9 days in California Itinerary

9 days in California Itinerary

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9 days in California Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly:  21​h 30​min
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  19​h 15​min
New Delhi

2
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): take in breathtaking views at Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve and then admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read San Diego trip maker tool .

New Delhi, India to San Diego is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 13 hours traveling from New Delhi to San Diego. Expect much colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in May: highs in San Diego hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Carmel.

Things to do in San Diego

#Nature, #Parks, #Wildlife
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Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve ©
Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

few
hours
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. To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Carmel road trip planning site .

Do a combination of flight and bus from San Diego to Carmel in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from San Diego in May, with highs in Carmel at 21°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Point Lobos State Reserve ©
Point Lobos State Reserve

3
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.
Visiting Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, hike along May Lake Trailhead, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wawona Meadow, and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park online route planner .

You can drive from Carmel to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Carmel in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 1°C in Yosemite National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

1
day
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 24th (Thu): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco route builder site .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, San Francisco is a bit warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Parks
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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