60 days in California Itinerary

60 days in California Itinerary

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60 days in California Itinerary

Male
Fly:  32​h
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Death Valley National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
Paso Robles
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Carmel
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Plymouth
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Graeagle
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Fort Bragg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Philo
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Healdsburg
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  29​h
Male

5
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and La Jolla Shores Park. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at San Diego Zoo, admire all the interesting features of Petco Park, snap pictures at San Diego - Coronado Bridge, and see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip planner .

Male, Maldives to San Diego is an approximately 32-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 13 hours traveling from Male to San Diego. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Male in May: high temperatures in San Diego hover around 25°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park

5
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 9th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and admire all the interesting features of Staples Center.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Childrens Museums

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Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Walt Disney Concert Hall ©
Walt Disney Concert Hall
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk

5
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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Badwater and Dante's View. Step out of Death Valley National Park with an excursion to Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad Museum in Death Valley Junction--about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, explore the stunning scenery at Fall Canyon, contemplate the waterfront views at Salt Creek Interpretive Trail, and explore and take pictures at Artists Dr.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Death Valley National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and car; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from Los Angeles in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Death Valley National Park, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors

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Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad Museum
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Badwater ©
Badwater
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Giant Forest and Alabama Hills. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: Lone Pine (Museum of Western Film History, Mount Whitney Trail, & more) and Lake Sabrina Boat Landing (in Bishop). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of General Sherman Tree, take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mt. Whitney, and hike along Big Stump Basin.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park vacation maker tool .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 7 hours. In May in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Paso Robles.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Lone Pine, Lake Sabrina Boat Landing
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Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
General Sherman Tree ©
General Sherman Tree
Mt. Whitney ©
Mt. Whitney

5
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Elephant Seal Rookery and Moonstone Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paso Robles: Piedras Blancas (in San Simeon) and Morro Rock (in Morro Bay). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Fratelli Perata Winery and play a few rounds at Paso Robles Golf Club.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Paso Robles road trip planning site .

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Paso Robles in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in May since evenings lows in Paso Robles dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Paso Robles

#Wineries, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

San Simeon, Moonstone Beach, Jack Creek Celllars, Morro Rock
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Fratelli Perata Winery ©
Fratelli Perata Winery
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
San Marcos Creek Vineyard ©
San Marcos Creek Vineyard

3
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. Explore hidden gems such as Point Lobos State Reserve and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Big Sur (Pfeiffer State Beach, McWay Falls, & more). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach, learn about winemaking at Dawn's Dream Winery, admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach, and cruise along Seventeen Mile Drive.

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Traveling by car from Paso Robles to Carmel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Paso Robles in May: highs in Carmel hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Pierce Ranch Vineyards Tasting Room, 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

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Glacier Point and Yosemite Falls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yosemite National Park: Groveland Yosemite Gateway Museum (in Groveland) and Inyo Craters (in Mammoth Lakes). Spend the 30th (Sun) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. There's still lots to do: get great views at Tunnel View, explore the striking landscape at Cloud's Rest, take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Range, and get all the information you need at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Carmel to Yosemite National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Carmel in May, expect little chillier with lows of 1°C in Yosemite National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Plymouth.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Groveland Yosemite Gateway Museum, Inyo Craters
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall

5
days
Plymouth

Plymouth ©
Plymouth is a city in Amador County, California, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Windwalker Vineyards and Cantiga Wineworks. Get out of town with these interesting Plymouth side-trips: Placerville (Holly's Hill Vineyard & Narrowgate Vineyards), Camino (Madrona Vineyards & Apple Mountain Golf Resort) and Fair Play (Charles B. Mitchell Vineyards & Toogood Estate Winery). Play all day on the 6th (Sun) at Greenhorn Creek Resort. Next up on the itinerary: take a peaceful walk through Stanislaus National Forest, learn about winemaking at Borjon Winery, and indulge your taste buds at Columbia Candy Kitchen.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Plymouth trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Plymouth takes 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Plymouth when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Graeagle.

Things to do in Plymouth

#Wineries, #Golf, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Fair Play, Camino, Placerville, Cantiga Wineworks, Chatom Vineyards Inc
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Windwalker Vineyards ©
Windwalker Vineyards
Narrowgate Vineyards ©
Narrowgate Vineyards
Cantiga Wineworks ©
Cantiga Wineworks

5
days
Graeagle

Graeagle ©
Graeagle is a census-designated place (CDP) located about 60mi from Reno, Nevada and 46mi from Truckee, California in Plumas County, California, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Golf Club at Whitehawk Ranch and Grizzly Ranch Golf Club. Change things up with these side-trips from Graeagle: Tahoe Donner Golf Course (in Truckee), Fantastic Lava Beds (in Lassen Volcanic National Park) and Cinder Cone (in Mineral). There's still lots to do: tee off at Plumas Pines Golf Course, indulge your thirst for a good beer at The Brewing Lair, immerse yourself in nature at Plumas-Eureka State Park, and hike along The Downieville Downhill.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Graeagle trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Plymouth to Graeagle takes 3.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Plymouth in June: highs in Graeagle hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in Graeagle

#Outdoors, #Golf, #Parks

Side Trips

Portola, Cinder Cone, Fantastic Lava Beds, The Downieville Downhill, Tahoe Donner Golf Course
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Golf Club at Whitehawk Ranch ©
Golf Club at Whitehawk Ranch
The Brewing Lair ©
The Brewing Lair
Plumas Pines Golf Course ©
Plumas Pines Golf Course

3
days
Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg ©
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Black Sands Beach and Glass Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Briceland Vineyards in Redway (about 1h 20 min away). And it doesn't end there: explore the landscape on two wheels at Noyo Headlands Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Big River, admire the natural beauty at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, and look for gifts at Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkle's Children's Books.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Fort Bragg online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Graeagle to Fort Bragg in 6 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Graeagle in June: highs in Fort Bragg hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Philo.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Mendocino, Black Sands Beach, Briceland Vineyards
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Glass Beach ©
Glass Beach
Briceland Vineyards ©
Briceland Vineyards
Pudding Creek Beach ©
Pudding Creek Beach

4
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Philo

Philo ©
Philo is a census-designated place in Mendocino County, California. Explore hidden gems such as Gualala Point Regional Park and Husch Vineyards. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Philo: Saracina Vineyards (in Hopland), Barra of Mendocino Winery (in Redwood Valley) and Nelson Family Vineyards (in Ukiah). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Handley Cellars Winery, relax in the rural setting at Pennyroyal Farm, and immerse yourself in nature at Hendy Woods State Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Philo journey builder tool .

Traveling by car from Fort Bragg to Philo takes 1.5 hours. In June in Philo, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Philo

#Wineries, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trips

Ukiah, Boonville, Barra of Mendocino Winery, Saracina Vineyards, Gualala Point Regional Park
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Husch Vineyards ©
Husch Vineyards
Handley Cellars Winery ©
Handley Cellars Winery
Navarro Vineyards ©
Navarro Vineyards

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Castello di Amorosa and Modus Operandi Cellars. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Healdsburg: Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville), Clearlake Oaks (Cache Creek Vineyards & Winery & Brassfield Estate Winery) and V. Sattui Winery (in St. Helena). Dedicate the 22nd (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: tee off at Northwood Golf Club, do a tasting at Pech Merle Winery, and learn the secrets of viniculture at Trattore Farms and Winery- MOVED.

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Traveling by car from Philo to Healdsburg takes 1.5 hours. While traveling from Philo, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Healdsburg, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Healdsburg

#Wineries, #Tours, #Golf

Side Trips

Clearlake Oaks, Geyserville, St. Helena, Castello di Amorosa, Northwood Golf Club
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Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Brassfield Estate Winery ©
Brassfield Estate Winery
Cache Creek Vineyards & Winery ©
Cache Creek Vineyards & Winery

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 26th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, stroll through Golden Gate Park, and wander the streets of Union Square.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Francisco driving holiday planning tool .

Traveling by car from Healdsburg to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Healdsburg, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Tours, #Neighborhoods, #Parks
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
SoMa ©
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