60 days in New York City & California Itinerary

60 days in New York City & California Itinerary

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60 days in New York City & California Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly + Bus:  19​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 6 nights
+2
Foot + Fly + Bus:  12​h 45​min
2
Death Valley National Park
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 7 nights
Bus:  5​h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Carmel
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Paso Robles
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Santa Barbara
— 6 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  6​h 30​min
8
Eureka
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
9
Healdsburg
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  27​h
End: Ahmedabad

6
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Step off the beaten path and head to Alex Ferrone Gallery and Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. Shop till you drop at Fifth Avenue and Callie's Candy Kitchen. Venture out of the city with trips to William Floyd Estate (in Mastic Beach), Storm King Art Center (in New Windsor) and Jones Farm (in Cornwall on Hudson). There's lots more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Hudson Beach Glass, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, hunt for treasures at Chelsea Market, and look for gifts at Kalustyan's.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planner .

Ahmedabad, India to New York City is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Ahmedabad in May, expect New York City to be colder, temps between 24°C and 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

William Floyd Estate, Grey Towers National Historic Site, Storm King Art Center, Hudson Beach Glass, Callie's Candy Kitchen
Highlights from your plan
Storm King Art Center ©
Storm King Art Center
Grey Towers National Historic Site ©

7
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zabriskie Point and Dante's View. Get in touch with nature at Badwater and Artists Dr. Get out of town with these interesting Death Valley National Park side-trips: Maturango Museum (in Ridgecrest), Death Valley Junction (The Racetrack & Titus Canyon) and U.S. Naval Museum of Armament & Technology (in China Lake). The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Mosaic Canyon, take an in-depth tour of The Ranch at Furnace Creek, contemplate the waterfront views at Salt Creek Interpretive Trail, and steep yourself in history at Charcoal Kilns.

Start your trip to Death Valley National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Death Valley National Park in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from New York City in May, expect nights in Death Valley National Park to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 35°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

U.S. Naval Museum of Armament & Technology, Maturango Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Racetrack ©
The Racetrack
Titus Canyon ©
Titus Canyon
Salt Creek Interpretive Trail ©
Salt Creek Interpretive Trail

7
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mountain Light Gallery and Manzanar National Historic Site. Your inner history buff will appreciate General Sherman Tree and Cedar Grove Visitor Center. Venture out of the city with trips to Laws Railroad Museum (in Bishop), Eastern California Museum (in Independence) and Museum of Western Film History (in Lone Pine). And it doesn't end there: take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, trek along Zumwalt Meadow Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park, and admire the sheer force of Roaring River Falls.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Death Valley National Park in May: high temperatures in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park hover around 32°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bishop, Independence, Museum of Western Film History
Highlights from your plan
Manzanar National Historic Site ©
Manzanar National Historic Site
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
Zumwalt Meadow Trail ©
Zumwalt Meadow Trail

6
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bodie State Historic Park and Glacier Point. Yosemite Museum Gallery and Groveland Yosemite Gateway Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yosemite National Park: El Portal Market (in El Portal) and Bear Valley Cross Country and Adventure Company (in Bear Valley). Spend the 26th (Sat) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. There's lots more to do: get great views at Tunnel View, trek along May Lake Trailhead, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online tour builder .

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in May, with highs in Yosemite National Park at 21°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Groveland Yosemite Gateway Museum, Bodie State Historic Park, Bear Valley Adventure Company, El Portal Market
Highlights from your plan
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Olmsted Point ©
Olmsted Point
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall

6
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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Point Lobos State Reserve and Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and Carmel River State Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Carmel: Big Sur (Pfeiffer State Beach, Partington Cove, & more). There's much more to do: look for gifts at The Cheese Shop, kick back and relax at Asilomar State Beach, steep yourself in history at Cannery Row, and learn about winemaking at A Taste of Monterey-Wine Market & Bistro.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Carmel attractions app .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Carmel in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, Carmel is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Paso Robles.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Monterey, Pacific Grove
Highlights from your plan
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

7
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.
Do your shopping at Sebastian General Store and Pasolivo Olive Oil. Hearst Castle and Mission San Antonio de Padua will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paso Robles: San Simeon (Elephant Seal Rookery, Piedras Blancas, & more), Morro Bay (Morro Rock, The Garden Gallery, & more) and Cambria (Moonstone Cellars, Moonstone Beach, & more). There's more to do: look for gifts at Kiler Ridge Olive Farm and learn about winemaking at Adelaida Cellars.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Paso Robles day trip tool .

You can drive from Carmel to Paso Robles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Carmel in June, you will find days in Paso Robles are much hotter (37°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Paso Robles

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

San Simeon, Cambria, Morro Bay, Templeton, Mission San Antonio de Padua
Highlights from your plan
Adelaida Vineyards & Winery ©
Adelaida Vineyards & Winery
Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at State Street and Old Mission Santa Barbara. Explore hidden gems such as Carpinteria State Beach and Bart's Books. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Barbara: Sunstone Vineyards & Winery (in Santa Ynez), Los Olivos (Global Gardens, Carhartt Vineyard, & more) and Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum (in Simi Valley). There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Santa Barbara County Courthouse, stop by Chocolate Maya, get a taste of the local shopping with Seaside Gardens, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Santa Barbara Certified Farmers Market.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Paso Robles to Santa Barbara in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Paso Robles in June, you will find days in Santa Barbara are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Eureka.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Los Olivos, Carpinteria, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Sunstone Vineyards & Winery, Bart's Books
Highlights from your plan
Carpinteria State Beach ©
Carpinteria State Beach
Sunstone Vineyards & Winery ©
Sunstone Vineyards & Winery
Carhartt Vineyard ©
Carhartt Vineyard

6
nights
Eureka

Eureka ©
Eureka is the principal city and county seat of Humboldt County in the Redwood Empire region of California. Get a sense of the local culture at Chapman's Gem & Mineral Shop & Museum and End of the Trail Museum. Get outdoors at Black Sands Beach and Redwood National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Eureka: Trinidad State Beach (in Trinidad) and Trees of Mystery (in Klamath). Next up on the itinerary: take in the exciting artwork at Trinidad Art Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Clarke Historical Museum, stop by Golden Gait Mercantile, and pick up some local products at Arcata Farmers' Market.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Eureka route planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Santa Barbara to Eureka in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Santa Barbara in June, things will get a bit cooler in Eureka: highs are around 20°C and lows about 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Eureka

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Trinidad, Klamath, Redwood National Park, Golden Gait Mercantile, Arcata Farmers' Market
Highlights from your plan
Trinidad State Beach ©
Trinidad State Beach
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Trees of Mystery ©
Trees of Mystery

6
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Castello di Amorosa and Noyo Headlands Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Highlight Gallery and Ramazzotti Wine Tasting. Venture out of the city with trips to Gualala Point Regional Park (in Gualala), Glass Beach (in Fort Bragg) and Point Arena (Schooner Gulch State Beach & Manchester Beach / Mendocino Coast KOA). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, learn about winemaking at Cast Wines, look for gifts at Powell's Sweet Shoppe - Windsor, and take an in-depth tour of Historic Courthouse Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Healdsburg trip planner .

Getting from Eureka to Healdsburg by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Eureka in June, you will find days in Healdsburg are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Geyserville, Fort Bragg, Point Arena, Highlight Gallery, Historic Courthouse Museum
Highlights from your plan
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Glass Beach ©
Glass Beach

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