18 days in Los Angeles & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

18 days in Los Angeles & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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18 days in Los Angeles & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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

14
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.
Los Angeles is known for museums, theme parks, childrens museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles driving holiday planning website .

Expect a daytime high around 84°F in August, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): stroll around Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, then get great views at Washburn Point, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect much colder with lows of 43°F in Yosemite National Park. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias ©
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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