31 days in California Itinerary

31 days in California Itinerary

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31 days in California Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  23​h
1
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Calistoga
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Carmel
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Ahmedabad

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Getty Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Shop till you drop at Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Montana Avenue. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Hermosa Beach Pier (in Hermosa Beach) and Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica). There's lots more to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, and see the interesting displays at The Gamble House.

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Ahmedabad, India to Los Angeles is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 13 hours traveling from Ahmedabad to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Ahmedabad in May, with highs in Los Angeles at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Pasadena, Hermosa Beach Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

5
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.
Relax by the water at La Jolla Cove and Black's Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego. Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, kick back and relax at Mission Beach Park, examine the collection at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Children's Pool.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip planner .

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 19°C at night. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Calistoga.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

3
nights
Calistoga

Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
On the 14th (Mon), indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, then look for gifts at Oxbow Public Market, then admire the masterpieces at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, and finally do a tasting at Inglenook.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Calistoga travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from San Diego to Calistoga takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, subway, and bus; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from San Diego in May since evenings lows in Calistoga dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Calistoga

Tours Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Napa, Inglenook, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Inglenook ©
Inglenook

3
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. Visit Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and San Carlos Cathedral for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at Point Lobos State Reserve and Asilomar State Beach. Take a break from Carmel with a short trip to Pfeiffer State Beach in Big Sur, about 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach, stroll through Carmel River State Beach, and look for gifts at The Cheese Shop.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Carmel route maker app .

You can drive from Calistoga to Carmel in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of taxi, flight, shuttle, and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Calistoga in May: highs in Carmel hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Pfeiffer State Beach, San Carlos Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

6
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 Nature Center at Happy Isles and May Lake Trailhead. There's much more to do: hike along Yosemite Valley Loop Trail, admire the sheer force of Bridalveil Fall, cruise along Tioga Pass, and take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park road trip planner.

You can drive from Carmel to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Carmel in May, plan for little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Shop till you drop at Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplace. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium. There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, take a stroll through SoMa, and steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To see ratings and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco day trip planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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