7 days in California Itinerary

7 days in California Itinerary

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7 days in California Itinerary

Start: Bhubaneswar
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Carmel
— 1 night
Fly:  26​h
End: Bhubaneswar


1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, then don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace, and finally take a stroll through Union Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Twin Peaks, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers, and finally take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Bhubaneswar, India to San Francisco is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -13 hour difference. Traveling from Bhubaneswar in May, things will get much colder in San Francisco: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at North Dome, make a trip to Valley View, and then take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

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night
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. On the 5th (Sun), admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach, stop by The Cheese Shop, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Point Lobos.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Carmel online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Carmel takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car, flight, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Carmel, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Asilomar State Beach
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Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
The Cheese Shop ©
The Cheese Shop

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