60 days in California Itinerary

60 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip planner

Make it your trip
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Truckee
— 5 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 6 nights
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Napa
— 5 nights
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Healdsburg
— 5 nights
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Orick
— 3 nights
Drive to California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport, Fly to San Francisco
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San Francisco
— 8 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 9 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
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Los Angeles
— 7 nights
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San Diego
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Truckee

— 5 nights
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Truckee side-trips: Five Lakes Creek Trailhead (in Olympic Valley), River Rafting & Tubing (in Tahoe City) and Homewood (SWA Watersports & Eagle Rock Hiking Trail). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tompkins Memorial Trail, go for a stroll along the water at North Tahoe Marina, explore the galleries of Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Truckee River Bike Trail.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Truckee trip itinerary maker.

Denver to Truckee is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Denver to Truckee due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Denver in July: highs in Truckee hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Hellman-Ehrman Mansion in Tahoe City (about 32 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: experience rural life at Tahoe Trout Farm, stroll through Baldwin Beach, kick back and relax at Kiva Beach, and admire the majestic nature at D.L. Bliss State Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe tour itinerary app.

You can drive from Truckee to South Lake Tahoe in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Truckee in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in South Lake Tahoe, with lows of 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to Napa.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Santa Rosa (Charles M. Schulz Museum & Safari West), St. Helena (Modus Operandi Cellars, Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, &more) and Schug Carneros Estate Winery (in Sonoma). There's lots more to do: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sonoma Plaza, and look for gifts at Oxbow Public Market.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Napa travel planner.

Getting from South Lake Tahoe to Napa by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 54°F in Napa. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Museums

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Healdsburg side-trips: Fort Ross State Historic Park (in Jenner) and Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Jordan Vineyard & Winery and explore the activities along Russian River.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Healdsburg trip planner.

You can drive from Napa to Healdsburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Healdsburg, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Orick.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Orick

— 3 nights
Orick is a census-designated place situated on the banks of the Redwood Creek in Humboldt County, California. Venture out of the city with trips to Redwood National Park (Redwood National Park, Tall Trees Grove, &more). The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lady Bird Johnson Grove, hike along Trillium Falls Hike, and explore the stunning scenery at Fern Canyon.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Orick itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Healdsburg to Orick in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Healdsburg in August, you will find days in Orick are slightly colder (64°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Orick

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 8 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, contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip builder tool.

Explore your travel options from Orick to San Francisco with the Route module. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Orick in August: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 73°F and lows are around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

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: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, cruise along Tioga Pass, and hike along Nevada Falls Loop.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to 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

— 6 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: hike along Congress Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at General Grant Tree Trail, explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock Trail, and Head underground at Boyden Cavern.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online holiday planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 95°F and 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to fly 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and tour the pleasant surroundings at South Bay Bicycle Trail.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Los Angeles trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Fly from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in September, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit cooler (85°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (66°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

San Diego

— 5 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.
Take a break from San Diego with a short trip to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas, about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Diego, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, tour the pleasant surroundings at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and stroll around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego trip planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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.