60 days in California Itinerary

60 days in California Itinerary

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60 days in California Itinerary

Montreal
Fly + bus + taxi:  16​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 8 nights
bus:  5​h 30​min
Death Valley National Park
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h
Paso Robles
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Carmel
— 6 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Fort Bragg
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Point Arena
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Healdsburg
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 8 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
Montreal

7
days
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Bodie State Historic Park and Yosemite Museum Gallery. Visiting Glacier Point and Tioga Pass will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yosemite National Park: Lee Vining (Mono Lake County Park & Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve). Spend the 22nd (Mon) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park tour itinerary app .

Montreal, Canada to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Montreal to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Montreal in October, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are somewhat warmer (22°C), and nights are a bit cooler (-2°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can take a bus to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Lee Vining, Bodie State Historic Park
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall

6
days
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Get outdoors at Zabriskie Point and Badwater. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cerro Gordo Mines and Eureka Mine. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Death Valley National Park: Trona Pinnacles (in Trona) and Fossil Falls (in Little Lake). There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, admire the sheer force of Darwin Falls, explore the stunning scenery at Fall Canyon, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Devil's Speedway.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park vacation planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park by bus takes about 5.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in October: highs in Death Valley National Park hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (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

Trona Pinnacles, Fossil Falls, Cerro Gordo Mines
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Badwater ©
Badwater
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Cerro Gordo Mines ©
Cerro Gordo Mines

7
days
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 General Sherman Tree and Laws Railroad Museum. Get some historical perspective at Manzanar National Historic Site and Cedar Grove Visitor Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: Museum of Western Film History (in Lone Pine) and Little Lakes Valley Trail (in Bishop). Next up on the itinerary: take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, don't miss a visit to Tunnel Log, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mt. Whitney, and explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park tour itinerary planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. In October, daily temperatures in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Paso Robles.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails

Side Trips

Bishop, Manzanar National Historic Site, Museum of Western Film History
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Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
General Sherman Tree ©
General Sherman Tree

7
days
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.
Visiting Elephant Seal Rookery and Moonstone Beach will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Piedras Blancas and Fratelli Perata Winery. Change things up with these side-trips from Paso Robles: William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach (in San Simeon), Avila Main Beach (in Avila Beach) and Morro Bay (Morro Rock & Fiona Bleu Gallery). There's more to do: learn about winemaking at San Marcos Creek Vineyard.

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You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Paso Robles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and bus. In November in Paso Robles, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Paso Robles

#Parks, #Wineries, #Beaches

Side Trips

San Simeon, Templeton, Morro Bay, Avila Main Beach, Moonstone Beach
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Elephant Seal Rookery ©
Elephant Seal Rookery
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas

5
days
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. Get outdoors at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and Seventeen Mile Drive. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cannery Row and Coast Gallery Big Sur. Change things up with these side-trips from Carmel: Big Sur (Pfeiffer State Beach & McWay Falls). Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos State Reserve, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, kick back and relax at Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach, and stroll through Asilomar State Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Carmel trip tool .

You can drive from Paso Robles to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Paso Robles in November, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Carmel: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in Carmel

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Monterey, Asilomar State Beach
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Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

5
days
Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg ©
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. Escape the urban bustle at Pudding Creek Beach and Humboldt Redwoods State Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Seaside Beach and Noyo Headlands Park. Get out of town with these interesting Fort Bragg side-trips: The Immortal Tree (in Redcrest) and Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park (in Carlotta). There's lots more to do: stroll through Glass Beach, examine the collection at Triangle Tattoo and Museum, enjoy the sea views from Point Cabrillo Light Station, and admire the natural beauty at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens.

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You can drive from Carmel to Fort Bragg in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. Traveling from Carmel in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Fort Bragg, with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Point Arena.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Mendocino, The Immortal Tree, Humboldt Redwoods State Park, Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park
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Humboldt Redwoods State Park ©
Humboldt Redwoods State Park
Glass Beach ©
Glass Beach
Pudding Creek Beach ©
Pudding Creek Beach

4
days
Point Arena

Point Arena ©
Point Arena is a small coastal city in Mendocino County, California, United States. Get in touch with nature at Gualala Point Regional Park and Point Arena - Stornetta Unit of the California Coastal National Monument. Get some historical perspective at Manchester Beach / Mendocino Coast KOA and Point Arena Lighthouse & Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Point Arena: Philo (Scharffenberger Cellars & Navarro Vineyards) and Sea Ranch Chapel (in The Sea Ranch). It doesn't end there: stroll through Schooner Gulch State Beach.

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You can drive from Fort Bragg to Point Arena in 1.5 hours. In November in Point Arena, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Point Arena

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Philo, Gualala Point Regional Park, Sea Ranch Chapel
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Schooner Gulch State Beach ©
Schooner Gulch State Beach
Navarro Vineyards ©
Navarro Vineyards

7
days
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Castello di Amorosa and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve. Escape the urban bustle at Bodega Dunes and Safari West. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Healdsburg: Vincent Arroyo Winery (in Calistoga), St. Helena (Pride Mountain Vineyards & V. Sattui Winery) and Jenner (Salt Point State Park & Goat Rock Beach). Dedicate the 2nd (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's more to do: do a tasting at BobDog Winery and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bodega Head.

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Getting from Point Arena to Healdsburg by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Healdsburg

#Parks, #Wineries, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Calistoga, Jenner, St. Helena, Safari West, BobDog Winery
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Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Salt Point State Park ©
Salt Point State Park
Bodega Head ©
Bodega Head

7
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Alcatraz Island and Grace Cathedral for their historical value. Fisherman's Wharf and SoMa are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Wine Tours & Tastings (in Napa), Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and Limantour Beach (in Point Reyes National Seashore). The adventure continues: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps, and take a tour of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

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You can drive from Healdsburg to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Healdsburg in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 8°C in San Francisco. On the 13th (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Neighborhoods, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Wine Tours & Tastings, Limantour Beach, Muir Woods National Monument
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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