13 days in San Diego, Los Angeles & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

13 days in San Diego, Los Angeles & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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13 days in San Diego, Los Angeles & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

2
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
On the 19th (Fri), kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo and then see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego tour itinerary planner .

Los Angeles to San Diego is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. In April, daytime highs in San Diego are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

7
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.
Relax by the water at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Getty Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Oak Canyon Nature Center & Disneyland Park), Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point). Next up on the itinerary: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, explore and take pictures at El Pueblo de Los Angeles, steep yourself in history at Avila Adobe, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. April in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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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 27th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Parsons Memorial, get to know the fascinating history of Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark, get great views at Tunnel View, then contemplate the waterfront views at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks Museums
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

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