11 days in Los Angeles, Yosemite National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

11 days in Los Angeles, Yosemite National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

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11 days in Los Angeles, Yosemite National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

Seoul
train + Fly:  16​h 45​min
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  14​h
Seoul

2
days
Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 23rd (Sat), kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, and then explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Keep things going the next day: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, stroll through Santa Monica Beach, and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Seoul, South Korea to Los Angeles is an approximately 17-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Seoul to Los Angeles is minus 17 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Seoul in September: highs in Los Angeles hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 22°C. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica
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Getty Center The Publications
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Griffith Observatory

3
days
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.
Visiting Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Bodie State Historic Park and Glacier Point. There's more to do: hike along Panorama Trail and don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip builder.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are little chillier (28°C), and nights are colder (3°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Bodie State Historic Park, Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve
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Glacier Point
Bodie State Historic Park

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium. Get outdoors at China Beach and Point Isabel. When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see San Gregorio State Beach in San Gregorio, approximately 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Rodeo Beach, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, browse the exhibits of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and brush up on your military savvy at USS Pampanito.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read San Francisco vacation trip planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

San Gregorio State Beach, Rodeo Beach, Point Isabel
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China Beach
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium

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