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

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

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Los Angeles
— 7 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum and Downtown Disney District. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: San Clemente Pier (in San Clemente), Oceanside Pier (in Oceanside) and Six Flags Magic Mountain (in Santa Clarita). Pack the 20th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: discover the magic at Disneyland Park, examine the collection at The Getty Center, admire the striking features of Bradbury Building, and kick back and relax at Oxnard Beach Park.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles travel planner.

New York City to Los Angeles is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from New York City to Los Angeles, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.
On the 21st (Mon), make a trip to Olmsted Point and then make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, take some stellar pictures from Valley View, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be colder, around 34°F, while days are little chillier, around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and San Francisco Bay. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley), Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga) and V. Sattui Winery (in St. Helena). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, enjoy breathtaking views from Coit Tower, explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, and see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips