37 days in California Itinerary

37 days in California Itinerary

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37 days in California Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  24​h
1
San Diego
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Carmel
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
St. Helena
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
San Francisco
— 8 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Bengaluru

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool. Get some cultural insight at USS Midway Museum and Museum of Photographic Arts (MoPA). The adventure continues: stroll through Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, see the interesting displays at San Diego Air & Space Museum, take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego, and enjoy the sand and surf at Windansea Beach.

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Bengaluru, India to San Diego is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Bengaluru to San Diego is minus 13 hours. Traveling from Bengaluru in July, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Coronado Beach
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Bay. The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach) and Santa Monica (Montana Avenue & Bergamot Station). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Will Rogers State Beach, take a stroll through El Pueblo de Los Angeles, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and explore the galleries of La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in August, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

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

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Yosemite Museum Gallery and Ansel Adams Gallery. Escape the urban bustle at Taft Point and Tuolumne Meadows. Spend the 15th (Wed) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lembert Dome, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and explore the activities along Tenaya Lake.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park route maker app .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be colder in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake

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 some cultural insight at Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and San Carlos Cathedral. Relax by the water at Point Lobos and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Carmel: Pfeiffer State Beach (in Big Sur) and Capitola (Capitola Beach & New Brighton State Beach). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Asilomar State Beach, learn about winemaking at Dawn's Dream Winery, look for gifts at The Cheese Shop, and kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Carmel trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Carmel by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August: highs in Carmel hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to St. Helena.

Things to do in Carmel

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Big Sur, Pacific Grove, Monterey, Capitola
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

3
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards and Schramsberg Vineyards. You'll find plenty of places to visit near St. Helena: Benziger Family Winery (in Glen Ellen), The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum (in Napa) and Gracianna Winery (in Healdsburg). Dedicate the 21st (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. It doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Pride Mountain Vineyards and stop by Oxbow Public Market.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the St. Helena trip website .

You can drive from Carmel to St. Helena in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, flight, and taxi. When traveling from Carmel in August, plan for a bit warmer days in St. Helena, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Tours Museums

Side Trips

Napa, Benziger Family Winery, Gracianna Winery, Robert Mondavi Winery, Schramsberg Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Gracianna Winery ©
Gracianna Winery
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards

8
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and City Lights Booksellers. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Union Square and Exploratorium. There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, explore and take pictures at Twin Peaks, stroll through China Beach, and contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip maker .

Drive from St. Helena to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and subway. When traveling from St. Helena in August, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading 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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