8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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8 days in California Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Carmel
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): step aboard USS Pampanito and then see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco travel planner .

New Delhi, India to San Francisco is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 13 hours traveling from New Delhi to San Francisco. When traveling from New Delhi in February, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Museums, #Childrens Museums, #Nature
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Asian Art Museum ©
Asian Art Museum

2
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. On the 3rd (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at San Carlos Cathedral, then kick back and relax at Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach, and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos State Reserve.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Carmel driving holiday planning site .

You can drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Carmel

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

San Carlos Cathedral
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Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
San Carlos Cathedral ©
San Carlos Cathedral

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art and then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): steep yourself in history at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, then explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at The Grammy Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Carmel to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Carmel in March, with highs in Los Angeles at 26°C and lows at 14°C. On the 6th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Norton Simon Museum
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

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