11 days in Washington DC & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

11 days in Washington DC & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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11 days in Washington DC & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
1
Washington DC
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + bus + taxi:  15​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + bus + Fly:  15​h
End: Washington DC

6
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Get some historical perspective at Washington National Cathedral and Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, take an in-depth tour of National Portrait Gallery, get to know the resident critters at National Zoological Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC online trip maker .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. In August in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

2
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 Sentinel Dome. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, get great views at Washburn Point, and hike along Panorama Trail.

Make your Yosemite National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi from Washington DC to Yosemite National Park in 15 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. When traveling from Washington DC in August, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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