16 days in California Itinerary

16 days in California Itinerary

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16 days in California Itinerary

Indore
Fly:  28​h
Santa Monica
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Oakville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  26​h
Indore

3
days
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Get in touch with nature at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach. El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Los Angeles County Museum of Art are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Monica: Hermosa Beach Pier (in Hermosa Beach) and Hollywood & Highland (in Los Angeles). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica Beach, see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manhattan Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Santa Monica holiday builder tool .

Indore, India to Santa Monica is an approximately 28-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 13 hours traveling from Indore to Santa Monica. March in Santa Monica sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Los Angeles, Hermosa Beach Pier, Manhattan Beach
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Hermosa Beach Pier ©
Hermosa Beach Pier
Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications

3
days
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.
We've included these beaches for you: La Jolla Cove and Black's Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Children's Pool and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. There's much more to do: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Beach Park, stroll through Sunset Cliffs, and admire the striking features of Marston House Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Diego online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Santa Monica to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo

1
day
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply referred to as Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Point Lobos State Reserve, and then look for gifts at The Cheese Shop.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Carmel driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from San Diego to Carmel in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, Carmel is a bit cooler than San Diego - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Oakville.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Asilomar State Beach
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Point Lobos State Reserve ©
Point Lobos State Reserve
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
The Cheese Shop
The Cheese Shop

2
days
Oakville

Oakville is a census-designated place (CDP) in Napa County, California, United States. On the 25th (Sun), learn about winemaking at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, then learn about winemaking at Inglenook, then learn about winemaking at Pride Mountain Vineyards, and finally do a tasting at V. Sattui. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Oakville trip itinerary app .

Drive from Carmel to Oakville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, subway, and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Oakville when traveling from Carmel in March, with lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Oakville

Tours Wineries

Side Trips

St. Helena, Inglenook, Wine Tours & Tastings
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery ©
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and Union Square. Get in touch with nature at Twin Peaks and Baker Beach. Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, don't miss a visit to Nob Hill, and stroll through Washington Square.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Oakville to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Oakville in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 11°C in San Francisco. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
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Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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