9 days in Los Angeles & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

9 days in Los Angeles & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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9 days in Los Angeles & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, & more). Pack the 1st (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner .

August in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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 6th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then make a trip to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, and finally take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass and then hike along Panorama Trail.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip 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, bus, and taxi. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 74°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

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