26 days in Yosemite National Park & Los Angeles Itinerary

26 days in Yosemite National Park & Los Angeles Itinerary

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26 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
— 23 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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): play a few rounds at Big Trees Golf Course, get great views at Tunnel View, and then explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park itinerary tool .

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. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are little chillier (27°C), and nights are cooler (3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Yosemite Museum Gallery ©
Yosemite Museum Gallery

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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.
Visit Hollywood Walk of Fame and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum for their historical value. Family-friendly places like Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Disneyland Park will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Downtown Disney, World of Disney, & more), Santa Monica (Santa Monica Farmers Market, Montana Avenue, & more) and AllWater Charters & Boat Rentals (in Dana Point). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, look for gifts at The Original Farmers Market, browse the different shops at The Grove, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Melrose Trading Post.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica, Hermosa Beach Pier, Zuma Beach, Manhattan Beach
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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