60 days in California Itinerary

60 days in California Itinerary

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60 days in California Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly:  19​h
San Francisco
— 16 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Carmel
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h
San Diego
— 13 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Santa Monica
— 8 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
Yosemite National Park
— 13 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Oakville
— 4 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
New Delhi

15
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and Ferry Plaza Farmers Marketfor plenty of shopping. Get a sense of the local culture at Fisherman's Wharf and Union Square. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley), Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach) and Miramar Beach (in Half Moon Bay). There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, wander the streets of The Castro, kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park, and stop by City Lights Booksellers & Publishers.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco day trip tool .

New Delhi, India to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 13 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New Delhi in November, with highs in San Francisco at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trips

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Montara State Beach, Miramar Beach, Muir Woods National Monument
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

4
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. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Point Lobos State Reserve and Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Step out of the city life by going to Asilomar State Beach and Pebble Beach Golf Links. Get out of town with these interesting Carmel side-trips: Pfeiffer State Beach (in Big Sur) and San Simeon (Friends of Hearst Castle & Piedras Blancas). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach, enjoy the sea views from Point Pinos Lighthouse, stop by The Cheese Shop, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Carlos Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Carmel travel itinerary planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Carmel by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. November in Carmel sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, San Simeon, Pfeiffer State Beach, San Carlos Cathedral, Big Basin Redwoods State Park
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Point Lobos State Reserve ©
Point Lobos State Reserve
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach ©

12
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.
Take a break from the city and head to La Jolla Cove and Mission Beach Park. Get a sense of the local culture at USS Midway Museum and Marston House Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from San Diego: Doheny State Beach (in Dana Point), Encinitas (Moonlight Beach & Self-Realization Fellowship Hermitage) and Carlsbad State Beach (in Carlsbad). Pack the 16th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Black's Beach, admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coronado Beach, and browse the exhibits of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Carmel to San Diego in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Carmel in December, things will get somewhat warmer in San Diego: highs are around 22°C and lows about 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Santa Monica.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Encinitas, Carlsbad State Beach, Coronado Beach, Doheny State Beach
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo

8
days
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Step out of the city life by going to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Hermosa Beach Pier. Head to Santa Monica Farmers Market and Bergamot Stationfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Monica: Zuma Beach (in Malibu) and Los Angeles (El Pueblo de Los Angeles, Cabrillo Beach, & more). There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Will Rogers State Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Manhattan Beach, hunt for treasures at Melrose Trading Post, and wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Santa Monica online itinerary planner .

You can drive from San Diego to Santa Monica in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December in Santa Monica, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Los Angeles, Zuma Beach, Hermosa Beach Pier, Manhattan Beach
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Hermosa Beach Pier ©
Hermosa Beach Pier
Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications

12
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Yosemite Museum Gallery and Bear Valley Cross Country and Adventure Company. Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows. On the 31st (Sun), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, explore the activities along Gaylor Lake, tee off at Wawona Golf Course, and trek along Panorama Trail.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Santa Monica to Yosemite National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Traveling from Santa Monica in December, things will get much colder in Yosemite National Park: highs are around 7°C and lows about -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Oakville.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Bear Valley Cross Country and Adventure Company
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

3
days
Oakville

Oakville ©
Oakville is a census-designated place (CDP) in Napa County, California, United States. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Oxbow Public Market and Wine Country Chocolates. Pride Mountain Vineyards and Schramsberg Vineyards are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oakville: Healdsburg (Jordan Vineyard & Winery & Gracianna Winery) and Vincent Arroyo Winery (in Calistoga). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery and indulge your taste buds at The Hess Collection Winery.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Oakville trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Oakville by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Oakville, ranging from highs of 18°C to lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Oakville

Wineries Shopping Museums

Side Trips

St. Helena, Napa, Healdsburg, Calistoga, Inglenook
Highlights from your plan
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Gracianna Winery ©
Gracianna Winery

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