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

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

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

Start: Sydney
Fly:  18​h
1
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 8 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Sydney

6
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.
Attractions like Disneyland Park and Griffith Observatory make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Downtown Disney). Pack the 25th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles day trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles. Traveling from Sydney in March, things will get slightly colder in Los Angeles: highs are around 26°C and lows about 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

5
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hike along Merced Grove, make a trip to Yosemite Village, and identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park route planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Los Angeles in March, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 14°C by day to -5°C at night. On the 3rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Valley View ©
Valley View
May Lake Trailhead ©
May Lake Trailhead

8
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Attractions like Exploratorium and Crissy Field make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, catch a ride on Cable Cars, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, and stroll through Golden Gate Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read San Francisco day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, you will find days in San Francisco are somewhat warmer (22°C), and nights are much hotter (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

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