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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Los Angeles
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Wawona
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
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Los Angeles

— 2 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Los Angeles driving holiday planner.

Toronto, Canada to Los Angeles is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Los Angeles is minus 3 hours. 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

Museums · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Wawona

— 2 nights
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pioneer Yosemite History Center.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Wawona route maker tool.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Wawona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, Wawona is little chillier at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from the city and head to Alcatraz Island and Marshall’s Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique. The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, learn about all things military at USS Pampanito, and wander the streets of SoMa.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco online trip planner.

You can drive from Wawona to San Francisco in 4 hours. Traveling from Wawona in October, expect nights in San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Yosemite National Park travel guide

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World heritage site · Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails
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. There isn't just one icon by which the park defines itself; visitors divide their attention between the smooth, round, and colossal face of Half Dome, the sheer cliff of El Capitan, the striking Upper Yosemite Falls, the mighty Vernal Falls, and the widely stretched Yosemite Valley. This landscape draws outdoor enthusiasts with its array of hiking trails, rock-climbing routes, and fishing rivers and streams. Casual visitors feel at home here too, thanks to the handful of paved roads that provide easy vehicle access to numerous vista points and trailheads. Yosemite sees 3.7 million visitors per year on average, but 95 percent of the park is wilderness that offers the opportunity to glimpse black bears, bighorn sheep, and mountain lions.