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

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

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

Start: Toronto
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Toronto

3
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Getty Center and Hammer Museum. Visit Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Santa Monica (Third Street Promenade & Montana Avenue). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles day trip planning website .

Toronto, Canada to Los Angeles is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. In June in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

3
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and Tuolumne Meadows. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, make a trip to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip maker app .

Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some historical perspective at Golden Gate Bridge and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Exploratorium and Union Square. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, and take a tour of USS Pampanito.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco vacation builder site .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, expect nights in San Francisco to be a bit warmer, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 25°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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