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

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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 San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. Visit Castello di Amorosa and Grace Cathedral for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail (in Bodega Bay) and California State Railroad Museum (in Sacramento). And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, see the interesting displays at Golden State Model Railroad Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip builder .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to San Francisco is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 16 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in April, with highs in San Francisco at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Golden State Model Railroad Museum, Castello di Amorosa, California State Railroad Museum, Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
California State Railroad Museum ©
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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): look for gifts at Yosemite Museum Gallery, then trek along Panorama Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and finally don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, make a trip to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

For reviews and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online attractions planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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.
Popular historic sites such as Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Getty Center and Wilson Creek Winery. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Old Town Temecula (in Temecula), Camarillo Premium Outlets (in Camarillo) and Running Horse Ranch (in Lake Hughes). Next up on the itinerary: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, take a leisurely stroll along Dana Point Harbor, stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, expect nights in Los Angeles to be much warmer, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. On the 19th (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Temecula, Two Rodeo Drive, Running Horse Ranch, Camarillo Premium Outlets
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Old Town Temecula ©
Old Town Temecula

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