36 days in California Itinerary

36 days in California Itinerary

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36 days in California Itinerary

Start: Konni
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  31​h
1
Geyserville
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Philo
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Drive:  8​h
4
Death Valley National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Paso Robles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Carmel
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  29​h
End: Konni

4
nights
Geyserville

Geyserville ©
Geyserville is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Sonoma County, California, USA. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and BobDog Winery. Get outdoors at Montgomery Woods State Reserve and Salt Point State Park. Explore Geyserville's surroundings by going to Barra of Mendocino Winery (in Redwood Valley), Nelson Family Vineyards (in Ukiah) and Mount Konocti (in Kelseyville). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Brassfield Estate Winery.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Geyserville road trip planner.

Konni, India to Geyserville is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 13 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Konni in February: high temperatures in Geyserville hover around 21°C and lows are around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Philo.

Things to do in Geyserville

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ukiah, Cloverdale, Brassfield Estate Winery, Salt Point State Park, Barra of Mendocino Winery
Highlights from your plan
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Salt Point State Park ©
Salt Point State Park
Brassfield Estate Winery ©
Brassfield Estate Winery

5
nights
Philo

Philo ©
Philo is a census-designated place in Mendocino County, California. Step out of the city life by going to Point Arena - Stornetta Unit of the California Coastal National Monument and Anderson Valley. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hendy Woods State Park and Gualala Point Regional Park. Explore Philo's surroundings by going to Bluff Trail (in Gualala), Yorkville Cellars (in Yorkville) and Navarro River Redwoods State Park (in Elk). There's more to do: do a tasting at Lula Cellars and savor the flavors at Pennyroyal Farm.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Philo trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Geyserville to Philo takes 1.5 hours. In March in Philo, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Philo

Parks Wineries Nature

Side Trips

Boonville, Gualala, Point Arena - Stornetta Unit of the California Coastal National Monument, Yorkville Cellars, Navarro River Redwoods State Park
Highlights from your plan
Hendy Woods State Park ©
Hendy Woods State Park
Handley Cellars Winery ©
Handley Cellars Winery
Navarro Vineyards ©
Navarro Vineyards

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Yosemite Falls. On the 8th (Fri), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. Spend the 10th (Sun) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, hit the slopes at Curry Village Ice Rink, explore the striking landscape at North Dome, and look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park travel route planner.

Explore your travel options from Philo to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Philo in March, things will get little chillier in Yosemite National Park: highs are around 13°C and lows about -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

4
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Step off the beaten path and head to Zabriskie Point and Badwater Basin. Get outdoors at Artists Dr and The Devil's Speedway. And it doesn't end there: get great views at Dante's View, steep yourself in history at Eureka Mine, explore the stunning scenery at Mosaic Canyon, and contemplate the waterfront views at Salt Creek Interpretive Trail.

To find out how to plan a trip to Death Valley National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in March, expect Death Valley National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 24°C and 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Paso Robles.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Artists Palette ©
Artists Palette
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

4
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Paso Robles

Paso Robles ©
A town of hot springs and wine, Paso Robles (or "Pass of the Oaks") feels like a desert paradise to those who travel here.
Step out of the city life by going to Elephant Seal Rookery and Morro Rock. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hearst Castle and Speed Boats Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paso Robles: Cambria (Cambria Nursery & Florist, Moonstone Beach, & more), Monarch Butterfly Grove (in Pismo Beach) and Piedras Blancas (in San Simeon). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Veris Cellars and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Firestone Walker Brewing Company.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Paso Robles trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Paso Robles in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Paso Robles

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cambria, San Simeon, Templeton, Speed Boats Tours, Morro Rock
Highlights from your plan
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach

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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Monterey Bay and Point Lobos. Get outdoors at Carmel River State Beach and Seventeen Mile Drive. Get out of town with these interesting Carmel side-trips: Big Sur (McWay Falls, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, & more). There's still lots to do: stroll through Asilomar State Beach and enjoy the sand and surf at Breakwater.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Carmel trip planner .

Getting from Paso Robles to Carmel by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Paso Robles, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Carmel, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Pacific Grove, Monterey
Highlights from your plan
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Tomales Bay State Park. Explore hidden gems such as Castello di Amorosa and San Francisco Bay. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley), Tudal Winery (in St. Helena) and Porter Creek Vineyards (in Healdsburg). There's much more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, immerse yourself in nature at Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail, and tee off at Lincoln Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Carmel to San Francisco by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in San Francisco are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Tudal Winery, Porter Creek Vineyards, Tomales Bay State Park, Spirit Works Distillery, Castello di Amorosa
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail ©

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