60 days in California Itinerary

60 days in California Itinerary

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60 days in California Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
bus + Fly:  18​h
1
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Borrego Springs
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Palm Desert
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Death Valley National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h
5
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
bus:  6​h 45​min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Monterey
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
San Luis Obispo
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
10
Santa Barbara
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Sao Paulo

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to San Diego Zoo Safari Park and Coronado Bridge. Step out of San Diego to go to Encinitas and see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Pack the 3rd (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. There's much more to do: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and appreciate the history behind Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our San Diego vacation planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to San Diego is an approximately 18-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to San Diego. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in April: high temperatures in San Diego hover around 25°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Borrego Springs.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial ©
Coronado Bridge ©
Coronado Bridge

4
nights
Borrego Springs

Borrego Springs ©
Borrego Springs is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Diego County, California. Discover out-of-the-way places like Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and Ocotillo Wells SVRA. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Borrego Springs: Coyote's Flying Saucer Retrievals and Repairs (in Jacumba), Salvation Mountain (in Calipatria) and Imperial Valley Desert Museum (in Ocotillo). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Galleta Meadows, play a few rounds at Rams Hill Golf Club, take in the awesome beauty at Santa Rosa Mountains, and explore the stunning scenery at Slot Canyon.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Borrego Springs trip planning tool .

You can drive from San Diego to Borrego Springs in 2 hours. When traveling from San Diego in May, plan for much hotter days in Borrego Springs, with highs around 40°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Palm Desert.

Things to do in Borrego Springs

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Salvation Mountain, Imperial Valley Desert Museum, Coyote's Flying Saucer Retrievals and Repairs
Highlights from your plan
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park ©
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Galleta Meadows ©
Galleta Meadows
Salvation Mountain ©
Salvation Mountain

5
nights
Palm Desert

Palm Desert is a city in Riverside County, California, United States, in the Coachella Valley, approximately 14 miles (23 km) east of Palm Springs and 122 miles (196 km) east of Los Angeles. Explore hidden gems such as Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Love Signs. Venture out of the city with trips to Joshua Tree National Park (Wonderland of Rocks, Lost Palms Oasis Trail, & more) and Box Canyon Road (in Mecca). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Sunnylands Center & Gardens, admire all the interesting features of Sam Cobb Farms, tee off at Indian Wells Golf Club, and mingle with the ghosts of the past at Family Golf Center of Palm Desert.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Palm Desert trip builder app .

You can drive from Borrego Springs to Palm Desert in 1.5 hours. May in Palm Desert sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Palm Desert

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Joshua Tree National Park, Sunnylands Center & Gardens, Box Canyon Road, Sam Cobb Farms, Love Signs
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Sunnylands Center & Gardens ©
Sunnylands Center & Gardens
Ryan Mountain ©
Ryan Mountain

5
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Badwater Basin and Wildrose Peak Trail. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, take in breathtaking views at Echo Canyon, stroll through Fall Canyon, and cruise along Artists Dr.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Death Valley National Park day trip planning app .

You can drive from Palm Desert to Death Valley National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Palm Desert in May; daily highs in Death Valley National Park reach 33°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

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

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to General Sherman Tree and Mobius Arch Loop Trailhead. Venture out of the city with trips to Lone Pine (Horseshoe Meadow Trail, Museum of Western Film History, & more) and Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery (in Independence). Next up on the itinerary: take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, hike along Mt. Whitney, explore the striking landscape of Kings Canyon National Park, and take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 7 hours. In May in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Lone Pine, California, Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery
Highlights from your plan
Inyo National Forest ©
Inyo National Forest
Alabama Hills ©
Alabama Hills
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park

5
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Glacier Point and Tunnel View. Venture out of the city with trips to Mono Lake County Park (in Lee Vining), Columns of the Giants (in Pinecrest) and Bridgeport (Mono County Museum & Buckeye Hot Spring). Spend the 25th (Sat) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. Spend the 28th (Tue) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Yosemite Valley Chapel, take in the views from Pohono Bridge, and take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker app .

You can take a bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 7 hours. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in May, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bridgeport, Mono Lake County Park, Columns of the Giants
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Muir Woods National Monument and Wine Tours & Tastings. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planning app .

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. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Wine Tours & Tastings

5
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Monterey Bay and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Venture out of the city with trips to Big Sur (Pfeiffer State Beach, Partington Cove, & more). There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, look for gifts at Monterey's Tasty Olive Bar, admire the striking features of Tor House, and make a trip to Fairy Tale Cottages of Hugh Comstock.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Monterey day trip site .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Monterey takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. June in Monterey sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Luis Obispo.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Carmel
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

6
nights
San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo ©
San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hearst Castle and Elephant Seal Rookery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Luis Obispo: Cambria (The Old Santa Rosa Creek Chapel, Leffingwell Landing, & more), Paso Robles (City Park & Wine Tours & Tastings) and Piedras Blancas (in San Simeon). There's much more to do: race across the water with a speed boat tour, pause for some photo ops at Anchor Memorial Park, take in the exciting artwork at Fiona Bleu Gallery, and take in the dramatic natural features at Morro Rock.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read San Luis Obispo day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Monterey to San Luis Obispo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Monterey, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in San Luis Obispo, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cambria, Morro Bay, San Simeon, Paso Robles, Speed Boats Tours
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Seal Rookery ©
Elephant Seal Rookery
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Wine Tours & Tastings

6
nights
Santa Barbara

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and Santa Barbara County Courthouse. Get out of town with these interesting Santa Barbara side-trips: Santa Ynez (Santa Barbara Soaring & Santa Ynez Valley), Solvang (Apple Lane Solvang, Sunny Fields Park, & more) and Labyrinth at St. Mark's-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church (in Los Olivos). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Old Mission Santa Barbara, do a tasting at Clos Pepe Vineyards and Estate Wines, see the interesting displays at The Creation Station Fabric and Quilt Shop, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Foxen Canyon Wine Trail.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Santa Barbara trip simple and quick.

Drive from San Luis Obispo to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from San Luis Obispo in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Santa Barbara: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Lompoc, Solvang, Santa Ynez, Labyrinth at St. Mark's-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church, Foxen Canyon Wine Trail
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Santa Barbara County Courthouse ©
Santa Barbara County Courthouse
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 24th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, make a trip to Walt Disney Concert Hall, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Santa Barbara in June, with highs in Los Angeles at 30°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Staples Center ©
Staples Center

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