60 days in California Itinerary

60 days in California Itinerary

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San Diego
— 7 nights
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Palm Springs
— 7 nights
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Los Angeles
— 9 nights
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Santa Barbara
— 7 nights
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Santa Cruz
— 6 nights
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Sacramento
— 6 nights
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Napa
— 7 nights
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San Francisco
— 9 nights

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San Diego

San Diego ©

America's Finest City

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore USS Midway Museum and San Diego Air & Space Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Maritime Museum of San Diego and Mingei International Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine), Laguna Mountain Recreation Area (in Mount Laguna) and Pamo Valley Winery (in Ramona). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, explore the stunning scenery at Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve, stroll through Black's Beach, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Photographic Arts (MoPA).

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read San Diego trip itinerary builder app.

Adelaide, Australia to San Diego is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Adelaide to San Diego is minus 17.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Adelaide in March: highs in San Diego hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Palm Springs.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
USS Midway Museum
4.8
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Must see
La Jolla Cove
4.7

7
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Palm Springs

Palm Springs
Sunnylands Center & Gardens and Edward-Dean Museum of Decorative Arts are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate Cabot's Pueblo Museum and The Dream Wanderer. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Palm Springs: Whitewater Preserve (in Riverside), Joshua Tree National Park (Barker Dam Trail & Cottonwood Spring Oasis) and CODA Gallery (in Palm Desert).

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Palm Springs trip builder website.

You can drive from San Diego to Palm Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from San Diego, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Palm Springs, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Wildlife Area
Barker Dam Trail
4.4

9
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Popular historic sites such as Santa Monica Pier and Hollyhock House are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Glenn E. Vedder Ecological Reserve - Underwater Park and Tidepools (in Laguna Beach), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Newport Beach) and Huntington Beach Art Center (in Huntington Beach). There's lots more to do: engage your brain at California Science Center, wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, examine the collection at Japanese American National Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Traveling by car from Palm Springs to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Palm Springs in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Los Angeles, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Neighborhoods · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Specialty Museum
The Getty Center
4.8
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Pier / Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier
4.1

7
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Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Santa Barbara Historical Museum and U.S. Navy Seabee Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Foxen Vineyard & Winery and Sunstone Winery. Venture out of the city with trips to Los Olivos (Stolpman Vineyards, Artiste Winery & Tasting Studio, &more), Monarch Butterfly Grove (in Pismo Beach) and Rancho Sisquoc Winery (in Santa Maria). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Old Mission Santa Barbara, look for all kinds of wild species at Douglas Family Preserve, learn about winemaking at Sanford Winery & Vineyards, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve.

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Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, Santa Barbara is little chillier than Los Angeles - with highs of 24°C and lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Wineries · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Winery / Vineyard
Rancho Sisquoc Winery
4.6
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Winery / Vineyard
Foxen Vineyard & Winery
4.2

6
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Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe and Gallery by the Sea Carmel. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Asilomar State Beach and Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge. Get out of town with these interesting Santa Cruz side-trips: Pebble Beach (Bird Rock Vista Point & Pebble Beach Golf Links), Carmel (Carmel River State Beach, China Cove and Gibson Beach, &more) and Cima Collina (in Carmel Valley). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, admire the natural beauty at Hidden Villa Farm, stroll through Shark Fin Cove, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Cruz trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Santa Cruz takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In March in Santa Cruz, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Sacramento.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching
4.8

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Sacramento

Sacramento ©

River City

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
California State Railroad Museum and Windwalker Vineyards are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sacramento: Harney Lane Winery (in Lodi), Gray Lodge Wildlife Area (in Gridley) and Cosumnes River Preserve (in Galt). There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at West Coast Falconry and do a tasting at Amador 360 Winery Collective.

For other places to visit and tourist information, go to the Sacramento route planner.

Getting from Santa Cruz to Sacramento by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Santa Cruz in April: highs in Sacramento hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Napa.

Things to do in Sacramento

Parks · Wildlife · Wineries · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Winery / Vineyard
Saluti Cellars
5.0

7
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Napa

Napa ©

America's Wine Country

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.
The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum and Sharpsteen Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Stephen & Walker Winery and Modus Operandi Cellars. Explore Napa's surroundings by going to Healdsburg (Sapphire Hill Winery, Thumbprint Cellars, &more), Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma) and Sebastopol (Spirit Works Distillery & Dutton Goldfield Winery). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Inglenook, get a taste of the local shopping with Mumm Napa, and identify plant and animal life at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Napa vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Sacramento to Napa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sacramento in April, plan for little chillier nights in Napa, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Appreciate the collections at Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences. Golden Gate Bridge and SS Jeremiah O'Brien will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, admire the masterpieces at Asian Art Museum, wander the streets of The Castro, and stop by Chinatown.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Napa to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Napa in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums · Parks
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Alcatraz Island
4.7
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Pier / Boardwalk
Fisherman's Wharf
3.4

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