9 days in Yosemite National Park & Los Angeles Itinerary

9 days in Yosemite National Park & Los Angeles Itinerary

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9 days in Yosemite National Park & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Drive:  4​h
1
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
End: Los Angeles

2
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, stroll through Wawona Meadow, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park driving holiday planning app .

San Francisco to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in March, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit cooler (14°C), and nights are cooler (-5°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Olmsted Point ©
Olmsted Point

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles sightseeing planner .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 26°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

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