60 days in California Itinerary

60 days in California Itinerary

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60 days in California Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
San Diego
— 10 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 11 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Santa Barbara
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Carmel
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 10 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + foot + bus:  5​h 15​min
6
Healdsburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
San Francisco
— 12 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: London

10
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Diego: San Diego Zoo Safari Park (in Escondido) and Self-Realization Fellowship Hermitage (in Encinitas). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at San Diego Zoo, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego online trip builder .

London, UK to San Diego is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to San Diego. When traveling from London in February, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trips

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

11
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 13th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, immerse yourself in nature at Topanga State Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Japanese Garden.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online route planner .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. February in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Barbara: Santa Maria (Rancho Sisquoc Winery & Foxen Vineyard & Winery), Oxnard Beach Park (in Oxnard) and Los Olivos (Carhartt Vineyard, tercero wines, & more). Dedicate the 23rd (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, stop by Bart's Books, stroll through Shoreline Park, and identify plant and animal life at Monarch Butterfly Grove.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Santa Barbara trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in February: high temperatures in Santa Barbara hover around 20°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Wineries Tours

Side Trips

Los Olivos, Santa Maria, La Purisima State Historical Park, Oxnard Beach Park, Monarch Butterfly Grove
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo

5
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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Carmel: Pfeiffer State Beach (in Big Sur) and Elephant Seal Rookery (in San Simeon). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Point Lobos State Reserve, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Monterey Bay Aquarium, tee off at Pebble Beach Golf Links, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Carlos Cathedral.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Carmel travel route planner .

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Carmel in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. In March, daytime highs in Carmel are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Monterey, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pfeiffer State Beach, Friends of the Elephant Seal
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal

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.
Step out of Yosemite National Park to go to Bear Valley and see Bear Valley Cross Country and Adventure Company, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. On the 8th (Thu), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, stroll through Yosemite Valley Loop Trail, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park day trip tool .

Drive from Carmel to Yosemite National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Carmel in March, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 14°C by day to -5°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Bear Valley Adventure Company
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area
Yosemite Village ©
Yosemite Village

3
nights
Healdsburg

The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sonoma (Mission San Francisco Solano & Sonoma Plaza), Pride Mountain Vineyards (in St. Helena) and B Cellars Vineyards and Winery (in Oakville). Dedicate the 19th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Safari West and do a tasting at Simi Winery.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Healdsburg online holiday planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Healdsburg in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, Healdsburg is somewhat warmer than Yosemite National Park - with highs of 21°C and lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Tours Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Sonoma, Safari West, Pride Mountain Vineyards, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Sonoma Plaza ©
Sonoma Plaza
Mission San Francisco Solano ©
Mission San Francisco Solano

12
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Napa). Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Healdsburg to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Healdsburg in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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