25 days in California Itinerary

25 days in California Itinerary

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25 days in California Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Healdsburg
— 1 night
+3
bus + foot + Fly + Drive:  5​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Carmel
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
5
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Mumbai

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Spend the 17th (Mon) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, and stroll through Golden Gate Park.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner .

Mumbai, India to San Francisco is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 13 hours traveling from Mumbai to San Francisco. Traveling from Mumbai in December, you will find days in San Francisco are much colder (17°C), and nights are little chillier (8°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Healdsburg.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
Healdsburg

The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): do a tasting at Jordan Vineyard & Winery and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Healdsburg travel planning site .

You can drive from San Francisco to Healdsburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Healdsburg when traveling from San Francisco in December, with lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Tours Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & Winery

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.
On the 21st (Fri), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, don't miss a visit to Pothole Dome, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park journey site .

Getting from Healdsburg to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Healdsburg in December, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are slightly colder (9°C), and nights are much colder (-11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area ©
Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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 25th (Tue), immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, immerse yourself in nature at Asilomar State Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Carlos Cathedral.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Carmel travel planner .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Carmel in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, shuttle, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, expect nights in Carmel to be warmer, around 7°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Nature Beaches

Side Trips

San Carlos Cathedral, Asilomar State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
San Carlos Cathedral ©
San Carlos Cathedral

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.
San Diego is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, beaches, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, step aboard Maritime Museum of San Diego, and immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego online route maker .

Getting from Carmel to San Diego by combination of bus and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. In December, San Diego is a bit warmer than Carmel - with highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

6
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 31st (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles attractions planning tool .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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