60 days in California Itinerary

60 days in California Itinerary

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Start: Erbil
Fly + Drive:  28 h
1
Healdsburg
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Napa
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
San Francisco
— 8 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 8 nights
Bus:  5 h 45 min
5
Death Valley National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  7 h
6
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
7
San Diego
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
Los Angeles
— 13 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Erbil

5
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Healdsburg: Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville), Vincent Arroyo Winery (in Calistoga) and Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma). There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Gracianna Winery, contemplate the waterfront views at Russian River, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Healdsburg day trip tool.

Erbil, Iraq to Healdsburg is an approximately 28- hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 11 hours traveling from Erbil to Healdsburg due to the time zone difference. In April, Healdsburg is slightly colder than Erbil - with highs of 25°C and lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Napa.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trips

Guerneville, Vincent Arroyo Winery, Ramazzotti Wine Tasting, Russian River, Sonoma Coast State Beach
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 18:
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Gracianna Winery ©
Gracianna Winery
Wine Tours & Tastings
Sapphire Hill Winery ©
Sapphire Hill Winery

5
nights
Napa

Napa ©
Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Explore Napa's surroundings by going to Modus Operandi Cellars (in St. Helena), Petaluma Seed Bank (in Petaluma) and Sears Point Racing Experience (in Sonoma). There's much more to do: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, admire the natural beauty at Round Pond Estate, do a tasting at Gundlach Bundschu Winery, and stroll through Sonoma Plaza.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Napa vacation builder tool.

You can drive from Healdsburg to Napa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In April in Napa, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries Tours Parks

Side Trips

Sonoma, Rutherford, St. Helena, Oakville, Petaluma Seed Bank
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 23:
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Sears Point Racing Experience ©
Sears Point Racing Experience
Wine Tours & Tastings
VGS Chateau Potelle ©
VGS Chateau Potelle

8
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, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, get great views at Twin Peaks, and examine the collection at Musee Mecanique.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco online holiday maker.

Drive from Napa to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Napa in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Aftel Archive of Curious Scents
Find places to stay Apr 23 — May 1:
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

8
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yosemite National Park: Murphys Community Park (in Murphys) and Lake Alpine (in Bear Valley). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, hike along Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy, stroll through Mono Pass Trail, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Yosemite Valley Biking.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park road trip planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Murphys Community Park, Lake Alpine
Find places to stay May 1 — 9:
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Yosemite Village ©
Yosemite Village

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, make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, hike along Telescope Peak trail, and explore the striking landscape at Ubehebe Crater.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park road trip app.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park in 6 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, you will find days in Death Valley National Park are somewhat warmer (33°C), and nights are warmer (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay May 9 — 15:
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Darwin Falls ©
Darwin Falls
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Ubehebe Crater ©
Ubehebe Crater

6
nights
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.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is known for nature, historic sites, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, trek along Big Baldy, stroll through General Grant Tree Trail, and don't miss a visit to Grant Grove.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park route planner.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 7 hours. May in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

John Muir Trail
Find places to stay May 15 — 21:
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Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Congress Trail ©
Congress Trail

6
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.
Explore San Diego's surroundings by going to Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine) and Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas). And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, step aboard Maritime Museum of San Diego, hike along Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego holiday planner.

Fly from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Diego in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trips

Lions, Tigers & Bears, Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Find places to stay May 21 — 27:
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Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

13
nights
Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Star Wars Launch Bay) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Santa Barbara). Treat yourself to a day of pampering on the 9th (Tue) at some of the best spas. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles tour planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Fun & Games Theme Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Wine Tours & Tastings, Norton Simon Museum, Santa Monica Pier
Find places to stay May 27 — Jun 9:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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