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

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

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Los Angeles
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Yosemite National Park
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San Francisco
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Los Angeles — 2 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 9th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, take a memorable drive along Mulholland Drive, browse the different shops at Two Rodeo Drive, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

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If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major aiports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport, San Bernardino International Airport and Edwards Air Force Base. In June, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums
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Yosemite National Park — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, take some stellar pictures from Valley View, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then stroll through Nature Center at Happy Isles, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Ansel Adams Gallery, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, and then take in the dramatic natural features at North Dome.

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Drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

San Francisco — 18 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visiting Alcatraz Island and Elkhorn Slough Safari will get you outdoors. Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and Petaluma Seed Bankfor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville), Santa Rosa (Valley of the Moon Pottery & North Eagle Gallery, Charles M. Schulz Museum, &more) and Rodin Sculpture Garden (in Stanford). Spend the 25th (Sat) exploring nature at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, and hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

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Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, expect nights in San Francisco to be a bit warmer, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 25°C.
Museums · Parks · Nature · Shopping
Side Trips