22 days in California Itinerary

22 days in California Itinerary

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22 days in California Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
St. Helena
— 5 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Alcatraz Island and The Embarcadero. Fisherman's Wharf and Twin Peaks are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through Mission District, shop like a local with Union Square, and steep yourself in history at Mission Dolores.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco day trip planning app .

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to San Francisco is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to San Francisco, you'll gain 13 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in August, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are cooler (17°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Yosemite Valley Chapel and Yosemite Museum Gallery. Visiting Tuolumne Meadows and Sentinel Dome will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, hike along Nevada Falls Loop, and walk around Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Popular historic sites such as Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Forever Cemetery are in your itinerary. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, listen to music at Walt Disney Concert Hall, and kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles travel route planner .

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. Expect warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

3
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
Step out of the city life by going to La Jolla Cove and Mission Beach Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego. There's more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo and look for all kinds of wild species at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego road trip planning app .

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for slightly colder days in San Diego, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

5
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards and B Cellars Vineyards and Winery. Change things up with these side-trips from St. Helena: Benziger Family Winery (in Glen Ellen) and Healdsburg (Gracianna Winery, Stephen & Walker Winery, & more). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Pride Mountain Vineyards, savor the flavors at Long Meadow Ranch - Rutherford Estate, view the masterpieces at Mumm Napa, and admire the natural beauty at Round Pond Estate.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the St. Helena day trip tool .

Getting from San Diego to St. Helena by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from San Diego in September, plan for slightly colder nights in St. Helena, with lows around 12°C. You'll set off for home on the 6th (Fri).

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Parks Museums

Side Trips

Rutherford, Healdsburg, Oakville, Glen Ellen, Schramsberg Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Inglenook ©
Inglenook
Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & Winery

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