60 days in California Itinerary

60 days in California Itinerary

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60 days in California Itinerary

Hamburg
Fly:  19​h
San Francisco
— 13 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Mendocino
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
Oakville
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Yosemite National Park
— 11 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Carmel
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h
San Diego
— 11 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 10 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
Hamburg

13
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
For shopping fun, head to Ferry Building Marketplace or Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Relax by the water at Fort Funston National Park and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve. Step out of San Francisco to go to Half Moon Bay and see Miramar Beach, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 8th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Baker Beach, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

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Hamburg, Germany to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 9 hours. In June, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Mendocino.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Beaches

Side Trips

Miramar Beach, Point Isabel, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Union Square ©
Union Square

5
days
Mendocino

Mendocino ©
Mendocino is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California, United States. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Schooner Gulch State Beach and Russian Gulch State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Mendocino: Briceland Vineyards Winery (in Redway) and Humboldt Redwoods State Park (in Weott). There's lots more to do: cruise along Mendocino Coast, steep yourself in history at Ford House Visitor Center & Museum, examine the collection at Sea Glass Museum, and explore and take pictures at Avenue of the Giants.

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You can drive from San Francisco to Mendocino in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in June: highs in Mendocino hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Oakville.

Things to do in Mendocino

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Fort Bragg, Briceland Vineyards Winery, Schooner Gulch State Beach, Avenue of the Giants, Humboldt Redwoods State Park
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Humboldt Redwoods State Park ©
Humboldt Redwoods State Park
Glass Beach ©
Glass Beach
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

2
days
Oakville

Oakville is a census-designated place (CDP) in Napa County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): savor the flavors at Food & Drink. On your second day here, learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Schramsberg Vineyards, do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards, then do a tasting at Inglenook, and finally learn about winemaking at V. Sattui.

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Traveling by car from Mendocino to Oakville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Mendocino in June: high temperatures in Oakville hover around 28°C and lows are around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Oakville

Tours Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

St. Helena, Napa, Schramsberg Vineyards, Inglenook
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Oxbow Public Market
Oxbow Public Market

10
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.
Step out of Yosemite National Park with an excursion to Tioga Rd in Lee Vining--about 52 minutes away. On the 27th (Thu), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, hike along Panorama Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Falls Loop.

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Traveling by car from Oakville to Yosemite National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Oakville in June, Yosemite National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Tioga Rd
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Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Olmsted Point ©
Olmsted Point

5
days
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply referred to as Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Point Lobos State Reserve and Pfeiffer State Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Carmel: Moss Landing State Beach (in Moss Landing), San Simeon (Friends of Hearst Castle & Piedras Blancas) and Big Basin Redwoods State Park (in Boulder Creek). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Asilomar State Beach, stop by The Cheese Shop, make a trip to San Carlos Cathedral, and enjoy the sand and surf at Lovers Point.

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Getting from Yosemite National Park to Carmel by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, you will find days in Carmel are a bit cooler (23°C), and nights are a bit warmer (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Carmel

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, San Simeon, Pfeiffer State Beach, San Carlos Cathedral, Moss Landing State Beach
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Point Lobos State Reserve ©
Point Lobos State Reserve
Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

11
days
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Gaslamp Quarter and Little Italy Mercato. Relax by the water at La Jolla Cove and Mission Beach Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Encinitas (Moonlight Beach & Self-Realization Fellowship Hermitage) and Carlsbad State Beach (in Carlsbad). Pack the 16th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through San Diego Zoo, enjoy the sand and surf at Black's Beach, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, and immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Carmel to San Diego takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Carmel in July; daily highs in San Diego reach 28°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Encinitas, Carlsbad State Beach, Coronado Beach
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Children's Pool ©
Children's Pool
Mission Beach Park ©
Mission Beach Park

10
days
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Zuma Beach. Head to Santa Monica Farmers Market and Melrose Trading Postfor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Disneyland Park (in Anaheim), Santa Monica (Magicopolis, Bergamot Station, & more) and Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach). Pack the 27th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: stop by Amoeba Music, enjoy the sand and surf at Hermosa Beach Pier, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, and examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications.

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Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from San Diego in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Malibu, Hermosa Beach Pier, Manhattan Beach, Disneyland Park
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Hermosa Beach Pier ©
Hermosa Beach Pier
Manhattan Beach ©
Manhattan Beach

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