60 days in California Itinerary

60 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California vacation planner

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

Start: London
Fly:  14 h
1
San Diego
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Bus:  6 h 45 min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 10 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Bus:  6 h 15 min
5
South Lake Tahoe
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Truckee
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Napa
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Healdsburg
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
9
Orick
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4 h
10
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Fly:  14 h
End: London

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Diego: Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas) and Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine). And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Diego, and walk around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Diego trip planner.

London, UK to San Diego is an approximately 14- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to San Diego. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from London in September, with highs in San Diego at 30°C and lows at 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, Lions, Tigers & Bears
Highlights from your plan
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, Disneyland Park, &more) and Shotgun House (in Santa Monica). There's still lots to do: put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and make a trip to Walt Disney Concert Hall.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles day trip planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in September, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

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

5
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.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is known for nature, historic sites, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock, trek along Crescent Meadow Rd, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 17°C in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Congress Trail ©
Congress Trail
Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park ©
Lakes Trail in Sequoia 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.
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 Panorama Trail, trek along Lembert Dome, and explore the activities along Tenaya Lake.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 8.5 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in September, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are slightly colder (27°C), and nights are cooler (3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

6
nights
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: contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, kick back and relax at Baldwin Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at El Dorado Beach, and trek along Rubicon Trail.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe online travel route planner.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe takes 6.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Truckee.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lake Tahoe (California), Tahoe City
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Speed Boats Tours
Tallac Historic Site ©
Tallac Historic Site

5
nights
Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Truckee: Kings Beach State Recreation Area (in Kings Beach), River Rafting & Tubing (in Tahoe City) and Five Lakes Creek Trailhead (in Olympic Valley). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at West End Beach, stroll through Eagle Rock Hiking Trail, explore the landscape on two wheels at Truckee River Bike Trail, and admire the majestic nature at Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Truckee trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from South Lake Tahoe to Truckee takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in October, expect slightly colder with lows of -3°C in Truckee. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Napa.

Things to do in Truckee

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Tahoe City, Homewood, Concours d'Elegance Lake Tahoe, Kings Beach State Recreation Area, Five Lakes Creek Trailhead
Highlights from your plan
Kings Beach State Recreation Area ©
Kings Beach State Recreation Area
River Rafting & Tubing
Truckee Bike Park ©
Truckee Bike Park

4
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: Charles M. Schulz Museum (in Santa Rosa), St. Helena (Modus Operandi Cellars & Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards) and VJB Cellars (in Kenwood). And it doesn't end there: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, learn about winemaking at VGS Chateau Potelle, stroll around Sonoma Plaza, and don't miss a visit to Sonoma Barracks.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Napa online route builder.

Drive from Truckee to Napa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and subway; or take a bus. In October, Napa is a bit warmer than Truckee - with highs of 29°C and lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries Tours Parks

Side Trips

St. Helena, Sonoma, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, Honig Vineyard & Winery, Charles M. Schulz Museum
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Wine Tours & Tastings
The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum ©
The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum

5
nights
Healdsburg

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Healdsburg: Mendocino Coast (in Mendocino), B Bryan Preserve (in Point Arena) and Fort Ross State Historic Park (in Jenner). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Jordan Vineyard & Winery, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and kick back and relax at Sonoma Coast State Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Healdsburg holiday planning tool.

Drive from Napa to Healdsburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Orick.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trips

Mendocino Coast, Sonoma Coast State Beach, Korbel Champagne Cellars, B Bryan Preserve, Fort Ross State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Mendocino Coast ©
Mendocino Coast
Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & Winery
Wine Tours & Tastings

3
nights
Orick

Orick ©
Orick is a census-designated place situated on the banks of the Redwood Creek in Humboldt County, California. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Orick: Redwood National Park (Redwood National Park, Tall Trees Grove, &more). There's still lots to do: cruise along Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy, trek along Lady Bird Johnson Grove, stroll through Trillium Falls Hike, and take in breathtaking views at Fern Canyon.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Orick trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Healdsburg to Orick takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Healdsburg in October, expect nights in Orick to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Orick

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Redwood National Park
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Tall Trees Grove ©
Tall Trees Grove
Fern Canyon ©
Fern Canyon

7
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Berkeley to see Tilden Park Little Farm about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Orick to San Francisco. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Orick in October; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Tilden Park Little Farm, Battery Spencer
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

Similar Plans

7 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 9 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems Preferences: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 10 days in California BY A USER FROM ISRAEL August, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: August, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 22 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: October, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 9 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 21 days in California BY A USER FROM MEXICO June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 11 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 8 days in California BY A USER FROM CANADA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 11 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 8 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems Preferences: December, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 17 days in California BY A USER FROM CANADA July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights Preferences: July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans