and Historic Downtown Truckee. 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 Five Lakes Creek Trailhead, 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 car from Yosemite National Park to Tahoe City takes 4 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 · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 27:

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Napa

America's Wine Country

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 The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum. Jack London State Historic Park and Castello di Amorosa will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Napa: St. Helena (Modus Operandi Cellars, Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, &more), Glen Ellen (Wellington Cellars & Imagery Estate Winery & Art Gallery) and Petaluma Seed Bank (in Petaluma). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Sharpsteen Museum, learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bodega Dunes, and get a dose of the wild on Sonoma Canopy Tours.

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 · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 4:

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

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Drive from Napa to Healdsburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. 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 · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 10:

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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.
Head to Union Square and Ghirardelli Squarefor some retail therapy. Appreciate the collections at Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences. Dedicate the 15th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, get a taste of the local shopping with City Lights Booksellers, admire the masterpieces at Legion of Honor, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco route maker.

You can drive from Healdsburg to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and subway. Traveling from Healdsburg in October, expect nights in San Francisco to be a bit warmer, around 56°F, while days are slightly colder, around 73°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 · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 18:

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.