12 days in Los Angeles & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

12 days in Los Angeles & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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12 days in Los Angeles & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 8 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

8
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Getty Center and Montana Avenue. Get some historical perspective at Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point), Anaheim (Oak Canyon Nature Center & Disneyland Park) and Santa Monica (Santa Monica Mountains, Third Street Promenade, & more). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, shop like a local with Hammer Museum, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip builder tool .

If you are flying in from Saudi Arabia, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. In June, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Anaheim, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
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.
On the 10th (Mon), hike along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias and then take an in-depth tour of Parsons Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, and then make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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