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

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

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

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

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.
Half Dome has been added to your itinerary. On the 4th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome, then cruise along Tioga Pass, and then stroll through Tuolumne Meadows. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Wawona Meadow, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park itinerary planner .

Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. Expect much colder evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Los Angeles in August, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

2
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You've now added Alcatraz Island to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have fun and explore at Exploratorium, make a trip to Lombard Street, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco travel planner.

You can 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. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim (about 38 minutes away). Pack the 9th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in August; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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