60 days in California Itinerary

60 days in California Itinerary

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Yosemite National Park
— 11 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 7 nights
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San Francisco
— 7 nights
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Napa
— 6 nights
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Healdsburg
— 6 nights
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Orick
— 3 nights
Drive to California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport, Fly to Los Angeles
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Los Angeles
— 7 nights
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San Diego
— 6 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
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Yosemite National Park

— 11 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.
On the 4th (Fri), hike the day away at Panorama Trail. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hike along Four Mile Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, and walk around Mariposa Grove.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

Fresno to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Fresno in June: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Olympic Valley (Five Lakes Creek Trailhead & Matt Heron Fly Fishing), Tahoe City (Truckee River Bike Trail, Stateline Lookout, &more) and Eagle Rock Hiking Trail (in Homewood). And it doesn't end there: indulge your taste buds at Wine Tours From Tahoe, kick back and relax at Kiva Beach, stroll through Baldwin Beach, and step into the grandiose world of Vikingsholm.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe trip maker site.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe in 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in South Lake Tahoe are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

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.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at Exploratorium, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco route planner.

Getting from South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from South Lake Tahoe in June, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Napa.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Napa

— 6 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Napa: St. Helena (Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, Pride Mountain Vineyards, &more) and Calistoga (Schramsberg Vineyards & Clos Pegase Winery). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sonoma Plaza, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Round Pond Estate, and do a tasting at Artesa Vineyards & Winery.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Napa trip builder tool.

You can drive from San Francisco to Napa in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in June, you will find days in Napa are a bit warmer (80°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Healdsburg

— 6 nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Healdsburg: Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma), Mendocino (Russian Gulch State Park & Mendocino Coast) and Bodega Highlands (in Jenner). There's more to do: learn about winemaking at Jordan Vineyard & Winery and learn the secrets of beer at Ace It Bike Tours.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Healdsburg day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Napa to Healdsburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Healdsburg are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Orick.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Orick

— 3 nights
Orick is a census-designated place situated on the banks of the Redwood Creek in Humboldt County, California. Explore Orick's surroundings by going to Redwood National Park (Redwood National Park, California Coastal Trail, &more). Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy, trek along Trillium Falls Hike, immerse yourself in nature at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, and stroll through Lady Bird Johnson Grove.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Orick trip planner.

You can drive from Healdsburg to Orick in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Healdsburg in July, you will find days in Orick are much colder (64°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Orick

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Los Angeles

— 7 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Downtown Disney District, Radiator Springs Racers, &more) and Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills). Pack the 14th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: get advice or help at Paley Center for Media, examine the collection at The Getty Center, enjoy some music at Walt Disney Concert Hall, and walk around Beverly Gardens Park.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles route planner.

Explore your travel options from Orick to Los Angeles with the Route module. Traveling from Orick in July, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 83°F and 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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.
Step out of San Diego to go to Encinitas and see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Spend the 25th (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. The adventure continues: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, walk around Ellen Browning Scripps Park, and see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Diego trip planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for a bit cooler days in San Diego, with highs around 77°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 6 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.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is known for nature, historic sites, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls, get a dose of the wild on Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, stroll through Congress Trail, and explore the fascinating underground world of Crystal Cave.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from San Diego in July, expect nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be about the same, around 66°F, while days are warmer, around 98°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

California travel guide

4.1
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.