36 days in San Francisco Bay Area & New Delhi Itinerary

36 days in San Francisco Bay Area & New Delhi Itinerary

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36 days in San Francisco Bay Area & New Delhi Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
bus + Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Sacramento, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Napa, United States
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Healdsburg, United States
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Carmel, United States
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Francisco, United States
— 8 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
6
New Delhi, India
— 9 nights
Fly + bus:  18​h 45​min
End: New York City, United States

3
nights
Sacramento, United States

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Explore Sacramento's surroundings by going to Roseville Utility Exploration Center (in Roseville) and Bourne Cottage (in Grass Valley). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at California State Railroad Museum, look for gifts at Andy's Candy Apothecary, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, and test your team's savvy at Enchambered: Sacramento Escape Room.

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New York City to Sacramento is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in January; daily highs in Sacramento reach 58°F and lows reach 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Napa.

Things to do in Sacramento

Museums Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Roseville, Bourne Cottage
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 15:
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California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
iFLY Sacramento ©
iFLY Sacramento
Crocker Art Museum ©
Crocker Art Museum

5
nights
Napa, United States

Napa ©
Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Get out of town with these interesting Napa side-trips: Simraceway Performance Driving Center (in Sonoma), Jack London State Historic Park (in Glen Ellen) and St. Helena (Modus Operandi Cellars, Ladera Vineyards, & more). And it doesn't end there: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, do a tasting at Cliff Lede Vineyards, explore the world behind art at Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, and admire the architecture and history at Mission San Francisco Solano.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Napa vacation app .

You can drive from Sacramento to Napa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sonoma, St. Helena, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, Inglenook, Jack London State Historic Park
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 20:
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Simraceway Performance Driving Center ©
Wine Tours & Tastings
Sonoma Plaza ©
Sonoma Plaza

5
nights
Healdsburg, United States

Healdsburg ©
The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
Explore Healdsburg's surroundings by going to Petaluma Seed Bank (in Petaluma), Sharpsteen Museum (in Calistoga) and Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Sapphire Hill Winery, steep yourself in history at Fort Ross State Historic Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Healdsburg trip maker site .

You can drive from Napa to Healdsburg in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Parks Wineries Wildlife

Side Trips

Guerneville, Santa Rosa, Pech Merle Winery, Petaluma Seed Bank, Sharpsteen Museum
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Sapphire Hill Winery ©
Sapphire Hill Winery
Wine Tours & Tastings
Sharpsteen Museum ©
Sharpsteen Museum

4
nights
Carmel, United States

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. Carmel is known for nature, beaches, historic sites, spas, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, do a tasting at Pierce Ranch Vineyards Tasting Room, meet the residents at Monterey Bay Aquarium, and play a few rounds at Pebble Beach Golf Links.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Carmel online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Healdsburg to Carmel takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. Traveling from Healdsburg in January, Carmel is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Monterey, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach Golf Links
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 29:
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium

8
nights
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Shopping
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

9
nights
New Delhi, India

Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
Step out of New Delhi to go to Jhajjar and see Bhindawas Wildlife Sanctuary, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Humayun's Tomb, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lotus Temple, admire the striking features of Jama Masjid, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the New Delhi day trip website .

Fly from San Francisco to New Delhi in 19.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from San Francisco to New Delhi, you'll lose 13 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in February: highs in New Delhi hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

Bhindawas Wildlife Sanctuary
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 16:
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Food Tours
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Red Fort (Lal Quila) ©
Red Fort (Lal Quila)

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