11 days in Chowchilla & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

11 days in Chowchilla & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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11 days in Chowchilla & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

Start: Chowchilla
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
End: Chowchilla


Chowchilla ©
Chowchilla is a city in Madera County, California. Museum-lovers will appreciate Fossil Discovery Center and Madera County Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Millerton Lake State Recreation Area (in Friant), Hidden Lake - Hensley Lake Recreation Area (in Raymond) and Madera (Quady Winery & Madera Speedway). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Buchanan Hollow Nut Company.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Chowchilla road trip planning app .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Chowchilla. In June, daily temperatures in Chowchilla can reach 95°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. On the 17th (Mon), you're off toYosemite National Park.

Things to do in Chowchilla

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Madera, Buchanan Hollow Nut Company, Millerton Lake State Recreation Area, Hidden Lake - Hensley Lake Recreation Area
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Millerton Lake State Recreation Area ©
Millerton Lake State Recreation Area
Fossil Discovery Center ©
Fossil Discovery Center
Madera County Museum ©
Madera County Museum

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 18th (Tue), take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, then explore the galleries of Ansel Adams Gallery, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and then get engrossed in the history at Parsons Memorial.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chowchilla to Yosemite National Park. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Chowchilla in June: high temperatures in Yosemite National Park hover around 79°F and lows are around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Museums
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Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Ansel Adams Gallery ©
Ansel Adams Gallery
Yosemite Museum Gallery ©
Yosemite Museum Gallery