60 days in California Itinerary

60 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California holiday planner

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Napa
— 5 nights
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Healdsburg
— 5 nights
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Orick
— 3 nights
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Truckee
— 5 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 6 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 9 nights
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Los Angeles
— 7 nights
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San Diego
— 6 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
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San Francisco
— 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.
Explore Napa's surroundings by going to St. Helena (Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, Beringer Vineyards, &more) and Schug Carneros Estate Winery (in Sonoma). The adventure continues: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, learn about winemaking at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, look for gifts at Darioush Winery, and explore the world behind art at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Napa day trip tool.

Istanbul, Turkey to Napa is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Istanbul to Napa, you'll gain 11 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in July, expect Napa to be little chillier, temps between 30°C and 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Tours · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Healdsburg

— 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Healdsburg: Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville) and Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Jordan Vineyard & Winery.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Healdsburg trip planner.

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, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Orick.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Orick

— 3 nights
Orick is a census-designated place situated on the banks of the Redwood Creek in Humboldt County, California. Change things up with these side-trips from Orick: Redwood National Park (Redwood National Park, California Coastal Trail, &more). There's much more to do: cruise along Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy, trek along Lady Bird Johnson Grove, admire the majestic nature at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, and take in breathtaking views at Fern Canyon.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Orick trip maker.

Getting from Healdsburg to Orick by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Healdsburg in July, plan for much colder days in Orick, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Truckee.

Things to do in Orick

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Truckee

— 5 nights
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Truckee: River Rafting & Tubing (in Tahoe City), Eagle Rock Hiking Trail (in Homewood) and Five Lakes Creek Trailhead (in Olympic Valley). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tompkins Memorial Trail, take an in-depth tour of Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum, take in the waterfront activity at Donner Lake Watersports & Marina, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Truckee River Bike Trail.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Truckee online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Orick to Truckee takes 7 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Orick in July: highs in Truckee hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Truckee

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Tours

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.
Step out of South Lake Tahoe with an excursion to Hellman-Ehrman Mansion in Tahoe City--about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: experience rural life at Tahoe Trout Farm, contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, admire the majestic nature at D.L. Bliss State Park, and kick back and relax at Pope Beach.

Take the guesswork out of planning a South Lake Tahoe vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Truckee to South Lake Tahoe in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Truckee in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in South Lake Tahoe, with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 9 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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mariposa Grove, and take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Drive from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Founder's Park, Disneyland Park, &more). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, examine the collection at The Getty Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Bay Bicycle Trail, and put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles travel route planning tool.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 6 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas (about 32 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Diego, get your game on at AxeVentures, get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, and kick back and relax at Black's Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Diego attractions planning tool.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches

Side Trip

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 5 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Congress Trail, explore the fascinating underground world of Boyden Cavern, stroll through General Grant Tree Trail, and explore the striking landscape of Kings Canyon National Park.

For maps and other tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park travel planner.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from San Diego in August, you will find days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park are a bit warmer (41°C), and nights are little chillier (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, stroll through Alcatraz Island, walk around Golden Gate Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco journey maker app.

You can fly from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

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.