18 days in California Itinerary

18 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California tour planner

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San Diego
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
— 6 nights
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Palm Springs
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San Francisco
— 6 nights
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San Diego

— 4 nights

America's Finest City

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.
Let the collections at USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter, meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Children's Pool.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the San Diego vacation planner.

New Delhi, India to San Diego is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -13.5 hour difference. Traveling from New Delhi in February, you will find days in San Diego are slightly colder (23°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Outdoors

Los Angeles

— 6 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Visit El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Avila Adobe for their historical value. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Montana Avenue and Santa Monica Farmers Market. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Santa Monica to see Bergamot Station about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In March in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Palm Springs

On the 10th (Sat), explore the stunning scenery at Tahquitz Canyon.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Palm Springs route builder site.

Getting from Los Angeles to Palm Springs by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Palm Springs, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks · Nature
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San Francisco

— 6 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island. Get some cultural insight at Fisherman's Wharf and Wine Tours & Tastings. There's lots more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, explore the world behind art at Legion of Honor, and shop like a local with Union Square.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Palm Springs to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Palm Springs in March; daily highs in San Francisco reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums · Tours

Side Trip

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.

California Desert travel guide

4.4
Golf Courses · Zoos · Art Museums