60 days in California & New York City Itinerary

60 days in California & New York City Itinerary

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Napa
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
— 7 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
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Monterey
— 3 nights
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Santa Barbara
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 6 nights
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Anaheim
— 6 nights
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San Diego
— 6 nights
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Palm Springs
— 4 nights
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New York City
— 12 nights
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Napa

— 4 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.
Explore Napa's surroundings by going to Sonoma Portworks (in Petaluma), Clos Pegase Winery (in Calistoga) and St. Helena (Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, Pride Mountain Vineyards, &more). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Sonoma Plaza, do a tasting at Trefethen Family Vineyards, savor the flavors at Darioush Winery, and appreciate the views at Swanson Vineyards Salon.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Napa trip itinerary planning website.

Manila, Philippines to Napa is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 16 hours traveling from Manila to Napa. In November, Napa is colder than Manila - with highs of 22°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 7 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, stroll around Golden Gate Park, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Anchor Brewing Company, and sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco route website.

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 November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 12°C in San Francisco. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Parks

Yosemite National Park

— 7 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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, make a trip to Pothole Dome, stroll through Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and get to know the fascinating history of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in November, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 14°C by day to -8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Monterey

— 3 nights
Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Monterey is known for zoos & aquariums, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, tee off at Pebble Beach Golf Links, don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and surround yourself with nature on Elkhorn Slough Safari.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Monterey trip maker tool.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Monterey by car takes about 5 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Monterey, with highs around 21°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Santa Barbara

— 3 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.
When in Santa Barbara, make a side trip to see Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat in Ventura, approximately Ventura away. Dedicate the 3rd (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Santa Barbara Zoo, explore the world behind art at Santa Barbara Museum of Art, make a trip to Old Mission Santa Barbara, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Santa Barbara tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Monterey to Santa Barbara in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Los Angeles

— 6 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.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills) and Santa Monica (Bergamot Station, Museum of Flying, &more). Pack the 6th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, stroll around Palisades Park, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Anaheim

— 6 nights

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Venture out of the city with trips to BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir (in Chino Hills), Pacific Marine Mammal Center (in Laguna Beach) and Salt Oasis (in Rancho Cucamonga). Have a day of magic on the 12th (Sun) at Disneyland Park. And it doesn't end there: make an unforgettable trip to Disney California Adventure Park, don't miss a visit to Anaheim Packing District, catch some excitement at Haunted Mansion, and let the kids burn off some steam at Redwood Creek Challenge Trail.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Anaheim trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Anaheim takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in December, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

San Diego

— 6 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.
Explore San Diego's surroundings by going to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas) and Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine). Spend the 22nd (Wed) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's still lots to do: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, observe the fascinating underwater world at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Anaheim to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in San Diego sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Palm Springs.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Palm Springs

— 4 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Joshua Tree National Park (Cap Rock at Joshua Tree & Eureka Peak), California Overland Desert Excursions (in Borrego Springs) and Mount San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness (in Idyllwild).

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Palm Springs attractions website.

You can drive from San Diego to Palm Springs in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to New York City.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

New York City

— 12 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Philadelphia (Mutter Museum, Rodin Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Empire State Building, make a trip to Rockefeller Center, go for a walk through Central Park, and take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock.

Take the guesswork out of planning a New York City vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Palm Springs to New York City by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Palm Springs to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Palm Springs in December, expect nights in New York City to be slightly colder, around 2°C, while days are much colder, around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

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.