60 days in California Itinerary

60 days in California Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Train + Fly:  14 h
1
San Diego
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Bus:  6 h 45 min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 10 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Bus:  6 h 15 min
5
South Lake Tahoe
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Truckee
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Napa
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Healdsburg
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
9
Orick
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4 h
10
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Fly + Train:  14 h
End: London

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Diego: Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine) and Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas). There's lots more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego, and hike along Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego online sightseeing planner.

London, UK to San Diego is an approximately 14- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to San Diego. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in September: high temperatures in San Diego hover around 30°C and lows are around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

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
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

7
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Shotgun House (in Santa Monica) and Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, Disneyland Park, &more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles day trip planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in September, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

5
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.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is known for nature, historic sites, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, hike along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, take a memorable drive along Kings Canyon Scenic Byway, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Moro Rock.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Congress Trail ©
Congress Trail
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock

10
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: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake, and stroll through Nevada Falls Loop.

Plan trip to Yosemite National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park by bus takes about 8.5 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in September, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be colder, around 3°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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.
South Lake Tahoe is known for historic sites, beaches, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, immerse yourself in nature at D.L. Bliss State Park, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and get engrossed in the history at Tallac Historic Site.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the South Lake Tahoe trip planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe by bus takes about 6.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Truckee.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lake Tahoe (California), Tahoe City
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Speed Boats Tours
Kiva Beach ©
Kiva Beach

5
nights
Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Truckee: Kings Beach State Recreation Area (in Kings Beach), Five Lakes Creek Trailhead (in Olympic Valley) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Tahoe City). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at West End Beach, stroll through Eagle Rock Hiking Trail, explore the landscape on two wheels at Truckee River Bike Trail, and admire the majestic nature at Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Truckee trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from South Lake Tahoe to Truckee takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in October, expect slightly colder with lows of -3°C in Truckee. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Napa.

Things to do in Truckee

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Tahoe City, Homewood, Kings Beach State Recreation Area, Five Lakes Creek Trailhead, Concours d'Elegance Lake Tahoe
Highlights from your plan
Kings Beach State Recreation Area ©
Kings Beach State Recreation Area
River Rafting & Tubing
Truckee Bike Park ©
Truckee Bike Park

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Napa side-trips: VJB Cellars (in Kenwood), Charles M. Schulz Museum (in Santa Rosa) and St. Helena (Modus Operandi Cellars & Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards). And it doesn't end there: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, explore the world behind art at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, learn about winemaking at VGS Chateau Potelle, and walk around Sonoma Plaza.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Napa trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Truckee to Napa in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Truckee in October: high temperatures in Napa hover around 29°C and lows are around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries Tours Parks

Side Trips

St. Helena, Sonoma, VJB Cellars, Charles M. Schulz Museum, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
Highlights from your plan
VGS Chateau Potelle ©
VGS Chateau Potelle
Wine Tours & Tastings
Sonoma Plaza ©
Sonoma Plaza

5
nights
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: Fort Ross State Historic Park (in Jenner), B Bryan Preserve (in Point Arena) and Mendocino Coast (in Mendocino). There's lots more to do: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, do a tasting at Gracianna Winery, contemplate the waterfront views at Russian River, and enjoy the sand and surf at Sonoma Coast State Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Healdsburg day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Napa to Healdsburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. October in Healdsburg sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Orick.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trips

Korbel Champagne Cellars, Sonoma Coast State Beach, Russian River, Fort Ross State Historic Park, B Bryan Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & Winery
Mendocino Coast ©
Mendocino Coast

3
nights
Orick

Orick ©
Orick is a census-designated place situated on the banks of the Redwood Creek in Humboldt County, California. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Orick: Redwood National Park (Redwood National Park, Tall Trees Grove, &more). There's still lots to do: cruise along Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy, trek along Lady Bird Johnson Grove, stroll through Trillium Falls Hike, and take in breathtaking views at Fern Canyon.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Orick trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Healdsburg to Orick takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Healdsburg in October, expect nights in Orick to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Orick

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Redwood National Park
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Tall Trees Grove ©
Tall Trees Grove
California Coastal Trail ©
California Coastal Trail

7
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Berkeley to see Tilden Park Little Farm about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and take a stroll through SoMa.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Orick to San Francisco. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Orick in October; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Tilden Park Little Farm, Battery Spencer
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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