60 days in California, Utah & Las Vegas Itinerary

60 days in California, Utah & Las Vegas Itinerary

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60 days in California, Utah & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  20​h 45​min
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
bus:  5​h
2
Paso Robles
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Carmel
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Healdsburg
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Philo
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Mount Shasta
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
8
Mammoth Lakes
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
9
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h
10
Moab
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
11
Kanab
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
12
Zion National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
13
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
14
Death Valley National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
15
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h
End: Brisbane

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Project Survival's Cat Haven and Mt. Whitney. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bishop Pass Trail and Big Stump Basin. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: Giant Sequoia National Monument (in Visalia) and Lone Pine (Mobius Arch Loop Trailhead, Horseshoe Meadow Trail, & more). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Big Baldy, trek along Buena Vista Peak Trail, take a peaceful walk through Inyo National Forest, and take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park vacation maker website .

Brisbane, Australia to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Brisbane in March, expect nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be much colder, around 9°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Paso Robles.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Lone Pine, Bishop Pass Trail, Inyo National Forest, Giant Sequoia National Monument, Project Survival's Cat Haven
Highlights from your plan
Project Survival's Cat Haven ©
Project Survival's Cat Haven
Big Stump Basin ©
Big Stump Basin
Big Baldy ©
Big Baldy

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nights
Paso Robles

Paso Robles ©
A town of hot springs and wine, Paso Robles (or "Pass of the Oaks") feels like a desert paradise to those who travel here.
Escape the urban bustle at Elephant Seal Rookery and Moonstone Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Speed Boats Tours and Monarch Butterfly Grove. Change things up with these side-trips from Paso Robles: Tap It Brewing Company (in San Luis Obispo), San Simeon (Hearst Castle & Piedras Blancas) and Cambria (Moonstone Beach Dr, Leffingwell Landing, & more). It doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Morro Rock and learn about winemaking at San Marcos Creek Vineyard.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Paso Robles travel route planner .

You can take a bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Paso Robles in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 5°C in Paso Robles. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Paso Robles

Parks Outdoors Wineries

Side Trips

Cambria, San Simeon, Speed Boats Tours, Tap It Brewing Company, Monarch Butterfly Grove
Highlights from your plan
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas
Monarch Butterfly Grove ©
Monarch Butterfly Grove

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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. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Point Lobos and Asilomar State Beach. Visiting Carmel River State Beach and Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge will get you outdoors. Explore Carmel's surroundings by going to Big Sur (McWay Falls, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, & more). Spend the 12th (Thu) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Carmel vacation builder site .

Drive from Paso Robles to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Paso Robles in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Carmel, with highs around 20°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Big Sur, Pacific Grove, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Muir Woods National Monument and Cowell Ranch State Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Lincoln Park. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Pomponio State Beach in Half Moon Bay, about 1 hour away. There's much more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, identify plant and animal life at Strawberry Hill, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner .

Traveling by car from Carmel to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in March, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Healdsburg.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trips

Half Moon Bay, Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail. Visiting Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge and Hagemann Ranch Trout Fishing will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Healdsburg: Gray Lodge Wildlife Area (in Butte City), BobDog Winery (in Cloverdale) and Bodega Bay (Bodega Head & Sonoma Coast Vineyards). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Brassfield Estate Winery, head outdoors with Williams Soaring Center, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Healdsburg trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from San Francisco to Healdsburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 6°C in Healdsburg. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Philo.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Parks Wineries Wildlife

Side Trips

Bodega Bay, Brassfield Estate Winery, Vigilance Vineyards & Winery, Gray Lodge Wildlife Area, BobDog Winery
Highlights from your plan
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Wine Tours & Tastings
Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail ©

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Philo

Philo ©
Philo is a census-designated place in Mendocino County, California. Visit Black Sands Beach and Gualala Point Regional Park for some beach relaxation. Visiting Jug Handle State Reserve and Big River will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Philo: Point Arena - Stornetta Unit of the California Coastal National Monument (in Point Arena), Richardson Grove State Park (in Garberville) and Briceland Vineyards (in Redway). There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Hendy Woods State Park, learn about winemaking at Toulouse Vineyards, look for all kinds of wild species at Montgomery Woods State Reserve, and appreciate the views at Anderson Valley.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Philo trip planner.

You can drive from Healdsburg to Philo in 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Philo are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Mount Shasta.

Things to do in Philo

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mendocino, Richardson Grove State Park, Black Sands Beach, Gualala Point Regional Park, Point Arena - Stornetta Unit of the California Coastal National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Black Sands Beach ©
Black Sands Beach
Jug Handle State Reserve ©
Jug Handle State Reserve
Richardson Grove State Park ©
Richardson Grove State Park

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nights
Mount Shasta

Mount Shasta ©
Mount Shasta is a city in Siskiyou County, California, at about 3600ft above sea level on the flanks of Mount Shasta, a prominent northern California landmark. Get outdoors at Mt. Shasta Nordic Center and Shasta-Trinity National Forest. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mt Shasta Ski Park and Castle Lake. Go for a jaunt from Mount Shasta to Yreka to see Siskiyou County Museum about 1 hour away. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Mount Shasta Fish Hatchery, admire the natural beauty at Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens, engage your brain at Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum, and take in the dramatic scenery at McCloud Falls.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Mount Shasta tour planning app .

Traveling by car from Philo to Mount Shasta takes 5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Philo in March, with highs in Mount Shasta at 15°C and lows at 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Mount Shasta

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

California, Dunsmuir, Siskiyou County Museum
Highlights from your plan
Mt Shasta Ski Park ©
Mt Shasta Ski Park
Castle Lake ©
Castle Lake
Mt. Shasta Nordic Center ©
Mt. Shasta Nordic Center

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Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Step off the beaten path and head to Tamarack Cross Country Ski Center and Mammoth Mountain. Get outdoors at June Mountain and Mono Lake County Park. Venture out of the city with trips to California Route 36 (in Red Bluff) and Little Lakes Valley Trail (in Bishop). Next up on the itinerary: hike along John Muir Trail, stroll through Earthquake Fault, and take some stellar pictures from Minaret Vista.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Mammoth Lakes trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Mount Shasta to Mammoth Lakes by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from Mount Shasta in March, expect slightly colder with lows of -5°C in Mammoth Lakes. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Little Lakes Valley Trail, June Mountain, California Route 36, John Muir Trail, Mono Lake County Park
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Mountain ©
Mammoth Mountain
Tamarack Cross Country Ski Center ©
Tamarack Cross Country Ski Center
June Mountain ©
June Mountain

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Glacier Point and Tunnel View. Escape the urban bustle at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area and Bridalveil Fall. Spend the 3rd (Fri) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at McGurk Meadow, get great views at Washburn Point, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Hoffmann.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by bus from Mammoth Lakes to Yosemite National Park takes 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Yosemite National Park are 13°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Moab.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

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Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Step off the beaten path and head to Canyonlands National Park and River Rafting & Tubing. Visiting Dead Horse Point State Park and Hurrah Pass Road will get you outdoors. Explore Moab's surroundings by going to Canyonlands National Park (Confluence Overlook Trail, White Rim Trail, & more) and Delicate Arch (in Arches National Park). Make the 8th (Wed) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Hidden Valley Trail, explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch, grab your bike and head to Bike Fiend, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Double Down Bike Shop.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Moab road trip site .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Moab by combination of car and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Moab. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, with highs in Moab at 22°C and lows at 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kanab.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Canyonlands National Park, Arches National Park
Highlights from your plan
Canyonlands National Park ©
Canyonlands National Park
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch

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Kanab

Kanab ©
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and Paria Canyon Wilderness Area. Visiting Navajo/Queens Garden Loop and Squaw Trail will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kanab: Red Hollow Slot Canyon (in Orderville) and Navajo Loop Trail (in Bryce Canyon National Park). There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Paria River Canyon, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yellow Rock Trail, explore the striking landscape at Nautilus Rock, and identify plant and animal life at Lick Wash Slot Canyon.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kanab road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Moab to Kanab takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Bryce Canyon National Park, Red Hollow Slot Canyon, Paria Canyon Wilderness Area
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary ©
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Angel's Landing and The Narrows. Get outdoors at Zion National Park and Zion's Main Canyon. Spend the 18th (Sat) exploring nature at East Rim Trail. Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and take in breathtaking views at Orderville Canyon.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Zion National Park online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Kanab to Zion National Park by car takes about 2 hours. April in Zion National Park sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Visiting Valley of Fire State Park and Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Grapevine Mesa Joshua Trees and Little Finland. Step out of Las Vegas to go to Henderson and see Green Valley Range, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Spend the 19th (Sun) exploring the stark beauty of Escape Adventures and Las Vegas Cyclery. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to The Strip, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas road trip planning website .

Drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zion National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Zion National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Little Finland, Valley of Fire State Park, Grapevine Mesa Joshua Trees, Green Valley Range
Highlights from your plan
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
The Strip ©
The Strip

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Step off the beaten path and head to Zabriskie Point and Dante's View. Take a break from the city and head to Badwater Basin and Wildrose Peak Trail. Step out of Death Valley National Park to go to Amargosa Valley and see Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: cruise along Artists Dr, explore the striking landscape at The Devil's Speedway, explore the stunning scenery at Mosaic Canyon, and trek along Fall Canyon.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park online route maker .

Getting from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 11°C in Death Valley National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Artists Dr ©
Artists Dr
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Artists Palette ©
Artists Palette

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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and then examine the collection at The Getty Center.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, bus, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 15°C in Los Angeles. On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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