29 days in Washington DC & California Itinerary

29 days in Washington DC & California Itinerary

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29 days in Washington DC & California Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly:  19​h
Washington DC
— 5 nights
train + bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
San Diego
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  19​h
New Delhi

4
days
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like National Air and Space Museum and Tidal Basin. When in Washington DC, make a side trip to see Billy Goat Trail in Potomac, approximately 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at National Zoological Park, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial.

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New Delhi, India to Washington DC is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -10 hour difference. When traveling from New Delhi in May, plan for colder days in Washington DC, with highs around 29°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Billy Goat Trail
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

5
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.
Kids will enjoy San Diego Zoo and La Jolla Cove. Pack the 14th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. There's still lots to do: let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool, and pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument.

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You can do a combination of train and flight from Washington DC to San Diego in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to San Diego due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Washington DC, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (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
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

5
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.
Attractions like Disneyland Park and Getty Center The Publications make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Downtown Disney). Pack the 19th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, explore the fascinating underground world of Bronson Caves, don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, and explore and take pictures at Dodger Stadium.

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Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): stop by The Cheese Shop and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos State Reserve.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Los Angeles to Carmel takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, things will get a bit cooler in Carmel: highs are around 21°C and lows about 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Point Lobos State Reserve ©
Point Lobos State Reserve
The Cheese Shop
The Cheese Shop

5
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, stroll through Panorama Trail, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and trek along May Lake Trailhead.

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Traveling by car from Carmel to Yosemite National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Carmel in May since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

5
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Bring the kids along to Exploratorium and Crissy Field. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa, about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park, and see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

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Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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