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

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

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San Francisco
— 6 nights
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
3
Los Angeles
— 7 nights

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail. Step off the beaten path and head to California State Railroad Museum and Ferry Building Marketplace. Step out of San Francisco to go to Calistoga and see Castello di Amorosa, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. Spend the 8th (Mon) exploring nature at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at Exploratorium, contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers, and get curious at California Academy of Sciences.

Before you visit San Francisco, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to San Francisco is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to San Francisco is minus 16 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in April; daily highs in San Francisco reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail, Castello di Amorosa, California State Railroad Museum, Golden State Model Railroad Museum
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa

2
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 11th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery, stroll through Panorama Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and finally make a trip to Olmsted Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then get answers to all your questions at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in April, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be colder, around -2°C, while days are little chillier, around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to catch the bus to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

7
nights
Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Appreciate the collections at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Third Street Promenade. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Camarillo Premium Outlets (in Camarillo), Temecula (Wilson Creek Winery & Old Town Temecula) and Running Horse Ranch (in Lake Hughes). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, take a leisurely stroll along Dana Point Harbor, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles online itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 12 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 15°C. On the 19th (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Temecula, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Camarillo Premium Outlets, Running Horse Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Old Town Temecula ©
Old Town Temecula
Wilson Creek Winery ©
Wilson Creek Winery

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