24 days in Yosemite National Park & Los Angeles Itinerary

24 days in Yosemite National Park & Los Angeles Itinerary

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24 days in Yosemite National Park & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Los Angeles
— 21 nights
End: Los Angeles

2
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.
You've now added Glacier Point to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and then make a trip to Valley View. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, and then stroll through Merced Grove.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park online itinerary planner .

Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias ©
Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias

21
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Carpinteria State Beach and El Matador State Beach. Visiting Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Bay will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Carpinteria Harbor Seal Preserve and Rookery (in Carpinteria), Malibu (The Getty Villa & Zuma Beach) and Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica). Have a day of magic on the 11th (Thu) at Disneyland Park. Pack the 15th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, enjoy the sand and surf at Manhattan Beach, and make an unforgettable trip to Disney California Adventure Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Los Angeles day trip site .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Temecula, Malibu, Laguna Beach, Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
Carpinteria State Beach ©
Carpinteria State Beach

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