60 days in California Itinerary

60 days in California Itinerary

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Santa Barbara
— 7 nights
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San Simeon
— 4 nights
3
Carmel
— 5 nights
4
San Francisco
— 9 nights
5
Klamath
— 6 nights
6
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
7
Bridgeport
— 6 nights
8
Death Valley National Park
— 6 nights
9
San Diego
— 9 nights

7
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Santa Barbara

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Goleta Beach and Surf Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Hans Christian Andersen Museum and Summerland Winery. Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Barbara: Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum (in Simi Valley), Camarillo Premium Outlets (in Camarillo) and Monarch Butterfly Grove (in Pismo Beach). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Santa Barbara Harbor, do a tasting at Flying Goat Cellars, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Santa Barbara Zoo, and stroll through Tar Pits Park.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Santa Barbara road trip planner.

Los Angeles to Santa Barbara is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In June, Santa Barbara is slightly colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 72°F and lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trips

Los Olivos, Lompoc, Solvang, Goleta Beach, El Capitan State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo
Monarch Butterfly Grove ©
Monarch Butterfly Grove
Goleta Beach ©
Goleta Beach

4
nights
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Escape the urban bustle at Piedras Blancas and San Simeon State Park. Popular historic sites such as Nitt Witt Ridge and Hearst Castle are in your itinerary. When in San Simeon, make a side trip to see Monterey County Agricultural & Rural Life Museum in King City, approximately King City away. The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Moonstone Beach Dr, kick back and relax at Moonstone Beach, enjoy the sea views from Piedras Blancas Light House Lens, and identify plant and animal life at Friends of the Elephant Seal.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Simeon trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Santa Barbara to San Simeon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Santa Barbara in June: highs in San Simeon hover around 93°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cambria, Monterey County Agricultural & Rural Life Museum
Highlights from your plan
Moonstone Beach Dr ©
Moonstone Beach Dr
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Piedras Blancas Light House Lens ©
Piedras Blancas Light House Lens

5
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. Get some cultural insight at Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and Coast Gallery Big Sur. Escape the urban bustle at Asilomar State Beach and McWay Falls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Carmel: Big Sur (Pfeiffer State Beach, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, &more). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Point Lobos, stroll through Carmel River State Beach, explore the activities along Monterey Bay, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Carmel trip tool.

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Carmel takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. While traveling from San Simeon, expect colder days and about the same nights in Carmel, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Big Sur, Monterey, Pacific Grove
Highlights from your plan
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

9
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from the city and head to Marin Headlands and San Francisco Bay. Get some cultural insight at California State Capitol Museum and Point Reyes Lighthouse. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley), Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville) and Longboard Vineyards (in Healdsburg). Dedicate the 30th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Francis Ford Coppola Winery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

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Traveling by car from Carmel to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. June in San Francisco sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Klamath.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Sacramento, Santa Rosa, Balloon Rides, Orin Swift Cellars, Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
California State Capitol Museum ©
California State Capitol Museum
Point Reyes Lighthouse ©
Point Reyes Lighthouse
Grace Cathedral ©
Grace Cathedral

6
nights
Klamath

Klamath ©
Klamath is an unincorporated, rural, census-designated place in Del Norte County, California, situated on US Route 101 inland from the mouth of the Klamath River. Get a sense of the local culture at Trees of Mystery and Brother Jonathan Cemetery. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Redwood National Park and Radar Station B-71. Explore Klamath's surroundings by going to Crescent City (Rumiano Cheese Company, Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, &more), Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex (in Loleta) and Redwood Highway (in Eureka). There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Trinidad Memorial and Memorial Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Luffenholtz Beach County Park, make a trip to The Immortal Tree, and identify plant and animal life at Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park.

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Explore your travel options from San Francisco to Klamath with the Route module. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in July; daily highs in Klamath reach 62°F and lows reach 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Klamath

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Crescent City, Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex, The Immortal Tree, Luffenholtz Beach County Park, Redwood Highway
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Trees of Mystery ©
Trees of Mystery
The Immortal Tree ©
The Immortal Tree

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Kings Canyon National Park and General Grant Tree Trail. Get some cultural insight at Museum of Western Film History and Owens Valley Paiute Shoshone Cultural Center. Explore Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park's surroundings by going to Gus's Fresh Jerky (in Olancha), Slick Rock Recreation Area (in Three Rivers) and Lone Pine (California Historical Landmark 507, Owens River, &more). The adventure continues: stroll through Zumwalt Meadow Trail, take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls, and steep yourself in history at General Sherman Tree.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Klamath to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Klamath in July: highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park hover around 98°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bridgeport.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lone Pine, Gus's Fresh Jerky, Owens Valley Paiute Shoshone Cultural Center, Slick Rock Recreation Area, Mariposa Grove
Highlights from your plan
General Grant Tree Trail ©
General Grant Tree Trail
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
Alabama Hills ©
Alabama Hills

6
nights
Bridgeport

Bridgeport ©
Bridgeport is a census-designated place (CDP) in and the county seat of Mono County, California, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Tioga Pass and Bodie State Historic Park. Get in touch with nature at Olmsted Point and Washburn Point. Venture out of the city with trips to Yosemite National Park (Glacier Point, Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA, &more). The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Mono Lake Vista Point.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Bridgeport trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Bridgeport with the Route module. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, expect nights in Bridgeport to be colder, around 45°F, while days are little chillier, around 83°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Bridgeport

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park, Mono Lake Vista Point
Highlights from your plan
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Olmsted Point ©
Olmsted Point

6
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Harmony Borax Works and Charcoal Kilns will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Devil's Golf Course and Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Artists Palette, take an in-depth tour of The Ranch at Furnace Creek, contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Panamint Range.

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You can drive from Bridgeport to Death Valley National Park in 4.5 hours. When traveling from Bridgeport in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Death Valley National Park, with highs around 101°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Devil's Golf Course ©
Devil's Golf Course
Artists Palette ©
Artists Palette
Twenty Mule Team Canyon ©
Twenty Mule Team Canyon

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Point Loma Lighthouse and Museum of Contemporary Art - Downtown. Step out of the city life by going to Coronado Beach and Pacific Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Diego: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point), Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (in Borrego Springs) and San Clemente Pier (in San Clemente). The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, appreciate the history behind Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, take in the dramatic natural features at Point Loma, and learn about winemaking at Briar Rose Winery.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Diego trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to San Diego takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in July, plan for cooler days in San Diego, with highs around 77°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Coronado, Temecula, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Oceanside Pier
Highlights from your plan
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park ©
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery

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