18 days in Alaska & California Itinerary

18 days in Alaska & California Itinerary

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18 days in Alaska & California Itinerary

Chennai (Madras)
Fly:  32​h
Juneau
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  8​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h
Chennai (Madras)

2
days
Juneau

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Tracy Arm Fjord. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Northern Passages and Glacier Bay and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Juneau trip itinerary maker.

Chennai (Madras), India to Juneau is an approximately 32-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time is minus 14 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Chennai (Madras) in September, with highs in Juneau at 15°C and lows at 8°C. On the 18th (Mon), you're off toLos Angeles.

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Tracy Arm Fjord

3
days
Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Disneyland Park in Anaheim--about 38 minutes away. Pack the 20th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Juneau to Los Angeles takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train. The time zone changes from Alaska Standard Time (AKST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Juneau in September, expect Los Angeles to be warmer, temps between 35°C and 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood
Getty Center The Publications

4
days
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, sightseeing, trails, scenic drive, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, make a trip to Yosemite Village, trek along Nevada Falls Loop, and stroll through Tuolumne Meadows.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park vacation planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome
Tuolumne Meadows

4
days
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, wander the streets of SoMa (South of Market Street), catch a ride on Cable Cars, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Francisco itinerary planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf

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