60 days in California Itinerary

60 days in California Itinerary

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60 days in California Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 11 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 10 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Carmel
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
St. Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Crescent City
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Los Angeles
— 10 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Santa Barbara
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
San Diego
— 9 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Toronto

11
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 8th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Spend the 9th (Thu) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, wander the streets of SoMa, and explore and take pictures at AT&T Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Francisco visit planning website .

Toronto, Canada to San Francisco is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Toronto to San Francisco. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in April: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

10
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.
Spend the 12th (Sun) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. Spend the 18th (Sat) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, explore the activities along Gaylor Lake, hike along May Lake Trailhead, and take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Valley View ©
Valley View

4
nights
Carmel

Carmel ©
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. Carmel is known for nature, scenic drive, beaches, historic sites, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, look for gifts at The Cheese Shop, get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and kick back and relax at Asilomar State Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Carmel day trip app .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Carmel in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, shuttle, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 12°C in Carmel. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Monterey, Pacific Grove, Bixby Bridge, Pebble Beach Golf Links, Garland Ranch Regional Park
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium

1
night
St. Helena

The city of St.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the St. Helena online trip builder .

You can drive from Carmel to St. Helena in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. While traveling from Carmel, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in St. Helena, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Crescent City.

Things to do in St. Helena

Tours

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings

5
nights
Crescent City

Crescent City ©
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. Venture out of the city with trips to Trinidad State Beach (in Trinidad), Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park (in Orick) and Redwood National Park (Redwood National Park, Trillium Falls Hike, & more). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Enderts Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Stout Grove, admire the majestic nature at Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Humboldt Bay.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Crescent City road trip planning site .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from St. Helena to Crescent City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from St. Helena in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Crescent City: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Crescent City

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Redwood National Park, Eureka, Trinidad State Beach, Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Enderts Beach ©
Enderts Beach
Trillium Falls Hike ©
Trillium Falls Hike

10
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.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, & more). Pack the 3rd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Getty Center, admire all the interesting features of Staples Center, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles road trip tool .

You can fly from Crescent City to Los Angeles in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Crescent City in June, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

7
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Oxnard (Oxnard Beach Park & The Collection at Riverpark), Santa Maria (Kenneth Volk Vineyards, Foxen Vineyard & Winery, & more) and Ventura (Olivas Links & Serra Cross Park). Dedicate the 12th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Old Mission Santa Barbara, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Santa Barbara Zoo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Shoreline Park, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cold Spring Tavern.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara sightseeing planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, Santa Barbara is slightly colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Tours Wineries

Side Trips

Santa Maria, Ventura, Oxnard, Bart's Books
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo

9
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas (about 48 minutes away). Pack the 23rd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. There's still lots to do: stroll through San Diego Zoo, kick back and relax at Black's Beach, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, and see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

Plan my day in San Diego using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to San Diego takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Diego when traveling from Santa Barbara in June, with lows around 20°C. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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