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Huntington Beach to Yosemite National Park drive

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Huntington Beach to Yosemite National Park road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Huntington Beach to Yosemite National Park. If you're planning a road trip to Yosemite National Park, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best restaurants, hotels, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Huntington Beach
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:25 am  Santa Clarita
eat at Six Flags Magic Mountain
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:25 pm
drive for about 1 hour

1:38 pm  Mojave
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:38 pm
drive for about 2 hours

4:51 pm  Whitney Portal
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 5 hours

 Day 2

11:00 am  leave from Whitney Portal
drive for about 1 hour

12:13 pm  Bishop (California)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:13 pm
drive for about 46 minutes

1:59 pm  Mammoth Lakes
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:59 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

4:26 pm  arrive at Yosemite National Park

day 2 driving ≈ 3.5 hours

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Enter a city to drive through on the way from Huntington Beach to Yosemite National Park.

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Huntington Beach, California.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.

How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.

Where should I stop along the way?

Santa Clarita  (3 answers)
    restaurants around Santa Clarita:
        Six Flags Magic Mountain
    questions about Santa Clarita:
        What's the best neighborhood in Santa Clarita for a first time visitor?
Mojave  (3 answers)
Whitney Portal  (3 answers)
Bishop (California)  (7 answers)
    Lake Sabrina  (2 mentions)
Mammoth Lakes  (6 answers)
    Petra's Cafe  (2 mentions)
    Convict Lake  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Mammoth Lakes:
        Burgers Restaurant
    questions about Mammoth Lakes:
        Things to do on road trip from San Luis Obispo to Mammoth Lake

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Yosemite National Park.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.

What are some things to do in Yosemite National Park?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Yosemite National Park. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

 Kaman Chan from Hong Kong asked:
First time visit, how many days should i spend in the park?  (4 answers)

 Liz Stark from Westlake asked:
Is Yosemite worth camping/visiting in the spring?  (4 answers)

 Ross Weber from Manhattan Beach asked:
Best family activities 2 day trip to Yosemite?  (3 answers)

 Ernest Li from Los Angeles asked:
Last-minute trip to Yosemite this weekend  (2 answers)

 Hayden Harrison from Cleveland asked:
You have a day to explore Yosemite. What do you HAVE to see?  (2 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Yosemite National Park.

Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Yosemite National Park to Huntington Beach drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Huntington Beach to Yosemite National Park. Or get a full Huntington Beach to Yosemite National Park flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Huntington Beach well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Huntington Beach!

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 379 miles
driving time of 7 hours, 25 minutes
20 Huntington Beach travel answers
3 Santa Clarita travel answers
3 Mojave travel answers
3 Whitney Portal travel answers
7 Bishop (California) travel answers
6 Mammoth Lakes travel answers
95 Yosemite National Park travel answers

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