60 days in California Itinerary

60 days in California Itinerary

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60 days in California Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + Drive:  23​h
1
South Lake Tahoe
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Mammoth Lakes
— 7 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
3
Santa Barbara
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Diego
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Carmel
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Napa
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Healdsburg
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
9
Crescent City
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
10
San Francisco
— 9 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

5
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near South Lake Tahoe: Truckee (Truckee Bike Park, West End Beach, & more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, hike along Mt. Tallac Trail, and explore the galleries of Tallac Historic Site.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our South Lake Tahoe itinerary planner .

New Delhi, India to South Lake Tahoe is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to South Lake Tahoe is minus 13 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in October, expect South Lake Tahoe to be cooler, temps between 20°C and 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Truckee, Emerald Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Mt. Tallac Trail ©
Mt. Tallac Trail

7
nights
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Mammoth Lakes is known for nature, winter sports, breweries & distilleries, trails, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, trek along Mariposa Grove, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

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You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Mammoth Lakes in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Mammoth Lakes can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

5
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.
Explore Santa Barbara's surroundings by going to Rusack Vineyards (in Solvang), Lompoc (Jalama Beach & Sanford Winery & Vineyards) and Rancho Sisquoc Winery (in Santa Maria). There's still lots to do: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, make a trip to Chaucer's Bookstore, steep yourself in history at Point San Luis Lighthouse, and take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara trip itinerary planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Mammoth Lakes to Santa Barbara in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. When traveling from Mammoth Lakes in October, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Santa Barbara: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Avila Beach, Lompoc, Rusack Vineyards, Camarillo Public Library, Rancho Sisquoc Winery
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Camarillo Public Library ©
Camarillo Public Library
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

7
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.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Disneyland Park). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online vacation planner .

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

6
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.
Step out of San Diego to go to Encinitas and see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, browse the exhibits of Maritime Museum of San Diego, and stroll around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.

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Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October, daytime highs in San Diego are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Carmel.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
AxeVentures ©
AxeVentures
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

4
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. Change things up with a short trip to Dolphin & Whale Watching in Moss Landing (about 44 minutes away). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Point Lobos, make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Monterey Bay Aquarium, and enjoy the sand and surf at Del Mar Beach.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Carmel online itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Carmel takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from San Diego in October; daily highs in Carmel reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Napa.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Monterey, Pacific Grove, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Bixby Bridge, Cima Collina
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium

5
nights
Napa

Napa ©
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), Simraceway Performance Driving Center (in Sonoma) and Glen Ellen (Jack London State Historic Park & Benziger Family Winery). The adventure continues: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, learn about winemaking at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, explore the world behind art at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, and look for gifts at Oxbow Public Market.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Napa online attractions planner .

Getting from Carmel to Napa by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, subway, and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Carmel in November, Napa is little chillier at night with lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Healdsburg: Mendocino Coast (in Mendocino), Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma) and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville). There's still lots to do: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, look for all kinds of wild species at Safari West, see the interesting displays at Charles M. Schulz Museum, and do a tasting at Bella Vineyards and Wine Caves.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Healdsburg route builder tool .

Getting from Napa to Healdsburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Crescent City.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Parks Wineries Wildlife

Side Trips

Guerneville, Santa Rosa, Sonoma Coast State Beach, Sharpsteen Museum, Mendocino Coast
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Gracianna Winery ©
Gracianna Winery
Mendocino Coast ©
Mendocino Coast

5
nights
Crescent City

Crescent City ©
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Crescent City: Orick (Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy & Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park), Redwood National Park (Redwood National Park, Trillium Falls Hike, & more) and Redwood Highway (in Eureka). There's more to do: admire the majestic nature at Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park and kick back and relax at Enderts Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Crescent City online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Healdsburg to Crescent City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Healdsburg in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Crescent City, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Crescent City

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Redwood National Park, Orick, Redwood Highway
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Tall Trees Grove ©
Tall Trees Grove
Trillium Falls Hike ©
Trillium Falls Hike

9
nights
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, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Crescent City to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Crescent City in November, with highs in San Francisco at 20°C and lows at 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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