21 days in California Itinerary

21 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California travel route maker
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Borrego Springs
— 1 night
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Palm Desert
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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San Diego — 3 nights

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Take a break from San Diego with a short trip to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas, about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at Timken Museum of Art, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, and look for all kinds of wild species at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Diego trip itinerary maker website.

Chennai, India to San Diego is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 13.5 hours. When traveling from Chennai in March, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Borrego Springs.
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Borrego Springs — 1 night

Borrego Springs is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Diego County, California. On the 11th (Thu), stroll through Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and then surround yourself with nature on California Overland Desert Excursions.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Borrego Springs day trip planning tool.

You can drive from San Diego to Borrego Springs in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from San Diego in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Borrego Springs: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Palm Desert.
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Palm Desert — 1 night

Palm Desert is a city in Riverside County, California, United States, in the Coachella Valley, approximately 14 miles (23 km) east of Palm Springs and 122 miles (196 km) east of Los Angeles. On the 12th (Fri), admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, see Off-Road Tours, and then pause for some photo ops at Desert Holocaust Memorial.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Palm Desert driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Borrego Springs to Palm Desert in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and tram. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Borrego Springs in March since evenings lows in Palm Desert dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 4 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 16th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles day trip planner.

Getting from Palm Desert to Los Angeles by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Palm Desert in March: highs in Los Angeles hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 5 nights

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, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Yosemite Valley Chapel, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Range, and take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

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Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in March, expect Yosemite National Park to be much colder, temps between 13°C and -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 5 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and engage your brain at Exploratorium.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco tour website.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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California travel guide

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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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