32 days in California Itinerary

32 days in California Itinerary

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32 days in California Itinerary

Pune
Fly + train:  29​h
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
San Diego
— 7 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  5​h
St. Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  27​h
Pune

7
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 4th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, immerse yourself in nature at Topanga State Park, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and explore and take pictures at STAPLES Center.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles custom trip planner.

Pune, India to Los Angeles is an approximately 29-hour flight. Traveling from Pune to Los Angeles, you'll gain 13 hours due to the time zone difference. In May in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

6
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.
Step out of San Diego with an excursion to Self-Realization Fellowship Hermitage in Encinitas--about 32 minutes away. Pack the 13th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Cliffs, examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego, and trek along Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Diego trip planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Los Angeles in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Carmel.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Self-Realization Fellowship Hermitage
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park
Balboa Park
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

2
days
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 15th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and then immerse yourself in nature at Asilomar State Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at Monterey Bay Aquarium, don't miss a visit to San Carlos Cathedral, and then kick back and relax at Point Lobos State Reserve.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Carmel custom trip planner.

Getting from San Diego to Carmel by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Diego in May: high temperatures in Carmel hover around 21°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Monterey
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos State Reserve ©
Point Lobos State Reserve
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium

6
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, sightseeing, trails, scenic drive, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, explore the activities along Gaylor Lake, make a trip to Yosemite Village, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

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

Getting from Carmel to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Carmel in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Tunnel View ©
Tunnel View

1
day
St. Helena

The city of St.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our St. Helena itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to St. Helena takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In May, St. Helena is somewhat warmer than Yosemite National Park - with highs of 28°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Tours

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings

6
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 sightseeing, nature, museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take a stroll through SoMa (South of Market Street), take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and admire all the interesting features of AT&T Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from St. Helena to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from St. Helena in May, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (23°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to 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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