60 days in Los Angeles, Yosemite National Park & Boston Itinerary

60 days in Los Angeles, Yosemite National Park & Boston Itinerary

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60 days in Los Angeles, Yosemite National Park & Boston Itinerary

Start: Christchurch
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Los Angeles
— 26 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + foot:  16​h
3
Boston
— 27 nights
bus + Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Christchurch


26
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Santa Monica Pier and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Newport Beach (in Newport Beach), Laguna Beach (Laguna Beach, Main Beach, & more) and Carpinteria State Beach (in Carpinteria). Have a day of magic on the 10th (Fri) at Disneyland Park. Pack the 11th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, find something for the whole family at Disney California Adventure Park, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and enjoy the sand and surf at Zuma Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner .

Christchurch, New Zealand to Los Angeles is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from Christchurch to Los Angeles, you'll gain 20 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Christchurch in August: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Malibu, Laguna Beach, Santa Monica, Temecula, Dana Point
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

4
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Bodie State Historic Park and Bodie. Take a break from the city and head to Tuolumne Meadows and Bridalveil Fall. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yosemite National Park: Groveland Yosemite Gateway Museum (in Groveland) and Travertine Hot Spring (in Bridgeport). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, trek along May Lake Trailhead, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lembert Dome, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park road trip planning app .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for much colder nights when traveling from Los Angeles in August since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Bridgeport, Groveland Yosemite Gateway Museum, Bodie
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El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall

27
nights
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse and Strawbery Banke Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Long Sands Beach and Ogunquit Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Gloucester (Niles Beach & Good Harbor Beach), Ogunquit (Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Footbridge Beach, & more) and Provincetown (Provincetown Library, Dolphin & Whale Watching, & more). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Plimoth Plantation, stroll through Crane Beach, contemplate the long history of Fort Adams State Park, and examine the collection at Heritage Museums & Gardens.

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Traveling by combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Yosemite National Park to Boston takes 16 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for much warmer nights in Boston, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Newport, Provincetown, Ogunquit, York, Salem
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Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach
Race Point Beach ©
Race Point Beach
Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse ©
Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse

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