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

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

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

Amsterdam
Fly:  13​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
Amsterdam

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from the city and head to Alcatraz Island and San Francisco Botanical Garden. Popular historic sites such as Twin Peaks and Filbert Steps are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve in Moss Beach (about 40 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read San Francisco road trip planning site

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to San Francisco is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Amsterdam to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in November; daily highs in San Francisco reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf

4
days
Yosemite National Park

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.
Get in touch with nature at Nature Center at Happy Isles and May Lake Trailhead. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and get to know the fascinating history of Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planning app

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in November, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 13°C by day to -8°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Sun) before leaving for Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

3
days
Los Angeles

Los Angeles
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Visiting Santa Monica Mountains and El Pueblo de Los Angeles will get you outdoors. Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary planner

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, things will get much warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 28°C and lows about 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica
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Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area
Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area
Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications
El Pueblo de Los Angeles
El Pueblo de Los Angeles

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