18 days in California Itinerary

18 days in California Itinerary

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18 days in California Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Palm Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
San Simeon
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Carmel
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

3
nights
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. Get some cultural insight at Palm Springs Air Museum and Indian Canyons. Get in touch with nature at Joshua Tree National Park and Living Desert Zoo & Gardens. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Palm Springs: Old Schoolhouse Museum (in Twentynine Palms) and CODA Gallery (in Palm Desert). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Palm Springs Art Museum and admire the natural beauty at Sunnylands.

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New Delhi, India to Palm Springs is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -13 hour difference. Traveling from New Delhi in March, things will get little chillier in Palm Springs: highs are around 31°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Palm Springs

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Palm Desert, Sunnylands, Old Schoolhouse Museum
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Indian Canyons ©
Indian Canyons
Palm Springs Air Museum ©
Palm Springs Air Museum
The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens ©
The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens

5
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.
The Getty Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Griffith Observatory and Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, see the interesting displays at The Grammy Museum, contemplate the long history of Avila Adobe, and explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum.

For reviews and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip maker site .

Getting from Palm Springs to Los Angeles by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Palm Springs in March, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to San Simeon.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Museums, #Childrens Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Norton Simon Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

2
nights
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): learn about winemaking at Hearst Ranch Winery and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Seal Rookery. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach, then see the interesting displays at Paso Robles Pioneer Museum, and then take in the exciting artwork at Studios on the Park.

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Getting from Los Angeles to San Simeon by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in March, with highs in San Simeon at 16°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in San Simeon

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Paso Robles, Moonstone Beach
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Elephant Seal Rookery ©
Elephant Seal Rookery
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas

4
nights
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. Get in touch with nature at Point Lobos State Reserve and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Cannery Row and Colton Hall Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Carmel's surroundings by going to Big Sur (McWay Falls, Partington Cove, & more). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach, admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at San Carlos Cathedral.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Carmel trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Carmel takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from San Simeon in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Carmel, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Monterey, Asilomar State Beach
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Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Asian Art Museum and then step into the grandiose world of Castello di Amorosa. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

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Getting from Carmel to San Francisco by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Castello di Amorosa
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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