10 days in San Francisco Bay Area & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

10 days in San Francisco Bay Area & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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10 days in San Francisco Bay Area & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

Brisbane
Fly + subway:  18​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
taxi + bus + Fly:  25​h
Brisbane

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, stroll through Golden Gate Park, and play a few rounds at Lincoln Park.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary planner

Brisbane, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and subway. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Brisbane to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In January, San Francisco is much colder than Brisbane - with highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Lincoln Park ©
Lincoln Park

5
days
Yosemite National Park

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.
Get in touch with nature at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area and Glacier Point. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Gaylor Lake, don't miss a visit to Valley View, trek along Nevada Falls Loop, and stroll through May Lake Trailhead.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip planning tool

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in January, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around -12°C, while days are little chillier, around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Nevada Falls Loop ©
Nevada Falls Loop

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