60 days in California Itinerary

60 days in California Itinerary

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60 days in California Itinerary

Start: Tadoussac
Drive + Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Los Angeles
— 10 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Santa Barbara
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
San Simeon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Carmel
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
San Diego
— 8 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
6
Crescent City
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Willows
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Yosemite National Park
— 10 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
9
Guerneville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
San Francisco
— 10 nights
Fly + Drive:  14​h 30​min
End: Tadoussac

10
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Santa Monica Mountains and Will Rogers State Beach. Get some historical perspective at Santa Monica Pier and Venice Canals Walkway. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 6th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cabrillo Beach.

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Tadoussac, Canada to Los Angeles is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Tadoussac to Los Angeles is minus 3 hours. In April, Los Angeles is warmer than Tadoussac - with highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Mountains ©
Santa Monica Mountains
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Topanga State Park ©
Topanga State Park

6
nights
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Mission Santa Barbara and La Purisima Mission State Historic Park. Get in touch with nature at Santa Barbara Zoo and Ojai Meadows Preserve. Get out of town with these interesting Santa Barbara side-trips: Santa Maria (Foxen Vineyard & Winery & Rancho Sisquoc Winery), Oxnard Beach Park (in Oxnard) and Sunstone Vineyards & Winery (in Santa Ynez). Dedicate the 13th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Santa Barbara Orchid Estate, admire the majestic nature at Carpinteria State Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Stearns Wharf, and enjoy the sand and surf at Arroyo Burro County Beach Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, things will get slightly colder in Santa Barbara: highs are around 23°C and lows about 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Maria, Carpinteria State Beach, Sunstone Vineyards & Winery, Oxnard Beach Park, Ojai Meadows Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Orchid Estate ©
Santa Barbara Orchid Estate

2
nights
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
On the 18th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Piedras Blancas, then do a tasting at Hearst Ranch Winery Tasting Room, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Seal Rookery. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Fiscalini Ranch Preserve and then learn about winemaking at J Dusi Winery.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Simeon trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to San Simeon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Santa Barbara in April: highs in San Simeon hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Fiscalini Ranch Preserve, J Dusi Winery
Highlights from your plan
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Fiscalini Ranch Preserve ©
Fiscalini Ranch Preserve
Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas

4
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. Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and San Carlos Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Point Lobos State Reserve and Asilomar State Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Big Sur (McWay Falls & Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach, stop by The Cheese Shop, tee off at Pebble Beach Golf Links, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Carmel River State Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Carmel trip planner .

Getting from San Simeon to Carmel by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from San Simeon in April, expect nights in Carmel to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Big Sur, Pebble Beach Golf Links, San Carlos Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

8
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.
Visiting Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Mission Beach Park will get you outdoors. Pack the 29th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at San Diego Zoo, enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool, examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego, and take in the dramatic natural features at Cabrillo Tide Pools.

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Do a combination of taxi and flight from Carmel to San Diego in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, San Diego is somewhat warmer than Carmel - with highs of 24°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Crescent City.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Cabrillo Tide Pools ©
Cabrillo Tide Pools

5
nights
Crescent City

Crescent City ©
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. Take a break from the city and head to Redwood National Park and Stout Grove. Get out of town with these interesting Crescent City side-trips: California Coastal Trail (in Redwood National Park) and Humboldt Lagoons State Park (in Trinidad). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Enderts Beach, see the interesting displays at Trees of Mystery, admire the majestic nature at Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park Campground, and enjoy the sea views from Battery Point Lighthouse.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Crescent City road trip planner .

You can fly from San Diego to Crescent City in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from San Diego in May, things will get little chillier in Crescent City: highs are around 17°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Willows.

Things to do in Crescent City

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Redwood National Park, Humboldt Lagoons State Park, Trees of Mystery
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
California Coastal Trail ©
California Coastal Trail
Enderts Beach ©
Enderts Beach

1
night
Willows

Willows ©
Willows is the county seat of Glenn County, California. On the 6th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge.

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Getting from Crescent City to Willows by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Crescent City in May: high temperatures in Willows hover around 28°C and lows are around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Willows

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Olive Pit, Honey Run Covered Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge ©
Olive Pit ©
Olive Pit
Honey Run Covered Bridge ©
Honey Run Covered Bridge

10
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.
Visiting Nature Center at Happy Isles and May Lake Trailhead will get you outdoors. Step out of Yosemite National Park with an excursion to Bear Valley Cross Country and Adventure Company in Bear Valley--about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, trek along Nevada Falls Loop, contemplate the waterfront views at Gaylor Lake, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park visit app .

You can drive from Willows to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. When traveling from Willows in May, plan for slightly colder days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 21°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Guerneville.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Bear Valley Adventure Company
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

2
nights
Guerneville

Guerneville ©
Guerneville is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve. On your second day here, immerse yourself in nature at Fort Ross State Historic Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Tomales Bay State Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Guerneville journey app .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Guerneville by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, things will get a bit warmer in Guerneville: highs are around 28°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Guerneville

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Safari West, Fort Ross State Historic Park, Pride Mountain Vineyards, Tomales Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Safari West ©
Safari West
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Fort Ross State Historic Park ©
Fort Ross State Historic Park

10
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Alcatraz Island and Presidio of San Francisco. Step out of the city life by going to Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve and Marin Headlands. Change things up with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley (about 38 minutes away). Dedicate the 23rd (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at San Francisco Botanical Garden, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park.

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Drive from Guerneville to San Francisco in 2 hours. When traveling from Guerneville in May, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 23°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marin Headlands, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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