10 days in California Itinerary

10 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip planner
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Fly to Los Angeles International Airport, Drive to Solvang
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Solvang
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive
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Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive
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Monterey
— 3 nights
Shuttle to San Francisco International Airport, Fly to Bengaluru

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Solvang — 2 nights

Solvang is a city in Santa Barbara County, California. Solvang is known for wineries, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn the secrets of beer at 246 Wine & Brew Tours, examine the collection at Hans Christian Andersen Museum, stop by Ostrich Land, and do a tasting at Artiste Winery & Tasting Studio.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Solvang itinerary builder tool.

Bengaluru, India to Solvang is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 13.5 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Bengaluru in March, with highs in Solvang at 25°C and lows at 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Simeon.
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San Simeon — 1 night

When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): look for gifts at Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center, then enjoy the sand and surf at Piedras Blancas, then steep yourself in history at Hearst Castle, and finally get great views at Ragged Point Overlook.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Simeon trip planner.

Getting from Solvang to San Simeon by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Big Sur.
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Big Sur — 1 night

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, kick back and relax at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, then admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, then admire the natural beauty at Hawthorne Gallery, and finally snap pictures at Bixby Bridge.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Big Sur online road trip planner.

You can drive from San Simeon to Big Sur in 2 hours. Traveling from San Simeon in March, you will find days in Big Sur are little chillier (20°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Monterey.
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Monterey — 3 nights

Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Monterey is known for zoos & aquariums, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: observe the fascinating underwater world at Monterey Bay Aquarium, kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach, stop by Monterey's Tasty Olive Bar, and stroll through Asilomar State Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Monterey trip planner.

You can drive from Big Sur to Monterey in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in March, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.
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