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

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

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

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

2
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 11th (Mon), make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace, explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, and then take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco itinerary maker site

Los Angeles to San Francisco is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Los Angeles in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

2
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.
On the 13th (Wed), make a trip to Olmsted Point, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at El Capitan and then explore the striking landscape of Bridalveil Fall.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park road trip site

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in December, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are little chillier (7°C), and nights are colder (-11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

18
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.
Popular historic sites such as El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Ocean Avenue are in your itinerary. Visiting Topanga State Park and Runyon Canyon Park will get you outdoors. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach), Angeles National Forest (in Arcadia) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, & more). Pack the 19th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway, and don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles sightseeing tool

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, expect Los Angeles to be much hotter, temps between 23°C and 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach Pier, The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Beach ©
Santa Monica Beach
El Pueblo de Los Angeles
El Pueblo de Los Angeles

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