12 days in Washington DC & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

12 days in Washington DC & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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12 days in Washington DC & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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

7
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 out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Laser Quest Potomac Mills (in Woodbridge), Gettysburg (Victorian Photography Studio & Gettysburg National Military Park) and Mount Vernon Trail (in Arlington). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC holiday planning app .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airports are Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. In July, daytime highs in Washington DC are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Arlington, Gettysburg, Laser Quest Potomac Mills
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): hike along Tuolumne Meadows and then admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, then get great views at Tunnel View, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park road trip website .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to Yosemite National Park. When traveling from Washington DC in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 33°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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