13 days in Death Valley National Park, Yosemite National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

13 days in Death Valley National Park, Yosemite National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

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13 days in Death Valley National Park, Yosemite National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Drive:  4​h 15​min
1
Death Valley National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
2
Wawona
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 4 nights
End: San Francisco

3
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Death Valley National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, historic sites, museums, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Dante's View, make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, steep yourself in history at Geologist's Cabin, and take in the dramatic natural features at Artists Palette.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park holiday planning website .

Los Angeles to Death Valley National Park is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. In June, Death Valley National Park is a bit warmer than Los Angeles - with highs of 98°F and lows of 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Wawona.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

5
nights
Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Wawona is known for nature and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hike along Mariposa Grove, don't miss a visit to Half Dome, and stroll through Tuolumne Meadows.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Wawona tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Wawona takes 6.5 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 60°F in Wawona. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, stroll around Golden Gate Park, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and make a trip to Lombard Street.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your San Francisco trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Wawona to San Francisco in 4 hours. When traveling from Wawona in June, plan for much colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 71°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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