13 days in Los Angeles & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

13 days in Los Angeles & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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13 days in Los Angeles & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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

9
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: Old Mission Santa Barbara (in Santa Barbara) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, & more). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles vacation planning app .

In October in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica, Old Mission Santa Barbara, Norton Simon Museum
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mariposa Grove, take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Olmsted Point, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, then explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, and finally make a trip to Yosemite Village.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online journey planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around 28°F, while days are little chillier, around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

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