44 days in California Itinerary

44 days in California Itinerary

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44 days in California Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
bus:  6​h 45​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
+2
bus + foot + bus:  6​h 15​min
5
South Lake Tahoe
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h
6
Fort Bragg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Healdsburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
San Francisco
— 9 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 20th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and explore and take pictures at Dodger Stadium.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner .

New Delhi, India to Los Angeles is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Los Angeles is minus 13 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in June, you will find days in Los Angeles are colder (30°C), and nights are a bit cooler (19°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car 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

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.
Go for a jaunt from San Diego to Encinitas to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens about 46 minutes away. Spend the 27th (Thu) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, admire the striking features of Marston House Museum, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, and immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego planner .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in June: highs in San Diego hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

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

5
nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
When in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, make a side trip to see Manzanar National Historic Site in Independence, approximately 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock, take a memorable drive along Kings Canyon Scenic Byway, and hike along Congress Trail.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park holiday builder .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from San Diego in June, expect nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are warmer, around 40°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Manzanar National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Congress Trail ©
Congress Trail
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, get great views at Tunnel View, stroll through Nevada Falls Loop, and cruise along Tioga Pass.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip maker app .

You can take a bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 7 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit cooler (33°C), and nights are much colder (9°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

5
nights
South Lake Tahoe

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Venture out of the city with trips to Truckee (West End Beach & Rainbow Bridge / Donner Summit Bridge) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Tahoe City). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, kick back and relax at Baldwin Beach, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our South Lake Tahoe holiday website .

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe in 6.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in South Lake Tahoe can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Truckee, River Rafting & Tubing, Emerald Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Speed Boats Tours

2
nights
Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg ©
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. On the 16th (Tue), kick back and relax at Noyo Headlands Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mendocino Coast, and finally stop by Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkle's Children's Books. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): kick back and relax at Seaside Beach, then stroll through Fort Bragg Coastal Trail, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Big River.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Fort Bragg trip planning app .

Drive from South Lake Tahoe to Fort Bragg in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in July: high temperatures in Fort Bragg hover around 41°C and lows are around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Mendocino
Highlights from your plan
Mendocino Coast ©
Mendocino Coast
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens ©
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
Seaside Beach ©
Seaside Beach

4
nights
Healdsburg

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Healdsburg: Wine Tours & Tastings (in Napa), Sonoma (Sonoma Plaza & Sonoma Coast State Beach) and Petaluma Seed Bank (in Petaluma). It doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards and look for all kinds of wild species at Safari West.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Healdsburg trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Fort Bragg to Healdsburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Fort Bragg in July, expect nights in Healdsburg to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are little chillier, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Parks Wineries Tours

Side Trips

St. Helena, Santa Rosa, Sonoma, Petaluma Seed Bank, Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Wine Tours & Tastings
Sonoma Coast State Beach ©
Sonoma Coast State Beach

9
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 26th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and engage your brain at Exploratorium.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Healdsburg to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Healdsburg in July: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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