60 days in California Itinerary

60 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip planner

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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.
Step out of San Francisco to go to Berkeley and see University of California, Berkeley, which is approximately 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and engage your brain at Exploratorium.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner.

Canberra, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 18 hours. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Canberra in February: highs in San Francisco hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Point Reyes National Seashore.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Point Reyes National Seashore

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

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 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.

Things to do in Point Reyes National Seashore

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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 get outside 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 take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. 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.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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: Glen Ellen (Wellington Cellars & Glen Ellen Village Market), Pride Mountain Vineyards (in St. Helena) and Simraceway Performance Driving Center (in Sonoma). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, 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.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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. On the 24th (Thu), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at McGurk Meadow, play a few rounds at Big Trees Golf Course, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Range, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Yosemite Valley Biking.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Napa to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Napa in March; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 13°C and lows reach -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

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), SWA Watersports (in Homewood) and Tahoe City (Truckee River Bike Trail & Tahoe Cross Country). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St Theresa Catholic Church, get outside with Carson Pass, and hit the slopes at Adventure Mountain.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the South Lake Tahoe trip planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe in 3 hours. In March in South Lake Tahoe, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to fly to San Diego.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

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.
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.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

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: Joshua Tree National Park (Cottonwood Spring Oasis, Lost Palms Oasis Trail, &more) and California Overland Desert Excursions (in Borrego Springs). There's still lots to do: see Off-Road Tours, pause for some photo ops at Desert Holocaust Memorial, get to know the resident critters at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, and browse the exhibits of Sunnylands Center & Gardens.

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.

Things to do in Palm Desert

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

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: Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills), Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, &more) and Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica). Pack the 19th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, grab your bike and head to South Bay Bicycle Trail, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, 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.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

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.