60 days in California, Texas & Miami Itinerary

60 days in California, Texas & Miami Itinerary

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1
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
2
San Simeon
— 1 night
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
4
Death Valley National Park
— 3 nights
5
Yosemite National Park
— 8 nights
6
Monterey
— 3 nights
7
San Francisco
— 7 nights
8
Crescent City
— 6 nights
9
Corpus Christi
— 2 nights
10
South Padre Island
— 2 nights
11
Miami
— 15 nights

7
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.
Let the collections at The Broad and The Wende Museum of the Cold War capture your imagination. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Santa Monica State Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Santa Monica and see Montana Avenue, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Bay, examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles day trip planning site.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sao Paulo in August, with highs in Los Angeles at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, The Wende Museum of the Cold War, Two Rodeo Drive
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Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Bay ©
Santa Monica Bay
The Broad ©
The Broad

1
night
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Friends of the Elephant Seal, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Piedras Blancas, and then step into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the San Simeon online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Simeon by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and taxi. When traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for a bit warmer days in San Simeon, with highs around °C, while nights are little chillier with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Simeon

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle

5
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.
Visiting Giant Forest and Kings Canyon National Park will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Moro Rock and Congress Trail. The adventure continues: trek along General Grant Tree Trail, stroll through Zumwalt Meadow Trail, delve into the lush surroundings at Grant Grove, and contemplate the long history of General Sherman Tree.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from San Simeon to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from San Simeon in August since evenings lows in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest

3
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Take a break from the city and head to Badwater Basin and Artists Palette. Explore hidden gems such as Zabriskie Point and Dante's View. The adventure continues: cruise along Artists Dr, make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, and take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Golf Course.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park in 7 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Death Valley National Park, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Artists Dr ©
Artists Dr
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Artists Palette ©
Artists Palette

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. Take a break from the city and head to Yosemite, Tunnel View and Yosemite Falls. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, walk around Mariposa Grove, explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass, and explore the activities along Tenaya Lake.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip maker site.

You can take a bus from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

3
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Explore hidden gems such as Point Lobos and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Pfeiffer State Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Monterey: Big Sur (Bixby Bridge, Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, &more). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Asilomar State Beach.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Monterey fast, fun, and easy.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Monterey by combination of bus and taxi takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Monterey, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Big Sur, Carmel, Asilomar State Beach
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

7
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visiting Alcatraz Island and Muir Woods National Monument will get you outdoors. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ferry Building Marketplace and Patrick Amiot. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: St. Helena (Modus Operandi Cellars & V. Sattui Winery) and Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga). Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of Haight-Ashbury, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and engage your brain at Exploratorium.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner.

Getting from Monterey to San Francisco by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a shuttle. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Crescent City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

St. Helena, Muir Woods National Monument, Patrick Amiot, Castello di Amorosa
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa

6
nights
Crescent City

Crescent City ©
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. Get a sense of the local culture at Trees of Mystery and Battery Point Lighthouse. Discover out-of-the-way places like Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park and Fern Canyon. Explore Crescent City's surroundings by going to Redwood National Park (Redwood National Park, California Coastal Trail, &more), Redwood Highway (in Eureka) and Orick (Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy & Lady Bird Johnson Grove). There's more to do: trek along Stout Grove.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Crescent City trip planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Crescent City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, things will get a bit cooler in Crescent City: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in Crescent City

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Redwood National Park, Orick, Redwood Highway, Trees of Mystery
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Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park ©
Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Trees of Mystery ©
Trees of Mystery

2
nights
Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi ©
A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at USS Lexington Museum on the Bay and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Port Aransas Beach. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Malaquite Beach and Pavilion and then explore the striking landscape of Padre Island National Seashore.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Corpus Christi tour itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Crescent City to Corpus Christi takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 2 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Crescent City in September; daily highs in Corpus Christi reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Port Aransas Beach
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USS Lexington Museum on the Bay ©
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay
Padre Island National Seashore ©
Padre Island National Seashore
Port Aransas Beach ©
Port Aransas Beach

2
nights
South Padre Island

A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, and then trot along with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle, Inc..

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our South Padre Island road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Corpus Christi to South Padre Island in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. September in South Padre Island sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.
South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center ©

15
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Get a sense of the local culture at History of Diving Museum and Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. Escape the urban bustle at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park and Hollywood Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Miami: Flamingo Gardens (in Davie), Boca Raton (Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Mizner Park, &more) and Everglades National Park (Gumbo Limbo Trail, Anhinga Trail, &more). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Molasses Reef, kick back and relax at Las Olas Beach, explore the world behind art at Perez Art Museum Miami, and wander the streets of Wynwood.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the Miami trip planner.

You can fly from South Padre Island to Miami in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from South Padre Island to Miami due to the time zone difference. In September in Miami, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. You'll set off for home on the 29th (Wed).

Things to do in Miami

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Islamorada, Boca Raton, Everglades National Park, Key Largo
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Molasses Reef ©
Molasses Reef
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park ©
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park

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