60 days in California Itinerary

60 days in California Itinerary

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60 days in California Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h
1
San Diego
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Santa Barbara
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
bus:  5​h
5
Yosemite National Park
— 9 nights
+2
bus + foot + bus:  3​h 30​min
6
South Lake Tahoe
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
San Francisco
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Healdsburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
9
Crescent City
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + subway + foot + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
10
Monterey
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  14​h 15​min
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.
Step out of San Diego to go to Encinitas and see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Pack the 21st (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, explore the galleries of Maritime Museum of San Diego, stroll through La Jolla Cove, and hike along Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Diego trip tool .

London, UK to San Diego is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to San Diego is minus 8 hours. Traveling from London in September, things will get somewhat warmer in San Diego: highs are around 30°C and lows about 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Santa Monica Farmers Market (in Santa Monica) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, & more). Pack the 26th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Center, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Los Angeles trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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 Koehler Winery (in Los Olivos), Santa Maria (Foxen Vineyard & Winery & Rancho Sisquoc Winery) and Ventura (San Buenaventura State Beach & Ventura Harbor Village). Dedicate the 4th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, explore the fascinating underground world of Salt Cave, take a leisurely stroll along Stearns Wharf, and take in nature's colorful creations at Lotusland.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara day trip planning tool .

Getting from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in October; daily highs in Santa Barbara reach 29°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Tours Beaches

Side Trips

Ventura, Santa Maria, Summerland Winery, Koehler Winery, Butterfly Beach
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo

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: Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest (in Bishop) and Lone Pine (Museum of Western Film History & Alabama Hills). The adventure continues: take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, hike along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, cruise along Generals Hwy, and make a trip to General Sherman Tree.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online tour planner .

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. In October in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to 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
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park ©

9
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 19th (Fri) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, hike along Nevada Falls Loop, and stroll through Panorama Trail.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 5 hours. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in October, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 22°C by day to -2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near South Lake Tahoe: South Fork American River (in Coloma), Forest Hill (in Auburn) and Lake Alpine (in Bear Valley). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lakeside Beach, head outdoors with Carson Pass, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Theresa Catholic Church.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe in 3.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

South Fork American River, Emerald Bay State Park, Lake Alpine, Foresthill
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Vikingsholm ©
Vikingsholm
El Dorado Beach ©
El Dorado Beach

9
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 28th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and take a memorable ride with Cable Cars.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip maker site .

Traveling by car from South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and subway; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from South Lake Tahoe, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Healdsburg.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): do a tasting at Jordan Vineyard & Winery and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards, do a tasting at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, then do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery, and finally don't miss a visit to Sonoma Plaza.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Healdsburg trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Healdsburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in November, Healdsburg is slightly colder at night with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Crescent City.

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
Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & Winery

4
nights
Crescent City

Crescent City ©
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. Explore Crescent City's surroundings by going to Carson Mansion (in Eureka), Redwood National Park (Redwood National Park, California Coastal Trail, & more) and Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park (in Orick). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Stout Grove, make a trip to Tour-Through Tree, immerse yourself in nature at Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park Campground, and kick back and relax at Enderts Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Crescent City trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Healdsburg to Crescent City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Healdsburg in November: highs in Crescent City hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Crescent City

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Redwood National Park, Trinidad State Beach, Carson Mansion, Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, Tour-Through Tree
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Trillium Falls Hike ©
Trillium Falls Hike
California Coastal Trail ©
California Coastal Trail

4
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Explore Monterey's surroundings by going to Pfeiffer State Beach (in Big Sur) and Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park (in Felton). Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach, and stop by The Cheese Shop.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Monterey road trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight, subway, and shuttle from Crescent City to Monterey takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Crescent City in November: highs in Monterey hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 9°C. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Carmel, Pacific Grove, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Garland Ranch Regional Park, Pebble Beach Golf Links
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium

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