60 days in California Itinerary

60 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip planner

Make it your trip
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San Francisco
— 7 nights
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St. Helena
— 6 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 6 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 5 nights
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Los Angeles
— 7 nights
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Santa Barbara
— 5 nights
Fly
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San Diego
— 7 nights
Fly
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Monterey
— 4 nights
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San Francisco

— 7 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 20th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, examine the collection at Exploratorium, and shop like a local with Union Square.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco journey planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 10 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in December, with highs in San Francisco at 17°C and lows at 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours · Parks · Wineries · Museums

St. Helena

— 6 nights

The Heart Of Napa Valley

The city of St.
Change things up with these side-trips from St. Helena: Benziger Family Winery (in Glen Ellen), Gracianna Winery (in Healdsburg) and Sonoma (Mission San Francisco Solano & Passaggio Wines). Dedicate the 24th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Mumm Napa, learn about winemaking at Pride Mountain Vineyards, and see the interesting displays at Sharpsteen Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the St. Helena online trip planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to St. Helena in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in St. Helena, with lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries · Tours · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

South Lake Tahoe

— 6 nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting South Lake Tahoe side-trips: Tahoe City (Tahoe Cross Country & Alpine Meadows), Truckee (Northstar California, Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area, &more) and Cantiga Wineworks (in Somerset). There's still lots to do: fly down the slopes at Rock House Discount Ski & Snowboard Rentals, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Theresa Catholic Church, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jobs Peak, and explore the historical opulence of Vikingsholm.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe trip planner.

Traveling by car from St. Helena to South Lake Tahoe takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from St. Helena in December: high temperatures in South Lake Tahoe hover around 8°C and lows are around -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 7 nights
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.
categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. On the 4th (Tue), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA, and grab your bike and head to Yosemite Valley Biking.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in January, expect little chillier with lows of -12°C in Yosemite National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Death Valley National Park

— 5 nights

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Death Valley National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Aguereberry Point, explore the fascinating underground world of Titus Canyon, explore the fascinating landscape at The Racetrack, and steep yourself in history at Geologist's Cabin.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park journey builder.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in January, you will find days in Death Valley National Park are a bit warmer (17°C), and nights are warmer (1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Los Angeles

— 7 nights

City of Angels

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, &more), Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills) and Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica). Pack the 16th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles sightseeing website.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Death Valley National Park in January: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Santa Barbara

— 5 nights

The American Riviera

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Barbara: Bob Jones City to Sea Bike Trail (in Avila Beach), Rancho Sisquoc Winery (in Santa Maria) and Labyrinth at St. Mark's-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church (in Los Olivos). Dedicate the 22nd (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, get to know the resident critters at Santa Barbara Zoo, admire the masterpieces at Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and do a tasting at Sunstone Winery.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara road trip planning site.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Santa Barbara when traveling from Los Angeles in January, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to fly to San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

San Diego

— 7 nights

America's Finest City

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine), Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas) and California Wolf Center (in Julian). There's still lots to do: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, stroll around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, and observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip planner.

You can fly from Santa Barbara to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Santa Barbara in January since evenings lows in San Diego dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 4 nights

A Land of Giants

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.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is known for nature, historic sites, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock Trail, delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, stroll through Diamond Peak, and hike along Panoramic Point.

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Getting from San Diego to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from San Diego in February, with highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park at 20°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Monterey

— 4 nights
Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Explore Monterey's surroundings by going to San Simeon (Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop & Piedras Blancas) and Pfeiffer State Beach (in Big Sur). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, stroll through Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, play a few rounds at Pebble Beach Golf Links, and trek along Scenic Road Walkway.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Monterey online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Monterey takes 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in February, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.