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): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, and then contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Exploratorium and then walk around Golden Gate Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planning app .

Amritsar, India to San Francisco is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 13 hours traveling from Amritsar to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Amritsar in November, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, then 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 next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, and then trek along May Lake Trailhead.

For other places to visit and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park travel 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 colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 14°C by day to -8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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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 contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Carmel River State Beach, and then stroll through Pfeiffer State Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Carmel day trip planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Carmel in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in November: highs in Carmel hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 9°C. On the 1st (Sun), you'll travel back home.

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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