60 days in California Itinerary

60 days in California Itinerary

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60 days in California Itinerary

Start: Belfast
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
San Diego
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Santa Barbara
— 6 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Yosemite National Park
— 10 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Carmel
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  8​h
7
Crescent City
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Fort Bragg
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Healdsburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
San Francisco
— 9 nights
Fly + bus:  15​h
End: Belfast

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.
When in San Diego, make a side trip to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas, approximately 48 minutes away. Pack the 4th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. There's lots more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, and get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego online trip itinerary planner .

Belfast, UK to San Diego is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 8 hours. While traveling from Belfast, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

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

9
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Santa Monica Farmers Market (in Santa Monica) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, & more). Pack the 10th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Will Rogers State Beach, put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, and get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier.

For photos and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles holiday maker site .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

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

6
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Barbara: Santa Maria (Kenneth Volk Vineyards, Foxen Vineyard & Winery, & more), San Buenaventura State Beach (in Ventura) and Oxnard (Silver Strand Beach & Oxnard Beach Park). Dedicate the 18th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, browse the collection at Camarillo Public Library, take in nature's colorful creations at Lotusland, and learn about winemaking at Summerland Winery.

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Drive from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in October: high temperatures in Santa Barbara hover around 29°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Maria, Oxnard, Montecito, Summerland Winery, Camarillo Public Library
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
San Buenaventura State Beach ©
San Buenaventura State Beach

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: Lone Pine (Museum of Western Film History & Alabama Hills) and Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest (in Bishop). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, cruise along Generals Hwy, stroll through Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, and don't miss a visit to General Sherman Tree.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park sightseeing planning app .

Getting from Santa Barbara to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Lone Pine, Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
General Sherman Tree ©
General Sherman Tree
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park

10
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 4th (Sun) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, stroll through Nevada Falls Loop, and hike along Tuolumne Meadows.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in October: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 22°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

3
nights
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Step out of Carmel with an excursion to Pfeiffer State Beach in Big Sur--about 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, tee off at Pebble Beach Golf Links, appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and learn about winemaking at Dawn's Dream Winery.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Carmel day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Carmel takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, expect nights in Carmel to be much hotter, around 9°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Crescent City.

Things to do in Carmel

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Monterey, Garland Ranch Regional Park, Pfeiffer State Beach, Pebble Beach Golf Links
Highlights from your plan
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Pebble Beach Golf Links ©
Pebble Beach Golf Links

4
nights
Crescent City

Crescent City ©
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. Venture out of the city with trips to Carson Mansion (in Eureka), Redwood National Park (Redwood National Park, California Coastal Trail, & more) and Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park (in Orick). There's still lots to do: hike along Stout Grove, enjoy the sand and surf at Trinidad State Beach, make a trip to Tour-Through Tree, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Enderts Beach.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Crescent City online trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Carmel to Crescent City in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Carmel in November, you will find days in Crescent City are little chillier (17°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in Crescent City

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Redwood National Park, Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, Trinidad State Beach, Carson Mansion, Tour-Through Tree
Highlights from your plan
Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park ©
Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park
Trinidad State Beach ©
Trinidad State Beach

3
nights
Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg ©
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. Fort Bragg is known for beaches, parks, nature, museums, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Mendocino Coast, take in nature's colorful creations at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, examine the collection at Sea Glass Museum, and admire the majestic nature at MacKerricher State Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Fort Bragg online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Crescent City to Fort Bragg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. When traveling from Crescent City in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Fort Bragg, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

Mendocino
Highlights from your plan
Mendocino Coast ©
Mendocino Coast
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens ©
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
Glass Beach ©
Glass Beach

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Jordan Vineyard & Winery and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, then do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery, and finally don't miss a visit to Sonoma Plaza.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Healdsburg vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Fort Bragg to Healdsburg by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Healdsburg are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Healdsburg

#Tours, #Wineries, #Parks

Side Trips

St. Helena, Sonoma Plaza
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Sonoma Plaza ©
Sonoma Plaza

9
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 22nd (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, stroll through Golden Gate Park, explore and take pictures at AT&T Park, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Healdsburg to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Healdsburg in November, San Francisco is a bit warmer at night with lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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