22 days in California Itinerary

22 days in California Itinerary

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22 days in California Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
St. Helena
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: New Delhi

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Union Square and Exploratorium. Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of SoMa, and admire the masterpieces at Asian Art Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our San Francisco online holiday builder .

New Delhi, India to San Francisco is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 13 hours traveling from New Delhi to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In April, San Francisco is much colder than New Delhi - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

3
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Shop till you drop at Imagery Estate Winery & Art Gallery and Oxbow Public Market. Do some cultural sightseeing at Modus Operandi Cellars and Inglenook. Go for a jaunt from St. Helena to Napa to see The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum about 36 minutes away. Dedicate the 14th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's more to do: do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery and savor the flavors at Long Meadow Ranch - Rutherford Estate.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our St. Helena online tour itinerary maker .

You can drive from San Francisco to St. Helena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from San Francisco in April since evenings lows in St. Helena dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Tours Museums

Side Trips

Napa, Oakville, Imagery Estate Winery & Art Gallery, Inglenook
Highlights from your plan
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery ©
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
Wine Tours & Tastings
Inglenook ©
Inglenook

1
night
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. On the 16th (Tue), view the masterpieces at Carmel Art Association, then immerse yourself in nature at Asilomar State Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Carmel trip planner .

You can drive from St. Helena to Carmel in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and flight. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from St. Helena in April: highs in Carmel hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Asilomar State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Carmel Art Association ©
Carmel Art Association

4
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.
Yosemite Museum Gallery and Ansel Adams Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Get outdoors at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and Lower Yosemite Fall Trail. Spend the 19th (Fri) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark, take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, tee off at Big Trees Golf Course, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Yosemite Valley Biking.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Getting from Carmel to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Carmel in April: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 17°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park ©
Taft Point ©
Taft Point

4
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.
Let the collections at The Getty Center and Hammer Museum capture your imagination. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Montana Avenue in Santa Monica, about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, explore the world behind art at Craft & Folk Art Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles road trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are much hotter (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Montana Avenue
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego. For shopping fun, head to Spanish Village Art Center or Catalina Offshore Products. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, see the interesting displays at San Diego Air & Space Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Children's Pool.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for San Diego using our trip planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 28th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

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

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