9 days in California Itinerary

9 days in California Itinerary

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9 days in California Itinerary

Start: Chennai (Madras)
Fly:  27​h
Santa Monica
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
San Diego
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + subway + bus:  6​h
Napa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Chennai (Madras)

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hours
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then kick back and relax at Will Rogers State Beach, and then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Santa Monica online tour planner .

Chennai (Madras), India to Santa Monica is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -13 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Chennai (Madras) in August; daily highs in Santa Monica reach 28°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Monica

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Los Angeles
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Beach Park, and then kick back and relax at Children's Pool.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego trip website .

You can drive from Santa Monica to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. August in San Diego sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

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Napa

Napa ©
Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, do a tasting at Robert Mondavi Winery, then do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards, then savor the flavors at Castello di Amorosa, and finally do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery.

To see reviews and other tourist information, read Napa travel planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight, subway, and bus from San Diego to Napa in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from San Diego in August, expect little chillier with lows of 15°C in Napa. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Napa

#Tours, #Wineries, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

St. Helena, Robert Mondavi Winery, Castello di Amorosa
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Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Wine Tours & Tastings
The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum ©

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 27th (Mon), take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco vacation maker .

You can drive from Napa to San Francisco in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Napa in August: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Parks
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Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

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