19 days in California Itinerary

19 days in California Itinerary

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19 days in California Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  26​h
1
Fort Bragg
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Carmel
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Cambria
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

1
night
Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg ©
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): kick back and relax at Seaside Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Pudding Creek Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, then view the masterpieces at Highlight Gallery, and finally look for gifts at Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkle's Children's Books. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Jug Handle State Reserve, then shop like a local with Ananse Village, then shop like a local with Glass Fire Art Glass Gallery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Noyo Headlands Park.

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New Delhi, India to Fort Bragg is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi to Fort Bragg, you'll gain 13 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Delhi in May, things will get much colder in Fort Bragg: highs are around 30°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Mendocino
Highlights from your plan
Seaside Beach ©
Seaside Beach
Pudding Creek Beach ©
Pudding Creek Beach
Jug Handle State Reserve ©
Jug Handle State Reserve

3
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. Step off the beaten path and head to Monterey Bay and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. You'll get in some beach time at Point Lobos and Pfeiffer State Beach. When in Carmel, make a side trip to see McWay Falls in Big Sur, approximately 56 minutes away. Spend the 20th (Mon) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Carmel Art Association, take a memorable drive along Seventeen Mile Drive, and savor the flavors at Pacific Grove Certified Farmers' Market.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Carmel visit site .

Traveling by car from Fort Bragg to Carmel takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. Traveling from Fort Bragg in May, expect nights in Carmel to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cambria.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Big Sur, Monterey, Pacific Grove Certified Farmers' Market
Highlights from your plan
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

2
nights
Cambria

Cambria ©
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): view the masterpieces at Ephraim Pottery West Gallery, then look for gifts at Lucia Apothecary, then enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach, and finally identify plant and animal life at Elephant Seal Rookery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Piedras Blancas, step into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle, and then view the masterpieces at Fiona Bleu Gallery.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cambria route builder website .

You can drive from Carmel to Cambria in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Carmel in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Cambria, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks Beaches Wildlife

Side Trips

San Simeon, Fiona Bleu Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Seal Rookery ©
Elephant Seal Rookery
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas

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.
Head to Melrose Trading Post and The Grovefor some retail therapy. Visiting Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Self Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine Temple will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Montana Avenue & Third Street Promenade). The adventure continues: look for gifts at Amoeba Music, take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, browse the different shops at Two Rodeo Drive, and browse the fresh offerings at Hollywood Farmers Market.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip builder app .

You can drive from Cambria to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Cambria in May, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Nightlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Two Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
Melrose Trading Post ©
Melrose Trading Post
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and Yosemite Falls. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tunnel View and Olmsted Point. Spend the 29th (Wed) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. There's lots more to do: trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 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 colder with lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and Civic Centerfor some retail therapy. Take a break from the city and head to Alcatraz Island and Bodega Dunes. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Ramini Mozzarella (in Tomales) and Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Union Square, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco online trip planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in May since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Ramini Mozzarella, Muir Woods National Monument, Bodega Dunes
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

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