60 days in California Itinerary

60 days in California Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 6 nights
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Santa Barbara
— 5 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 6 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 8 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 5 nights
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St. Helena
— 6 nights
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San Francisco
— 7 nights
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Monterey
— 5 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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San Diego
— 7 nights

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, &more) and Red Lantern Escape Rooms (in Brea). Pack the 3rd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Santa Monica Farmers Market, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles road trip planning app.

Boston to Los Angeles is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Boston in November: highs in Los Angeles hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, The Wende Museum of the Cold War, Red Lantern Escape Rooms
Highlights from your plan
The Wende Museum of the Cold War ©
The Wende Museum of the Cold War
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

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Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Get out of town with these interesting Santa Barbara side-trips: Solvang (Silk Road Transportation and Wine Tours & Rusack Vineyards), Sunstone Winery (in Santa Ynez) and Alma Rosa Winery and Vineyards (in Buellton). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at Santa Barbara Zoo, see some colorful creatures with Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat, do a tasting at Carhartt Vineyard, and admire the masterpieces at Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Santa Barbara trip planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Santa Barbara, with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Wineries · Tours · Transportation

Side Trips

Solvang, Sunstone Winery, Alma Rosa Winery and Vineyards, Foxen Vineyard & Winery, Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat
Highlights from your plan
Silk Road Transportation and Wine Tours ©
Silk Road Transportation and Wine Tours
Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo
Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat ©
Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Death Valley National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: Head underground at Titus Canyon, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fall Canyon, take in breathtaking views at Golden Canyon, and get great views at Aguereberry Point.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Death Valley National Park trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Death Valley National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Santa Barbara in November: high temperatures in Death Valley National Park hover around 66°F and lows are around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Titus Canyon ©
Titus Canyon
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Fall Canyon ©
Fall Canyon

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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.
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, tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Trail, take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Range, and take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park online day trip planner.

Take a bus from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. While traveling from Death Valley National Park, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 54°F to lows of 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

June Lake Loop
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Cathedral Range
Cathedral Range

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South Lake Tahoe

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.
South Lake Tahoe is known for historic sites, beaches, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hit the best photo ops around with Tahoe Photographic Tours, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jobs Peak, explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park, and take a memorable drive along Inspiration Point Vista.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe trip planner.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe in 7 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in South Lake Tahoe, with lows of 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Lake Tahoe (California), Inspiration Point Vista
Highlights from your plan
Tahoe Photographic Tours ©
Tahoe Photographic Tours
Tahoe Helicopters ©
Tahoe Helicopters
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park

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St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sonoma Plaza (in Sonoma) and Arrowood Vineyard & Winery (in Glen Ellen). Dedicate the 4th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: soar above the sights with Napa Valley Aloft Balloon Rides, learn about winemaking at Clos Pegase Winery, admire the natural beauty at Round Pond Estate, and appreciate the views at Swanson Vineyards Salon.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our St. Helena vacation maker website.

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to St. Helena in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in December: high temperatures in St. Helena hover around 60°F and lows are around 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Rutherford, Calistoga, Napa, Sonoma, Yountville
Highlights from your plan
Napa Valley Aloft Balloon Rides ©
Napa Valley Aloft Balloon Rides
Wine Tours & Tastings
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
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: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, stroll around Golden Gate Park, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

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Traveling by car from St. Helena to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from St. Helena in December, with lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Battery Spencer
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Get out of town with these interesting Monterey side-trips: San Juan Bautista State Historic Park (in San Juan Bautista), Soquel Vineyards (in Soquel) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Moss Landing). There's still lots to do: sample some tasty brews at Monterey Bay Food Tours, hike along Scenic Road Walkway, immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Monterey trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Monterey takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. In December, daytime highs in Monterey are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Carmel, Pacific Grove, San Juan Bautista State Historic Park, Soquel Vineyards, Cypress Point Golf Club
Highlights from your plan
Monterey Bay Food Tours ©
Monterey Bay Food Tours
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Mount Hermon Adventures ©
Mount Hermon Adventures

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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.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is known for nature, historic sites, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable tour with Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, get great views at Buck Rock Lookout, stroll through Big Baldy, and don't miss a visit to Hospital Rock.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner.

Getting from Monterey to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Monterey in December, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock Trail ©
Moro Rock Trail
Big Baldy ©
Big Baldy

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Diego: California Wolf Center (in Julian), La Jolla Zip Zoom (in Pauma Valley) and Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas). Spend the 27th (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, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and walk around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our San Diego trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Diego takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, San Diego is somewhat warmer than Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park - with highs of 68°F and lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

California Wolf Center, La Jolla Zip Zoom, Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, Carruth Cellars Urban Winery & Tasting Room
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Zip Zoom ©
La Jolla Zip Zoom
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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