60 days in California Itinerary

60 days in California Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 6 nights
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Calistoga
— 6 nights
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Philo
— 5 nights
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Fort Bragg
— 5 nights
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Trinidad
— 6 nights
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Drive to California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport, Fly to San Francisco International Airport, Drive to Carmel
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Carmel
— 5 nights
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Cambria
— 5 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 4 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and Mission Dolores. Discover out-of-the-way places like Muir Woods National Monument and Exploratorium. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, take a stroll through Chinatown, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco travel route planning site.

Boston to San Francisco is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Boston in June; daily highs in San Francisco reach 71°F and lows reach 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Calistoga.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Alcatraz Island ©
Must see
Alcatraz Island
4.7

6
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Calistoga

Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
Get in touch with nature at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Goat Rock Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Castello di Amorosa and Fort Ross State Historic Park. Get out of town with these interesting Calistoga side-trips: Francis Ford Coppola Winery (in Geyserville), Bodega Dunes (in Bodega) and Sapphire Hill Winery (in Healdsburg). Dedicate the 27th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Safari West and learn about winemaking at T-Vine Winery.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Calistoga day trip website.

Drive from San Francisco to Calistoga in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in June, you will find days in Calistoga are a bit warmer (83°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Philo.

Things to do in Calistoga

Wineries · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

5
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Philo

Philo is a census-designated place in Mendocino County, California. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Schooner Gulch State Beach and Manchester Beach / Mendocino Coast KOA. Your inner history buff will appreciate Point Arena Lighthouse & Museum and Sea Ranch Chapel. Change things up with these side-trips from Philo: Salt Point State Park (in Jenner), Barra of Mendocino Winery (in Redwood Valley) and B Bryan Preserve (in Point Arena). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Gualala Point Regional Park, learn about winemaking at Navarro Vineyards, and relax in the rural setting at Pennyroyal Farm.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Philo trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Calistoga to Philo in 2 hours. When traveling from Calistoga in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Philo: temperatures range from 89°F by day to 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in Philo

Wineries · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Handley Cellars Winery ©
Winery / Vineyard
Handley Cellars Winery
4.8
B Bryan Preserve ©
Wildlife Area
B Bryan Preserve
4.7

5
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Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. Visiting Black Sands Beach and Humboldt Redwoods State Park will get you outdoors. Popular historic sites such as Kelley House Museum and The Immortal Tree are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Fort Bragg to Redway to see Briceland Vineyards about 1h 35 min away. There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, enjoy the sand and surf at Seaside Beach, hike along Fort Bragg Coastal Trail, and immerse yourself in nature at Russian Gulch State Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Fort Bragg holiday builder.

Drive from Philo to Fort Bragg in an hour. July in Fort Bragg sees daily highs of 95°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Trinidad.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

6
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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. Escape the urban bustle at Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park and Lady Bird Johnson Grove. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Trees of Mystery and Moonstone Crossing Winery Tasting Room. Venture out of the city with trips to Klamath (Wilson Creek Beach & End of the Trail Museum), Crescent City (Stout Grove & Point St George Park) and California Coastal Trail (in Redwood National Park). There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy, explore the galleries of Trinidad Art Gallery, contemplate the long history of Trinidad Memorial and Memorial Lighthouse, and enjoy the sand and surf at Trinidad State Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Trinidad trip website.

Getting from Fort Bragg to Trinidad by car takes about 3.5 hours. When traveling from Fort Bragg in July, plan for colder days in Trinidad, with highs around 64°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

5
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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. Visit Carmel River State Beach and Asilomar State Beach for some beach relaxation. Your inner history buff will appreciate Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and Point Sur State Historic Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Carmel: Big Sur (McWay Falls, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, kick back and relax at Del Mar Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Carmel trip maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Trinidad to Carmel. In July, daily temperatures in Carmel can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Cambria.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Monterey Bay ©
Must see
Monterey Bay
4.8
Point Lobos ©
Must see
Point Lobos
4.9

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Cambria

Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). Hearst Castle and Stolo Vineyards & Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Piedras Blancas Light Station and The Old Santa Rosa Creek Chapel will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Cambria side-trips: Sweet Springs Nature Preserve (in Los Osos), Pacific Valley Bluff Trail (in Big Sur) and Morro Rock (in Morro Bay). There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Moonstone Beach Dr, do a tasting at Jack Creek Celllars, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fiscalini Ranch Preserve, and enjoy the sand and surf at Piedras Blancas.

For reviews and tourist information, you can read our Cambria trip planner.

Getting from Carmel to Cambria by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Carmel in July, expect nights in Cambria to be about the same, around 56°F, while days are much warmer, around 94°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

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Death Valley National Park

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Get some historical perspective at Cerro Gordo Mines and Eureka Mine. Take a break from the city and head to Artists Dr and Badwater Basin. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Artists Palette, take in breathtaking views at Mosaic Canyon, take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, and stroll through Fall Canyon.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park trip builder tool.

You can drive from Cambria to Death Valley National Park in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Traveling from Cambria in July, expect Death Valley National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 101°F and 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Artists Dr
Must see
Artists Dr
4.6
Zabriskie Point ©
Geologic Formation
Zabriskie Point
4.8
Artists Palette ©
Geologic Formation
Artists Palette
4.6

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A Land of Giants

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.
Popular historic sites such as General Sherman Tree and Manzanar National Historic Site are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Giant Forest and Alabama Hills. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery (in Independence), Museum of Western Film History (in Lone Pine) and Trail of 100 Giants (in Porterville). And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon National Park, stroll through Panoramic Point, trek along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, and take a peaceful walk through Grant Grove.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park itinerary planner.

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by car takes about 7 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in July, expect little chillier with lows of 66°F in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Moro Rock Trail ©
Must see
Moro Rock Trail
4.9
Giant Forest ©
Must see
Giant Forest
4.9

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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 Yosemite, Tunnel View. Escape the urban bustle at Yosemite Falls and Bridalveil Fall. Change things up with these side-trips from Yosemite National Park: Bodie State Historic Park (in Bridgeport) and Mono Lake County Park (in Lee Vining). The adventure continues: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, stroll through Panorama Trail, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park tour itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 5.5 hours. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Glacier Point ©
Must see
Glacier Point
4.9
Bridalveil Fall ©
Must see
Bridalveil Fall
4.5
El Capitan ©
Must see
El Capitan
4.9

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