60 days in California Itinerary

60 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip planner

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San Francisco
— 7 nights
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Monterey
— 5 nights
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Los Angeles
— 8 nights
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Santa Barbara
— 6 nights
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San Diego
— 6 nights
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Palm Springs
— 6 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 6 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 8 nights
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Napa
— 6 nights
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San Francisco

— 7 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 9th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, and take a stroll through SoMa.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco journey builder site.

Manila, Philippines to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 16 hours traveling from Manila to San Francisco. Traveling from Manila in November, things will get much colder in San Francisco: highs are around 20°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Wineries

Side Trip

Monterey

— 5 nights
Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Monterey: LJB Farms (in San Martin), Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park (in Felton) and Partington Cove (in Big Sur). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, meet the residents at Monterey Bay Aquarium, and tee off at Pebble Beach Golf Links.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Monterey itinerary builder tool.

Getting from San Francisco to Monterey by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in November, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 8 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Redwood Creek Challenge Trail, &more), Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills) and Santa Monica (Bergamot Station, Santa Monica Farmers Market, &more). Pack the 21st (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Getty Center, don't miss a visit to Montana Avenue, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and enjoy some music at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

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Traveling by flight from Monterey to Los Angeles takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Monterey in November; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 28°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Santa Barbara

— 6 nights

The American Riviera

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Barbara: Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat (in Ventura), Foxen Vineyard & Winery (in Santa Maria) and Sunstone Winery (in Santa Ynez). Dedicate the 26th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Santa Barbara Zoo, take an in-depth tour of Santa Barbara Historical Museum, learn about winemaking at Sanford Winery & Vineyards, and get a new perspective on nature at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Santa Barbara journey maker app.

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 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to fly to San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Wineries · Tours · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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.
Explore San Diego's surroundings by going to Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine) and Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas). There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Jolla Cove, laugh and play at SeaWorld San Diego, and stroll around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.

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You can fly from Santa Barbara to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 12°C in San Diego. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Palm Springs.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Palm Springs

— 6 nights
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Palm Springs: Mount San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness (in Idyllwild), California Overland Desert Excursions (in Borrego Springs) and Joshua Tree National Park (Lost Horse Mine, Eureka Peak, &more).

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Palm Springs vacation builder site.

You can drive from San Diego to Palm Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Death Valley National Park

— 6 nights

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating underground world of Titus Canyon, explore and take pictures at Artists Dr, take some stellar pictures from Aguereberry Point, and take in breathtaking views at Golden Canyon.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Palm Springs to Death Valley National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Palm Springs in December, things will get slightly colder in Death Valley National Park: highs are around 15°C and lows about 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Yosemite National Park

— 8 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Range, and don't miss a visit to Pothole Dome.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Death Valley National Park in December: high temperatures in Yosemite National Park hover around 9°C and lows are around -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Napa.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Napa side-trips: St. Helena (Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, Modus Operandi Cellars, &more) and Calistoga (Clos Pegase Winery & Vincent Arroyo Winery). Dedicate the 28th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: stroll around Sonoma Plaza, do a tasting at Cosentino Winery, and appreciate the views at Swanson Vineyards Salon.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Napa online tour planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Napa in 4.5 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Napa, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Nature

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.