29 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

29 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

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29 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Carmel
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Simeon
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  6​h
6
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: New Delhi

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and Griffith Observatory. Getty Center The Publications and Mission San Juan Capistrano will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica), Ojai Meadows Preserve (in Ojai) and Camarillo Premium Outlets (in Camarillo). Pack the 9th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and stroll through Crystal Cove.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles planning website .

New Delhi, India to Los Angeles is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi to Los Angeles, you'll gain 13 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Delhi in June, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Laguna Beach, Disneyland Park, Camarillo Premium Outlets, Ojai Meadows Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park

2
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: visit a coastal fixture at Old Point Loma Lighthouse, explore the striking landscape at Point Loma, and then pause for some photo ops at Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Diego trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, you will find days in San Diego are little chillier (26°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Point Loma ©
Point Loma
Old Point Loma Lighthouse ©
Old Point Loma Lighthouse
Mormon Battalion Historic Site ©
Mormon Battalion Historic Site

2
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 15th (Fri), see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Titanic, then see the interesting displays at Pinball Hall of Fame, and finally see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): shop like a local with The Strip and then examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in June, you will find days in Las Vegas are warmer (45°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (28°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Titanic ©
Titanic
Madame Tussauds -  Las Vegas ©
Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas

6
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. Relax by the water at Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach and Point Lobos State Reserve. Mission San Juan Bautista and San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Carmel: National Steinbeck Center (in Salinas), Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park (in Big Sur) and Gilroy Premium Outlets (in Gilroy). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, look for gifts at The Cheese Shop, and play a few rounds at Pebble Beach Golf Links.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Carmel trip planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Las Vegas to Carmel in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in June, expect Carmel to be colder, temps between 23°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Monterey, National Steinbeck Center, Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, Gilroy Premium Outlets
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Sweet Springs Nature Preserve and then kick back and relax at Piedras Blancas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Friends of Hearst Castle, see the interesting displays at Coastal Discovery Center at San Simeon Bay (Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary), and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Seal Rookery.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the San Simeon road trip website .

Traveling by car from Carmel to San Simeon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Carmel in June, expect nights in San Simeon to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Sweet Springs Nature Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal

3
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 out of the city life by going to El Capitan and Lembert Dome. Let the collections at Yosemite Museum Gallery and Groveland Yosemite Gateway Museum capture your imagination. Go for a jaunt from Yosemite National Park to Sonora to see Black Oak Casino Resort about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: hike along May Lake Trailhead, stroll through Merced Grove, look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip maker site .

Getting from San Simeon to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Simeon in June: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 5°C. On the 28th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Groveland Yosemite Gateway Museum, Black Oak Casino
Highlights from your plan
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles
Lembert Dome ©
Lembert Dome

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Exploratorium and San Gregorio State Beach. Do your shopping at Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplace. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: V. Sattui (in St. Helena), Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga) and Limantour Beach (in Point Reyes National Seashore). And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco day trip website .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Castello di Amorosa, V. Sattui Winery, Limantour Beach, San Gregorio State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa

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