60 days in California & Texas Itinerary

60 days in California & Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

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San Francisco
— 9 nights
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St. Helena
— 2 nights
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Crescent City
— 4 nights
Fly to San Francisco International Airport, Drive to Pescadero
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Pescadero
— 1 night
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Carmel
— 5 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 10 nights
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Los Angeles
— 9 nights
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San Diego
— 9 nights
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San Antonio
— 6 nights
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San Francisco

— 9 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach) and Rockaway Beach (in Pacifica). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Union Square, admire the masterpieces at Asian Art Museum, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Francisco itinerary planner.

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from London in September, things will get a bit warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

St. Helena

— 2 nights

The Heart Of Napa Valley

The city of St.
On the 11th (Wed), learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, do a tasting at Schramsberg Vineyards, do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at Robert Mondavi Winery, and finally do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the St. Helena day trip site.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to St. Helena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in St. Helena: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Crescent City.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Crescent City

— 4 nights
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Enderts Beach and Trinidad State Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Redwood National Park and Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Crescent City: California Coastal Trail (in Redwood National Park) and Orick (Trillium Falls Hike, Freshwater Lagoon, &more). The adventure continues: trek along Stout Grove.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Crescent City trip planner.

Traveling by car from St. Helena to Crescent City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. While traveling from St. Helena, expect much colder days and about the same nights in Crescent City, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Pescadero.

Things to do in Crescent City

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Pescadero

— 1 night
Pescadero is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Mateo County, California two miles (3 km) east of State Route 1 and Pescadero State Beach. On the 18th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Bean Hollow State Beach and then stroll around Bean Hollow State Beach, Pebble Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Pescadero trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Crescent City to Pescadero with the Route module. In September, Pescadero is somewhat warmer than Crescent City - with highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Pescadero

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Carmel

— 5 nights
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. Get some cultural insight at Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and Cowgirl Winery. Get in touch with nature at Asilomar State Beach and Carmel River State Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Carmel: Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop (in San Simeon), Natural Bridges State Beach (in Santa Cruz) and Big Sur (Pfeiffer State Beach & Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park). Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, stroll through New Brighton State Beach, play a few rounds at Pebble Beach Golf Links, and stop by The Cheese Shop.

Plan trip to Carmel with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Pescadero to Carmel in 2 hours. When traveling from Pescadero in September, plan for little chillier days in Carmel, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 10 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Yosemite Museum Gallery. When in Yosemite National Park, make a side trip to see Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve in Lee Vining, approximately Lee Vining away. Spend the 29th (Sun) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake. Spend the 1st (Tue) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, cruise along Tioga Pass, and hike along Panorama Trail.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park route maker website.

Getting from Carmel to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Traveling from Carmel in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Los Angeles

— 9 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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Montana Avenue and Third Street Promenade. Avila Adobe and Hollywood Walk of Fame will appeal to history buffs. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach), Zuma Beach (in Malibu) and Santa Monica (Santa Monica Farmers Market & Bergamot Station). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Center, stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, explore the activities along Santa Monica Bay, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip site.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, expect nights in Los Angeles to be much hotter, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

San Diego

— 9 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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at La Jolla Cove and Black's Beach. USS Midway Museum and Museum of Photographic Arts (MoPA) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from San Diego: South Carlsbad State Beach (in Carlsbad) and Cardiff State Beach (in Encinitas). There's lots more to do: shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter, walk around La Jolla Shores Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Windansea Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mission Beach Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Diego route planning tool.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

San Antonio

— 6 nights

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The San Antonio River Walk and Tower of the Americas. Popular historic sites such as The Alamo and Mission Espada are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting San Antonio side-trips: Austin (Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center & Bullock Texas State History Museum) and Fredericksburg (National Museum of the Pacific War, St. Mary's Catholic Church, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at McNay Art Museum, Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, and take in the history at Mission Concepcion.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the San Antonio day trip site.

Getting from San Diego to San Antonio by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 2 hours. While traveling from San Diego, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Antonio, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

California travel guide

4.1
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.

Texas travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.