9 days in Yosemite National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

9 days in Yosemite National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

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9 days in Yosemite National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

San Francisco
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 6 nights
San Francisco

2
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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 21st (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan and then hike along Tuolumne Meadows. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, and then make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

San Francisco to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in October: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 21°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
El Capitan
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome

7
days
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Wine Tours & Tastings (in Napa) and Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Alcatraz Island, enjoy the sand and surf at China Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Francisco itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Wine Tours & Tastings, Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium
Muir Woods National Monument

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