60 days in California Itinerary

60 days in California Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Los Angeles
— 8 nights
2
San Diego
— 7 nights
3
Joshua Tree National Park
— 6 nights
4
Death Valley National Park
— 6 nights
5
Yosemite National Park
— 10 nights
6
Truckee
— 6 nights
7
Sonoma
— 5 nights
8
San Francisco
— 10 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign, Third Street Promenade, &more) and Anaheim (The VOID, Disneyland Park, &more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, explore the engaging exhibits at Travel Town, take in nature's colorful creations at The Japanese Garden, and admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles journey planning site.

Manchester, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Los Angeles is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Manchester in March, you will find days in Los Angeles are much warmer (°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 9:
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

7
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.
When in San Diego, make a side trip to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas, approximately Encinitas away. And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego, immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read San Diego road trip website.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in March, you will find days in San Diego are little chillier (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 16:
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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.
Joshua Tree National Park is known for nature, parks, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Lost Palms Oasis Trail, make a trip to Cap Rock at Joshua Tree, identify plant and animal life at Barker Dam Trail, and hike along 49 Palms Canyon Trail.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Joshua Tree National Park day trip website.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Joshua Tree National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Diego in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Joshua Tree National Park, with highs around °C, while nights are little chillier with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 22:
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Barker Dam Trail
Barker Dam Trail
Cottonwood Spring Oasis ©
Cottonwood Spring Oasis
Cholla Cactus Garden ©
Cholla Cactus Garden

6
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Death Valley National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Dante's View, take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, contemplate the long history of Charcoal Kilns, and explore the stunning scenery at Mosaic Canyon.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Death Valley National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Death Valley National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in March, with highs in Death Valley National Park at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can catch the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 28:
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Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Charcoal Kilns ©
Charcoal Kilns

10
nights
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Range, explore the striking landscape of Elizabeth Lake, trek along Lower Yosemite Fall Trail, and look for all kinds of wild species at McGurk Meadow.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park road trip app.

Traveling by bus from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 6 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Death Valley National Park in March: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Truckee.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Cathedral Range ©
Cathedral Range
Mt. Hoffmann ©
Mt. Hoffmann

6
nights
Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Truckee: Bourne Cottage (in Grass Valley), West Coast Falconry (in Marysville) and Homewood (Homewood Mountain Resort, Eagle Rock Hiking Trail, &more). There's much more to do: ski along the peaceful trails at Tahoe Cross Country, fly down the slopes at Tahoe Donner, stroll around Truckee Bike Park, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Truckee River Bike Trail.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Truckee trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Truckee takes 5.5 hours. April in Truckee sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sonoma.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Homewood, Tahoe City, Bourne Cottage, West Coast Falconry
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 13:
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West Coast Falconry ©
West Coast Falconry
Tahoe Donner Cross Country ©
Tahoe Donner Cross Country
Homewood Mountain Resort ©
Homewood Mountain Resort

5
nights
Sonoma

Sonoma ©
Set in the heart of one of the United States' most esteemed wine-producing regions, just 45 minutes from San Francisco, Sonoma boasts colonial Mexican architecture, including a mission.
Venture out of the city with trips to St. Helena (Moone Tsai Winery, Modus Operandi Cellars, &more), Calistoga (Petrified Forest & Clos Pegase Winery) and Honig Vineyard & Winery (in Rutherford). The adventure continues: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, learn about winemaking at Sequoia Grove Winery, take in the history at Mission San Francisco Solano, and join the crowd at Sears Point Racing Experience.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sonoma journey maker tool.

You can drive from Truckee to Sonoma in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and taxi. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Truckee in April, with highs in Sonoma at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sonoma

Wineries Parks Tours

Side Trips

St. Helena, Calistoga, Napa, Yountville, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 18:
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Sears Point Racing Experience ©
Sears Point Racing Experience
Wine Tours & Tastings
Jack London State Historic Park ©
Jack London State Historic Park

10
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco road trip tool.

You can drive from Sonoma to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Sonoma in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in San Francisco. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Battery Spencer
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 28:
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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