30 days in California Itinerary

30 days in California Itinerary

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30 days in California Itinerary

Start: Amritsar
Fly:  20​h 45​min
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Carmel
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
San Diego
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Amritsar

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of San Francisco to go to Mill Valley and see Muir Woods National Monument, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Spend the 3rd (Mon) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, get to know the fascinating history of Twin Peaks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco day trip planning app .

Amritsar, India to San Francisco is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Amritsar to San Francisco, you'll gain 13 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amritsar in June, things will get much colder in San Francisco: highs are around 25°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Tours, #Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

6
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.
Spend the 10th (Mon) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along Panorama Trail, stroll through Cathedral Lake Trail, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be a bit cooler, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

3
nights
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Carmel: Big Sur (Pfeiffer State Beach & Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Point Lobos, look for gifts at The Cheese Shop, immerse yourself in nature at Asilomar State Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Carmel travel planning tool .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Carmel by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June: highs in Carmel hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Carmel

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Big Sur, Asilomar State Beach, Pebble Beach Golf Links, Del Monte Beach
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Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

5
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.
Pack the 18th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, stroll through La Jolla Cove, hike along Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Carmel to San Diego in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Carmel in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Diego, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Theme Parks
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

7
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.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, & more). Pack the 24th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, immerse yourself in nature at Topanga State Park, and kick back and relax at Will Rogers State Beach.

To find ratings and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles tour itinerary planner .

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in June, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

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