58 days in California Itinerary

58 days in California Itinerary

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58 days in California Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  22​h
1
San Diego
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Death Valley National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Mammoth Lakes
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
South Lake Tahoe
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Truckee
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Napa
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Healdsburg
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
San Francisco
— 10 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Diego: Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine), California Wolf Center (in Julian) and Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas). There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, stroll around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Diego, and look for all kinds of wild species at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip itinerary planner.

New Delhi, India to San Diego is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from New Delhi to San Diego, you'll gain 13 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, daytime highs in San Diego are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trips

Lions, Tigers & Bears, California Wolf Center, Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Star Wars Launch Bay, & more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, and admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In January in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

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

6
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Death Valley National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, historic sites, museums, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Dante's View, contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, explore the striking landscape at The Devil's Speedway, and admire nature's extreme beauty at The Racetrack.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Death Valley National Park route builder app .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Death Valley National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, expect Death Valley National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 17°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Ubehebe Crater ©
Ubehebe Crater
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Daylight Pass ©
Daylight Pass

7
nights
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Mammoth Lakes is known for nature, winter sports, breweries & distilleries, trails, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area, hit the slopes at Curry Village Ice Rink, take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Range, and explore the striking landscape of Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mammoth Lakes trip builder site .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Mammoth Lakes in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Death Valley National Park in February, with highs in Mammoth Lakes at 10°C and lows at -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area ©
Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area
Curry Village Ice Rink ©
Curry Village Ice Rink

5
nights
South Lake Tahoe

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.
South Lake Tahoe is known for historic sites, beaches, outdoors, trails, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Rock House Discount Ski & Snowboard Rentals, hit the slopes at Heavenly Mountain Resort, examine the collection at Lake Tahoe Historical Society Museum, and explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the South Lake Tahoe road trip app .

Traveling by car from Mammoth Lakes to South Lake Tahoe takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in South Lake Tahoe can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Truckee.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Lake Tahoe (California), Hellman-Ehrman Mansion
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Heavenly Mountain Resort ©
Heavenly Mountain Resort

5
nights
Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Homewood (Tahoe Maritime Museum & Homewood Mountain Resort) and West Coast Falconry (in Marysville). There's lots more to do: ski along the peaceful trails at Tahoe Donner Cross Country, explore the engaging exhibits at KidZone Museum, make a trip to Rainbow Bridge / Donner Summit Bridge, and cruise along Donner Pass.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Truckee trip planner .

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Truckee in 1.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Truckee can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Napa.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Homewood, Tahoe Cross Country, West Coast Falconry
Highlights from your plan
West Coast Falconry ©
West Coast Falconry
Homewood Mountain Resort ©
Homewood Mountain Resort
Tahoe Maritime Museum ©
Tahoe Maritime Museum

5
nights
Napa

Napa ©
Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Napa: Simraceway Performance Driving Center (in Sonoma), St. Helena (Ladera Vineyards & Modus Operandi Cellars) and Jack London State Historic Park (in Glen Ellen). The adventure continues: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, contemplate the long history of Lachryma Montis, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Francisco Solano, and admire the masterpieces at Sonoma Valley Museum of Art.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Napa online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Truckee to Napa by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Truckee in February, expect nights in Napa to be much warmer, around 4°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Sonoma, St. Helena, Inglenook, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, Jack London State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Simraceway Performance Driving Center ©
Wine Tours & Tastings
Sonoma Plaza ©
Sonoma Plaza

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Healdsburg: Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma), Mendocino Coast (in Mendocino) and Sharpsteen Museum (in Calistoga). There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Sapphire Hill Winery, look for all kinds of wild species at Safari West, admire the majestic nature at Fort Ross State Historic Park, and examine the collection at Charles M. Schulz Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Healdsburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Napa to Healdsburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in February, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Santa Rosa, Sharpsteen Museum, Fort Ross State Historic Park, Korbel Champagne Cellars, Russian River
Highlights from your plan
Sapphire Hill Winery ©
Sapphire Hill Winery
Mendocino Coast ©
Mendocino Coast
Wine Tours & Tastings

10
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for San Francisco using our trip planner.

You can drive from Healdsburg to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Healdsburg in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 11°C in San Francisco. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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