60 days in California Itinerary

60 days in California Itinerary

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1
San Diego
— 4 nights
2
Borrego Springs
— 4 nights
3
Palm Desert
— 5 nights
4
Death Valley National Park
— 5 nights
5
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
6
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
7
San Francisco
— 6 nights
8
Monterey
— 5 nights
9
San Luis Obispo
— 6 nights
10
Santa Barbara
— 6 nights
11
Los Angeles
— 5 nights

4
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Coronado Bridge and Cabrillo National Monument. Explore San Diego's surroundings by going to San Diego Zoo Safari Park (in Escondido) and Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas). Spend the 3rd (Fri) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, browse the exhibits of Maritime Museum of San Diego, immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and walk around Balboa Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Diego online trip maker.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to San Diego is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in April: high temperatures in San Diego hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Borrego Springs.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trips

San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Coronado Bridge ©
Coronado Bridge
San Diego Zoo Safari Park ©
San Diego Zoo Safari Park

4
nights
Borrego Springs

Borrego Springs ©
Borrego Springs is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Diego County, California. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and Slot Canyon. Change things up with these side-trips from Borrego Springs: Salvation Mountain (in Calipatria), Coyote's Flying Saucer Retrievals and Repairs (in Jacumba) and Imperial Valley Desert Museum (in Ocotillo). And it doesn't end there: play a few rounds at Rams Hill Golf Club, head outdoors with Ocotillo Wells SVRA, take in the awesome beauty at Santa Rosa Mountains, and make a trip to Galleta Meadows.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Borrego Springs online visit planner.

Drive from San Diego to Borrego Springs in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from San Diego, expect much hotter days and about the same nights in Borrego Springs, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °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, Coyote's Flying Saucer Retrievals and Repairs, Imperial Valley Desert Museum
Highlights from your plan
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park ©
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Rams Hill Golf Club ©
Rams Hill Golf Club
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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sunnylands Center & Gardens and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Palm Desert side-trips: Joshua Tree National Park (Wonderland of Rocks, Lost Palms Oasis Trail, &more), Box Canyon Road (in Mecca) and Love Signs (in Twentynine Palms). Next up on the itinerary: play a few rounds at Indian Wells Golf Club, relax in the rural setting at Sam Cobb Farms, have fun at Empire Polo Club, and mingle with the ghosts of the past at Family Golf Center of Palm Desert.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Palm Desert trip planner.

You can drive from Borrego Springs to Palm Desert in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and tram. In May, daily temperatures in Palm Desert can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to 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, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, Sam Cobb Farms
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Sunnylands Center & Gardens ©
Sunnylands Center & Gardens
Cottonwood Spring Oasis ©
Cottonwood Spring Oasis

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 Dante's View and Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Badwater Basin, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Panamint Range, trek along Wildrose Peak Trail, and contemplate the long history of Eureka Mine.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Death Valley National Park trip maker site.

Drive from Palm Desert to Death Valley National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Palm Desert in May, expect Death Valley National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive 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
Artists Dr ©
Artists Dr

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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 Giant Forest and General Sherman Tree. Get out of town with these interesting Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park side-trips: Lone Pine (Horseshoe Meadow Trail, Mobius Arch Loop Trailhead, &more) and Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery (in Independence). The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kings Canyon National Park, take a peaceful walk through Inyo National Forest, trek along Mt. Whitney, and take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online visit 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 °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to catch 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
Giant Forest ©
Giant 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 discover tucked-away gems like Yosemite, Tunnel View and Yosemite Falls. Explore Yosemite National Park's surroundings by going to Bridgeport (Mono County Museum & Buckeye Hot Spring), Mono Lake County Park (in Lee Vining) and Columns of the Giants (in Pinecrest). Spend the 25th (Sat) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. Spend the 28th (Tue) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, hike along Mariposa Grove, take in the views from Pohono Bridge, and pause for some serene contemplation at Yosemite Valley Chapel.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 8.5 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 °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel 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
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wine Tours & Tastings and Twin Peaks. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and explore the activities along San Francisco Bay.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco travel website.

Traveling by flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, San Francisco is a bit warmer at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wineries Tours

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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Point Lobos and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Big Sur (Pfeiffer State Beach, Partington Cove, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, learn about winemaking at Pierce Ranch Vineyards Tasting Room, contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, and contemplate the long history of Tor House.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Monterey road trip planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a shuttle. In June, daytime highs in Monterey are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car 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
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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nights
San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo ©
San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Friends of the Elephant Seal and Moonstone Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Luis Obispo: Paso Robles (City Park & Wine Tours & Tastings), San Simeon (Hearst Castle & Piedras Blancas) and Cambria (The Old Santa Rosa Creek Chapel, Leffingwell Landing, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Morro Rock, take in the exciting artwork at Fiona Bleu Gallery, get great views at Anchor Memorial Park, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Luis Obispo trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Monterey to San Luis Obispo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Monterey in June, you will find days in San Luis Obispo are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cambria, San Simeon, Morro Bay, Paso Robles, Speed Boats Tours
Highlights from your plan
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Moonstone Beach Dr ©
Moonstone Beach Dr

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Santa Barbara County Courthouse and Santa Barbara Zoo. Get out of town with these interesting Santa Barbara side-trips: Labyrinth at St. Mark's-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church (in Los Olivos), Solvang (Apple Lane Solvang, Sunny Fields Park, &more) and Santa Ynez (Santa Barbara Soaring & Santa Ynez Valley). The adventure continues: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, admire the architecture and history at La Purisima State Historical Park, learn about winemaking at Taste of Sta. Rita Hills, and contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Santa Barbara itinerary planner.

Getting from San Luis Obispo to Santa Barbara by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from San Luis Obispo, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Santa Barbara, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Wineries Parks Tours

Side Trips

Lompoc, Solvang, Santa Ynez, Labyrinth at St. Mark's-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church, The Creation Station Fabric and Quilt Shop
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Santa Barbara County Courthouse ©
Santa Barbara County Courthouse
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Staples Center and Fantastic Race. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 24th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Contemporary Art, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles vacation tool.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Staples Center ©
Staples Center
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

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