60 days in California Itinerary

60 days in California Itinerary

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60 days in California Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly:  25 h
1
San Diego
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Palm Springs
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Los Angeles
— 8 nights
Fly + Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 8 nights
Bus:  2 h 45 min
5
Truckee
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
South Lake Tahoe
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
7
Napa
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Healdsburg
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
9
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Fly:  23 h 30 min
End: Hyderabad

6
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.
Explore San Diego's surroundings by going to Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine) and Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas). There's lots more to do: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, and step aboard Maritime Museum of San Diego.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego visit planner.

Hyderabad, India to San Diego is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 13 hours traveling from Hyderabad to San Diego. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Hyderabad in March: highs in San Diego hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Palm Springs.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trips

Lions, Tigers & Bears, Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

5
nights
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Palm Springs: Joshua Tree National Park (Wall Street Mill, Lost Palms Oasis Trail, &more) and Love Signs (in Twentynine Palms). There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Tahquitz Canyon, walk around Michael S Wolfson Park, trek along Cactus to Clouds, and take in the awesome beauty at San Jacinto Mountain.

To see other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Palm Springs journey planner.

Getting from San Diego to Palm Springs by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in April: highs in Palm Springs hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Joshua Tree National Park, Michael S Wolfson Park, Love Signs
Highlights from your plan
Tahquitz Canyon ©
Tahquitz Canyon
Wonderland of Rocks ©
Wonderland of Rocks
Eureka Peak ©
Eureka Peak

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Disneyland Park). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, immerse yourself in nature at Topanga State Park, partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles journey builder website .

Traveling by car from Palm Springs to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In April, Los Angeles is a bit cooler than Palm Springs - with highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier, Norton Simon Museum
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

8
nights
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 National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, hike along North Dome, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and stroll through May Lake Trailhead.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 17°C, while nights are colder with lows around -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Truckee.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

6
nights
Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to West Coast Falconry (in Marysville), SWA Watersports (in Homewood) and Five Lakes Creek Trailhead (in Olympic Valley). There's lots more to do: glide through natural beauty at Tahoe Donner Cross Country, grab your bike and head to Truckee Bike Park, stroll through Truckee River Bike Trail, and fly down the slopes at Pacific Crest Snowcats.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, read Truckee tour planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Truckee. In April, daytime highs in Truckee are 15°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Tahoe City, North Tahoe Marina, West Coast Falconry, Pacific Crest Snowcats, Five Lakes Creek Trailhead
Highlights from your plan
West Coast Falconry ©
West Coast Falconry
Truckee Bike Park ©
Truckee Bike Park
Five Lakes Creek Trailhead ©
Five Lakes Creek Trailhead

6
nights
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
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.
Explore South Lake Tahoe's surroundings by going to Hellman-Ehrman Mansion (in Tahoe City) and Eagle Rock Hiking Trail (in Homewood). The adventure continues: hit the slopes at Rock House Discount Ski & Snowboard Rentals, trek along Rubicon Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jobs Peak, and examine the collection at Lake Tahoe Historical Society Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe trip itinerary website .

Getting from Truckee to South Lake Tahoe by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May in South Lake Tahoe, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Napa.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Lake Tahoe (California), Hellman-Ehrman Mansion, Eagle Rock Hiking Trail
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Mt. Ralston Peak Trail ©
Mt. Ralston Peak Trail

6
nights
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.
Explore Napa's surroundings by going to St. Helena (Modus Operandi Cellars & Pride Mountain Vineyards), Simraceway Performance Driving Center (in Sonoma) and Schramsberg Vineyards (in Calistoga). Next up on the itinerary: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, learn about winemaking at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Francisco Solano, and explore the world behind art at Sonoma Valley Museum of Art.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Napa trip planning app .

Getting from South Lake Tahoe to Napa by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in May, expect Napa to be a bit warmer, temps between 27°C and 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Sonoma, Rutherford, St. Helena, Jack London State Historic Park, Schramsberg Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Simraceway Performance Driving Center ©
Wine Tours & Tastings
Sonoma Plaza ©
Sonoma Plaza

6
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Healdsburg: Mendocino Coast (in Mendocino), Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville) and Sharpsteen Museum (in Calistoga). There's lots more to do: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, admire the majestic nature at Fort Ross State Historic Park, do a tasting at Jordan Vineyard & Winery, and identify plant and animal life at Safari West.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Healdsburg trip planner.

Drive from Napa to Healdsburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Parks Wineries Nature

Side Trips

Santa Rosa, Guerneville, Patrick Amiot, Sonoma Coast State Beach, Fort Ross State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Sapphire Hill Winery ©
Sapphire Hill Winery
Wine Tours & Tastings
Mendocino Coast ©
Mendocino Coast

7
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Healdsburg to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Healdsburg in May, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (24°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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