37 days in Yosemite National Park & Los Angeles Itinerary

37 days in Yosemite National Park & Los Angeles Itinerary

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37 days in Yosemite National Park & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Drive:  6​h 30​min
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 34 nights
End: Los Angeles

2
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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.
On the 15th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Bridalveil Fall, look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and then make a trip to Olmsted Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark, and then explore the striking landscape at El Capitan.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
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Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

34
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 Santa Monica Pier and Avila Adobe. Get a sense of the local culture at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Downtown Disney, & more), Santa Monica (Magicopolis, Ocean Avenue, & more) and Malibu (Leo Carrillo State Park and Beach, Zuma Beach, & more). Pack the 26th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area.

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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 warmer with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums

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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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