17 days in California Itinerary

17 days in California Itinerary

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17 days in California Itinerary

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

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online travel route planner .

New Delhi, India to San Francisco is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, taxi, and flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 13 hours. Expect colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in March: highs in San Francisco hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Childrens Museums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area and Cathedral Beach Picnic Area. Spend the 22nd (Fri) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. It doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point and hike along North Dome.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online trip maker .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in March: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 13°C, while lows dip to -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

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.
Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Pack the 25th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and examine the collection at The Getty Center.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in March; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 27°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

4
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.
Family-friendly places like San Diego Zoo and Maritime Museum of San Diego will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at SeaWorld San Diego, examine the collection at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, get curious at Fleet Science Center, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

To see maps and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego road trip planning app .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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