16 days in California Itinerary

16 days in California Itinerary

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16 days in California Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  21​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
St. Helena
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Union Square and SoMa. Do your shopping at Ferry Building Marketplace and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, browse the different shops at Ghirardelli Square, stroll through Twin Peaks, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Francisco tour itinerary planner .

Mumbai, India to San Francisco is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 13 hours traveling from Mumbai to San Francisco. When traveling from Mumbai in June, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 25°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Neighborhoods, #Parks, #Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

2
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.
On the 15th (Fri), make a trip to Olmsted Point and then trek along Tuolumne Meadows. Keep things going the next day: trek along Panorama Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and finally make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park route planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 5°C. On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

1
night
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 18th (Mon), stop by The Cheese Shop and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Point Lobos State Reserve.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Carmel trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Carmel in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, you will find days in Carmel are slightly colder (23°C), and nights are a bit warmer (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in Carmel

#Trails, #Nature, #Beaches
Highlights from your plan
The Cheese Shop ©
The Cheese Shop

1
night
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
On the 19th (Tue), learn about winemaking at Schramsberg Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, and then do a tasting at Inglenook.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the St. Helena online journey maker .

Traveling by car from Carmel to St. Helena takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Carmel in June, you will find days in St. Helena are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in St. Helena

#Wineries

Side Trips

Inglenook, Schramsberg Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Schramsberg Vineyards ©
Schramsberg Vineyards
Inglenook ©
Inglenook

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at San Diego Zoo and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Mission Beach Park, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, and then shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Diego itinerary website .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from St. Helena to San Diego in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, subway, and flight; or drive. Traveling from St. Helena in June, you will find days in San Diego are little chillier (26°C), and nights are a bit warmer (20°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

2
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.
On the 22nd (Fri), get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, then take a stroll through Montana Avenue, then wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and finally kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary maker .

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. While traveling from San Diego, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Shopping, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Montana Avenue, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard

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