10 days in California Itinerary

10 days in California Itinerary

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10 days in California Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Mendocino
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Cambria
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  29​h
End: Bengaluru

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night
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 6th (Sat): take a stroll through Union Square, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and then explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, then get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace, and finally steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip maker app .

Bengaluru, India to San Francisco is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -13 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Bengaluru in April: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Mendocino.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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night
Mendocino

Mendocino ©
Mendocino is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California, United States. On the 8th (Mon), take in the exciting artwork at Highlight Gallery, then look for gifts at Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkle's Children's Books, and then admire the majestic nature at Jug Handle State Reserve.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Mendocino trip maker app .

You can drive from San Francisco to Mendocino in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Mendocino, with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Mendocino

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Jug Handle State Reserve ©
Jug Handle State Reserve
Highlight Gallery ©
Highlight Gallery

1
night
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 9th (Tue): stop by Monterey's Tasty Olive Bar, explore the activities along Monterey Bay, and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Steven Whyte's Sculpture Studio and Gallery, then view the masterpieces at Carmel Art Association, then wander the streets of Ocean Avenue, and finally stroll through Carmel River State Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Carmel trip planner.

You can drive from Mendocino to Carmel in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. When traveling from Mendocino in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Carmel: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cambria.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Monterey
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay

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nights
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). On the 11th (Thu), take in the exciting artwork at artifacts gallery, explore the historical opulence of Hearst Castle, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Seal Rookery. On the next day, look for gifts at Cambria Nursery & Florist, then shop like a local with Ephraim Pottery West Gallery, then stroll through Moonstone Beach, and finally steep yourself in history at The Old Santa Rosa Creek Chapel.

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Traveling by car from Carmel to Cambria takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Carmel in April: highs in Cambria hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

San Simeon
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Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach

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