60 days in California Itinerary

60 days in California Itinerary

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Fly to California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport, Drive to Orick
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Orick
— 3 nights
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Healdsburg
— 6 nights
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San Francisco
— 7 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
— 11 nights
Drive
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 7 nights
Fly
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San Diego
— 6 nights
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Los Angeles
— 7 nights
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Orick

— 3 nights
Orick is a census-designated place situated on the banks of the Redwood Creek in Humboldt County, California. Explore Orick's surroundings by going to Redwood National Park (Redwood National Park, Tall Trees Grove, &more). And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy, trek along Trillium Falls Hike, immerse yourself in nature at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lady Bird Johnson Grove.

Plan my day in Orick using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Durham to Orick is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Durham in June, you will find days in Orick are much colder (63°F), and nights are little chillier (49°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Orick

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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), Mr. Trombly's Teashop and Table (in Duncans Mills) and Jenner (Bodega Highlands & Fort Ross State Historic Park). It doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Jordan Vineyard & Winery and sample some tasty brews at Ace It Bike Tours.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Healdsburg online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Orick to Healdsburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Orick in June, you will find days in Healdsburg are a bit warmer (83°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at Exploratorium, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco online travel planner.

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. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Healdsburg in June: highs in San Francisco hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Napa.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Tours · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Napa: Calistoga (Schramsberg Vineyards, Sterling Vineyards, &more), Glen Ellen Village Market (in Glen Ellen) and St. Helena (Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, VGS Chateau Potelle, &more). Dedicate the 29th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: walk around Sonoma Plaza, do a tasting at Inglenook, stop by Oxbow Public Market, and admire the architecture and history at Mission San Francisco Solano.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Napa sightseeing planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Napa in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in June, you will find days in Napa are a bit warmer (80°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Tours · Shopping · Parks

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: Tahoe City (Tahoe City - South/North Trailheads & Hellman-Ehrman Mansion), Olympic Valley (Five Lakes Creek Trailhead & Matt Heron Fly Fishing) and Eagle Rock Hiking Trail (in Homewood). The adventure continues: awaken your taste buds at Wine Tours From Tahoe, contemplate the long history of Tallac Historic Site, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mt. Tallac Trail, and experience rural life at Tahoe Trout Farm.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe trip website.

Traveling by car from Napa to South Lake Tahoe takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Napa in June since evenings lows in South Lake Tahoe dip to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 11 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 15th (Thu), hike the day away at Panorama Trail. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, stroll through Four Mile Trail, hike along North Dome, and take some stellar pictures from Half Dome.

Plan trip to Yosemite National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls, head outdoors with Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, hike along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, and Head underground at Crystal Cave.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planning website.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 98°F and 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to fly to San Diego.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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.
Go for a jaunt from San Diego to Encinitas to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, walk around La Jolla Cove, admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our San Diego trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Diego takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, you will find days in San Diego are cooler (77°F), and nights are about the same (68°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Theme Parks

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 30th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Paley Center for Media, take in the spiritual surroundings of Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, walk around Beverly Gardens Park, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from San Diego in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Nightlife · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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.