60 days in California, Texas & Miami Itinerary

60 days in California, Texas & Miami Itinerary

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

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

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 La Brea Tar Pits and Museum capture your imagination. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Santa Monica State Beach and Santa Monica Bay. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and take a stroll through Montana Avenue.

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 34°C and lows at 22°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 · Parks

Side Trips

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Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Bay ©
Santa Monica Bay
The Broad ©
The Broad

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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, then look 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 40°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Simeon

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 9:
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Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©

A Land of Giants

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 Trail and General Sherman Tree. The adventure continues: trek along General Grant Tree Trail, stroll through Zumwalt Meadow Trail, delve into the lush surroundings at Grant Grove, and take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls.

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 do a combination of taxi and bus from San Simeon to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. 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 20°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 · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 14:
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Moro Rock Trail ©
Moro Rock Trail
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

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 Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes. The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, explore the striking landscape at Devil's Golf Course, and cruise along Artists Dr.

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 24°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 · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 17:
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Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Artists Palette ©
Artists Palette

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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 El Capitan. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, 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 32°C by day to 7°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 · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 25:
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El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Explore hidden gems such as Point Lobos and Pfeiffer State Beach. Visit Carmel River State Beach and Asilomar State Beach for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Monterey side-trips: Big Sur (Bixby Bridge, Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, &more). The adventure continues: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Monterey online trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Yosemite National Park to Monterey in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect nights in Monterey to be a bit warmer, around 16°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 28:
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visiting Alcatraz Island and Marina Green will get you outdoors. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ferry Building Marketplace and Haight-Ashbury. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: St. Helena (Modus Operandi Cellars & V. Sattui Winery), Patrick Amiot (in Sebastopol) and Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga). There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, delve into the lush surroundings at Muir Woods National Monument, and examine the collection at Musee Mecanique.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Monterey to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. In August in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Crescent City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 28 — Sep 4:
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa

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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 Stout Grove. Explore Crescent City's surroundings by going to Redwood Highway (in Eureka), Orick (Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy, Fern Canyon, &more) and Redwood National Park (Redwood National Park, California Coastal Trail, &more).

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Crescent City road trip planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Crescent City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, Crescent City is a bit cooler than San Francisco - with highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in Crescent City

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 4 — 10:
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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

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Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi ©

Texas Riviera

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 38°C and lows reach 27°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 · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:
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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

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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 36°C and lows of 30°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 · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.
South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center ©

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Miami

Miami ©

Magic City

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 Molasses Reef. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Miami: Flamingo Gardens (in Davie), Everglades National Park (Gumbo Limbo Trail, Anhinga Trail, &more) and Boca Raton (Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Mizner Park, &more). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Hollywood Beach, take a stroll through Wynwood, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and explore the world behind art at Perez Art Museum Miami.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Miami tour builder.

Getting from South Padre Island to Miami by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In September in Miami, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 29th (Wed).

Things to do in Miami

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 14 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Molasses Reef ©
Molasses Reef
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park ©
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park

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