12 days in California Itinerary

12 days in California Itinerary

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12 days in California Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Santa Monica
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  26​h
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Bring the kids along to Exploratorium and Baker Beach. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Funston National Park, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and shop like a local with Union Square.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco sightseeing site .

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to San Francisco is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 13 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in April: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at The Getty Center and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Visiting Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Oak Canyon Nature Center will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). The adventure continues: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, get a taste of the local shopping with Abbot Kinney Boulevard, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip website .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in April, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Anaheim
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): shop like a local with Third Street Promenade, admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and finally hunt for treasures at Santa Monica Farmers Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): wander the streets of Rodeo Drive, then browse the different shops at Two Rodeo Drive, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Santa Monica Mountains.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Monica trip website .

Santa Monica is very close to Los Angeles. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in April: highs in Santa Monica hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Beverly Hills
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Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Mountains ©
Santa Monica Mountains

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