60 days in California Itinerary

60 days in California Itinerary

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60 days in California Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
San Diego
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 8 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 8 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Carmel
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Napa
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Healdsburg
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Trinidad
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
San Francisco
— 12 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Perth

6
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 your shopping at Gaslamp Quarter and Spanish Village Art Center. Get in touch with nature at La Jolla Cove and Mission Beach Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Diego: Encinitas (Moonlight Beach State Park & Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens) and Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, kick back and relax at Children's Pool, step aboard Maritime Museum of San Diego, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Photographic Arts (MoPA).

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Diego itinerary planner.

Perth, Australia to San Diego is an approximately 24-hour flight. Traveling from Perth to San Diego, you'll gain 16 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in November, you will find days in San Diego are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

8
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.
Avila Adobe and Hollyhock House will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Nicholas Canyon Beach. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, kick back and relax at Royal Palms State Beach, stroll through Will Rogers State Beach, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles holiday builder tool .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In November, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Nicholas Canyon Beach, Norton Simon Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©

8
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.
Head to Yosemite Museum Gallery and Ansel Adams Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, walk around Mariposa Grove, get to know the fascinating history of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Elizabeth Lake.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park visit planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in November: high temperatures in Yosemite National Park hover around 14°C and lows are around -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive 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

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. Head to AiX and Gallery by the Sea Carmelfor plenty of shopping. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Point Lobos and Carmel River State Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Carmel side-trips: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Moss Landing), Aptos (Rio Del Mar State Beach & Manresa State Beach) and Panther Beach (in Santa Cruz). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Asilomar State Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Del Mar Beach, trek along Scenic Road Walkway, and learn about winemaking at Joullian Vineyards & Winery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Carmel online route 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. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in November: highs in Carmel hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Napa.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Aptos, Pacific Grove, Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Panther Beach
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Dolphin & Whale Watching

6
nights
Napa

Napa ©
Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Mumm Napa and The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore Imagery Estate Winery & Art Gallery and Lisa Kristine Gallery Sonoma. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Napa: St. Helena (Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, Pride Mountain Vineyards, & more), Glen Ellen (Benziger Family Winery & Jack London State Historic Park) and Schramsberg Vineyards (in Calistoga). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, look for gifts at Oxbow Public Market, and admire the verdant scenery at Sonoma Valley.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Napa trip planner .

Traveling by car from Carmel to Napa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, subway, and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Napa when traveling from Carmel in November, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries Museums Shopping

Side Trips

St. Helena, Sonoma, Glen Ellen, Oakville, Rutherford
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Inglenook ©
Inglenook

6
nights
Healdsburg

Healdsburg ©
The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
You'll get in some beach time at Sonoma Coast State Beach and Bodega Dunes. Get a sense of the local culture at Gracianna Winery and Sapphire Hill Winery. Venture out of the city with trips to Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville), Petaluma Seed Bank (in Petaluma) and Calistoga (Vincent Arroyo Winery, Huge Bear at The Bank Tasting Room, & more). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Jordan Vineyard & Winery, explore the galleries of Patrick Amiot, cruise along Mendocino Coast, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Healdsburg road trip tool .

You can drive from Napa to Healdsburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, daily temperatures in Healdsburg can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Trinidad.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Calistoga, Sebastopol, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Sonoma Coast State Beach, Petaluma Seed Bank
Highlights from your plan
Gracianna Winery ©
Gracianna Winery
Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & Winery
Sapphire Hill Winery ©
Sapphire Hill Winery

6
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. Art of the Burl Redwood Gallery and Yurok Country Visitor Center will appeal to museum buffs. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Enderts Beach and Camel Rock. Change things up with these side-trips from Trinidad: Humboldt Redwoods State Park (in Weott), Redwood National Park (Redwood National Park, California Coastal Trail, & more) and Orick (Lady Bird Johnson Grove, Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy, & more). Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Avenue of the Giants and do a tasting at Moonstone Crossing Winery Tasting Room.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Trinidad travel route builder tool .

Getting from Healdsburg to Trinidad by car takes about 4 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Healdsburg in December: highs in Trinidad hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Trinidad

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Redwood National Park, Orick, Art of the Burl Redwood Gallery, Yurok Country Visitor Center, Humboldt Redwoods State Park
Highlights from your plan
Humboldt Redwoods State Park ©
Humboldt Redwoods State Park
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Enderts Beach ©
Enderts Beach

12
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 Asian Art Museum. Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and Marshall’s Beach. There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, wander the streets of Union Square, and enjoy the sand and surf at China Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Francisco travel itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Trinidad to San Francisco. In December, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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