9 days in California Itinerary

9 days in California Itinerary

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9 days in California Itinerary

Start: Amritsar
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Carmel
— 3 nights
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Amritsar

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 25th (Mon): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): engage your brain at Exploratorium and then stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip maker website .

Amritsar, India to San Francisco is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 13 hours. When traveling from Amritsar in November, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park

2
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.
On the 27th (Wed), make a trip to Olmsted Point, take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, then get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, then cruise along Tioga Pass, and then trek along May Lake Trailhead.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park itinerary builder website .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in November, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 14°C by day to -8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

3
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. Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then explore the activities along Monterey Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Point Lobos, enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach, and then kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Carmel trip website .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Carmel in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, expect nights in Carmel to be warmer, around 9°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 21°C. You'll set off for home on the 1st (Sun).

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Monterey, Pfeiffer State Beach
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

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