60 days in California Itinerary

60 days in California Itinerary

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60 days in California Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 9 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 11 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Carmel
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
St. Helena
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
San Francisco
— 10 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Crescent City
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
San Diego
— 7 nights
Fly + bus:  18​h
End: Sao Paulo

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and El Pueblo de Los Angeles. Relax by the water at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Playa Del Rey Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Annenberg Community Beach House (in Santa Monica). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Getty Center, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Tolerance, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles sightseeing planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. In May in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Norton Simon Museum, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©

11
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.
Get outdoors at Glacier Point and North Dome. Your inner history buff will appreciate Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark and Yosemite Valley Chapel. Spend the 8th (Sat) on the water with a fishing tour. Spend the 9th (Sun) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, hike along Nevada Falls Loop, explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, and explore the striking landscape of Bridalveil Fall.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

6
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. Your inner history buff will appreciate Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and Point Sur State Historic Park. Museum-lovers will appreciate Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe and Carmel Art Association. Change things up with these side-trips from Carmel: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Moss Landing) and Pfeiffer State Beach (in Big Sur). There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, stroll through Carmel River State Beach, play a few rounds at Pebble Beach Golf Links, and kick back and relax at Breakwater.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Carmel planner .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Carmel in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, expect nights in Carmel to be a bit warmer, around 13°C, while days are little chillier, around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, Big Sur, Monterey, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

7
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Modus Operandi Cellars and The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at Mumm Napa and Sharpsteen Museum capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting St. Helena side-trips: Sonoma Valley (in Sonoma), Benziger Family Winery (in Glen Ellen) and Healdsburg (Bella Vineyards and Wine Caves, Ferrari-Carano Winery, & more). Dedicate the 24th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's more to do: do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery and get a taste of life in the country at Long Meadow Ranch - Rutherford Estate.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the St. Helena attractions site .

Traveling by car from Carmel to St. Helena takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight, subway, and bus. When traveling from Carmel in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in St. Helena, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Tours Museums

Side Trips

Healdsburg, Rutherford, Oakville, Calistoga, Napa
Highlights from your plan
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery ©
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Inglenook ©
Inglenook

10
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Exploratorium and Legion of Honor. Get some cultural insight at Fisherman's Wharf and SoMa. Spend the 8th (Mon) exploring nature at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner .

Drive from St. Helena to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from St. Helena in June: highs in San Francisco hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Crescent City.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

6
nights
Crescent City

Crescent City ©
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. Museum-lovers will get to explore Battery Point Lighthouse and Yurok Country Visitor Center. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Enderts Beach and Point St. George Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Crescent City side-trips: Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park (in Orick), Redwood National Park (Redwood National Park, Trillium Falls Hike, & more) and High Bluff Overlook (in Klamath). And it doesn't end there: hike along Stout Grove, explore and take pictures at Trees of Mystery, examine the collection at End of the Trail Museum, and explore the activities along Point St George Park.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Crescent City trip planner .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Crescent City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect Crescent City to be little chillier, temps between 19°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Crescent City

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Klamath, Redwood National Park, Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Enderts Beach ©
Enderts Beach
Trillium Falls Hike ©
Trillium Falls Hike

7
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.
Visit La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Mission Beach Park. When in San Diego, make a side trip to see Lions, Tigers & Bears in Alpine, approximately 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego, explore the stunning scenery at Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Diego online trip builder .

You can fly from Crescent City to San Diego in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In July, San Diego is a bit warmer than Crescent City - with highs of 29°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Lions, Tigers & Bears
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

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