11 days in Washington DC & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

11 days in Washington DC & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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1
Washington DC
— 6 nights
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights

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 in touch with nature at Tidal Basin and U.S. National Arboretum. Head to National Gallery of Art - Sculpture Garden and Eastern Marketfor some retail therapy. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and wander the streets of Georgetown.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC day trip tool.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiports are Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and Joint Base Andrews. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass, take in the dramatic natural features at Lembert Dome, get great views at Washburn Point, and look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Washington DC to Yosemite National Park by flight takes about 14.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Washington DC in August: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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