58 days in California Itinerary

58 days in California Itinerary

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58 days in California Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Palm Springs
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Death Valley National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Mammoth Lakes
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
South Lake Tahoe
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Truckee
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Napa
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Healdsburg
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Sydney

4
nights
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. Venture out of the city with trips to Joshua Tree National Park (Lost Horse Valley, Wonderland of Rocks, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Tahquitz Canyon, hike along Randall Henderson Loop Trail, relax in the rural setting at Sam Cobb Farms, and stroll around Michael S Wolfson Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Palm Springs trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Sydney, Australia to Palm Springs is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Palm Springs. While traveling from Sydney, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Palm Springs, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Joshua Tree National Park, Randall Henderson Loop Trail, Sam Cobb Farms, Michael S Wolfson Park
Highlights from your plan
Tahquitz Canyon ©
Tahquitz Canyon
Wonderland of Rocks ©
Wonderland of Rocks
Eureka Peak ©
Eureka Peak

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: Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas) and Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine). There's lots more to do: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, walk around La Jolla Cove, and see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Diego trip maker .

You can drive from Palm Springs to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. January in San Diego sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, explore the world behind art at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and immerse yourself in nature at Topanga State Park.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in January, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

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

5
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Death Valley National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, historic sites, museums, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Dante's View, admire nature's extreme beauty at The Racetrack, take in the dramatic natural features at Ubehebe Crater, and hike along Telescope Peak trail.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park day trip app .

Getting from Los Angeles to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in February, with highs in Death Valley National Park at 20°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Daylight Pass ©
Daylight Pass
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Geologist's Cabin ©
Geologist's Cabin

7
nights
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. On the 13th (Thu), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Curry Village Ice Rink, don't miss a visit to Pothole Dome, immerse yourself in nature at Elizabeth Lake, and hike along Mariposa Grove.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, you can read our Mammoth Lakes road trip planning website .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Mammoth Lakes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Death Valley National Park in February; daily highs in Mammoth Lakes reach 10°C and lows reach -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area
Curry Village Ice Rink ©
Curry Village Ice Rink

5
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, outdoors, trails, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: fly down the slopes at Rock House Discount Ski & Snowboard Rentals, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jobs Peak, sample the tasty concoctions at South Lake Brewing Co, and stroll through Heavenly Mountain Resort.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe trip tool .

Traveling by car from Mammoth Lakes to South Lake Tahoe takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Truckee.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Lake Tahoe (California), Hellman-Ehrman Mansion
Highlights from your plan
Heavenly Mountain Resort ©
Heavenly Mountain Resort
Hellman-Ehrman Mansion ©
Hellman-Ehrman Mansion

5
nights
Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Truckee: West Coast Falconry (in Marysville) and Homewood (Tahoe Maritime Museum & Homewood Mountain Resort). There's lots more to do: ski along the peaceful trails at Tahoe Donner Cross Country, get engrossed in the history at Gatekeeper's Museum, do a tasting at Truckee River Winery, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Granite Chief.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Truckee online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from South Lake Tahoe to Truckee takes 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Napa.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Homewood, Tahoe City, West Coast Falconry, Concours d'Elegance Lake Tahoe, Granite Chief
Highlights from your plan
West Coast Falconry ©
West Coast Falconry
Homewood Mountain Resort ©
Homewood Mountain Resort
Tahoe Maritime Museum ©
Tahoe Maritime Museum

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Napa: Jack London State Historic Park (in Glen Ellen), Simraceway Performance Driving Center (in Sonoma) and St. Helena (Modus Operandi Cellars, Ladera Vineyards, & more). And it doesn't end there: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, look for gifts at Oxbow Public Market, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Francisco Solano, and do a tasting at Inglenook.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Napa travel route tool .

You can drive from Truckee to Napa in 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Truckee in February: highs in Napa hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Sonoma, St. Helena, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, Cliff Lede Vineyards, Jack London State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Simraceway Performance Driving Center ©
Wine Tours & Tastings
Sonoma Plaza ©
Sonoma Plaza

5
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: Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma), Sharpsteen Museum (in Calistoga) and Mendocino Coast (in Mendocino). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Sapphire Hill Winery, immerse yourself in nature at Fort Ross State Historic Park, identify plant and animal life at Safari West, and examine the collection at Charles M. Schulz Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Healdsburg trip planning tool .

You can drive from Napa to Healdsburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, daytime highs in Healdsburg are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

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

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, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, walk around Golden Gate Park, and take a stroll through Union Square.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Healdsburg to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Healdsburg in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 11°C. On the 17th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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