28 days in California Itinerary

28 days in California Itinerary

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28 days in California Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  19​h
1
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  6​h
3
San Simeon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Carmel
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplacefor some retail therapy. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Castello di Amorosa and Limantour Beach. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Sebastopol Center For the Arts (in Sebastopol), San Gregorio State Beach (in San Gregorio) and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville). There's lots more to do: stroll through Alcatraz Island, have fun and explore at Exploratorium, admire the majestic nature at Big Basin Redwoods State Park, and examine the collection at Musee Mecanique.

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New Delhi, India to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 13 hours traveling from New Delhi to San Francisco. In June, San Francisco is cooler than New Delhi - with highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, V. Sattui Winery, Limantour Beach, Big Basin Redwoods State Park, San Gregorio State Beach
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

7
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Bodie State Historic Park and Glacier Point. Step out of the city life by going to Tuolumne Meadows and El Capitan. Venture out of the city with trips to El Portal Market (in El Portal) and Black Oak Casino Resort (in Sonora). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, hike along Merced Grove, take in the dramatic scenery at Bridalveil Fall, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park attractions planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

El Portal Market, Black Oak Casino, Bodie State Historic Park
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Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

2
nights
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): look for gifts at Brown Butter Cookie Co and then identify plant and animal life at Sweet Springs Nature Preserve. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Piedras Blancas, then look for gifts at Sebastian General Store, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Seal Rookery.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Simeon trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Simeon takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for colder days in San Simeon, with highs around 17°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in San Simeon

Wildlife Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sweet Springs Nature Preserve, Brown Butter Cookie Company
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Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Brown Butter Cookie Company ©
Brown Butter Cookie Company

4
nights
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. Get a sense of the local culture at Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and National Steinbeck Center. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Point Lobos State Reserve and The Cheese Shop. Venture out of the city with trips to Natural Bridges State Beach (in Santa Cruz) and Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park (in Big Sur). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach, admire the architecture and history at San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission, don't miss a visit to Lovers Point, and stroll through Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail.

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Getting from San Simeon to Carmel by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from San Simeon in June, you will find days in Carmel are somewhat warmer (23°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach Golf Links, National Steinbeck Center, Natural Bridges State Beach, Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Pebble Beach Golf Links ©
Pebble Beach Golf Links

7
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Disneyland Park. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Grove and Third Street Promenade. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Camarillo Premium Outlets and Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica) and Mission San Juan Capistrano (in San Juan Capistrano). Pack the 28th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, and stop by Hollywood & Highland.

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Do a combination of taxi and flight from Carmel to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Carmel in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Disneyland Park, Camarillo Premium Outlets, Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological
Highlights from your plan
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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