60 days in California Itinerary

60 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California travel route planner
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San Diego
— 5 nights
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Los Angeles
— 6 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
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San Francisco
— 7 nights
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Napa
— 6 nights
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Healdsburg
— 6 nights
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Orick
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 8 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 6 nights
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Monterey
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San Diego — 5 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from San Diego: Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas) and California Wolf Center (in Julian). Spend the 4th (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, walk around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, and see the interesting displays at Timken Museum of Art.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego visit planning site.

Atlanta to San Diego is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Atlanta to San Diego. Traveling from Atlanta in September, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 68°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 6 nights

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, Disney California Adventure Park, &more). Pack the 8th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in September: highs in Los Angeles hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can fly to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park — 6 nights

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: surround yourself with nature on Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, stroll through Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, trek along Zumwalt Meadow Trail, and admire the sheer force of Roaring River Falls.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to fly to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 7 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip maker tool.

You can fly from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in September, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (76°F), and nights are about the same (58°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Napa.
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Napa — 6 nights

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: Kenwood (VJB Cellars & Chateau St. Jean) and Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards (in St. Helena). Dedicate the 26th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Sonoma Plaza, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jarvis Estate, learn about winemaking at Goosecross Cellars, and look for gifts at Oxbow Public Market.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Napa trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Napa in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 51°F in Napa. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Healdsburg.
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Healdsburg — 6 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Healdsburg side-trips: Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville) and Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma). Dedicate the 6th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's more to do: do a tasting at Gracianna Winery.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Healdsburg planning site.

Traveling by car from Napa to Healdsburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Healdsburg are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Orick.
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Orick — 4 nights

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). The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy, trek along Trillium Falls Hike, don't miss a visit to Big Tree, and stroll through Lady Bird Johnson Grove.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Orick journey maker.

Traveling by car from Healdsburg to Orick takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Healdsburg in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Orick: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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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.
On the 12th (Wed), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome, explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip planning app.

Explore your travel options from Orick to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Orick in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to South Lake Tahoe.
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South Lake Tahoe — 6 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hellman-Ehrman Mansion (in Tahoe City) and Tahoe Maritime Museum (in Homewood). There's still lots to do: stroll through Van Sickle Bi-State Park, sample the tasty concoctions at South Lake Brewing Company, trek along Vikingsholm Hiking Trail, and take in the awesome beauty at Jobs Peak.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe tour planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe in 3 hours. October in South Lake Tahoe sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 31°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Monterey.
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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. Venture out of the city with trips to Parsonage Winery Tasting Room (in Carmel Valley), McWay Falls (in Big Sur) and Seabright State Beach (in Santa Cruz). There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on Elkhorn Slough Safari, explore the landscape on two wheels at Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, and take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Monterey planner.

Fly from South Lake Tahoe to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in October: highs in Monterey hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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California travel guide

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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.
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