9 days in Los Angeles, Yosemite National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

9 days in Los Angeles, Yosemite National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

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9 days in Los Angeles, Yosemite National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Wawona
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Toronto

2
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then kick back and relax at Will Rogers State Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Los Angeles is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Toronto to Los Angeles, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in October: highs in Los Angeles hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Wawona.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Nicholas Canyon Beach
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

3
nights
Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and Cathedral Beach Picnic Area. There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pioneer Yosemite History Center, explore the striking landscape at Half Dome, and hike along Nevada Falls Loop.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Wawona online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Wawona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Los Angeles in October since evenings lows in Wawona dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Pioneer Yosemite History Center ©
Pioneer Yosemite History Center
Half Dome ©
Half Dome

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 11th (Fri), take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Marshall’s Beach, take a stroll through Chinatown, and then wander the streets of SoMa.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco travel route planner.

Drive from Wawona to San Francisco in 4 hours. When traveling from Wawona in October, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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