12 days in Los Angeles, Yosemite National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

12 days in Los Angeles, Yosemite National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

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12 days in Los Angeles, Yosemite National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

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

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 8th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles online travel route planner .

San Francisco to Los Angeles is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of subway, flight, and train; or drive. In July, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, and explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning app .

Do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Expect colder evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Los Angeles in July, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 16th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and make a trip to Nob Hill.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Francisco day trip planning website .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect nights in San Francisco to be a bit warmer, around 16°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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