60 days in California Itinerary

60 days in California Itinerary

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60 days in California Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Geyserville
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Philo
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Redding
— 6 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Monterey
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Paso Robles
— 6 nights
bus:  5​h
7
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
bus:  6​h 45​min
8
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
9
Mammoth Lakes
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
10
Death Valley National Park
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Rome

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail and Bodega Head. Step off the beaten path and head to Castello di Amorosa and Muir Woods National Monument. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Modus Operandi Cellars (in St. Helena), Honig Vineyard & Winery (in Rutherford) and Huge Bear at The Bank Tasting Room (in Calistoga). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, tee off at Lincoln Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, and take a stroll through North Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip maker tool .

Rome, Italy to San Francisco is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Rome to San Francisco. April in San Francisco sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Geyserville.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bodega Bay, Calistoga, Muir Woods National Monument, Honig Vineyard & Winery, Modus Operandi Cellars
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

6
nights
Geyserville

Geyserville ©
Geyserville is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Sonoma County, California, USA. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Williams Soaring Center. Escape the urban bustle at Montgomery Woods State Reserve and The Mendocino Tree. Get out of town with these interesting Geyserville side-trips: Brassfield Estate Winery (in Clearlake Oaks), Salt Point State Park (in Jenner) and Barra of Mendocino Winery (in Redwood Valley). There's more to do: do a tasting at Saracina Vineyards and head outdoors with Mount Konocti.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Geyserville trip planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Geyserville in 1.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from San Francisco in April since evenings lows in Geyserville dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Philo.

Things to do in Geyserville

Wineries Nature Parks

Side Trips

Ukiah, Cloverdale, Barra of Mendocino Winery, Mount Konocti, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Brassfield Estate Winery ©
Brassfield Estate Winery
Salt Point State Park ©
Salt Point State Park
Barra of Mendocino Winery ©
Barra of Mendocino Winery

5
nights
Philo

Philo ©
Philo is a census-designated place in Mendocino County, California. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Point Arena - Stornetta Unit of the California Coastal National Monument and Lula Cellars. Escape the urban bustle at Navarro River Redwoods State Park and B Bryan Preserve. Explore Philo's surroundings by going to Sea Ranch Chapel (in The Sea Ranch), Yorkville Cellars (in Yorkville) and Gualala (Bluff Trail & Gualala Point Regional Park). There's more to do: learn about winemaking at Handley Cellars Winery and experience rural life at Pennyroyal Farm.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Philo trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Geyserville to Philo in 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Philo are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Redding.

Things to do in Philo

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trips

Gualala, Point Arena, Sea Ranch Chapel, Pennyroyal Farm, Navarro River Redwoods State Park
Highlights from your plan
Lula Cellars ©
Lula Cellars
B Bryan Preserve ©
B Bryan Preserve
Handley Cellars Winery ©
Handley Cellars Winery

6
nights
Redding

Redding ©
Redding, officially the City of Redding, is the county seat of Shasta County, California, in the northern part of the state. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wild Horse Sanctuary and Shasta-Trinity National Forest. Step out of the city life by going to Cinder Cone and Mount Shasta Fish Hatchery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Redding: Lassen Volcanic National Park (Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center, Devil's Kitchen, & more), Brandy Creek Falls (in Whiskeytown) and Weaverville Joss House State Historic Park (in Weaverville). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Brandy Creek Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Castle Lake, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and engage your brain at Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Redding itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Philo to Redding in 4 hours. In April in Redding, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Redding

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mount Shasta, Lassen Volcanic National Park, Whiskeytown, Weaverville Joss House State Historic Park, Wild Horse Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Wild Horse Sanctuary ©
Wild Horse Sanctuary
Cinder Cone ©
Cinder Cone
Castle Lake ©
Castle Lake

5
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Folktale Winery & Vineyard and Caraccioli Cellars are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Monterey Bay and Carmel River State Beach. Explore Monterey's surroundings by going to Big Sur (Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, McWay Falls, & more). Spend the 28th (Sun) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Los Padres National Forest, and kick back and relax at Asilomar State Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Monterey trip planner .

Getting from Redding to Monterey by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or fly. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Redding in April: highs in Monterey hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Paso Robles.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Carmel, Big Sur, Pacific Grove, Los Padres National Forest, Folktale Winery & Vineyard
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

6
nights
Paso Robles

Paso Robles ©
A town of hot springs and wine, Paso Robles (or "Pass of the Oaks") feels like a desert paradise to those who travel here.
Hearst Castle and Veris Cellars are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Elephant Seal Rookery and Morro Rock. Venture out of the city with trips to Cambria (Moonstone Beach, Bluff Trail, & more), Piedras Blancas (in San Simeon) and Speed Boats Tours (in Avila Beach). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Adelaida Vineyards & Winery and hike along Point Buchon Trail.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Paso Robles road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Monterey to Paso Robles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Monterey in May, expect nights in Paso Robles to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Paso Robles

Parks Outdoors Wineries

Side Trips

San Simeon, Cambria, Morro Bay, Templeton, Speed Boats Tours
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Seal Rookery ©
Elephant Seal Rookery
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach

6
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Manzanar National Historic Site and Eastern California Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Inyo National Forest and Horseshoe Meadow Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: Lone Pine (Mobius Arch Loop Trailhead, Museum of Western Film History, & more) and Project Survival's Cat Haven (in Dunlap). And it doesn't end there: take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, cruise along Generals Hwy, admire the sheer force of Roaring River Falls, and stroll through Mt. Whitney.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park route maker .

You can take a bus from Paso Robles to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Paso Robles in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lone Pine, California, Independence, Project Survival's Cat Haven
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Manzanar National Historic Site ©
Manzanar National Historic Site
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Glacier Point and Bridalveil Fall. Get in touch with nature at Yosemite Falls and Fishing Charters & Tours. Spend the 17th (Fri) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, hike along Yosemite Valley Biking, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA, and take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park day trip planning app .

Traveling by bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 7 hours. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 21°C, while nights are colder with lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

6
nights
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mono Lake County Park and Mammoth Mountain. Mono Basin Historical Society and Mammoth Museum at the Hayden Cabin are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to California Route 36 (in Red Bluff), Giant Sequoia National Monument (in Visalia) and Parker Lake Trail (in June Lake). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Little Lakes Valley Trail, identify plant and animal life at McGee Creek, stroll through Mammoth Crest Trail, and explore the striking landscape at Minaret Vista.

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

Take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Mammoth Lakes in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Mammoth Lakes are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Lee Vining, California Route 36, Giant Sequoia National Monument, Parker Lake Trail, Little Lakes Valley Trail
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Mountain ©
Mammoth Mountain
Mammoth Crest Trail ©
Mammoth Crest Trail
Minaret Vista ©
Minaret Vista

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nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Step off the beaten path and head to Zabriskie Point and Artists Dr. Get in touch with nature at Badwater Basin and Gower Gulch Loop. The adventure continues: stroll through Fall Canyon, take in the dramatic natural features at Artists Palette, take in breathtaking views at Echo Canyon, and explore the fascinating underground world of Titus Canyon.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Death Valley National Park online travel route planner .

Drive from Mammoth Lakes to Death Valley National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mammoth Lakes in May: highs in Death Valley National Park hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Gower Gulch Loop ©
Gower Gulch Loop

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