38 days in California Itinerary

38 days in California Itinerary

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38 days in California Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  25​h
1
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 8 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + foot + bus:  5​h
4
Healdsburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
San Francisco
— 10 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 14th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and kick back and relax at Will Rogers State Beach.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles day trip planning site .

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Los Angeles is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -13 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in September: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

6
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.
Go for a jaunt from San Diego to Encinitas to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens about 48 minutes away. Pack the 23rd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. There's lots more to do: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, and kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Diego travel planning site .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in September: highs in San Diego hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

8
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.
Spend the 3rd (Wed) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hike along Panorama Trail, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Yosemite National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from San Diego in September, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are slightly colder (27°C), and nights are cooler (3°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

3
nights
Healdsburg

The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
Get out of town with these interesting Healdsburg side-trips: Schramsberg Vineyards (in Calistoga), St. Helena (Pride Mountain Vineyards, V. Sattui Winery, & more) and Benziger Family Winery (in Glen Ellen). The adventure continues: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, learn about winemaking at Jordan Vineyard & Winery, and make a trip to Sonoma Plaza.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Healdsburg vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Healdsburg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Healdsburg: highs are around 30°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries Tours Parks

Side Trips

St. Helena, Benziger Family Winery, Schramsberg Vineyards, Sonoma Plaza
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Gracianna Winery ©
Gracianna Winery
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards

10
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 11th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and stroll through Golden Gate Park.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco tour itinerary maker app .

Getting from Healdsburg to San Francisco by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Healdsburg in October, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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