60 days in New York City, Outer Banks & California Itinerary

60 days in New York City, Outer Banks & California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner

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New York City
— 7 nights
Fly to Norfolk, Drive to Corolla
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Corolla
— 4 nights
Drive to Norfolk, Fly to San Diego
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San Diego
— 6 nights
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Los Angeles
— 6 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 8 nights
Drive
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South Lake Tahoe
— 4 nights
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Olympic Valley
— 1 night
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Napa
— 5 nights
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Healdsburg
— 6 nights
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San Francisco
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New York City

— 7 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Fifth Avenue. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Times Square, go for a walk through Central Park, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and take an in-depth tour of Ellis Island.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our New York City online trip planner.

Dublin, Ireland to New York City is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Dublin to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dublin in June, things will get somewhat warmer in New York City: highs are around 31°C and lows about 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Corolla.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Corolla

— 4 nights
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Step out of the city life by going to Back Country Safari Tours and Carova Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum and Whalehead Club. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Currituck Beach, take a stroll through Scarborough Lane Shoppes, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Historic Corolla Chapel, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Corolla route planning site.

You can do a combination of flight and car from New York City to Corolla in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. While traveling from New York City, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Corolla, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

San Diego

— 6 nights

America's Finest City

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at La Jolla Cove and Del Mar City Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at USS Midway Museum and Museum of Photographic Arts (MoPA). When in San Diego, make a side trip to see Lions, Tigers & Bears in Alpine, approximately Alpine away. The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, stroll through Mission Beach Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Black's Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our San Diego planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Corolla to San Diego in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Corolla to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Corolla in June, you will find days in San Diego are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 6 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Head to Two Rodeo Drive and Edelweiss Chocolate Factoryfor plenty of shopping. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Santa Monica State Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica), Jet Propulsion Laboratory (in Pasadena) and Rodeo Drive (in Beverly Hills). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Santa Monica Bay, wander the streets of Montana Avenue, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and don't miss a visit to Golden Triangle.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles day trip planning app.

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from San Diego in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to fly to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 5 nights

A Land of Giants

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.
Get in touch with nature at Sequoia Sightseeing Tours and Congress Trail. Change things up with a short trip to Sequoia National Park in Visalia (about 1h 30 min away). The adventure continues: take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, trek along Big Trees Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Redwood Canyon Trail, and look for all kinds of wild species at Big Baldy.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park

— 8 nights
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ansel Adams Gallery and Yosemite Museum Gallery. Get some cultural insight at Pioneer Yosemite History Center and Yosemite Valley Chapel. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark, admire the engineering at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and hike along Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in June, expect Yosemite National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

South Lake Tahoe

— 4 nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Lakeside Beach and Meeks Bay Beach. Do your shopping at Marcus Ashley Fine Art Gallery and Grass Roots Natural Foods. There's lots more to do: indulge your taste buds at Wine Tours From Tahoe, explore and take pictures at Inspiration Point Vista, stroll through Van Sickle Bi-State Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Baldwin Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the South Lake Tahoe trip builder site.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe in 3 hours. In July in South Lake Tahoe, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Olympic Valley.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Olympic Valley

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): examine the collection at Tahoe City Field Station, then let the kids burn off some steam at Commons Beach Park, and then get outside with Matt Heron Fly Fishing.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Olympic Valley trip simple and quick.

Drive from South Lake Tahoe to Olympic Valley in 1.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in July since evenings lows in Olympic Valley dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Napa.

Things to do in Olympic Valley

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Napa

— 5 nights

America's Wine Country

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.
Appreciate the collections at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum and Lisa Kristine Gallery Sonoma. Step out of the city life by going to Laces and Limos and Jack London State Historic Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Napa: MacLaren (in Sonoma), Safari West (in Santa Rosa) and St. Helena (VGS Chateau Potelle & Modus Operandi Cellars). The adventure continues: do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, look for gifts at Oxbow Public Market, and admire the verdant scenery at Sonoma Valley.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Napa travel route website.

Getting from Olympic Valley to Napa by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Olympic Valley in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 14°C in Napa. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Healdsburg

— 6 nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Ace It Bike Tours and Goat Rock Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Sonoma Coast State Beach and Bodega Dunes. Venture out of the city with trips to Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville) and Spas (in Calistoga). There's more to do: do a tasting at Gracianna Winery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Healdsburg day trip planning app.

You can drive from Napa to Healdsburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Healdsburg sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 7 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from the city and head to Alcatraz Island and Lincoln Park. Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Stinson Beach (in Stinson Beach) and Point Reyes Safaris (in Point Reyes Station). Dedicate the 28th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Street Stairs, take a stroll through Chinatown, and get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Healdsburg to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from Healdsburg in July, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours · Neighborhoods · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

Outer Banks travel guide

4.6
Lighthouses · History Museums · Piers & Boardwalks
A trip to Outer Banks takes visitors to a string of barrier islands just off the North Carolina coast. A holiday in Outer Banks is a chance to explore 320 km (200 mi) of state parks, open sea beaches, and wreck diving sites. It's also the perfect chance to visit Roanoke Island, England's original settlement in the New World. For those looking to add a bit of adrenaline to their experience, a vacation in Outer Banks delivers many different fishing options and methods, some of which hark back to the first European settlers in this part of the world.

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.