I'm also planning a trip to DL and Yosemite in 2014 probably during the month of Sept. We're going to fly into LAX and hoping to spend 4 or 5 nights at the VGC on pts, take one day to drive to Yosemite, spend 4 nights at Yosemite, then drive to San Fransciso, spend one night and fly home from there. That way we're not driving all the way back to LAX from Yosemite. I'm also thinking about stopping at the Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Parks, never been to this park before. Is there lodging in or near this park, since we won't be camping? Might want to stay one night to break up the drive from LA to Yosemite. When we lived in Santa Rosa about 23 years ago we use to camp Yosemite and truely love the area. My DH doesn't wish to spend more time in the LA area so I decided to hook a Yosemite visit onto our DL trip. I would like to visit Yosemite at least once more before I can't hike the trails any longer. I still remember hiking to the top of Yosemite Falls, of course that was when I was much younger. Have fun everyone with your CA trip planning.