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
— 15 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
End: San Francisco

15
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.
Get in touch with nature at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Bay. We've included these beaches for you: Santa Monica State Beach and Will Rogers State Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve (in Newport Beach), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, & more). Pack the 10th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, kick back and relax at Nicholas Canyon Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manhattan Beach, and see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary maker .

If you are flying in from Colombia, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, Malibu, Christ Cathedral, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, then take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, and then get great views at Tunnel View.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be colder in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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