60 days in California Itinerary

60 days in California Itinerary

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60 days in California Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Healdsburg
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Fort Bragg
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Crescent City
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Truckee
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
South Lake Tahoe
— 6 nights
+2
bus + foot + bus:  6​h 15​min
7
Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
bus:  6​h 45​min
8
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
San Diego
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Los Angeles
— 8 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Brisbane

7
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 20th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, shop like a local with Exploratorium, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Francisco day trip planning app .

Brisbane, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to San Francisco is minus 18 hours. June in San Francisco sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Healdsburg.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

5
nights
Healdsburg

Healdsburg ©
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Healdsburg: Wine Tours & Tastings (in Napa), Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville) and St. Helena (Modus Operandi Cellars, Pride Mountain Vineyards, & more). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Sonoma Coast State Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Safari West, learn about winemaking at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, and examine the collection at Charles M. Schulz Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Healdsburg trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Healdsburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Healdsburg: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Rosa, St. Helena, Guerneville, Wine Tours & Tastings, Sonoma Coast State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Wine Tours & Tastings
Sonoma Coast State Beach ©
Sonoma Coast State Beach

2
nights
Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg ©
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): kick back and relax at Noyo Headlands Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mendocino Coast, and finally stop by Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkle's Children's Books. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Seaside Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Bragg Coastal Trail, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Big River.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Fort Bragg trip builder .

You can drive from Healdsburg to Fort Bragg in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Healdsburg in June, you will find days in Fort Bragg are somewhat warmer (37°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Crescent City.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Mendocino
Highlights from your plan
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens ©
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
Seaside Beach ©
Seaside Beach
Big River ©
Big River

5
nights
Crescent City

Crescent City ©
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. Change things up with these side-trips from Crescent City: Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park (in Orick), Redwood National Park (Redwood National Park, Trillium Falls Hike, & more) and Redwood Highway (in Eureka). There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, walk around Beach Front Park, kick back and relax at Enderts Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Point St George Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Crescent City road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Fort Bragg to Crescent City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Fort Bragg in June, plan for colder days in Crescent City, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Truckee.

Things to do in Crescent City

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Redwood National Park, Redwood Highway, Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Tall Trees Grove ©
Tall Trees Grove
Trillium Falls Hike ©
Trillium Falls Hike

4
nights
Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Step out of Truckee to go to Tahoe City and see Truckee River Bike Trail, which is approximately 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through West End Beach, take in the waterfront activity at Donner Lake Watersports & Marina, go for a walk through Truckee River Legacy Trail, and grab your bike and head to Truckee Bike Park.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Truckee online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Crescent City to Truckee in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. When traveling from Crescent City in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Truckee, with highs around 32°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Truckee

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Tahoe City, Kings Beach State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Truckee Bike Park ©
Truckee Bike Park
River Rafting & Tubing
Kings Beach State Recreation Area ©

6
nights
South Lake Tahoe

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.
Go for a jaunt from South Lake Tahoe to Homewood to see SWA Watersports about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Baldwin Beach, trek along Rubicon Trail, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe attractions site .

You can drive from Truckee to South Lake Tahoe in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Truckee in July, South Lake Tahoe is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

SWA Watersports, Eagle Falls Trail, Emerald Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Kiva Beach ©
Kiva Beach

7
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
Spend the 23rd (Tue) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. Spend the 22nd (Mon) on the water with a fishing tour. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, hike along Panorama Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, and explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary tool .

Take a bus from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park in 6.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Yosemite National Park are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can take a bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

4
nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
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.
Step out of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park with an excursion to Manzanar National Historic Site in Independence--about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, make a trip to General Sherman Tree, trek along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, and explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock.

You can plan Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by bus takes about 7 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, things will get a bit warmer in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: highs are around 43°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Manzanar National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park ©
Zumwalt Meadow Trail ©
Zumwalt Meadow Trail

7
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
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 46 minutes away. Spend the 31st (Wed) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, and get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Diego online trip maker .

You can fly from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Diego in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are cooler, around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

8
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
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). Pack the 6th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Center, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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