18 days in California Itinerary

18 days in California Itinerary

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18 days in California Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly:  21​h 30​min
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
New Delhi

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.
San Diego is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, beaches, parks, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Diego travel planner .

New Delhi, India to San Diego is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from New Delhi to San Diego, you'll gain 13 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New Delhi, expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

3
days
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim (about 38 minutes away). Pack the 25th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, admire the striking features of Bradbury Building, explore and take pictures at Staples Center, and see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

few
hours
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. To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Carmel vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Los Angeles to Carmel takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. In May, Carmel is a bit cooler than Los Angeles - with highs of 21°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

#Parks, #Trails, #Nature
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos State Reserve ©
Point Lobos State Reserve

4
days
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, make a trip to Olmsted Point, trek along Panorama Trail, and stroll through May Lake Trailhead.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park holiday maker .

You can drive from Carmel to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Carmel in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and don't miss a visit to Lombard Street.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip maker .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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