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
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South Padre Island
— 2 nights
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Miami
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Los Angeles — 7 nights

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, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, take a stroll through Montana Avenue, and kick back and relax at Will Rogers State Beach.

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 15.5-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 fly to San Simeon.
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San Simeon — 1 night

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): get answers to all your questions at Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop, kick back and relax at Piedras Blancas, and then contemplate the long history of Hearst Castle.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Simeon travel website.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Simeon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect nights in San Simeon to be a bit cooler, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 40°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park — 5 nights

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 General Grant Tree Trail will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Moro Rock Trail and General Sherman Tree. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park, hike along Big Stump Basin, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, and admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park when traveling from San Simeon in August, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Death Valley National Park.
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Death Valley National Park — 3 nights

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Take a break from the city and head to Badwater Basin and Devil's Golf Course. Explore hidden gems such as Zabriskie Point and Artists Dr. Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, and explore the striking landscape at Artists Palette.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 7 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Death Valley National Park, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 8 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Glacier Point and Mariposa Grove. Take a break from the city and head to Yosemite, Tunnel View and Vernal Fall. The adventure continues: hike along Panorama Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park tour site.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. While traveling from Death Valley National Park, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Monterey.
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Monterey — 3 nights

Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Explore hidden gems such as Point Lobos and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Visit Carmel River State Beach and Pfeiffer 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). And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, and enjoy the sand and surf at Asilomar State Beach.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Monterey trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Monterey takes 5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you will find days in Monterey are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are a bit warmer (16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 7 nights

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

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 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. 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 fly to Crescent City.
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Crescent City — 6 nights

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 Highway (in Eureka), Orick (Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy & Lady Bird Johnson Grove) and Redwood National Park (Redwood National Park, California Coastal Trail, &more). 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 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 20°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to fly to Corpus Christi.
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Corpus Christi — 2 nights

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 13.5 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.
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South Padre Island — 2 nights

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, stroll through 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: tour the pleasant surroundings 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. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle; or 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 fly to Miami.
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Miami — 15 nights

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 Art Deco Historic District. Escape the urban bustle at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park and Anhinga Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Miami: Everglades National Park (Gumbo Limbo Trail & Pa-hay-okee Trail), Flamingo Gardens (in Davie) and Boca Raton (Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Mizner Park, &more). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Molasses Reef, explore the world behind art at Perez Art Museum Miami, examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, and enjoy the sand and surf at Las Olas Beach.

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Getting from South Padre Island to Miami by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from South Padre Island to Miami is 1 hour. September in Miami sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 29th (Wed).
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California travel guide

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The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.

Texas travel guide

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The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.