Route & dates
5 days in Yosemite National Park & Oakhurst Itinerary
Drive: 1h 15min
Yosemite National Park— 1 night
Drive: 1h 15min
Oakhurst— 3 nights
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 19th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, make a trip to Yosemite Village, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome.
To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerery planner.
Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Palmdale to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Palmdale in September, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be colder, around 38°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Oakhurst.
Things to do in Yosemite National Park
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Gateway to Yosemite
Situated on the Gold Rush highway that winds through former mining towns, Oakhurst is the gateway to America's most popular national park for travelers.You've now added El Capitan to your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Devils Postpile National Monument and Zipline. When in Oakhurst, make a side trip to see Mammoth Mountain in Mammoth Lakes, approximately 1:15 hours away. It doesn't end there: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.
For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Oakhurst tour planner.
Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to Oakhurst. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September: high temperatures in Oakhurst hover around 91°F and lows are around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.
Things to do in Oakhurst
Mammoth Lakes, El Capitan
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