59 days in California Itinerary

59 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip planner

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San Diego
— 6 nights
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Anaheim
— 6 nights
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Beverly Hills
— 5 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 7 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 10 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 7 nights
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Truckee
— 6 nights
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San Francisco
— 7 nights
Fly to California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport, Drive to Orick
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Orick
— 4 nights
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San Diego

— 6 nights

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.
Family-friendly places like San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Diego: LEGOLAND California (in Carlsbad) and Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas). And it doesn't end there: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Diego, walk around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and kick back and relax at Black's Beach.

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New York City to San Diego is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. When traveling from New York City in June, plan for little chillier days in San Diego, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Anaheim

— 6 nights

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Family-friendly places like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Anaheim side-trips: Lovell Beach House (in Newport Beach) and Angeles National Forest (in Arcadia). And it doesn't end there: catch some excitement at Radiator Springs Racers, have fun at Redwood Creek Challenge Trail, don't miss a visit to Anaheim Packing District, and discover the magic at Downtown Disney District.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Anaheim online holiday planner.

Getting from San Diego to Anaheim by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in June: highs in Anaheim hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Beverly Hills.

Things to do in Anaheim

Fun & Games · Theme Parks · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Beverly Hills

— 5 nights
Beverly Hills is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States, surrounded by the cities of Los Angeles and West Hollywood. Kids will appreciate attractions like Santa Monica Pier and Santa Monica Pier Aquarium. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica State Beach, grab your bike and head to South Bay Bicycle Trail, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ocean Avenue, and take in the exciting artwork at Annenberg Community Beach House.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, use the Beverly Hills day trip website.

Traveling by car from Anaheim to Beverly Hills takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and tram; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Anaheim, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Beverly Hills, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Beverly Hills

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 7 nights

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Grizzly Falls and Sequoia Sightseeing Tours. There's lots more to do: hike along Congress Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock Trail, stroll through Big Stump Basin, and cruise along Kings Canyon Scenic Byway.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Beverly Hills to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Beverly Hills in June, plan for much warmer days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with highs around 94°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Yosemite National Park

— 10 nights
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.
Attractions like Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome make great kid-friendly stops. On the 8th (Thu), hike the day away at Panorama Trail. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Half Dome, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, explore the striking landscape at Cloud's Rest, and hike along Lembert Dome.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park tour itinerary planner.

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 July, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around 46°F, while days are little chillier, around 83°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

South Lake Tahoe

— 7 nights
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.
Bring the kids along to Eagle Rock Hiking Trail and Hellman-Ehrman Mansion. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Baldwin Beach, trek along Rubicon Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kiva Beach.

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You can drive from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe in 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in South Lake Tahoe are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Truckee.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Truckee

— 6 nights
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Tompkins Memorial Trail and Truckee River Legacy Trail. Explore Truckee's surroundings by going to Five Lakes Creek Trailhead (in Olympic Valley), Tahoe City (Tahoe City - South/North Trailheads & Skylandia Park) and SWA Watersports (in Homewood). The adventure continues: get outside with Matt Heron Fly Fishing, trek along Stateline Lookout, explore and take pictures at Donner Pass, and grab your bike and head to Truckee Bike Park.

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You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Truckee in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Truckee, with lows of 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Truckee

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 7 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Attractions like Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Park make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Oakland California Temple (in Oakland) and Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace, and engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Truckee to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Truckee in July, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 73°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Orick.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Orick

— 4 nights
Orick is a census-designated place situated on the banks of the Redwood Creek in Humboldt County, California. Attractions like Redwood National Park and California Coastal Trail make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from Orick with a short trip to Tall Trees Grove in Redwood National Park, about 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: cruise along Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy, hike along Lady Bird Johnson Grove, tour the pleasant surroundings at Trillium Falls Hike, and immerse yourself in nature at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Orick vacation builder website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from San Francisco to Orick. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: high temperatures in Orick hover around 64°F and lows are around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Orick

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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.