10 days in San Francisco Bay Area & Mammoth Lakes Itinerary

10 days in San Francisco Bay Area & Mammoth Lakes Itinerary

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10 days in San Francisco Bay Area & Mammoth Lakes Itinerary

Amsterdam
Fly:  13​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
Mammoth Lakes
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
Amsterdam

4
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, shop like a local with Union Square, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and catch a ride on Cable Cars.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary planning site

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to San Francisco is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -9 hour difference. In January, San Francisco is somewhat warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Museums
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf

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days
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Venture out of the city with trips to Yosemite National Park (Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area, Half Dome, & more) and Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark (in Wawona). It doesn't end there: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Mammoth Brewing Company.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Mammoth Lakes tour planner

Getting from San Francisco to Mammoth Lakes by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway, flight, and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in January, plan for slightly colder days in Mammoth Lakes, with highs around 5°C, while nights are colder with lows around -9°C. On the 11th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park, Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark
Highlights from your plan
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Yosemite Village ©
Yosemite Village
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

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