60 days in California Itinerary

60 days in California Itinerary

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San Diego
— 6 nights
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Los Angeles
— 7 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 7 nights
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San Francisco
— 8 nights
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Sonoma
— 4 nights
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Orick
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Yosemite National Park
— 10 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 7 nights
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Monterey
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San Diego — 6 nights

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.
Kids will enjoy San Diego Zoo and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. When in San Diego, make a side trip to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas, approximately Encinitas away. Spend the 3rd (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, enjoy the sand and surf at Black's Beach, and walk around La Jolla Cove.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Diego trip website.

Atlanta to San Diego is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Atlanta to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlanta in September, you will find days in San Diego are little chillier (79°F), and nights are about the same (68°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 7 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and The Getty Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Downtown Disney District) and Santa Monica (Third Street Promenade & Bergamot Station). Pack the 9th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, find something for the whole family at Pacific Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at South Bay Bicycle Trail.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online sightseeing planner.

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. While traveling from San Diego, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to fly to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park — 7 nights

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.
Bring the kids along to Sequoia Sightseeing Tours and Congress Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock Trail, trek along Zumwalt Meadow Trail, delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Panoramic Point.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park tour itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can fly to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 8 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will enjoy Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island. When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, approximately Mill Valley away. There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, examine the collection at Exploratorium, and make a trip to Lombard Street.

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You can fly from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. While traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sonoma.
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Sonoma — 4 nights

Set in the heart of one of the United States' most esteemed wine-producing regions, just 45 minutes from San Francisco, Sonoma boasts colonial Mexican architecture, including a mission.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sonoma Coast State Beach and Point Reyes Safaris. Step out of Sonoma with an excursion to Petrified Forest in Calistoga--about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll through Sonoma Plaza, pick up some local products at Glen Ellen Village Market, take in the history at Mission San Francisco Solano, and make a trip to Sonoma Barracks.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sonoma day trip planning app.

You can drive from San Francisco to Sonoma in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from San Francisco in September since evenings lows in Sonoma dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Orick.
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Orick — 4 nights

Orick is a census-designated place situated on the banks of the Redwood Creek in Humboldt County, California. Kids will enjoy Redwood National Park and California Coastal Trail. Step out of Orick with an excursion to Tall Trees Grove in Redwood National Park--about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy, cruise along Requa Road, admire the majestic nature at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, and don't miss a visit to Big Tree.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Orick trip builder tool.

Explore your travel options from Sonoma to Orick with the Route module. Traveling from Sonoma in October, expect nights in Orick to be about the same, around 47°F, while days are little chillier, around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 10 nights

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.
Attractions like Half Dome and Tuolumne Meadows make great kid-friendly stops. On the 16th (Sun), hike the day away at Panorama Trail. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, make a trip to Pothole Dome, trek along Mariposa Grove, and stroll through Four Mile Trail.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park planning website.

Explore your travel options from Orick to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Orick in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 28°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to South Lake Tahoe.
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South Lake Tahoe — 7 nights

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Hellman-Ehrman Mansion and Speed Boats Tours. Get out of town with these interesting South Lake Tahoe side-trips: Tahoe City (Commons Beach Park & Truckee River Bike Trail). There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Van Sickle Bi-State Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pope Beach, kick back and relax at El Dorado Beach, and experience rural life at Tahoe Trout Farm.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our South Lake Tahoe trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in October, and nighttime lows around 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Monterey.
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Monterey — 6 nights

Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Attractions like Asilomar State Beach and Point Lobos make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Monterey: Big Sur (Partington Cove & Pfeiffer State Beach) and Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve (in Moss Landing). There's lots more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Monterey Bay Aquarium, get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, stroll through Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, and contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay.

To see ratings and other tourist information, use the Monterey itinerary tool.

You can fly from South Lake Tahoe to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in October: highs in Monterey hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.
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California travel guide

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The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.
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