10 days in California Itinerary

10 days in California Itinerary

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10 days in California Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  22​h
1
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

1
night
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.
On the 2nd (Sun), see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Diego planning tool .

New Delhi, India to San Diego is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to San Diego is minus 13 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in June, expect nights in San Diego to be slightly colder, around 20°C, while days are cooler, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

3
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Getty Center and Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Museum-lovers will get to explore Griffith Observatory and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Montana Avenue in Santa Monica, approximately 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Will Rogers State Beach, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip maker tool .

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, browse the exhibits of Ansel Adams Gallery, then explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Los Angeles in June, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Exploratorium and Alcatraz Island. Do your shopping at Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplace. There's much more to do: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, learn about all things military at USS Pampanito, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, and take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco vacation maker .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, expect nights in San Francisco to be a bit warmer, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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