28 days in California Itinerary

28 days in California Itinerary

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28 days in California Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  22​h
1
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Mammoth Lakes
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Healdsburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Napa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

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 a sense of the local culture at USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego. When in San Diego, make a side trip to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas, approximately 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Diego trip planning tool .

New Delhi, India to San Diego is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 13 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in September, things will get little chillier in San Diego: highs are around 30°C and lows about 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Getty Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, get curious at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online itinerary planner .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. While traveling from San Diego, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

4
nights
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Mammoth Lakes is known for nature, winter sports, breweries & distilleries, trails, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Yosemite Valley Chapel.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Mammoth Lakes trip itinerary maker tool .

Fly from Los Angeles to Mammoth Lakes in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Mammoth Lakes, with highs around 27°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Valley Chapel ©
Yosemite Valley Chapel
Half Dome ©
Half Dome

4
nights
Healdsburg

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gracianna Winery and Sapphire Hill Winery. Venture out of the city with trips to Sharpsteen Museum (in Calistoga), Kenwood (VJB Cellars & B. Wise Vineyards) and Petaluma Seed Bank (in Petaluma). There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Jordan Vineyard & Winery, see the interesting displays at Charles M. Schulz Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Patrick Amiot, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Healdsburg driving holiday app .

You can fly from Mammoth Lakes to Healdsburg in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mammoth Lakes in September: high temperatures in Healdsburg hover around 34°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Napa.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries Museums Tours

Side Trips

Kenwood, Pech Merle Winery, Petaluma Seed Bank, Sharpsteen Museum, Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Gracianna Winery ©
Gracianna Winery
Sapphire Hill Winery ©
Sapphire Hill Winery
Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & Winery

3
nights
Napa

Napa ©
Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards and Pride Mountain Vineyards. Explore Napa's surroundings by going to St. Helena (Modus Operandi Cellars & Beringer Vineyards) and Benziger Family Winery (in Glen Ellen). There's much more to do: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, do a tasting at Inglenook, and explore the world behind art at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Napa trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Healdsburg to Napa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September in Napa, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries Tours Museums

Side Trips

St. Helena, Benziger Family Winery, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, Inglenook
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Inglenook ©
Inglenook
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, and step aboard SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Francisco attractions planner.

Drive from Napa to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Napa in October, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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