Los Angeles-Area National Parks Itinerary

Suppose you’re planning to visit the biggest city in southern California and you’re done with the famous Hollywood Boulevard. In that case, you may want to check out some of the equally famous national parks and historic attractions around Los Angeles. The area boasts some of the most beautiful landscapes in the country, which you can access in comfort with an LA charter bus, whether you're traveling with your organization, a travel planner, or a group of friends searching for adventure.

To visit the Los Angeles area and the panoramic sights in neighboring states, call 310-295-9547 for a free price quote on your LA bus rental. We will arrange your transportation so you can enjoy exploring the entire Los Angeles area in the comfort of a charter bus!

Call Now for a Free Quote 310-295-9547 Our live reservation agents are available 24/7

Visit National Parks With a Los Angeles Charter Bus

From beginner to experienced hiking trails, these national parks offer travelers new experiences and breathtaking views. And with the services of a comfortable charter bus, LA’s unique national parks feel like they’re on your doorstep! Get your hiking group, family, friends, or coworkers together and let Champion Charter Bus pick the perfect bus rental for you, whether you need a compact minibus for a school trip or a full-sized 56-passenger charter bus for your LA workplace team-building event. With a professional bus driver at the wheel, you can sit back, relax, enjoy your hike, and rest up after with a relaxing ride home.


Discover Los Angeles’s Great Outdoors

Adventure-seekers and nature lovers alike travel here from all over the country and the world, and for good reason. The Los Angeles area is the ultimate destination for families, hikers, and experienced travelers.

One of the area's most distinctive characteristics is its unique environment and diverse plant species. The rich vegetation — due to many types of landscape, from wetlands to beaches, snow-capped mountains, and coastal scrublands — coupled with the area's terrain of flat sections and hills makes it perfect for road trips.

Here are a few of our favorite places to experience the outdoors in Los Angeles:

Mojave National Preserve

Mojave National Preserve is the third-largest area in the United States National Park System. Located in Kelso, California, this 1.6 million-acre landscape is a hub of amazing scenery and exciting activities. Adventurers can enjoy biking, hiking, hunting, and horseback riding. Some want the 4WD experience on the off-beaten roads, while other travelers may prefer wildflower walks.

One of the top attractions is the Kelso Dunes, which is a 3-mile round trip desert hike. Travelers can also visit the Lava Tube, Rings Loop, and do a scenic drive of Joshua Tree. With a private charter bus rental, the drive from Los Angeles to Mojave takes under 2 hours, leaving you with plenty of time to appreciate everything this beautiful national preserve has to offer. 

Address: 90942 Kelso Cima Road, Kelso, CA 92309

Yosemite National Park

This national park is home to spectacular viewpoints such as the Yosemite Valley, waterfalls, meadows, rock formations, wetlands, sequoia groves, cliffs, and so much more. Scheduled and special programs, activities, and tours are available for travelers of all ages and groups of all sizes.

Yosemite National Park has over 750 miles of trails you can explore by camping and hiking. You can also consider auto-touring along the scenic Tioga Road, a 46-mile drive to discover jaw-dropping spots along Yosemite Valley.

Bring your own bike, camping, fishing, or birdwatching gear. You may also choose the simple life by gazing at the stars at night and joining volunteer programs by day. For unique adventures for your group, opt for water or snow activities everyone will love.

Address: 9035 Village Drive, Yosemite Valley, CA 95389

Yellowstone National Park

Whether in summer or winter, travelers can enjoy numerous activities at Yellowstone and Grand Teton's world-class parks. Be entertained with boardwalks to the Thermal Basins, and observe geysers and hot springs up close.

Scenic drives through the Grand Teton National Park are a great opportunity to enjoy its stunning views and wildlife. View the east shore of Jenny Lake, and drive to the Moose-Wilson and Signal Mountain Summit Road. Other activities include hiking (there are almost 1,000 miles of trails here), photography sessions, horseback rides, camping, fishing, and boating in selected areas.

Address: P.O. Box 168, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168


Bryce Canyon

With over 9,000 feet of elevation and the largest range of hoodoo rock formations in the world, Bryce Canyon is mesmerizing. This seemingly endless canyon offers great outdoor adventure.

Located on the outskirts of Utah, it’s within driving distance from Los Angeles. The journey is best enjoyed in a comfortable bus rental: LA to Bryce Canyon is an 8–9-hour drive, dotted with scenic spots, including the popular Bryce Amphitheater. Take a rest at night by stargazing at the 2019 Gold Tier International Dark Sky Park Award-winning night sky. You can also go see the Visitor Center Museum exhibits or view wildlife in selected canyon and plateau sections.

Address: P.O. Box 640201, Bryce, UT 84764

Grand Canyon

A destination that draws crowds from around the world, the Grand Canyon boasts a unique landscape and breathtaking deep canyons. You can reach the Grand Canyon in around 8 hours from LA, so make the most of your visit by choosing a charter bus with the facilities and amenities you need, like onboard restrooms, WiFi and TVs for entertainment, and comfortable seats for on-the-road naps.

Address: S Entrance Rd, Grand Canyon Village, AZ 86023

Charter a Bus to National Historic Sites

These places are well-preserved locations in and around the Los Angeles area that hold plenty of cultural and historical highlights.

John Muir Trail

The well-known trail named after John Muir, the “Father of the National Park Service,” is a popular national historic site surrounded by 360 acres of beautiful grasslands and oak woods. Because the trail stretches across the Sierra Nevada mountain range, many travelers prefer to camp in their transportation.

Check out the seasonal programs like wildflower moon and bird walks across Mt. Wanda or customize your trip across Yosemite, Kings Canyon, and Sequoia National Parks.

Address: 4202 Alhambra Ave, Martinez, CA 94553

Manzanar National Historic Site

Manzanar is one of the War Relocation Centers, which is now a National Historic Site that lets you learn more about life during World War II. Exhibits are held in the visitor centers, and there are recreated camps, remnants, demonstration buildings, and cemetery monuments that you can visit.

From there, consider extending your trip by visiting the nearby National Park sites. These include the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest — its visitor center is just 53 miles northeast of Manzanar — and the Death Valley National Park, which is 117 miles to the east.

Address: 5001 Highway 395, Independence, CA 93526

Old Spanish National Historic Trail

This national trail traverses six states and features various trail programs along the route. The facilities like museums and interpretive centers, as well as recreational events, provide opportunities for discovering the story of the Old Spanish Trail. Some of the historic sites you may explore on the Old Spanish Trail are El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument, Desert Discovery Center, Route 66 Mother Road Museum, and the Mojave National Preserve, among others.

Plan your trip in advance to make the most of the trail’s changing weather, altitude, and uneven terrain. Enjoy the different panoramic window views and destination trail sites by allowing for plenty of time on the road.

Address: 1100 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87505

Book Your Los Angeles Charter Bus Today

With Champion Charter Bus, you can experience hassle-free tours, trip flexibility, and group privacy by renting a bus for your next LA travel experience.

If you need a Los Angeles charter bus, we can provide reliable services for your group. We charter a variety of bus types depending on your group's needs, complete with amenities to make your trip comfortable and memorable.

Call our 24/7 live reservation hotline at 310-295-9547 for a free Los Angeles bus rental quote.