60 days in California Itinerary

60 days in California Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Yosemite, Tunnel View and Yosemite Falls. Go for a jaunt from Yosemite National Park to Lee Vining to see Mono Basin Historical Society about 50 minutes away. Spend the 24th (Wed) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. Spend the 26th (Fri) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, take in the views from Pohono Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at North Dome, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park attractions planner.

Sydney, Australia to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Sydney in April, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be colder, around °C, while days are slightly colder, around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to catch the bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Mono Basin Historical Society
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall

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 Giant Forest and General Sherman Tree. Explore Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park's surroundings by going to Lone Pine (Horseshoe Meadow Trail, Mobius Arch Loop Trailhead, &more) and Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery (in Independence). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Kings Canyon National Park, admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls, take a peaceful walk through Inyo National Forest, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Big Stump Basin.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park tour itinerary maker app.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 8.5 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

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

4
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dante's View and Badwater Basin. The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Artists Dr, make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, take in breathtaking views at Fall Canyon, and contemplate the long history of Eureka Mine.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park day trip app.

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 7 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Palm Desert.

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

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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sunnylands Center & Gardens and Ryan Mountain. Explore Palm Desert's surroundings by going to Joshua Tree National Park (Wonderland of Rocks, Lost Palms Oasis Trail, &more), Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Joshua Tree) and Box Canyon Road (in Mecca). Next up on the itinerary: get lost in a book at The City of Rancho Mirage Public Library, enjoy some diversion at Empire Polo Club, don't miss a visit to Love Signs, and experience rural life at Sam Cobb Farms.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Palm Desert trip planner.

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Palm Desert in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, Palm Desert is somewhat warmer than Death Valley National Park - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Borrego Springs.

Things to do in Palm Desert

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Joshua Tree National Park, Rancho Mirage, Love Signs, Sam Cobb Farms, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Sunnylands Center & Gardens ©
Sunnylands Center & Gardens
Cottonwood Spring Oasis ©
Cottonwood Spring Oasis

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. Step out of Borrego Springs with an excursion to Imperial Valley Desert Museum in Ocotillo--about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: tee off at Rams Hill Golf Club, take in the awesome beauty at Santa Rosa Mountains, take in the exciting artwork at Borrego Art Institute, and don't miss a visit to Galleta Meadows.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Borrego Springs trip maker app.

Getting from Palm Desert to Borrego Springs by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and tram. In May, daily temperatures in Borrego Springs can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Borrego Springs

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

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
Hellhole Canyon Trail ©
Hellhole Canyon Trail

5
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 Coronado Bridge and Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial. Explore San Diego's surroundings by going to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas) and San Diego Zoo Safari Park (in Escondido). Spend the 20th (Mon) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's lots more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, and explore the galleries of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

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You can drive from Borrego Springs to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Borrego Springs in May, plan for cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

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
Coronado Bridge ©
Coronado Bridge
San Diego Zoo Safari Park ©
San Diego Zoo Safari Park

6
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Staples Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 24th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, admire the striking features of Bradbury Building, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Barbara.

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

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Santa Barbara County Courthouse and Apple Lane Solvang. Explore Santa Barbara's surroundings by going to Santa Ynez (Santa Barbara Soaring & Santa Ynez Valley), Labyrinth at St. Mark's-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church (in Los Olivos) and Solvang (Sunny Fields Park & Bethania Lutheran Church). Next up on the itinerary: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, experience rural life at Return to Freedom, American Wild Horse Sanctuary, learn about winemaking at Riverbench Vineyard & Winery, and trek along Foxen Canyon Wine Trail.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Los Angeles in May since evenings lows in Santa Barbara dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to San Luis Obispo.

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, 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

6
nights
San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo ©
San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Friends of the Elephant Seal and Morro Rock. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Luis Obispo: Cambria (The Old Santa Rosa Creek Chapel, Leffingwell Landing, &more), San Simeon (Hearst Castle & Piedras Blancas) and Paso Robles (City Park & Wine Tours & Tastings). There's much more to do: cruise along Highway 1 Discovery Route, view the masterpieces at Fiona Bleu Gallery, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and get great views at Anchor Memorial Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the San Luis Obispo itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to San Luis Obispo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Santa Barbara in June, plan for a bit warmer days in San Luis Obispo, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Monterey.

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
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Moonstone Beach Dr ©
Moonstone Beach Dr
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle

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nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Point Lobos and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Explore Monterey's surroundings by going to Big Sur (Pfeiffer State Beach, Partington Cove, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours, look for gifts at Monterey's Tasty Olive Bar, kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach, and see the interesting displays at Sunset Cultural Center.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Monterey day trip website.

Drive from San Luis Obispo to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from San Luis Obispo in June: highs in Monterey hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

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

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step off the beaten path and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and San Francisco Bay. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga) and Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley). There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, admire the masterpieces at Asian Art Museum, walk around Golden Gate Park, and get great views at Twin Peaks.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read San Francisco online vacation planner.

You can drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a shuttle. In June, daytime highs in San Francisco are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wineries Tours

Side Trips

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

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