36 days in Olympia & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

36 days in Olympia & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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36 days in Olympia & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

Start: Olympia
— 30 nights
bus + foot + Fly + bus:  23​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly + foot + bus:  23​h 15​min
End: Olympia


Olympia ©
Olympia is the capital of the U.S. Get in touch with nature at Merriman Falls and Tolmie State Park. Visit Harstine Island State Park and Ocean Shores for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Olympia: Castle Rock (Seaquest State Park & Spirit Lake Hwy), Sasquatch Adventures (in Silverlake) and Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge (in Hoquiam). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Shallon Winery, take a memorable drive along Long Beach, hike along Cathedral Tree Trail, and explore the galleries of Columbia River Maritime Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Olympia day trip planning tool .

In June, daytime highs in Olympia are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Olympia

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Astoria, Washington State, Shelton, Centralia, Chehalis
Highlights from your plan
Tolmie State Park ©
Tolmie State Park
Tumwater Falls Park ©
Tumwater Falls Park
Wolf Haven International ©
Wolf Haven International

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.
Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then hike along Panorama Trail, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip planning tool .

Traveling by bus from Olympia to Yosemite National Park takes 23.5 hours. Traveling from Olympia in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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