20 days in California Itinerary

20 days in California Itinerary

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20 days in California Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Cambria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Monterey
— 5 nights
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  25​h
End: Mumbai

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Union Square and Exploratorium. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Steps.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary builder app .

Mumbai, India to San Francisco is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -13 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in May; daily highs in San Francisco reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Yosemite Falls and Yosemite Museum Gallery. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Glacier Point and Tunnel View. Spend the 12th (Sun) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, snap pictures at Pohono Bridge, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park holiday builder site .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Head to Montana Avenue and Amoeba Musicfor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Third Street Promenade & Santa Monica Farmers Market). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and get a taste of the local shopping with Annenberg Space for Photography.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are warmer (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cambria.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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). On the 16th (Thu), view the masterpieces at artifacts gallery, then step into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle, and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Seal Rookery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Ephraim Pottery West Gallery, stop by Harmony Pottery Works, then view the masterpieces at Fiona Bleu Gallery, and finally stroll through Moonstone Beach.

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Drive from Los Angeles to Cambria in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, you will find days in Cambria are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are slightly colder (10°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

San Simeon, Fiona Bleu Gallery, Harmony Pottery Works
Highlights from your plan
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Elephant Seal Rookery ©
Elephant Seal Rookery
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach

5
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Get a sense of the local culture at Ocean Avenue and Carmel Art Association. Get in touch with nature at Monterey Bay and Point Lobos. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Monterey: Big Sur (Pfeiffer State Beach & Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park). Spend the 19th (Sun) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach, pick up some local products at Pacific Grove Certified Farmers' Market, view the masterpieces at Gallery by the Sea Carmel, and get a taste of the local shopping with Steven Whyte's Sculpture Studio and Gallery.

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Traveling by car from Cambria to Monterey takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. When traveling from Cambria in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Monterey: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 12°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Carmel, Big Sur, Pacific Grove Certified Farmers' Market
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

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