60 days in California Itinerary

60 days in California Itinerary

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60 days in California Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
San Diego
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
bus:  6​h 45​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Healdsburg
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Napa
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
South Lake Tahoe
— 6 nights
Drive:  6​h
8
Death Valley National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
9
Los Angeles
— 8 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Toronto

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.
Explore San Diego's surroundings by going to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas) and Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine). The adventure continues: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego, and get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to San Diego is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Toronto to San Diego, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in April: high temperatures in San Diego hover around 25°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

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

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: Alabama Hills (in Lone Pine), Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest (in Bishop) and Manzanar National Historic Site (in Independence). There's lots more to do: take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, trek along Zumwalt Meadow Trail, stroll through Moro Rock, and explore and take pictures at Generals Hwy.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from San Diego in April, expect nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be little chillier, around 11°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Manzanar National Historic Site, Alabama Hills, Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest
Highlights from your plan
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Congress Trail ©
Congress Trail
Lakes Trail in Sequoia National 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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, and hike along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 7 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in April: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 17°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

8
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, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and admire all the interesting features of Twin Peaks.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Healdsburg.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

6
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Fort Bragg (Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens & Glass Beach), Mendocino Coast (in Mendocino) and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville). There's much more to do: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, do a tasting at Korbel Champagne Cellars, identify plant and animal life at Safari West, and examine the collection at Charles M. Schulz Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Healdsburg trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from San Francisco to Healdsburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from San Francisco in April, Healdsburg is a bit cooler at night with lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Napa.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Rosa, Fort Bragg, Guerneville, Mendocino Coast, VJB Cellars
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Safari West ©
Safari West
Sapphire Hill Winery ©
Sapphire Hill Winery

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Napa side-trips: Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga), St. Helena (Pride Mountain Vineyards & Charles Krug Winery) and Glen Ellen (Benziger Family Winery & Jack London State Historic Park). There's lots more to do: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, admire the verdant scenery at Artesa Vineyards & Winery, do a tasting at Inglenook, and explore the world behind art at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Napa travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Healdsburg to Napa in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. May in Napa sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries Tours Parks

Side Trips

St. Helena, Sonoma, Glen Ellen, Robert Mondavi Winery, Castello di Amorosa
Highlights from your plan
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Wine Tours & Tastings
Sonoma Plaza ©
Sonoma Plaza

6
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from South Lake Tahoe: Reno (Truckee River Walk, Peppermill Casino, & more), Chocolate Nugget Candy Factory (in New Washoe City) and Nevada State Museum (in Carson City). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park, stroll through Rubicon Trail, see the interesting displays at Lake Tahoe Historical Society Museum, and step into the grandiose world of Vikingsholm.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our South Lake Tahoe day trip website .

Traveling by car from Napa to South Lake Tahoe takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Napa in May, things will get little chillier in South Lake Tahoe: highs are around 20°C and lows about 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Reno, Nevada State Museum, Chocolate Nugget Candy Factory, Genoa Cemetery, Emerald Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Lake Tahoe Historical Society Museum ©

6
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: take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, trek along Daylight Pass, explore the striking landscape at Eureka Dunes, and stroll through Telescope Peak trail.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from South Lake Tahoe to Death Valley National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in May: high temperatures in Death Valley National Park hover around 33°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

8
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.
Los Angeles is known for museums, theme parks, childrens museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, get outside with Self Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine Temple, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles online tour itinerary maker .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Death Valley National Park in May: highs in Los Angeles hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 17°C. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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