60 days in California Itinerary

60 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California visit planner

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San Francisco
— 8 nights
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Monterey
— 6 nights
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Los Angeles
— 7 nights
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Santa Barbara
— 5 nights
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San Diego
— 7 nights
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Palm Springs
— 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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Napa
— 6 nights
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San Francisco

— 8 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco visit app.

Manila, Philippines to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll gain 16 hours traveling from Manila to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Manila in November: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 20°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Monterey

— 6 nights
Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Monterey is known for zoos & aquariums, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, tee off at Cypress Point Golf Club, indulge your taste buds at Monterey Bay Food Tours, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Monterey tour planning website.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Monterey takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Monterey can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Trails

Side Trips

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Redwood Creek Challenge Trail, &more) and Santa Monica (Bergamot Station & Santa Monica Farmers Market). Pack the 23rd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Monterey to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Monterey in November: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 28°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Santa Barbara

— 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Barbara: Sunstone Winery (in Santa Ynez), Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat (in Ventura) and Sanford Winery & Vineyards (in Lompoc). Dedicate the 28th (Sun) 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 in the exciting artwork at Santa Barbara Art Glass, observe the fascinating underwater world at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center, and explore the world behind art at Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

To find out how to plan a trip to Santa Barbara, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in November, plan for little chillier nights in Santa Barbara, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can fly to San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Wineries · Tours · Museums · Parks

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine) and Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas). Spend the 3rd (Fri) 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, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, observe the fascinating underwater world at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and walk around La Jolla Cove.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip planner.

You can fly from Santa Barbara to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Santa Barbara in December since evenings lows in San Diego dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Palm Springs.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Palm Springs

— 5 nights
Explore Palm Springs' surroundings by going to Joshua Tree National Park (Eureka Peak, Lost Palms Oasis Trail, &more), Mount San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness (in Idyllwild) and California Overland Desert Excursions (in Borrego Springs).

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Palm Springs attractions app.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Palm Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December in Palm Springs, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can 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: Head underground at Titus Canyon, take in breathtaking views at Golden Canyon, hike along Fall Canyon, and explore the striking landscape at Ubehebe Crater.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Palm Springs to Death Valley National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and car; or take a bus. In December, Death Valley National Park is little chillier than Palm Springs - with highs of 15°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) 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: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hike along Mariposa Grove, take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Range, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Trail.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Death Valley National Park in December; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 9°C and lows reach -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can 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: Vincent Arroyo Winery (in Calistoga) and St. Helena (Modus Operandi Cellars, Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, &more). Dedicate the 31st (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: stroll around Sonoma Plaza, appreciate the views at Swanson Vineyards Salon, don't miss a visit to Sonoma Barracks, and admire the architecture and history at Mission San Francisco Solano.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Napa online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Napa takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, expect nights in Napa to be much warmer, around 1°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 17°C. On the 3rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

California travel guide

4.1
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.