8 days in Los Angeles & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

8 days in Los Angeles & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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8 days in Los Angeles & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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

4
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Hollywood Walk of Fame and Venice Canals Walkway. Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Hammer Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, admire the masterpieces at Craft Contemporary, and take in breathtaking views at Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve.

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If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. In January in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Shopping Parks
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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 19th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then get engrossed in the history at Parsons Memorial, then get all the information you need at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. On the next day, trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias and then get to know the fascinating history of Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark.

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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 much colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in January, with highs in Yosemite National Park at 7°C and lows at -12°C. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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