22 days in Los Angeles, Yosemite National Park & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

22 days in Los Angeles, Yosemite National Park & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States itinerary planner

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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
Bus to Reno, Fly to West Yellowstone
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Yellowstone National Park
— 8 nights
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Los Angeles

— 5 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Venture out of the city with trips to Christ Cathedral (in Garden Grove), Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park) and Santa Monica (Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign & Third Street Promenade). Pack the 3rd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Bay, stop by Amoeba Music, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles route app.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Los Angeles. In May, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 7 nights
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, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along Mariposa Grove, stroll through Nevada Falls Loop, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Los Angeles in May, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 34°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Yellowstone National Park

— 8 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, and appreciate the extensive heritage of S Rim Trail.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park tour site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, shuttle, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park. In May, Yellowstone National Park is a bit cooler than Yosemite National Park - with highs of 53°F and lows of 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails