59 days in California Itinerary

59 days in California Itinerary

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59 days in California Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
San Simeon
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Carmel
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Francisco
— 8 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Klamath
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
7
Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
bus + Drive:  8​h
8
Death Valley National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
9
Palm Springs
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
10
Long Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
11
Huntington Beach
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Auckland

7
nights
Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Six Flags Magic Mountain, Universal Studios Hollywood, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and other attractions you added. Step out of the city life by going to Manhattan Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Appreciate the collections at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Hollywood, stroll the grounds of Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles driving holiday planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Los Angeles, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Six Flags Magic Mountain, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Manhattan Beach, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Manhattan Beach ©
Manhattan Beach
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

6
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.
Zumwalt Meadow Trail has been added to your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Eastern California Museum and The Presidente tree. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kings Canyon National Park and Mt. Whitney. Change things up with these side-trips from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: Lone Pine (Mount Whitney Trail & Museum of Western Film History), Three Rivers (Tokopah Falls & Slick Rock Recreation Area) and Project Survival's Cat Haven (in Dunlap). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, hike along Redwood Canyon Trail, explore the striking landscape of Inyo National Forest, and take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park travel planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and car. When traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 40°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Three Rivers, Lone Pine, Project Survival's Cat Haven, Inyo National Forest, Eastern California Museum
Highlights from your plan
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Project Survival's Cat Haven ©
Project Survival's Cat Haven

2
nights
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Elephant Seal Rookery and then kick back and relax at Piedras Blancas. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle, then enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach, and then admire all the interesting features of Moonstone Beach Dr.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Simeon trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Simeon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in San Simeon, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Simeon

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Cambria
Highlights from your plan
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas

4
nights
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Steven Whyte's Sculpture Studio and Gallery and Gallery by the Sea Carmel will appeal to museum buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Asilomar State Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Change things up with these side-trips from Carmel: Big Sur (Pfeiffer State Beach, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, & more). There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Carmel trip planner.

Drive from San Simeon to Carmel in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from San Simeon in June, plan for colder days and about the same nights in Carmel: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Pacific Grove, Monterey
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

8
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Explore hidden gems such as Muir Woods National Monument and VJB Cellars. You'll explore and learn at Walt Disney Family Museum and Musee Mecanique. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville) and Bodega Dunes (in Bodega). Spend the 23rd (Sun) exploring nature at Presidio of San Francisco. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, explore the world behind art at Legion of Honor, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a San Francisco trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Carmel to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in San Francisco are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Klamath.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, VJB Cellars, Bodega Dunes, Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

5
nights
Klamath

Klamath ©
Klamath is an unincorporated, rural, census-designated place in Del Norte County, California, situated on US Route 101 inland from the mouth of the Klamath River. Visiting Stout Grove and Redwood Highway will get you outdoors. We've included these beaches for you: Enderts Beach and Point St George Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Klamath: Redwood National Park (Redwood National Park & Tall Trees Grove) and Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park (in Crescent City). There's much more to do: take a peaceful walk through Trees of Mystery, examine the collection at End of the Trail Museum, hike along California Coastal Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Trillium Falls Hike.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Klamath day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from San Francisco to Klamath. In June, Klamath is little chillier than San Francisco - with highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Klamath

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Redwood National Park, Crescent City, Redwood Highway
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Trees of Mystery ©
Trees of Mystery
Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park ©

7
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.
Get in touch with nature at Sentinel Dome and Vernal Fall. Explore hidden gems such as El Capitan and Bridalveil Fall. Spend the 2nd (Tue) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. Spend the 6th (Sat) on the water with a fishing tour. There's much more to do: get great views at Tunnel View, take in the dramatic natural features at North Dome, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, and take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Klamath to Yosemite National Park. When traveling from Klamath in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 30°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

4
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zabriskie Point and Artists Palette. Escape the urban bustle at Artists Dr and Devil's Golf Course. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, explore the stunning scenery at Fall Canyon, take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, and steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park road trip site .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect nights in Death Valley National Park to be warmer, around 26°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 45°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Artists Palette ©
Artists Palette
Artists Dr ©
Artists Dr

6
nights
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Palm Springs Art Museum and Beer Tastings & Tours. Agua Caliente Cultural Museum and March Field Air Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Desert (CODA Gallery & Desert Holocaust Memorial), Mount San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness (in Idyllwild) and Joshua Tree National Park (in Joshua Tree). There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating landscape at Coachella Valley Preserve, explore the stunning scenery at Tahquitz Canyon, hike along Indian Canyons Hiking Trails, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Las Palmas.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Palm Springs trip builder website .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Palm Springs in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, bus, and train; or take a bus. In July, Palm Springs is a bit warmer than Death Valley National Park - with highs of 49°C and lows of 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Long Beach.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Palm Desert, Mount San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness, Joshua Tree National Park, March Field Air Museum
Highlights from your plan
Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park
Palm Springs Art Museum
Palm Springs Art Museum
Coachella Valley Preserve ©
Coachella Valley Preserve

3
nights
Long Beach

Long Beach ©
Long Beach has long been overshadowed by its bigger and more famous neighbor known as the City of Angels.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Disneyland Park as well as Aquarium of the Pacific. On the 18th (Thu), make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of the Pacific and then explore and take pictures at Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Long Beach tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Palm Springs to Long Beach in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Palm Springs in July, expect nights in Long Beach to be slightly colder, around 22°C, while days are cooler, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Huntington Beach.

Things to do in Long Beach

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Bowers Museum of Cultural Art ©
Bowers Museum of Cultural Art
Aquarium of the Pacific ©
Aquarium of the Pacific

2
nights
Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach ©
Huntington Beach is a seaside city in Orange County in Southern California. Pacific City has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Huntington Dog Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): walk around Huntington Central Park, then make a trip to Huntington Beach Pier, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific City.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Huntington Beach day trip planner.

Drive from Long Beach to Huntington Beach in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Huntington Beach sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Huntington Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pacific Marine Mammal Center, Lyon Air Museum
Highlights from your plan
Huntington Dog Beach ©
Huntington Dog Beach
Lyon Air Museum ©
Lyon Air Museum
Pacific Marine Mammal Center ©
Pacific Marine Mammal Center

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