60 days in California Itinerary

60 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip builder

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Yosemite National Park
— 13 nights
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Orick
— 4 nights
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Healdsburg
— 7 nights
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Napa
— 6 nights
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San Francisco
— 7 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 7 nights
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San Diego
— 7 nights
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Los Angeles
— 8 nights
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Yosemite National Park

— 13 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 18th (Sat), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. On the 20th (Mon), hike the day away at Panorama Trail. There's still lots to do: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Reno to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Reno in September: high temperatures in Yosemite National Park hover around 74°F and lows are around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Orick.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Orick

— 4 nights
Orick is a census-designated place situated on the banks of the Redwood Creek in Humboldt County, California. Get out of town with these interesting Orick side-trips: Redwood National Park (Redwood National Park, Tall Trees Grove, &more). There's much more to do: cruise along Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy, trek along Lady Bird Johnson Grove, make a trip to Big Tree, and admire the majestic nature at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Orick online trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to Orick with the Route module. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, expect nights in Orick to be a bit warmer, around 50°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Orick

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Healdsburg

— 7 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Healdsburg: Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville), Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma) and Fort Ross State Historic Park (in Jenner). Dedicate the 6th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Gracianna Winery.

Before you visit Healdsburg, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Orick to Healdsburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Orick in October, you will find days in Healdsburg are a bit warmer (79°F), and nights are about the same (46°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Napa.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Napa: Schramsberg Vineyards (in Calistoga), Deerfield Ranch Winery (in Kenwood) and St. Helena (Modus Operandi Cellars, Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, &more). Dedicate the 15th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: stroll around Sonoma Plaza, learn about winemaking at Bartholomew Estate Vineyards and Winery, stroll through Sonoma Valley, and look for gifts at Oxbow Public Market.

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Traveling by car from Healdsburg to Napa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Napa, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 7 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, get great views at Twin Peaks, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online road trip planner.

You can drive from Napa to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Napa in October, San Francisco is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 7 nights

A Land of Giants

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.
Change things up with a short trip to The Senate in Three Rivers (about 50 minutes away). There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, hike along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, explore the striking landscape of Kings Canyon National Park, and take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, train, and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be a bit cooler, around 51°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to fly to San Diego.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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.
Explore San Diego's surroundings by going to Encinitas (Moonlight Beach State Park & Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens). Spend the 7th (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, walk around La Jolla Cove, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, and examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To find more things to do and tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip itinerary site.

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Diego by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Diego when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in October, with lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Los Angeles

— 8 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Bergamot Station & Ocean Avenue), Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, &more) and Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills). Pack the 13th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, grab your bike and head to South Bay Bicycle Trail, and admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles online sightseeing planner.

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

California travel guide

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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.