60 days in California Itinerary

60 days in California Itinerary

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60 days in California Itinerary

Start: Katowice
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
San Diego
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Palm Springs
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Los Angeles
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Mammoth Lakes
— 8 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
South Lake Tahoe
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Sacramento
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Napa
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Healdsburg
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
San Francisco
— 8 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Katowice

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.
For shopping fun, head to Gaslamp Quarter or Spanish Village Art Center. Go for a jaunt from San Diego to Encinitas to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, stroll around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, and stroll through Black's Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Diego attractions planner .

Katowice, Poland to San Diego is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Katowice to San Diego, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Katowice in October, things will get warmer in San Diego: highs are around 30°C and lows about 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Palm Springs.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Gaslamp Quarter ©
Gaslamp Quarter
Spanish Village Art Center ©
Spanish Village Art Center

5
nights
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. For shopping fun, head to Gubler Orchids or Desert Hills Premium Outlets. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Palm Springs: Mount San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness (in Idyllwild), Ricardo Breceda Gallery & Sculpture Garden (in Aguanga) and The Glass Outhouse Art Gallery (in Twentynine Palms). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Heather James Fine Art, don't miss a visit to Redlands Bowl, take in the awesome beauty at Eureka Peak, and take in the exciting artwork at Antique Galleries of Palm Springs.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Palm Springs online driving holiday planner .

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. Traveling from San Diego in October, expect nights in Palm Springs to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Shopping Nature Parks

Side Trips

Palm Desert, Joshua Tree National Park, Ricardo Breceda Gallery & Sculpture Garden, Promenade Temecula, Desert Hills Premium Outlets
Highlights from your plan
Gubler Orchids ©
Gubler Orchids
Desert Hills Premium Outlets ©
Desert Hills Premium Outlets

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.
Do your shopping at Santa Monica Farmers Market and Third Street Promenade. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Amoeba Music, admire the masterpieces at Hammer Museum, view the masterpieces at Annenberg Community Beach House, and make a trip to Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip builder .

Getting from Palm Springs to Los Angeles by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Palm Springs, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, Two Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
Amoeba Music ©
Amoeba Music
The Grove ©
The Grove
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade

8
nights
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Do your shopping at Ansel Adams Gallery and Yosemite Museum Gallery. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, and make a trip to Half Dome.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Mammoth Lakes trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Los Angeles to Mammoth Lakes by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Mammoth Lakes, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Museum Gallery ©
Yosemite Museum Gallery
Ansel Adams Gallery ©
Ansel Adams Gallery

6
nights
South Lake Tahoe

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.
Shop till you drop at Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters and Marcus Ashley Fine Art Gallery. Explore South Lake Tahoe's surroundings by going to Tahoe City (Gatekeeper's Museum & Truckee River Bike Trail) and Truckee (Tompkins Memorial Trail, Mt Judah Loop Trail, & more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, get engrossed in the history at Tallac Historic Site, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Baldwin Beach.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the South Lake Tahoe road trip site .

Traveling by car from Mammoth Lakes to South Lake Tahoe takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Sacramento.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Truckee, Tahoe City, Emerald Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters ©
Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters
Marcus Ashley Fine Art Gallery ©
Marcus Ashley Fine Art Gallery

6
nights
Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Head to Baiocchi Tasting Room and Bass Pro Shopfor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Sacramento: Sutter Creek (Fine Eye Gallery & Sutter Creek Wine Tasting), El Dorado Hills Town Center (in El Dorado Hills) and Vacaville Premium Outlets (in Vacaville). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at West Coast Falconry, get a taste of the local shopping with The Artery, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and learn about winemaking at Amador 360 Winery Collective.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Sacramento online trip builder .

Traveling by car from South Lake Tahoe to Sacramento takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in November; daily highs in Sacramento reach 21°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Napa.

Things to do in Sacramento

Shopping Outdoors Wineries

Side Trips

Sutter Creek, Davis, West Coast Falconry, River Rafting & Tubing, Vacaville Premium Outlets
Highlights from your plan
Eighth & Main Antique Center ©
Eighth & Main Antique Center
Bass Pro Shop ©
Bass Pro Shop
Fine Eye Gallery ©
Fine Eye Gallery

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.
Head to Oxbow Public Market and V Marketplacefor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Napa: Simraceway Performance Driving Center (in Sonoma), Glen Ellen (Imagery Estate Winery & Art Gallery, Jack London State Historic Park, & more) and St. Helena (Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, Modus Operandi Cellars, & more). There's still lots to do: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, learn about winemaking at Cliff Lede Vineyards, take in the history at Mission San Francisco Solano, and walk around Sonoma Plaza.

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You can drive from Sacramento to Napa in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In November in Napa, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Sonoma, St. Helena, Rutherford, Glen Ellen, Yountville
Highlights from your plan
Mumm Napa ©
Mumm Napa
Oxbow Public Market ©
Oxbow Public Market
V Marketplace ©
V Marketplace

5
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.
Shop till you drop at Petaluma Seed Bank and Patrick Amiot. Get out of town with these interesting Healdsburg side-trips: Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma), Mendocino Coast (in Mendocino) and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville). The adventure continues: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, do a tasting at Sapphire Hill Winery, look for all kinds of wild species at Safari West, and get a taste of the local shopping with Sebastopol Center for the Arts.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Healdsburg trip maker website .

You can drive from Napa to Healdsburg in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. November in Healdsburg sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Parks Wineries Wildlife

Side Trips

Sebastopol, Guerneville, Santa Rosa, Sonoma Coast State Beach, Mendocino Coast
Highlights from your plan
Mendocino Coast ©
Mendocino Coast
Petaluma Seed Bank ©
Petaluma Seed Bank
Patrick Amiot ©
Patrick Amiot

8
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ferry Building Marketplace and Exploratorium. The adventure continues: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in the exciting artwork at Chinese Culture Center, take a stroll around Civic Center, and don't miss a visit to Ghirardelli Square.

Make your San Francisco itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Healdsburg to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Healdsburg in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Ferry Plaza Farmers Market ©
Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

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