16 days in Yosemite National Park, Grand Canyon National Park & Los Angeles Itinerary

16 days in Yosemite National Park, Grand Canyon National Park & Los Angeles Itinerary

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16 days in Yosemite National Park, Grand Canyon National Park & Los Angeles Itinerary

Birmingham
Fly:  19​h 45​min
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
+3
taxi + bus + Fly + bus:  13​h
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  15​h 15​min
Birmingham

3
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.
Visiting Glacier Point and Panorama Trail will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark, explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and stroll through May Lake Trailhead.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park online day trip planner

Birmingham, UK to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Birmingham in May, plan for little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

5
days
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hermit's Rest and Kolb Studio. Escape the urban bustle at Rim Trail and South Kaibab Trail. On the 23rd (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along Tonto Trail, get great views at Yaki Point, and stroll through North Kaibab Trail.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip website

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of taxi, bus, and flight takes about 13 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 0°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Sun) before leaving for Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Getty Center The Publications and Griffith Observatory. Visit Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame for their historical value. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Disneyland Park in Anaheim--about 38 minutes away. Pack the 31st (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, get engrossed in the history at La Brea Tar Pits & Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and get to know the fascinating history of El Pueblo de Los Angeles.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary builder website

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles takes 7.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are warmer (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Pier
Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications

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