13 days in Los Angeles & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

13 days in Los Angeles & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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13 days in Los Angeles & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h
End: Los Angeles

5
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.
Visiting Carpinteria State Beach and El Matador State Beach will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Old Town Temecula and Wilson Creek Winery. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Laguna Beach (1,000 Steps Beach & Crystal Cove), Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve (in Carpinteria) and Malibu (Zuma Beach & Carbon Beach). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Manhattan Beach, catch a live performance at Walt Disney Concert Hall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Newport Beach, and steep yourself in history at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles tour itinerary planning website .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Los Angeles. In May, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Malibu, Temecula, Carpinteria, Laguna Beach, Manhattan Beach
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Walt Disney Concert Hall ©
Walt Disney Concert Hall
Newport Beach ©
Newport Beach
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove

6
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Explore hidden gems such as Firehole Canyon Drive and Grand Loop Road. Escape the urban bustle at River Rafting & Tubing and West Thumb Geyser Basin. Spend the 9th (Thu) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. The adventure continues: take in the natural beauty of Norris Geyser Basin, take in the dramatic natural features at Biscuit Basin, hike along Osprey Falls Trail, and identify plant and animal life at Lehardy's Rapids.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park online tour planner .

Do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, expect Yellowstone National Park to be much colder, temps between 53°F and 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road

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