24 days in Los Angeles & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

24 days in Los Angeles & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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24 days in Los Angeles & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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

20
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Oceanside Pier and Old Town Temecula. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, & more), Dana Point Harbor (in Dana Point) and San Clemente (San Clemente Pier & San Clemente Coastal Trail). Pack the 17th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, examine the collection at The Getty Center, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and get some fabulous bargains at Camarillo Premium Outlets.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles online tour itinerary planner .

If you are flying in from Switzerland, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. August in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Laguna Beach, Malibu, Temecula, Anaheim, San Clemente
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): get great views at Washburn Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and then explore the activities along Tenaya Lake.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning tool .

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 and bus. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

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