60 days in California Itinerary

60 days in California Itinerary

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to San Francisco
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San Francisco
— 6 nights
Drive
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Napa
— 6 nights
Drive
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South Lake Tahoe
— 6 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 12 nights
Drive
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Carmel
— 5 nights
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Drive to San Francisco International Airport, Fly to California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport, Drive to Orick
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Orick
— 3 nights
Drive to California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport, Fly to Los Angeles International Airport
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Los Angeles
— 7 nights
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San Diego
— 7 nights
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Bristol

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San Francisco

— 6 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 5th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco road trip tool.

Bristol, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of train and flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Bristol to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In June in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Napa.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours · Museums · Parks · Wineries

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Napa: Santa Rosa (Safari West & Charles M. Schulz Museum), Sonoma (SIMRACEWAY PERFORMANCE DRIVING CENTER & MacLaren) and Schramsberg Vineyards (in Calistoga). Dedicate the 8th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: do a tasting at Gracianna Winery, stop by Oxbow Public Market, appreciate the views at Sonoma Valley, and make a trip to Sonoma Barracks.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Napa tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Napa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Napa, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near South Lake Tahoe: North Tahoe Marina (in Tahoe Vista), Kings Beach Miniature Golf (in Kings Beach) and Tahoe City (Tahoe City - South/North Trailheads & Truckee River Bike Trail). There's lots more to do: indulge your taste buds at Wine Tours From Tahoe, cast your line with Matt Heron Fly Fishing, experience rural life at Tahoe Trout Farm, and admire the majestic nature at Van Sickle Bi-State Park.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe trip builder tool.

You can drive from Napa to South Lake Tahoe in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Napa in June, South Lake Tahoe is little chillier at night with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 12 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: trek along Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, stroll through Nevada Falls Loop, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

Make your Yosemite National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park in 3 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Yosemite National Park can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) 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.
Go for a jaunt from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Visalia to see Sequoia National Park about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, trek along Zumwalt Meadow Trail, get a dose of the wild on Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, and admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls.

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Drive from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July: high temperatures in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park hover around 43°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Carmel

— 5 nights
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Get out of town with these interesting Carmel side-trips: San Simeon (Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop, Piedras Blancas, &more) and Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park (in Felton). There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, enjoy the sand and surf at Asilomar State Beach, don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and get a dose of the wild on Elkhorn Slough Safari.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Carmel sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Carmel in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July: highs in Carmel hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Orick.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Orick

— 3 nights
Orick is a census-designated place situated on the banks of the Redwood Creek in Humboldt County, California. Get out of town with these interesting Orick side-trips: Redwood National Park (Redwood National Park, California Coastal Trail, &more). And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy, admire the majestic nature at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, hike along Trillium Falls Hike, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lady Bird Johnson Grove.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Orick journey builder app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Carmel to Orick. Traveling from Carmel in July, expect nights in Orick to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are slightly colder, around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Orick

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills) and Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, Disneyland Park, &more). Pack the 19th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, engage your brain at California Science Center, and see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles journey site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Orick to Los Angeles. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Orick in July, with highs in Los Angeles at 33°C and lows at 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

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 25th (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and stroll around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Diego travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in July: highs in San Diego hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Theme Parks

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.