11 days in Yosemite National Park & Fairfax Itinerary

11 days in Yosemite National Park & Fairfax Itinerary

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11 days in Yosemite National Park & Fairfax Itinerary

Start: Palm Springs
Drive:  6​h 30​min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
2
Fairfax
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Palm Springs

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sentinel Dome and Taft Point. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, make a trip to Olmsted Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, and explore the activities along Tenaya Lake.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip planning site .

Palm Springs to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. Traveling from Palm Springs in June, things will get cooler in Yosemite National Park: highs are around 79°F and lows about 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Fairfax.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Taft Point ©
Taft Point

5
nights
Fairfax

Fairfax ©
Fairfax, colloquially Central Fairfax, Downtown Fairfax, Fairfax City, Oldtown Fairfax, Historic Fairfax, or the City of Fairfax, is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Explore hidden gems such as The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring and Bearfence Mountain. Kids will appreciate attractions like Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum and Zipline. Get out of town with these interesting Fairfax side-trips: U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial (in Arlington), KO Distilling (in Manassas) and Luray (Stony Man Mountain Hike & The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum). There's lots more to do: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, sample the fine beverages at Copper Fox Distillery, get engrossed in the history at NRA National Firearms Museum, and explore the world behind art at Museum of the Shenandoah Valley.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Fairfax sightseeing planner.

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to Fairfax with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, Fairfax is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fairfax

Outdoors Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Luray, Gettysburg, Manassas, Winchester, The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring
Highlights from your plan
NRA National Firearms Museum ©
NRA National Firearms Museum
The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring ©
The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring
Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum ©

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