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

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

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

San Francisco
Fly + train:  3​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 10 nights
San Francisco

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 17th (Thu), stop by Grand Central Market, buy something for everyone on your list at Universal CityWalk, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, then stop by The Original Farmers Market, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with Third Street Promenade, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and then get some fabulous bargains at Citadel Outlets.

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San Francisco to Los Angeles is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Nightlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
The Grove
Santa Monica Pier
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

2
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.
On the 19th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark, and then hunt for treasures at El Portal Market. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, then trek along Lembert Dome, and then make a trip to Olmsted Point.

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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 August, Yosemite National Park is much colder at night with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors Shopping Trails

Side Trip

El Portal Market
Highlights from your plan
Lembert Dome
El Portal Market

11
days
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step off the beaten path and head to San Gregorio State Beach and Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Bring the kids along to Alcatraz Island and China Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Waddell State Beach (in Santa Cruz), Bodega Bay (Bodega Head & Fishetarian Fish Market) and Mavericks (in Half Moon Bay). Next up on the itinerary: buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, stroll through Fort Funston National Park, and kick back and relax at Limantour Beach.

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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. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bodega Bay, Point Isabel, Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Johnson's Beach, Waddell State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Bodega Head
Alcatraz Island
Ferry Building Marketplace

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