60 days in California Itinerary

60 days in California Itinerary

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60 days in California Itinerary

Start: Oklahoma City
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
1
Death Valley National Park
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Palm Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Trinidad
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Fort Bragg
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Mount Shasta
— 6 nights
Drive:  6​h
7
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
bus:  5​h
8
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
bus:  4​h
9
Paso Robles
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Carmel
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
11
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Oklahoma City

7
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Badwater Basin and Shoshone Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Zabriskie Point and Darwin Falls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Death Valley National Park: Cerro Gordo Mines (in Keeler), Trona Pinnacles (in Trona) and Dublin Gulch (in Shoshone). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Maturango Museum, learn about all things military at U.S. Naval Museum of Armament & Technology, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Eureka Mine, and steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park trip itinerary planner.

Oklahoma City to Death Valley National Park is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight, bus, and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In January, Death Valley National Park is a bit warmer than Oklahoma City - with highs of 58°F and lows of 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Shoshone, Trona Pinnacles, U.S. Naval Museum of Armament & Technology, Maturango Museum, Cerro Gordo Mines
Highlights from your plan
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Artists Dr ©
Artists Dr

3
nights
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. Get outdoors at Borrego Palm Canyon Nature Trail and Indian Canyons. Palm Springs Air Museum and Palm Springs Art Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Palm Springs, make a side trip to see Borrego Art Institute in Borrego Springs, approximately 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Antique Galleries of Palm Springs and identify plant and animal life at South Lykken Trail.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Palm Springs driving holiday planning tool .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Palm Springs in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Death Valley National Park in January, with highs in Palm Springs at 71°F and lows at 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Borrego Springs
Highlights from your plan
Palm Springs Air Museum ©
Palm Springs Air Museum
Indian Canyons ©
Indian Canyons
Palm Springs Art Museum
Palm Springs Art Museum

7
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Appreciate the collections at Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Air Force Flight Test Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to The Kill Bill Church (in Lancaster), Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum (in Simi Valley) and Tehachapi (Tehachapi Depot Railroad Museum & Tehachapi Museum). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, take an in-depth tour of Autry Museum of the American West, steep yourself in history at Avila Adobe, and admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles online visit planner .

Getting from Palm Springs to Los Angeles by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Trinidad.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tehachapi, Air Force Flight Test Museum, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, The Kill Bill Church, Norton Simon Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Petersen Automotive Museum ©
Petersen Automotive Museum

5
nights
Trinidad

Trinidad ©
Trinidad is a seaside city in Humboldt County, located on the Pacific Ocean 8mi north of the Arcata-Eureka Airport and 15mi north of the college town of Arcata. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yurok Country Visitor Center and Trinidad Art Gallery. Museum-lovers will get to explore Trinidad Museum and End of the Trail Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Ferndale Museum (in Ferndale) and Chapman's Gem & Mineral Shop & Museum (in Fortuna). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Big Lagoon County Park, learn more about the world around you at Humboldt State University Natural History Museum, visit a coastal fixture at Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse, and do a tasting at Moonstone Crossing Winery Tasting Room.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Trinidad sightseeing planner.

Explore your travel options from Los Angeles to Trinidad with the Route module. Traveling from Los Angeles in February, things will get a bit cooler in Trinidad: highs are around 56°F and lows about 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in Trinidad

Museums Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Klamath, Arcata, Clarke Historical Museum, Chapman's Gem & Mineral Shop & Museum, Ferndale Museum
Highlights from your plan
Yurok Country Visitor Center ©
Yurok Country Visitor Center
Ferndale Museum ©
Ferndale Museum

3
nights
Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg ©
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kelley House Museum and Highlight Gallery. We've included these beaches for you: Black Sands Beach and Glass Beach. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Triangle Tattoo and Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Glass Fire Art Glass Gallery, savor the flavors at Roundman's Smoke House, and explore the world behind art at Mendocino Art Center.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Fort Bragg online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Trinidad to Fort Bragg takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Trinidad in February, expect nights in Fort Bragg to be about the same, around 39°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mount Shasta.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

Museums Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Mendocino, Black Sands Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kelley House Museum ©
Kelley House Museum
Black Sands Beach ©
Black Sands Beach
Glass Beach ©
Glass Beach

6
nights
Mount Shasta

Mount Shasta ©
Mount Shasta is a city in Siskiyou County, California, at about 3600ft above sea level on the flanks of Mount Shasta, a prominent northern California landmark. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fort Crook Museum and Siskiyou County Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Large Junk Art Sculptures and Jake Jackson Museum. Go for a jaunt from Mount Shasta to Weaverville to see Weaverville Joss House State Historic Park about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Mt Shasta Ski Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Castle Lake, contemplate the geological forces at Shasta-Trinity National Forest, and look for gifts at Soul Connections.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Mount Shasta trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Fort Bragg to Mount Shasta in 5.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Fort Bragg in February, with highs in Mount Shasta at 52°F and lows at 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Mount Shasta

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Weaverville, Weed, Fort Crook Museum, Siskiyou County Museum, The McCloud Heritage Junction Museum
Highlights from your plan
Mt Shasta Ski Park ©
Mt Shasta Ski Park
Fort Crook Museum ©
Fort Crook Museum

6
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.
Visiting Bodie State Historic Park and Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area will get you outdoors. Mono County Museum and Northern Mariposa County History Center are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Yosemite National Park side-trips: Mono Lake County Park (in Lee Vining) and Mammoth Lakes (Tamarack Cross Country Ski Center & Mammoth Mountain). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, stop by Yosemite Museum Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and pause for some serene contemplation at Yosemite Valley Chapel.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park road trip planner .

You can drive from Mount Shasta to Yosemite National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Mount Shasta in February, plan for a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 18°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Mammoth Lakes, Bridgeport, Mono Lake County Park, Northern Mariposa County History Center
Highlights from your plan
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

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.
Visit Manzanar National Historic Site and General Sherman Tree for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at Eastern California Museum and Laws Railroad Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: Lone Pine (Mount Whitney Trail, Museum of Western Film History, & more) and Little Lakes Valley Trail (in Bishop). There's more to do: hike along Mt. Whitney and stroll through Big Stump Basin.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with highs around 63°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Paso Robles.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Lone Pine, Bishop, Independence
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Whitney ©
Mt. Whitney
Manzanar National Historic Site ©
Manzanar National Historic Site
Eastern California Museum ©
Eastern California Museum

7
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Monterey County Agricultural & Rural Life Museum and Camp Roberts Historical Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Elephant Seal Rookery and Piedras Blancas. Explore Paso Robles' surroundings by going to Mission San Antonio de Padua (in Jolon), Cambria (artifacts gallery & Moonstone Beach) and Coastal Discovery Center at San Simeon Bay (Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary) (in San Simeon). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Monarch Butterfly Grove, view the masterpieces at Fiona Bleu Gallery, learn more about the world around you at Museum of Natural History, and deepen your understanding at Studios on the Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Paso Robles trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Paso Robles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and bus. February in Paso Robles sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 38°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Paso Robles

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

San Simeon, Morro Bay, Templeton, Cambria, Monarch Butterfly Grove
Highlights from your plan
Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach

3
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. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Carmel Art Association and Gallery by the Sea Carmel. Get outdoors at Point Lobos and Carmel River State Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Carmel side-trips: Big Sur (Pfeiffer State Beach, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, & more). There's more to do: explore and take pictures at Seventeen Mile Drive and get a taste of the local shopping with The Pilgrims Way Books and Secret Garden.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Carmel travel planning site .

You can drive from Paso Robles to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Paso Robles in March, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Carmel: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Big Sur
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and Old Sacramento. Step off the beaten path and head to California State Railroad Museum and Cable Car Museum. And it doesn't end there: explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, take a tour of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, examine the collection at de Young Museum, and explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum.

Plan a San Francisco trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sacramento
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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