60 days in California & Maryland Itinerary

60 days in California & Maryland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

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Los Angeles
— 7 nights
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Santa Barbara
— 6 nights
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San Diego
— 7 nights
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Baltimore
— 7 nights
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Emmitsburg
— 3 nights
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Easton
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 8 nights
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Monterey
— 4 nights
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Napa
— 5 nights
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San Francisco
— 8 nights
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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 (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, &more) and Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica). Pack the 22nd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, walk around Coldwater Canyon Park, and engage your brain at California Science Center.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Los Angeles online vacation planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Los Angeles is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll gain 20 hours traveling from Auckland to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Auckland in January, Los Angeles is little chillier at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Barbara

— 6 nights

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Barbara: Santa Maria (Foxen Vineyard & Winery & Rancho Sisquoc Winery), Monarch Butterfly Grove (in Pismo Beach) and Lompoc (246 Wine & Brew Tours & La Purisima State Historical Park). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, take a leisurely stroll along Stearns Wharf, observe the fascinating underwater world at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center, and get engrossed in the history at Santa Barbara Historical Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Santa Barbara trip planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Santa Barbara, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Wineries · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

San Diego

— 7 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas (about 32 minutes away). Spend the 6th (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter, immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Santa Barbara to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in February, San Diego is a bit warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Baltimore.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Baltimore

— 7 nights

City of Firsts

A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
Explore Baltimore's surroundings by going to Annapolis (Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park, U.S. Naval Academy, &more), Silver Spring Civic Center (in Silver Spring) and Magdalen's Pure Skin Care Day Spa (in Rockville). There's lots more to do: sample the fine beverages at Sagamore Spirit Distillery, admire the masterpieces at The Walters Art Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Federal Hill Park, and see the interesting displays at Jewish Museum of Maryland.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Baltimore trip itinerary planner.

Fly from San Diego to Baltimore in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Diego to Baltimore. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from San Diego in February: high temperatures in Baltimore hover around 9°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Emmitsburg.

Things to do in Baltimore

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Emmitsburg

— 3 nights
Emmitsburg is a town in Frederick County, Maryland, United States, just south of the Mason-Dixon line separating Maryland from Pennsylvania. Step out of Emmitsburg to go to Boonsboro and see Turn the Page Bookstore, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, pause for some photo ops at National Fallen Firefighters Memorial, take a memorable drive along High Rock Overlook, and walk around Penn Mar Park.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Emmitsburg sightseeing website.

Traveling by car from Baltimore to Emmitsburg takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Baltimore in February, things will get little chillier in Emmitsburg: highs are around 5°C and lows about -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Easton.

Things to do in Emmitsburg

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Easton

— 4 nights
Easton, Maryland is an incorporated town and the county seat of Talbot County, Maryland, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Easton: Tilghman Watermans Museum (in Tilghman), Chestertown (MassoniArt Gallery & Historical Society of Kent County) and Blackwater Distilling & Tavern (in Stevensville). The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, examine the collection at Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, and view the masterpieces at Hopkins Original Art.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Easton trip planning tool.

Getting from Emmitsburg to Easton by car takes about 2.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Emmitsburg in February, with highs in Easton at 9°C and lows at -1°C. On the 22nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Easton

Museums · Shopping · Spas · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 8 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.
categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, explore the striking landscape at Half Dome, get engrossed in the history at Parsons Memorial, and identify plant and animal life at McGurk Meadow.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary site.

Getting from Easton to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 41 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Easton in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Yosemite National Park, with lows of -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Monterey

— 4 nights
Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Explore Monterey's surroundings by going to San Simeon (Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop & Piedras Blancas). Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, kick back and relax at Asilomar State Beach, explore the world behind art at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe, and meet the residents at Monterey Bay Aquarium.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Monterey holiday planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Monterey by car takes about 5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in March: highs in Monterey hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Napa.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Wineries · Beaches

Side Trips

Napa

— 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to St. Helena (Beringer Vineyards & Modus Operandi Cellars), Jack London State Historic Park (in Glen Ellen) and Healdsburg (Williamson Wines Tasting Room, Sapphire Hill Winery, &more). Dedicate the 8th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, contemplate the long history of Lachryma Montis, admire the masterpieces at Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, and admire the architecture and history at Mission San Francisco Solano.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Napa trip planner.

Getting from Monterey to Napa by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Monterey in March since evenings lows in Napa dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 8 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, look for gifts at City Lights Booksellers, wander the streets of SoMa, and engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for San Francisco using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Napa to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Napa in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

California travel guide

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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.

Maryland travel guide

4.1
Casinos · Specialty Museums · Aquariums
The Old Line State
Perhaps best known as the birthplace of religious and political freedom in the United States, Maryland retains the spirit of colonial America, with stately 18th-century villages and historical landmarks. Although it's one of the nation's smallest states, there is no shortage of things to do here and you may find your itinerary fills up quickly. Make time in your vacation to tour Maryland's diverse landscape, which includes mountain peaks, picturesque Atlantic coastline, and the bustling city of Baltimore. Military buffs will enjoy touring the state's four Civil War Trails, where you can follow the footsteps of U.S. soldiers, or visiting the port city of Annapolis, home to the United States Naval Academy.