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

2
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Getty Center and Santa Monica Pier. Appreciate the collections at Griffith Observatory and Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica--about 30 minutes away. Pack the 1st (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, browse the different shops at The Grove, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and look for gifts at Amoeba Music.

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Toronto, Canada to Los Angeles is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Toronto to Los Angeles, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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.
Get outdoors at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and Panorama Trail. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery, contemplate the waterfront views at Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect colder evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Los Angeles in July, with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Bring the kids along to Exploratorium and Marshall’s Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fisherman's Wharf and California Academy of Sciences. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, wander the streets of Union Square, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and explore the galleries of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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