15 days in Yosemite National Park & San Diego Itinerary

15 days in Yosemite National Park & San Diego Itinerary

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15 days in Yosemite National Park & San Diego Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Fly + Drive:  15​h 30​min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 9 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Fort Lauderdale

9
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Sentinel Dome and Bridalveil Fall. Popular historic sites such as Bodie State Historic Park and Bodie are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve (in Lee Vining) and Bear Valley Cross Country and Adventure Company (in Bear Valley). There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, stroll through May Lake Trailhead, take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, and hike along Nevada Falls Loop.

Plan my day in Yosemite National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Fort Lauderdale to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in June, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around 41°F, while days are slightly colder, around 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve, Bear Valley Adventure Company, Bodie State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

5
nights
San Diego

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
We've included these beaches for you: La Jolla Shores Park and Carlsbad State Beach. Attractions like Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Seaport Village make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to San Diego Zoo Safari Park in Escondido (about 42 minutes away). The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stroll through Coronado Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Beach Park, and step off the mainland to explore Coronado Island.

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You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Diego in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit cooler days and much warmer nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Coronado, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, South Carlsbad State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

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