60 days in California, Utah & Las Vegas Itinerary

60 days in California, Utah & Las Vegas Itinerary

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
2
Paso Robles
— 5 nights
3
Carmel
— 3 nights
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
5
Healdsburg
— 5 nights
6
Philo
— 4 nights
7
Mount Shasta
— 3 nights
8
Mammoth Lakes
— 3 nights
9
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
10
Moab
— 4 nights
11
Kanab
— 4 nights
12
Zion National Park
— 4 nights
13
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
14
Death Valley National Park
— 5 nights
15
Los Angeles
— 1 night

3
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Horseshoe Meadow Trail and Giant Sequoia National Monument. Take a break from the city and head to Mobius Arch Loop Trailhead and Inyo National Forest. Venture out of the city with trips to Mount Whitney Trail (in Lone Pine), Project Survival's Cat Haven (in Dunlap) and Bishop Pass Trail (in Bishop). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Big Baldy, stroll through Mt. Whitney, and admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park route planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is minus 18 hours. When traveling from Brisbane in March, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow 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, Inyo National Forest, Giant Sequoia National Monument, Project Survival's Cat Haven, Bishop Pass Trail
Highlights from your plan
Project Survival's Cat Haven ©
Project Survival's Cat Haven
Big Stump Basin ©
Big Stump Basin
Big Baldy ©
Big Baldy

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Friends of the Elephant Seal and Monarch Butterfly Grove. You'll get in some beach time at Moonstone Beach and Piedras Blancas. Venture out of the city with trips to Cambria (Moonstone Beach Dr, Leffingwell Landing, &more), Speed Boats Tours (in Avila Beach) and Hearst Castle (in San Simeon). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Morro Rock and learn about winemaking at Derby Wine Estates.

Plan a Paso Robles trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can take a bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Paso Robles in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Paso Robles, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Paso Robles

Parks Outdoors Wineries

Side Trips

Cambria, San Simeon, Speed Boats Tours, Morro Rock, Veris Cellars
Highlights from your plan
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Moonstone Beach Dr ©
Moonstone Beach Dr

3
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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Point Lobos and Asilomar State Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Carmel River State Beach and Pfeiffer State Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Carmel: Big Sur (McWay Falls, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, &more). There's more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and kick back and relax at Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Carmel vacation maker website.

Traveling by car from Paso Robles to Carmel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Paso Robles in March: highs in Carmel hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

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

3
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Explore hidden gems such as Muir Woods National Monument and Twin Peaks. We've included these beaches for you: Cowell Ranch State Beach and Pomponio State Beach. There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, play a few rounds at Lincoln Park, shop like a local with Union Square, and take a stroll through SoMa.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco road trip planner.

You can drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in March, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Healdsburg.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors

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
Cowell Ranch State Beach ©
Cowell Ranch State Beach

5
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Gray Lodge Wildlife Area. Explore hidden gems such as Wine Tours & Tastings and Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Healdsburg: BobDog Winery and SkyPine Vineyards (in Cloverdale), Vigilance Vineyards & Winery (in Lower Lake) and Bodega Bay (Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail, Bodega Head, &more). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Williams Soaring Center and learn about winemaking at Murphy-Goode Winery Tasting Room.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Healdsburg trip planner.

Drive from San Francisco to Healdsburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, bus, and train. Traveling from San Francisco in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Healdsburg, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Philo.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Bodega Bay, BobDog Winery and SkyPine Vineyards, Vigilance Vineyards & Winery, Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Wine Tours & Tastings
Bodega Head ©
Bodega Head

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Philo

Philo ©
Philo is a census-designated place in Mendocino County, California. Get outdoors at Black Sands Beach and Jug Handle State Reserve. Explore hidden gems such as Gualala Point Regional Park and Montgomery Woods State Reserve. Get out of town with these interesting Philo side-trips: Briceland Vineyards (in Redway), Richardson Grove State Park (in Garberville) and Point Arena - Stornetta Unit of the California Coastal National Monument (in Point Arena). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Navarro Vineyards, admire the majestic nature at Hendy Woods State Park, appreciate the views at Anderson Valley, and explore the activities along Big River.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Philo road trip planning website.

You can drive from Healdsburg to Philo in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in March, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish 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, Briceland Vineyards, Black Sands Beach, Gualala Point Regional Park, Richardson Grove State Park
Highlights from your plan
Black Sands Beach ©
Black Sands Beach
Jug Handle State Reserve ©
Jug Handle State Reserve
Briceland Vineyards ©
Briceland Vineyards

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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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mt Shasta Ski Park and Mount Shasta Fish Hatchery. Step out of the city life by going to Mt. Shasta Nordic Center and McCloud Falls. Step out of Mount Shasta with an excursion to Siskiyou County Museum in Yreka--about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge, take in the dramatic scenery at Hedge Creek Falls, take in the awesome beauty at Castle Lake, and take an in-depth tour of Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Mount Shasta trip planner.

Traveling by car from Philo to Mount Shasta takes 5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Philo in March; daily highs in Mount Shasta reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Mount Shasta

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Dunsmuir, California, Siskiyou County Museum
Highlights from your plan
Shasta-Trinity National Forest ©
Shasta-Trinity National Forest
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. Take a break from the city and head to Mammoth Mountain and Tamarack Cross Country Ski Center. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at June Mountain and Mono Lake County Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mammoth Lakes: California Route 36 (in Red Bluff) and Little Lakes Valley Trail (in Bishop). The adventure continues: hike along Twin Lakes Trails, stroll through Earthquake Fault, and take some stellar pictures from Minaret Vista.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Mammoth Lakes trip planning tool.

You can drive from Mount Shasta to Mammoth Lakes in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Mount Shasta in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Mammoth Lakes, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

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

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Badger Pass Ski Area and Bridalveil Fall. Step out of the city life by going to Curry Village Ice Rink and Yosemite Falls. Spend the 3rd (Fri) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at McGurk Meadow, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, and hike along North Dome.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park road trip planning website.

Getting from Mammoth Lakes to Yosemite National Park by bus takes about 3.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up 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
Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area
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 out of the city life by going to Delicate Arch and Hurrah Pass Road. Discover out-of-the-way places like Dead Horse Point State Park and Murphy Point Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Moab: Turret Arch (in Arches National Park) and Canyonlands National Park (Confluence Overlook Trail & White Rim Trail). On the 7th (Tue), enjoy a day of scenic exploration at Canyonlands National Park. There's lots more to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Fiend, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll through Lions Park, and get outside with Double Down Bike Shop.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Moab online day trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and car from Yosemite National Park to Moab in 26 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, train, and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, expect Moab to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kanab.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Canyonlands National Park, Arches National Park
Highlights from your plan
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park
Canyonlands National Park ©
Canyonlands National 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 out of the city life by going to Navajo/Queens Garden Loop and Squaw Trail. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and Lick Wash Slot Canyon. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kanab: Paria Canyon Wilderness Area (in Big Water) and Navajo Loop Trail (in Bryce Canyon National Park). There's much more to do: hike along Yellow Rock Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Paria River Canyon, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and take in breathtaking views at Nautilus Rock.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kanab trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Moab to Kanab takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle; or fly. In April in Kanab, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Bryce Canyon National Park, Paria Canyon Wilderness Area, Red Hollow Slot Canyon
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.
Escape the urban bustle at The Narrows and Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. Step off the beaten path and head to Zion National Park and Angel's Landing. Spend the 18th (Sat) exploring nature at East Rim Trail. There's more to do: take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon.

Plan a Zion National Park trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Kanab to Zion National Park takes 2 hours. In April in Zion National Park, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °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
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Valley of Fire State Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Grapevine Mesa Joshua Trees and Little Finland. When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Green Valley Range in Henderson, approximately Henderson away. There's much more to do: shop like a local with The Strip, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, and don't miss a visit to Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas day trip website.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Las Vegas takes 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 somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Little Finland, Valley of Fire State Park, Green Valley Range, Grapevine Mesa Joshua Trees
Highlights from your plan
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
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 out of the city life by going to Zabriskie Point and Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Artists Dr and Mosaic Canyon. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Artists Palette, hike along Telescope Peak trail, explore the stunning scenery at Fall Canyon, and contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Death Valley National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Las Vegas in April since evenings lows in Death Valley National Park dip to °C. 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.
On the 28th (Tue), take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in April, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

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

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