23 days in Los Angeles & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

23 days in Los Angeles & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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23 days in Los Angeles & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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

19
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Oak Canyon Nature Center and Santa Monica State Beach. Relax by the water at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Nicholas Canyon Beach. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Santa Monica (Third Street Promenade & Santa Monica Mountains), Zuma Beach (in Malibu) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, & more). Pack the 29th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles online vacation planner .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. In July in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, Malibu, Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological, Ice House Canyon Trail
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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.
On the 14th (Wed), make a trip to Olmsted Point, then explore the activities along Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome and then stroll through Tuolumne Meadows.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park travel planner .

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, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be colder in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area

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