60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

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1
Monterey
— 7 nights
2
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 7 nights
3
Death Valley National Park
— 7 nights
4
Joshua Tree National Park
— 6 nights
5
San Diego
— 8 nights
6
Los Angeles
— 8 nights
7
Truckee
— 1 night
8
San Francisco
— 8 nights
9
Oakland
— 7 nights

7
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and San Carlos Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Point Lobos and Pfeiffer State Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Monterey: Big Sur (Partington Cove, McWay Falls, &more) and Santa Cruz (West Cliff Drive & Natural Bridges State Beach). There's much more to do: grab your bike and head to Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, tee off at Pebble Beach Golf Links, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Monterey trip planner.

Oakland to Monterey is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of subway and shuttle. When traveling from Oakland in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Monterey: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Carmel, Pacific Grove, Santa Cruz, Pebble Beach
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

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.
Popular historic sites such as General Sherman Tree and Cerro Gordo Mines are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Giant Forest and Moro Rock. Take a break from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park with a short trip to The Presidente tree in Three Rivers, about 1h 55 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park, trek along General Grant Tree Trail, cruise along Kings Canyon Scenic Byway, and Head underground at Boyden Cavern.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner.

Drive from Monterey to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or fly. While traveling from Monterey, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

The Presidente tree, Cerro Gordo Mines
Highlights from your plan
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park

7
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Goldwell Open Air Museum and The Ranch at Furnace Creek. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Harmony Borax Works and Eureka Mine. Change things up with these side-trips from Death Valley National Park: Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad Museum (in Death Valley Junction) and Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge (in Amargosa Valley). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, admire all the interesting features of Artists Dr, trek along Gower Gulch Loop, and stroll through Daylight Pass.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Death Valley National Park day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park in 7 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in June since evenings lows in Death Valley National Park dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Goldwell Open Air Museum, Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad Museum, Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Artists Palette ©
Artists Palette
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Artists Dr ©
Artists Dr

6
nights
Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
Explore hidden gems such as Split Rock and General George S. Patton Memorial Museum. Get in touch with nature at Lost Palms Oasis Trail and Box Canyon Road. Explore Joshua Tree National Park's surroundings by going to Davis-Schrimpf Seep Field (in Niland) and Salvation Mountain (in Calipatria). The adventure continues: stroll through Wall Street Mill, cruise along Geology Tour Road, take in the dramatic natural features at Hall of Horrors, and appreciate the views at Hidden Valley Nature Trail.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Joshua Tree National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Joshua Tree National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of bus and car. In June, daytime highs in Joshua Tree National Park are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

General George S. Patton Memorial Museum, Davis-Schrimpf Seep Field, Salvation Mountain, Box Canyon Road
Highlights from your plan
Barker Dam Trail
Barker Dam Trail
Salvation Mountain ©
Salvation Mountain
General George S. Patton Memorial Museum ©
General George S. Patton Memorial Museum

8
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.
Visit Old Town San Diego State Historic Park and Mormon Battalion Historic Site for their historical value. We've included these beaches for you: Coronado Beach and Pacific Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from San Diego: Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine), Carlsbad (South Carlsbad State Beach & Carlsbad Village) and Oceanside Pier (in Oceanside). The adventure continues: visit a coastal fixture at Old Point Loma Lighthouse, browse the exhibits of Maritime Museum of San Diego, step off the mainland to explore Coronado Island, and deepen your understanding at Torrey Pines Gliderport.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego holiday maker tool.

Drive from Joshua Tree National Park to San Diego in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in June, expect nights in San Diego to be a bit cooler, around °F, while days are cooler, around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Carlsbad, Coronado, Lions, Tigers & Bears, Oceanside Pier
Highlights from your plan
Old Point Loma Lighthouse ©
Old Point Loma Lighthouse
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Newport Beach and Santa Monica State Beach. Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum and The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Laguna Beach (1,000 Steps Beach, Victoria Beach, &more), Mission San Juan Capistrano (in San Juan Capistrano) and Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The Broad, engage your brain at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Bay.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Los Angeles itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from San Diego, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Truckee.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Laguna Beach, Santa Monica, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Newport Beach, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano

1
night
Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. On the 9th (Thu), grab your bike and head to Truckee Bike Park and then hike along Tompkins Memorial Trail.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Truckee route planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Truckee takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect cooler evenings in Truckee when traveling from Los Angeles in July, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Truckee

Trails Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Truckee Bike Park ©
Truckee Bike Park

8
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
California State Railroad Museum and Walt Disney Family Museum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Castello di Amorosa and Crocker Art Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to VJB Cellars (in Kenwood), Charles M. Schulz Museum (in Santa Rosa) and California State Capitol Museum (in Sacramento). Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, trek along Lands End, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip maker.

Getting from Truckee to San Francisco by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Truckee in July, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around °F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Oakland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Tours Parks

Side Trips

Sacramento, VJB Cellars, Castello di Amorosa, Charles M. Schulz Museum
Highlights from your plan
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa

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nights
Oakland

Oakland ©
You'll explore and learn at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum and Mumm Napa. Get in touch with nature at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Marin Headlands. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oakland: Domaine Carneros (in Napa), Bodega Dunes (in Bodega) and Sunol Regional Wilderness (in Sunol).

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Oakland trip app.

Oakland is just a stone's throw from San Francisco. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oakland

Parks Wineries Wildlife

Side Trips

Oakville, Rutherford, St. Helena, Napa, Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum ©
The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum

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