17 days in California Itinerary

17 days in California Itinerary

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17 days in California Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  22​h
1
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
St. Helena
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

3
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.
San Diego is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, beaches, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, and let little ones run wild at Balboa Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego travel planner.

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 May, expect nights in San Diego to be a bit cooler, around 19°C, while days are much colder, around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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.
Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disneyland Park about 30 minutes away. Pack the 8th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

3
nights
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and don't miss a visit to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park online visit planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from Los Angeles in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 21°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, take a stroll through SoMa, and shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace.

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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 somewhat warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Helena road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to St. Helena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in May, you will find days in St. Helena are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are a bit cooler (10°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in St. Helena

Tours Wineries Shopping

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Wine Tours & Tastings
Woodhouse Chocolate ©
Woodhouse Chocolate

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