8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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8 days in California Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly:  23​h 45​min
Cambria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Point Arena
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Calistoga
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  19​h 15​min
New Delhi

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Cambria

Cambria ©
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Seal Rookery, kick back and relax at Moonstone Beach, then do a tasting at Moonstone Cellars, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at 927 Beer Company.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cambria journey planner.

New Delhi, India to Cambria is an approximately 24-hour flight. You'll gain 13 hours traveling from New Delhi to Cambria due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New Delhi, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Cambria, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Cambria

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

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Elephant Seal Rookery
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Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
927 Beer Company ©
927 Beer Company
Moonstone Cellars ©
Moonstone Cellars

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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. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos State Reserve.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Carmel trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cambria to Carmel takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cambria in March: highs in Carmel hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Point Arena.

Things to do in Carmel

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach ©

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Point Arena

Point Arena ©
Point Arena is a small coastal city in Mendocino County, California, United States. On the 19th (Mon), visit a coastal fixture at Point Arena Lighthouse & Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at Manchester Beach / Mendocino Coast KOA.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Point Arena online route planner .

Traveling by car from Carmel to Point Arena takes 5 hours. Traveling from Carmel in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 5°C in Point Arena. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Calistoga.

Things to do in Point Arena

#Historic Sites, #Beaches, #Parks
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Point Arena Lighthouse & Museum ©
Point Arena Lighthouse & Museum

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Calistoga

Calistoga ©
Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): do a tasting at Storybook Mountain Vineyards, do a tasting at Ladera Vineyards, learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery, then step into the grandiose world of Castello di Amorosa, and finally do a tasting at Venge Vineyards.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Calistoga vacation planning site .

You can drive from Point Arena to Calistoga in 2.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Calistoga

#Wineries, #Historic Sites

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St. Helena
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Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
V. Sattui Winery ©
V. Sattui Winery
Storybook Mountain Vineyards ©
Storybook Mountain Vineyards

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of SoMa and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Twin Peaks.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Francisco day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Calistoga to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Calistoga in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Neighborhoods, #Parks, #Nature
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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