25 days in California Itinerary

25 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California route maker

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San Diego
— 5 nights
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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Mammoth Lakes
— 6 nights
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San Francisco
— 7 nights
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San Diego

— 5 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.
Step out of San Diego to go to Encinitas and see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, and kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Diego online journey planner.

Chandigarh, India to San Diego is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 13.5 hours traveling from Chandigarh to San Diego. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

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.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, explore the world behind art at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Nature · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Mammoth Lakes

— 6 nights
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Get out of town with these interesting Mammoth Lakes side-trips: Yosemite National Park (Sentinel Dome, Glacier Point, &more).

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Mammoth Lakes online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Mammoth Lakes in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in October, plan for slightly colder days in Mammoth Lakes, with highs around 22°C, while nights are much colder with lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 7 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 nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, visit SoMa, and get curious at Exploratorium.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco vacation planning app.

You can fly from Mammoth Lakes to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Mammoth Lakes in October, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. On the 16th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

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.