9 days in California Itinerary

9 days in California Itinerary

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9 days in California Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + bus:  27​h
1
Santa Monica
— 1 day
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  5​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

1
day
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
On the 2nd (Fri), take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and finally pause for some photo ops at Guitar Center.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Santa Monica tour itinerary website .

Mumbai, India to Santa Monica is an approximately 27-hour flight. Traveling from Mumbai to Santa Monica, you'll gain 13 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Mumbai, expect cooler days and slightly colder nights in Santa Monica, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Los Angeles
Highlights from your plan
Topanga State Park ©
Topanga State Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

3
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, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and car from Santa Monica to Yosemite National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Santa Monica in November, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be colder, around -8°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

3
nights
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 6th (Tue): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, then make a trip to Lombard Street, then stroll through Golden Gate Park, and finally admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in November: highs in San Francisco hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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