8 days in Los Angeles & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

8 days in Los Angeles & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles

— 4 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.
Visiting Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Bay will get you outdoors. Head to Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Hauser & Wirthfor plenty of shopping. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, look for gifts at Craft Contemporary, get a taste of the local shopping with The Grove, and take a stroll through Angelino Heights Historic Area.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles online vacation planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport, San Bernardino International Airport and Edwards Air Force Base. In January, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Wildlife

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Yosemite National Park

— 3 nights
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 19th (Sun): shop like a local with Yosemite Museum Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then take an in-depth tour of Parsons Memorial, then get answers to all your questions at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Mariposa Grove and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in January; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 7°C and lows reach -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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