60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

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San Diego
— 5 nights
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Palm Springs
— 3 nights
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Santa Barbara
— 5 nights
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San Simeon
— 3 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Monterey
— 5 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 3 nights
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Olympic National Park
— 5 nights
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 4 nights
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Seattle
— 10 nights

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San Diego

San Diego ©

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 cultural itinerary includes sights like San Diego Bay Walk and Mission Beach Boardwalk. Visit Mormon Battalion Historic Site and Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park for their historical value. Explore San Diego's surroundings by going to Oceanside (Mission San Luis Rey & California Surf Museum), Carlsbad (Batiquitos Lagoon, The Miniature Engineering Craftsmanship Museum, &more) and Encinitas (Swami's Beach, Moonlight State Beach, &more). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Ocean Beach Dog Beach, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, examine the collection at Old Town Model Railroad Depot, and appreciate the history behind The Unconditional Surrender.

To find more things to do and tourist information, read our San Diego visit app.

Durham to San Diego is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Durham in March: high temperatures in San Diego hover around 69°F and lows are around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Palm Springs.

Things to do in San Diego

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San Diego Bay Walk ©
San Diego Bay Walk
Windansea Beach ©
Windansea Beach
Moonlight State Beach ©
Moonlight State Beach

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Explore hidden gems such as Bump and Grind Trail and Indian Canyons Hiking Trails. Step out of the city life by going to Escena Golf Club and Palm Springs Museum Trail.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Palm Springs journey planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Palm Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from San Diego in March, you will find days in Palm Springs are somewhat warmer (84°F), and nights are about the same (58°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Golf

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Ruddy's General Store Museum ©
Ruddy's General Store Museum
Indian Canyons Hiking Trails ©
Indian Canyons Hiking Trails
Indian Canyons Golf Resort ©
Indian Canyons Golf Resort

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Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©

The American Riviera

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 Santa Barbara Maritime Museum and Casa del Herrero. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Carpinteria State Beach and Arroyo Burro County Beach Park. Explore Santa Barbara's surroundings by going to Carpinteria Harbor Seal Preserve and Rookery (in Carpinteria) and Solvang (Elverhoj Museum & Old Mission Santa Ines). And it doesn't end there: trek along Cabrillo Bike Path, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll around Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens, and hunt for treasures at Santa Barbara Certified Farmers Market.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Santa Barbara trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Palm Springs to Santa Barbara in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Palm Springs in March, with highs in Santa Barbara at 69°F and lows at 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Casa del Herrero ©
Casa del Herrero
Cold Spring Tavern ©
Cold Spring Tavern
Old Mission Santa Ines ©
Old Mission Santa Ines

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San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Visiting William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach and Jade Cove will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Pacific Valley Bluff Trail and Salmon Creek Falls Trail. Get out of town with these interesting San Simeon side-trips: Big Sur (Big Creek Bridge & New Camaldoli Hermitage). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Dollar Beach, take in the waterfront at San Simeon Pier, look for gifts at Sebastian General Store, and add some adventure to your tour with Kayak Outfitters.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Simeon trip website.

Drive from Santa Barbara to San Simeon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Santa Barbara in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in San Simeon: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

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Sand Dollar Beach ©
Sand Dollar Beach
Pacific Valley Bluff Trail ©
Pacific Valley Bluff Trail
Salmon Creek Falls Trail ©
Salmon Creek Falls Trail

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cedar Grove Visitor Center and The Kern Valley Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Big Baldy and Gus's Fresh Jerky. Explore Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park's surroundings by going to Shaver Stable (in Shaver Lake) and The Presidente tree (in Three Rivers). The adventure continues: hike along John Muir Trail, get great views at Buck Rock Lookout, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mt. Whitney, and admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner.

Drive from San Simeon to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park when traveling from San Simeon in April, with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

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Big Stump Basin ©
Big Stump Basin
Big Baldy ©
Big Baldy
Mt. Whitney ©
Mt. Whitney

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Baker Beach and Mavericks. Visit Golden Gate Promenade and Grace Cathedral for their historical value. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Mount Tamalpais State Park (in Mill Valley), Muir Beach (in Muir Beach) and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach). The adventure continues: have fun and explore at Bay Area Discovery Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Miramar Beach, steep yourself in history at Sutro Baths, and hike along Tennessee Valley Trailhead.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your San Francisco trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Francisco in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in April, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Mount Tamalpais State Park ©
Mount Tamalpais State Park
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve ©
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Golden Gate Promenade ©
Golden Gate Promenade

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Popular historic sites such as Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and Point Pinos Lighthouse are in your itinerary. Steven Whyte's Sculpture Studio and Gallery and Weston Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Monterey side-trips: Big Sur (Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, Pfeiffer State Beach, &more). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Lovers Point, get a taste of the local shopping with Gallery by the Sea Carmel, admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach, and stroll around Dennis the Menace Park.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Monterey attractions tool.

Drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. April in Monterey sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

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Scenic Road Walkway ©
Scenic Road Walkway
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Monterey Bay Kayaks ©
Monterey Bay Kayaks

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark and Ansel Adams Gallery. Escape the urban bustle at YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours and McGurk Meadow. And it doesn't end there: trek along Lower Yosemite Fall Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Gaylor Lake, look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and take some stellar pictures from Valley View.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park route planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Monterey to Yosemite National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Monterey in April, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around 28°F, while days are slightly colder, around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Valley View ©
Valley View
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Four Mile Trail ©
Four Mile Trail

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): explore the activities along Salt Creek Interpretive Trail, tee off at Furnace Creek Golf Course, then contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works, then explore the stunning scenery at Twenty Mule Team Canyon, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Golden Canyon. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Death Valley Nut & Candy, get engrossed in the history at Beatty Museum & Historical Society, and then explore the stunning scenery at Mosaic Canyon.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Death Valley National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park in 6 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, you will find days in Death Valley National Park are a bit warmer (77°F), and nights are much warmer (49°F). On the 29th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Golf

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Highlights from your plan
Twenty Mule Team Canyon ©
Twenty Mule Team Canyon
Golden Canyon ©
Golden Canyon
Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works

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Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Get outdoors at Ruby Beach and Murhut Falls. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mount Storm King and Hoh River. Explore Olympic National Park's surroundings by going to Brinnon (Rocky Brook Falls Trail & Whitney Gardens and Nursery), Hoodsport (The Hardware Distillery Co. & Hoodsport Winery) and Merriman Falls (in Quinault). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Olympus, explore the activities along Hood Canal, trek along Kalaloch Beach Trail 4, and stroll through Ozette Loop Hike.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Death Valley National Park to Olympic National Park in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, train, and ferry. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in April, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Olympic National Park: temperatures range from 55°F by day to 41°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Mount Storm King
Mount Storm King
Ozette Loop Hike ©
Ozette Loop Hike

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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

Friday Harbor ©
The tiny town of Friday Harbor is the largest village on the San Juan Islands, and it fits within just 2.6 km (1 sq mi) of space.
Step off the beaten path and head to American Camp and Lavendera Massage. Visiting Turtleback Mountain and Springtide Paddlesports will get you outdoors. Step out of Friday Harbor to go to Olga and see Buck Bay Shellfish Farm, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at IMA - San Juan Islands Museum of Art, look for gifts at Pelindaba Lavender Friday Harbor, get outside with The Schooner, Spike Africa, Friday Harbor, san Juan Islands, and take in the exciting artwork at Arctic Raven Gallery.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Friday Harbor vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Olympic National Park to Friday Harbor takes 7 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Friday Harbor can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

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Judd Cove Preserve ©
Judd Cove Preserve
American Camp ©
American Camp
Buck Bay Shellfish Farm ©
Buck Bay Shellfish Farm

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Seattle

Seattle ©

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Bruce Lee Grave Site and West Point Lighthouse are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Camano Island (Canopy Tours Northwest & Cama Beach State Park), Bainbridge Island (Bainbridge Arts & Crafts & Bloedel Reserve) and Tacoma (LeMay - America's Car Museum, Museum of Glass, &more). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, take an in-depth tour of Museum of History & Industry, see majestic marine mammals with Puget Sound Express, and gain insight at University of Washington.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Friday Harbor to Seattle takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Friday Harbor in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Seattle, with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

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Bloedel Reserve ©
Bloedel Reserve
Puget Sound Express ©
Puget Sound Express
Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve ©
Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve

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