22 days in California Itinerary

22 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California journey planner
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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Palm Springs
— 4 nights
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San Diego
— 6 nights
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San Francisco — 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, walk around Golden Gate Park, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read San Francisco travel route planner.

Chandigarh, India to San Francisco is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 13.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Los Angeles.
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Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods
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Los Angeles — 5 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Santa Monica (Santa Monica Farmers Market & Bergamot Station). Pack the 11th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, buy something for everyone on your list at Two Rodeo Drive, and get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles visit planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Palm Springs.
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Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping
Side Trips

Palm Springs — 4 nights

Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Palm Springs: Joshua Tree National Park (Ryan Mountain, 49 Palms Canyon Trail, &more), St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church (in La Quinta) and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Joshua Tree).

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Palm Springs online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Palm Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Palm Springs: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Diego.
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Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours
Side Trips

San Diego — 6 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Carlsbad Food Tours (in Carlsbad) and Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas). There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, examine the collection at San Diego Air & Space Museum, and immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Diego trip site.

Getting from Palm Springs to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Palm Springs in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 20°C at night. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll travel back home.
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Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
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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.
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California Desert travel guide

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Golf Courses · Zoos · History Museums