60 days in California Itinerary

60 days in California Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 8 nights
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Point Reyes National Seashore
— 3 nights
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Healdsburg
— 6 nights
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Napa
— 6 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 8 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 6 nights
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San Diego
— 7 nights
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Palm Desert
— 6 nights
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Los Angeles
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San Francisco — 8 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see University of California, Berkeley in Berkeley, approximately Berkeley away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and get curious at Exploratorium.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner.

Canberra, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Canberra to San Francisco. When traveling from Canberra in February, plan for much colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 19°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Point Reyes National Seashore.
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Point Reyes National Seashore — 3 nights

Change things up with these side-trips from Point Reyes National Seashore: Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary (in Freestone), Bolinas Museum (in Bolinas) and Martin Griffin Preserve (in Stinson Beach).

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Point Reyes National Seashore itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Point Reyes National Seashore in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Point Reyes National Seashore, with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Healdsburg.
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Healdsburg — 6 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Healdsburg side-trips: Fort Ross State Historic Park (in Jenner), Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens (in Fort Bragg) and Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Stephen & Walker Winery and take a memorable tour with Ace It Bike Tours.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Healdsburg trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Point Reyes National Seashore to Healdsburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in March, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Napa.
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Napa — 6 nights

America's Wine Country

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Change things up with these side-trips from Napa: Pride Mountain Vineyards (in St. Helena), Glen Ellen (Wellington Cellars & Glen Ellen Village Market) and Simraceway Performance Driving Center (in Sonoma). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Hess Persson Estates, walk around Sonoma Plaza, learn about winemaking at Robert Mondavi Winery, and make a trip to Sonoma Barracks.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Napa trip builder.

Traveling by car from Healdsburg to Napa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daily temperatures in Napa can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 8 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. There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Half Dome, get a taste of the local shopping with Yosemite Museum Gallery, don't miss a visit to Pothole Dome, and look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park planner.

Traveling by car from Napa to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Napa in March, with highs in Yosemite National Park at 13°C and lows at -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to South Lake Tahoe.
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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.
Explore South Lake Tahoe's surroundings by going to Old Brockway Golf Course (in Kings Beach), Tahoe City (Truckee River Bike Trail & Tahoe Cross Country) and Truckee (Tahoe Donner & Tahoe Donner Cross Country). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park, indulge your senses at Wine Tours From Tahoe, hit the slopes at Adventure Mountain, and head outdoors with Carson Pass.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe in 3 hours. In March, daytime highs in South Lake Tahoe are 12°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to San Diego.
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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.
Step out of San Diego with an excursion to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas--about 32 minutes away. Spend the 10th (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Jolla Cove, trek along Cabrillo Tide Pools, and see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from South Lake Tahoe to San Diego by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in April, expect nights in San Diego to be warmer, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Palm Desert.
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Palm Desert — 6 nights

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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Palm Desert: California Overland Desert Excursions (in Borrego Springs) and Joshua Tree National Park (Cottonwood Spring, Lost Palms Oasis Trail, &more). There's still lots to do: see Off-Road Tours, admire the natural beauty at Sunnylands Center & Gardens, get to know the resident critters at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, and make a trip to Desert Holocaust Memorial.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Palm Desert day trip planning site.

You can drive from San Diego to Palm Desert in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in April: highs in Palm Desert hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 9 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica), Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, &more) and Beverly Hills (Mulholland Drive & Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation). Pack the 19th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, take an in-depth tour of Autry Museum of the American West, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles journey planning tool.

Drive from Palm Desert to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Palm Desert in April; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 28°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.
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California travel guide

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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.
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