7 days in San Francisco, Oakhurst & Death Valley National Park Itinerary

7 days in San Francisco, Oakhurst & Death Valley National Park Itinerary

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7 days in San Francisco, Oakhurst & Death Valley National Park Itinerary

Amsterdam
Fly:  13​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
Oakhurst
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
Death Valley National Park
— Few hours
Fly:  18​h 30​min
Amsterdam

2
days
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 15th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable ride with Cable Cars, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, then steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and finally snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip builder.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to San Francisco is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Amsterdam to San Francisco. Traveling from Amsterdam in October, things will get somewhat warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Oakhurst.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature
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Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

2
days
Oakhurst

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pioneer Yosemite History Center. Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Oakhurst sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Oakhurst takes 3.5 hours. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Oakhurst, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Oakhurst

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Pioneer Yosemite History Center, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Pioneer Yosemite History Center
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
day
Death Valley National Park

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Salt Creek Interpretive Trail and then take some stellar pictures from Dante's View.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park trip generator.

Explore your travel options from Oakhurst to Death Valley National Park with the Route module. In October, daytime highs in Death Valley National Park are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Outdoors Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Salt Creek Interpretive Trail
Dante's View

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