60 days in California Itinerary

60 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip itinerary builder

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Napa
— 5 nights
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Healdsburg
— 6 nights
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San Francisco
— 7 nights
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Truckee
— 6 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 7 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 8 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 7 nights
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Los Angeles
— 7 nights
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Napa

— 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Napa: St. Helena (Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards & VGS Chateau Potelle), Santa Rosa (Charles M. Schulz Museum & Safari West) and Simraceway Performance Driving Center (in Sonoma). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, stop by Oakville Grocery, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and get a taste of life in the country at Long Meadow Ranch - Rutherford Estate.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Napa trip itinerary planning tool.

Vancouver, Canada to Napa is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Napa when traveling from Vancouver in July, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

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: Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma), Mendocino (Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkle's Children's Books & Mendocino Coast) and Jenner (Fort Ross State Historic Park & Salt Point State Park). And it doesn't end there: learn the secrets of beer at Ace It Bike Tours, do a tasting at Gracianna Winery, and stroll through B Bryan Preserve.

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Traveling by car from Napa to Healdsburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Healdsburg can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 7 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, get great views at Twin Peaks, shop like a local with Union Square, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Healdsburg to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. While traveling from Healdsburg, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Truckee.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Tours · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Truckee

— 6 nights
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Truckee: Five Lakes Creek Trailhead (in Olympic Valley) and Eagle Rock Hiking Trail (in Homewood). There's still lots to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, go for a walk through Truckee River Legacy Trail, hike along Stateline Lookout, and stroll through Truckee River Bike Trail.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Truckee online day trip planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Truckee by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in Truckee are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are slightly colder (5°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Truckee

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

Side Trips

South Lake Tahoe

— 7 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.
South Lake Tahoe is known for historic sites, museums, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: indulge your senses at Wine Tours From Tahoe, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mt. Tallac Trail, enjoy the sand and surf at Pope Beach, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe itinerary planning site.

Drive from Truckee to South Lake Tahoe in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Truckee in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in South Lake Tahoe, with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

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.
On the 3rd (Wed), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along Lembert Dome, admire the sheer force of Chilnualna Falls, and admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park travel route planner.

Traveling by car from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park takes 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Yosemite National Park can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 7 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: surround yourself with nature on Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, Head underground at Crystal Cave, take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon National Park, and take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August: high temperatures in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park hover around 41°C and lows are around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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: Annenberg Community Beach House (in Santa Monica), Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Downtown Disney District, &more). Pack the 19th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, stroll through South Bay Bicycle Trail, browse the different shops at Two Rodeo Drive, and admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Los Angeles by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August, you will find days in Los Angeles are slightly colder (34°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

San Diego

— 6 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 to go to Encinitas and see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Spend the 27th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, kick back and relax at Mission Beach Park, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Diego visit planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: highs in San Diego hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

California travel guide

4.1
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.