26 days in Los Angeles & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

26 days in Los Angeles & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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26 days in Los Angeles & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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

22
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.
Get in touch with nature at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Malibu (Zuma Beach, Point Dume State Beach and Preserve, & more), Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, & more) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point). Pack the 11th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, go for a walk through 26-Mile Bike Path, explore the activities along Santa Monica Bay, and stroll around Runyon Canyon Park.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles route site .

If you are flying in from Ireland, 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, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Malibu, Anaheim, Manhattan Beach, St. Andrew Church
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Oak Canyon Nature Center ©
Oak Canyon Nature Center

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): make a trip to Olmsted Point, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, then hike along Nevada Falls Loop, and then hike along Panorama Trail.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for cooler nights when traveling from Los Angeles in July since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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