18 days in Yosemite National Park & Los Angeles Itinerary

18 days in Yosemite National Park & Los Angeles Itinerary

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18 days in Yosemite National Park & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Los Angeles
— 15 nights
End: Los Angeles


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.
On the 22nd (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, make a trip to Yosemite Village, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail. Keep things going the next day: explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass and then hike along Tuolumne Meadows.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park vacation planner.

Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect colder with lows of 8°C in Yosemite National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

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.
Visit Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Bay for some beach relaxation. Visit Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach), Malibu (Malibu Lagoon State Beach & Zuma Beach) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, & more). Pack the 27th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica Beach, kick back and relax at Will Rogers State Beach, and see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip builder tool .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica, Malibu, Hermosa Beach Pier, Manhattan Beach
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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